This page is for our current or prospective students, who are interested to go on exchange studies abroad to our Partner University outside the European Union.
The Baltic International Academy has a significant cooperation network with universities worldwide, incl. cooperation with a range of Partner universities outside the European Union.
This cooperation with universities outside the European Union is mainly based on General cooperation agreements (Memorandums of Understanding) and/or Additional Bilateral exchange agreements.
Both these agreements include exchange opportunities, but Additional Bilateral exchange agreements include more detailed and specified information on terms and conditions of such exchange implementation, if the Academy and our Partner University express willing to stipulate and specified such conditions additionally to the General cooperation agreement or MoU.
Every Additional Bilateral exchange agreement includes specific information as level of studies, allowed number of exchange students per a semester or an academic year, duration of exchange, selection criteria, financial responsibilities, etc., while General cooperation agreements only underline possibilities of such an exchange, the terms and conditions of which are discussed, determined and agreed on individually in each specific case. The agreement can apply to all study programmes of the Academy or to a definite level of studies, study direction or a study programme.
Bilateral exchange allows you to internationalize your degree through exchange and study a part of your study programme, usually a semester or an academic year (your total period of exchange may not exceed an academic year within one cycle of study) at a Partner University based on the signed General Cooperation agreement or on the Additional Bilateral exchange agreement between our Academy and a Partner University and Individual Learning Agreement usually without paying tuition fees at a Partner University.
However, you should continue to pay your tuition fees at the Academy and such an exchange does not cover other expenses connected with your participation in the programme as accommodation, travel, food, insurance, etc., so you should cover them by yourself.
Participation in such exchange programmes includes credit points (ECTS) accumulation and transfer, which is applied towards your degree award at the Academy, so if you prepare your Individual Learning Agreement properly, you will not to extend the period of your studies at the Academy or take and pass study courses that are included in the difference of curricula after the exchange.
Implementation, organization and monitoring of the exchange is carried out by the International Departments of both institutions with the assistance of other structures as directors and deans of study programmes and directions, visa, accounting and study departments.
Many of our Partner Universities abroad offer a range of study programmes in English, even if they are not in an English-speaking country, so you have a wide range of options and opportunities.
How does it work?
If you want to apply for exchange programme, we have 250+ universities in over 25 countries for you!
- General Cooperation Agreements excluded Bilateral exchange agreements under the ERASMUS+ Programme or additional to them
- Additional Bilateral exchange agreements
Vice-rector for International Cooperation
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