The apprenticeship agreement is an essential document for the recognition of studies abroad. It is an agreement between the student, the sending institution and the institution, the organization or the company. The aim of the apprenticeship agreement is to ensure a transparent and efficient preparation of exchanges to ensure that you get recognition for successful activities abroad. For student mobility, the apprenticeship agreement includes studies abroad and programs that are replaced in your home country after completing their studies abroad. For internships and research, the apprenticeship agreement refers to training or research activities. The three parties who sign the apprenticeship agreement are committed to respecting all agreed agreements and thereby ensuring that the student will obtain recognition for studies or internships conducted abroad without any other requirements. The apprenticeship agreement should include all the learning gains that the student must obtain during the exchange. The apprenticeship agreement defines the program of study or internships to be carried out abroad and must be approved by the student, the sending body, the organization or the company before the start of the exchange. For the mobility of students for studies, the apprenticeship agreement should define the group of educational components that will be replaced at the end of their studies abroad. See the guidelines below. There are standardized models for studies and internships. For research under Erasmus, you must use these standard models (depending on your Erasmus funding). For research carried out outside the Erasmus programme, you can use one of these models or an agreement mentioning research activities and the authorisation of three parties.
The learning agreement aims to ensure transparent and effective preparation of exchanges to ensure that the student is recognized for successful activities abroad. With regard to student mobility for internships, the apprenticeship agreement should define how the internship is recognised, depending on whether it is counted in the student`s diploma, on a voluntary basis (not compulsory for the diploma) or by a recent graduate.