In current European programmes, students’ mobility brings added value to their training, which goes beyond the quality of the specific content they receive compared to what they could have completed at their home university.

The following is a summary description of all the information currently available on National (SICUE) and International (ERASMUS) Exchange programmes.

Exchange system between Spanish universities: SICUE/Seneca Programme

Based on the premise that mobility is a desirable factor in university education, the Exchange Programme between Spanish Universities was developed as a mechanism that allows students to carry out part of their studies in another Spanish university, with guarantees of academic recognition and achievement, as well as of adaptation to the student's curricular profile. This is in fact one of the fundamental objectives of the European standardization curriculum: the elimination of all barriers to the proper functioning of European credits in their dual dimension of transfer and accumulation. Each university, taking into account the experience already accumulated in the European Socrates mobility programme and in the Spanish SICUE mobility programme, will adopt measures to ensure that a student who opts for mobility is recognized for studies carried out at another university institution, especially if these are sufficiently related with the studies he or she wishes to study at the destination institution.

The students of our Faculty also have the possibility of studying at another Spanish University. This takes place within the programme called SICUE.

This program offers students the possibility of taking an academic course in any of the Spanish universities with which our Center has agreements.

Students must first apply for a Sicue place, which offers them free registration at the host university, and recognition of their studies at that university. Among the Sicue students, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport will select the Seneca students, who are awarded with financial aid. The selection will depend on the student profile, the credits taken and those pending.

The call for proposals does not have a fixed date of publication, although it is true that it usually coincides with the Socrates/Erasmus call for proposals. The deadline and requirements for applying for these places, and the corresponding grants, can be found on the website of the Vice-rectorate of Students of the University of Granada.

The following documents can be downloaded from the Faculty’s website for students who are going to study at another Spanish university within the framework of the Sicue programme during the course:

  • Sicue Regulations
  • Academic Agreement Form

The documents in the scholarship booklet for students who have obtained a Seneca grant are available on the website of the Ministry of Science and Innovation concerning the Seneca grants.

General Principles
In any case, the educational value of the exchange will be taken into account, since it will enable the students to experience different teaching systems, including the internship system, as well as the different social and cultural aspects of other Spanish Autonomous Communities. Student exchanges will be based on trust between institutions, transparency of information, reciprocity and flexibility. The adhesion of a University to this system will mean the commitment to accept obligations that affect different aspects of its functioning (in relation to the exchange), making information on courses, calendars, etc. available to other Universities. It shall also undertake to use standardized grading methods and to forward them to the home university in a timely and appropriate manner. In order to ensure that the student knows his or her teaching system well, this exchange should be carried out once a minimum of 120 ECTS has been passed at the home university.

Basis of operation
All the Centers participating in the Exchange Programme undertake to prepare an Information Document specifying the study plan, contents, credits, calendar, etc. A set of standardized forms are used, including: Equivalence Agreement Proposal for Exchange Certificate of Previous Studies Notification of qualifications Minutes. The mobility of students is based on the Exchange Proposal. This document describes the activity to be carried out in the Destination Center, which will be automatically recognized by the Center of origin. The acceptance of the Exchange Proposal of each student is made after an individualized analysis by the Center of origin and the Center of destination. The Exchange Proposal will be signed by the student, the Director and the Exchange Coordinator at the home Center. In case of acceptance by the destination Center, the document will also be signed by its Dean and the Exchange Coordinator, who will send a copy to the Center of origin. The Exchange Proposals accepted by the three parties involved (students, Center of origin and Center of destination) have the character of a binding contract. The students participating in the exchange will pay the registration fees exclusively at the home Center, and the student will be responsible for any teaching and other fees, if any.

At the end of the period of stay at the Center of destination, the student will send to the Center of origin a certificate of the grades obtained. This will be the student's record of that course. The subjects that have not been previously passed in the Center of origin may not be included in the Exchange Proposals.

Selection of candidates
The selection of students in each origin Center is carried out by an ad hoc committee, chaired by the Exchange Coordinator. The selection of candidates to participate in the exchanges is made by assessing academic aspects: file, course and suitability of the Exchange Proposal. The student's ability to adapt to the proposed destination Center is also taken into account.

During the duration of the Exchange Program, the students will be students of the origin Center from all effects, they having the academic rights and obligations of students of the destination Center.

Studies recognition
In order to simplify the administrative work, the subjects taken in a destination Center give rise to a single Act in the Center of origin, according to a model.

