Erasmus Doubts

Erasmus

Erasmus

Higher education institutions are looking for new ways of getting money from students and are inventing new ways of charging fees. Often illegally. One public university in Warsaw claimed PLN 3,000 from a student so she could go abroad to study on the Erasmus programme. The university charged the fee upon graduation of the student. It appeared that the girls had an excess of 18 ECTS points, therefore, the university came to conclusion that the excess was due to her participation in the Erasmus programme. She had already passed her obligatory subjects when she went to study abroad. The list of subjects she took in the foreign country had been approved in the relevant agreement and signed by the student, parent university as well as the foreign university. However, the agreement did not include any information about extra fees. Beata Skibińska, deputy president of the Erasmus Programme + Higher Education, said, ”including this kind of term is not possible. Universities do not charge fees for participation in Erasmus. They agree to take students from partner schools and so they incur the costs but students cannot be charged any fees.”
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