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Erasmus Programme



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What is Erasmus+?

Erasmus+ runs from 2014-2020 and supports activities in education, training, youth and sport across all sectors of lifelong learning including higher education, further education, adult education, schools and youth activities.

Aims and objectives of Erasmus+

Erasmus+ aims to boost skills and employability as well as modernise education, training, and youth work across Europe. It has a budget of approximately 14.7 billion euros across Europe and will, over the next seven years, provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad and will also support transnational partnerships between education, training and youth organisations, as well as support grassroots sport projects.

ITB is proud to be associated with the programme and was awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020. 



Click on the above image or here to view the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020


Click here to view ITB’S Erasmus Policy Statement


Click here to view our European partner colleges


Outgoing Students

Students from third year of the International Business programme can participate on a study mobility for one semester or the full academic year. Students are only permitted to partake in the programme with prior approval by the Academic Co-Ordinator..

Students can only study at a college in Europe to which ITB has an established a bi-lateral agreement.

Students must attend the information session held at the end of March each year which gives specific details and assistance with regard to college/module selection, grant information and the necessary documentation to be completed.

Click for details on student grant funding

The Erasmus Co-Ordinator will nominate each student to the host institution but students are responsible for contacting their host college and completing the required application form by their stated closing date.

In advance of their planned mobility students must ensure that they submit a learning agreement to their host university and have it signed by the Erasmus Co-Ordinator.  Any subsequent subject changes/additions must be recorded after arriving at the host University.

Students must complete the Bank Details Form and return to the Erasmus Office by July 1st.

Each student will be issued with a contract prior to departure which they must read and sign, then return to the Erasmus Office.

All students are obliged to return from their studies with a certificate of attendance.

It is compulsory that all students have appropriate travel insurance and the European Health Insurance prior to travelling.

After the study period the European Commission will send each student a request by e-mail to complete a final report, which must be submitted online.


Incoming Students

The Institute encourages European mobility of students during their third level educational programmes. The Institute participates in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Erasmus study exchange opportunities are available across discipline areas at the Institute.

For more detailed information on course choices and module details, click Course Builder

The Erasmus exchange programme provides an opportunity for European students to spend either one semester or a full academic year at the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown.


Any intending Incoming-Erasmus Student who wishes to start a course at ITB is required to complete the application form and submit a curriculum vitae to:

The Erasmus Office,
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
Blanchardstown Road North
Dublin 15
Fax 00 353 1 885 1001


Closing Dates :

The closing date to apply for Semester 1 is 1st June each year and for Semester 2 is 1st November each year.

It is most important that students who intend undertaking an award year at ITB submit documentary evidence from their own College which states the amount of ECTS credits they have already achieved.


Outgoing Staff

Each year ITB receives a small number of teaching assignment mobilities.

General Conditions of the Programme:

  • When the allocation is received the assignments will be offered firstly to lecturers of the business department, then lecturers from the computing department, then all other lecturers.  Priority will be given to lecturers who have not previously participated on this programme.
  • For any proposed Erasmus teaching visit, an Erasmus bilateral agreement must be in place between ITB and your chosen European College.
  • An Erasmus teaching assignment must be of at least 8 teaching hours duration over at least 2 days.  Conferences are not covered under this mobility.

Payment Details:

The flight payment will be made as follows

One way only: home to host institution using the distance calculator as follows:

For travel distances between 100 and 499kms     =         €180 per participant
For travel distances between 500 and 1999kms   =         €275 per participant
For travel distances between 2000 and 2999kms =          €360 per participant
For travel distances between 3000 and 3999kms =          €530 per participant
For travel distances between 4000 and 7999kms =          €820 per participant

For travel distances between 8000kms or more    =         €1,100 per participant


Daily subsistence rates for all other costs

4 Country Groups

Group 1 includes Netherlands and UK                       = €80 minimum-€160 maximum

Group 2 includes Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Austria = €70 minimum-€140 maximum

Group 3 includes Germany and Spain                          = €60 minimum to €120 maximum

Group 4 includes Croatia and Lithuania                       = €50 minimum to €100 maximum

NB you will be paid the minimum rate and must not exceed the maximum daily rate.

Documentation required by the Erasmus Office

  • Each lecturer must complete the attached Teaching Agreement and have it approved by the host university in advance of your proposed visit.

  • Before embarking on your teaching assignment visit, you should make sure that you have filled in and signed the 4-page Grant Agreement (financial “contract” between you and ITB), and return one signed copy to the Erasmus Co-Ordinator. This document will be provided to you by the Erasmus Co-Ordinator prior to your visit.
  • After your teaching assignment the European Commission will send you a request by e-mail to complete a final report, which you must submit online.

Payment will be made to your monthly salary by the Finance Department of ITB after your visit, and upon submission of a completed travel and subsistence form together with a copy of your flight ticket and its cost, and all other receipts in regard to expenditure such as accommodation, food, and travel journeys.


ITB Contacts for Erasmus Programme


Administration Contact - Fiona Canning


Phone: +353-1- 885 1334

Fax : +353-1-885 1001


Academic Contacts


Department of Business - Mary Ann Kenny


Phone: +353-1-885 1071

Fax: +353-1-885 1001


Department of Computing - Michael Hegarty


Phone: +353-1-885 1312

Fax: +353-1-885 1001