Funding mobility
The Exchange Coordinator will provide information on the official calls for proposals to support the national mobility of students, including SENECA Scholarships, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science and the possibility of Scholarships funded by the Regional Government of Andalusia.

Reception of the students
The national exchange students, once selected by their home university, and with the accreditation issued by it, must register at the host university and present themselves to the Exchange Coordinator, who will advise and guide the students in the final preparation of the Academic Agreement. Once enrolled, you will be considered, by right, a student of the University of Granada, with access to the different university services.

The following table summarizes the available agreements:

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Universidad de Málaga
Universidad de Valladolid
Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Universidad Pompeu Fabra
Universidad Pública de Navarra

European Lifelong Learning Programme: Erasmus sub-programme: student mobility.

General Principles
The Erasmus Programme is an European Union financial aid programme aimed at promoting students mobility and cooperation in the field of higher education. It allows students to study at another European university with which a bilateral agreement has been established and to receive full recognition of these studies at their home university, applying the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Within this programme for students mobility, the Faculty of Computer and Telecommunications Engineering of the University of Granada (ETSIIT) undertakes to offer its students the possibility of studying at another European university for a full academic year or a semester, as well as the possibility of doing the supervised internships required for the Degree.

The student can find more information in the following links:

  • Home page of the Socrates-Erasmus programme of the International Relations Office of the University of Granada
  • Additional procedures and requirements for the mobility of Faculty students and specific rules on the recognition of studies undertaken by School students in other higher education institutions through mobility programmes, bilateral agreements, as free exchange students or as visiting students.

The documentation required for students of the Faculty who are going to study abroad under the Socrates/Erasmus programme can be downloaded by following the links below:

  • Prior commitment to academic recognition of the Socrates programme (academic agreement)
  • Application for recognition of studies taken abroad
  • Table of equivalence of qualifications of the International Relations Office of the UGR.

Basis of Operation
The call for applications is made each academic year in accordance with current regulations (Decision 1720/2006/EC of the European Parliament of the Council of 15 November 2006, Official Journal of the European Union of 24 November 2006) within the time limit set for this purpose and published in the Faculty's academic guide and on its website.

Candidate Selection
The selection of candidates is carried out by the 'International Commission' in accordance with the European regulations and the complementary rules of the University of Granada and the Faculty, taking into account the assessment criteria included in each call for proposals.

During the duration of the Exchange Program, the students will be students of the origin Center from all perspectives, they having the academic rights and obligations of students of the destination Center.

Recognition of studies and personal tracking of the student
The International Coordinator should know, before the student moves, the studies that the student is going to perform at the University of destination, clearly stating in his “Study Agreement” which subjects, courses and credits make up the same, so that on his return there is no doubt about the recognition of the studies that have been completed at the University of destination. An academic year equivalent to 60 credits may be considered at any time. In exceptional cases, the Coordinator of the Centre may authorize changes in the subjects chosen by the student. It is the task of the International Coordinator to advise and collaborate with the selected students (in both directions of mobility) in the elaboration of the “Study Agreement”, as well as to carry out an adequate follow-up of the activities that each student develops in the Centre of destination, through periodic contacts with the international coordinators of the universities of destination.

Taking into account the potential differences to establish the final marks, the curricular recognition will be made by applying an equivalence marks table defined by the Autonomous Entity of European Educational Programmes.

Funding mobility
There are four sources of funding for student mobility grants at European level:

  • Ministry of Education and Science
  • Regional Government of Andalusia
  • Erasmus National Agency
  • University of Granada

Reception of the students
The international exchange students, once selected by their home university and with the accreditation issued by it, must be accredited at the Vice-rectorate of International Relationship and must register at the Center where they are going to study. Once enrolled, you will be considered, by right, a student of the University of Granada, with access to the different university services.

The following table summarizes the available agreements:

Technische Universität Berlin Germany
Fachhochschule Dortmund Germany
Universität Duisburg-Essen Germany
Technische Universität München Germany
Fachhochschule Münster Germany
Fachhochschule Lausitz Germany
Universität Stuttgart Germany
Aalborg University Denmak
Ecole Nationale Supérieure D'Electronique, Informatique et Radiocommunications de Bordeaux France
Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 France
Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis France
Université de Rennes 1 France
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées - INSA Rennes France
University of Patras Greece
University of Piraeus Greece
Università degli Studi di Cagliari Italy
Politecnico di Milano Italy
Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” Italy
Università degli Studi Roma Tre Italy
Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa Portugal
Politechnika Warszawska Poland
Linköping Universitet Sweden
Lappeenranta University of Technology Finland
University of Ljubljana Slovenia