- A student doing his/her Erasmus+ exchange studies abroad has to earn at least 7 ECTS/per semester for the courses taken at hosting university, and has to get those courses and credits recognized by Tallinn University as integral parts of his/her Study Programme. If this rule is not followed by the student, then he/she is obliged to refund the whole Erasmus+ scholarship.
- Sometimes also the hosting universities themselves set a minimum ECTS requirement to be obtained by exchange students.
- Once selected to participate in the Erasmus+ programme by Tallinn University, and before the start of exchange studies abroad, a student has to prepare a Learning Agreement in cooperation with his/her TU Study Programme administrator / Erasmus departmental coordinator. When preparing this document, a student has to take into account that after the end of his/her exchange studies, Tallinn University has to also recognize the courses and credits obtained abroad. This means that the courses taken abroad have to be transferred back to Tallinn University, and be considered as integral parts to student's TU Study Programme. That is why it is important to involve your Study Programme administrator in the process of choosing courses from host university and comparing them to your TU courses. Learning Agreement fixes those courses which will be taken at the hosting university, and also fixes how these courses will be recognized later on at home university (as compulsroy, elective course, open elective course etc.).
Once a Learning Agreement is filled out, it has to be signed by (1) your academic unit's Erasmus departmental coordinator (and depending on the academic unit, sometimes additionally also by your Study Programme administrator), (2) host university, and (3) yourself.
Remember that it is almost impossible to have a study-plan (when doing the online-application) or the Learning Agreement, which will not have to be changed/updated. On the contrary, it is completely normal that amendments need to be introduced to the initially filled out study-plan and to the Learning Agreement. Usually the changes to initially agreed and signed Learning Agreement happen right after the arrival at hosting university. However, it is crucial to keep in mind that all changes have to be agreed in writing, i.e. changes to Learning Agreement have to be made by filling out the "During the mobility part" of your Learning Agreement, and the signatures from your Study Programme administrator/Erasmus departmental coordinator, the contact person at hosting university, and yourself have to be collected again.
- The template of Learning Agreement and information on how to fill it in