Participation of Trakia University in the Erasmus program
"ERASMUS+" Programme for Higher education aims to modernise and improve the higher education across Europe and the rest of the world. This is an European Union program through which students, teachers and university staff can acquire academic and personal experience in other European and non European countries, broadening their cultural horizons, improving their foreign-language skills and achieving fresh perspectives in their subject areas.
It gives students and staff opportunities to develop their skills and boost their employment prospects. Good practices will be shared between universities and businesses in Knowledge Alliances.
Higher education institutions from participating countries can work with those from neighbourhood countries, non-EU Balkan countries, Asia, Africa and Latin America to develop their educational systems. European higher education institutions and individuals can work with partner institutions outside the EU through international mobility, joint degrees, and international cooperation partnerships, including capacity building and staff development in emerging and developing parts of the world.
In 2000/2001 academic year Trakia University successfully started the cooperation in the Erasmus programme. Within the framework of the first institutional contract student exchange and implementation of an European system of credit transfer are under way. These activities conform fully to the stated European policy of Trakia University and its Programme of strategic development. The participation in the Erasmus programme makes it possible for the University to enrich its international experience. Students are able to acquire experience when they encounter another type of culture in European universities.
In 2007 Trakia University applied for and received the Extended Erasmus University Charter by the European Commission. It gives the University access to the programme for the period 2007 – 2013 academic years.
In 2013 Trakia University successfully has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education under the "Erasmus+" Programme for the period 2014-2021 academic years.
Trakia University is open of new partnerships. Foreign students and teachers who wish to spend a period of their study and training in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria within the frameworks of exchange activities, will witness a dynamic development of new spheres, will encounter ancient culture, beautiful nature, warm-hearted and hospitable people. Bulgaria is attractive for students with the low living costs compared to the others EU member states.
The exchange of students, teachers and staff between European universities is based on Inter-institutional agreements between the various departments at Trakia University and those of the partner institutions.
Studying in Trakia University
You are a student in an "Erasmus+" Partner University.
How to apply for studing and for placement at Trakia University?
Trakia University is delighted to welcome exchange students from around the world and to make their time in Stara Zagora and Bulgaria as enjoyable as possible.
First of all, you have to apply for an Erasmus period at the International Relations Office of your University. Erasmus students must be nominated by their home university to Trakia University-Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.
Contact your International Office and ask to see the information on all the courses you can study at Trakia University so you can check if we offer the subjects you need. You will obtain academic credits from the 'European Credit Transfer System' (ECTS), which you can use for recognition at your home university.
Once your application has been accepted, you will have to register in our University. To be registered as an Erasmus student, you have to send back the following documents to our International Relations Office: Application Form; Learning Agreement with Transcript of records; Training Agreement. If you wish to be accommodated at our student dormitories, complete the Application form, part 5. “Accommodation in hall of residence”. The study program will only be finalized when you arrive at Trakia University-Stara Zagora.
You can download these documents here:
Transcript of records
The deadlines of nominations are :
>>The 15th of May for the Winter semester or a full academic year.
>>The 15th of November for the Summer semester.
The deadlines of applications are :
>>The 15th of June for the Winter semester or a full academic year.
>>The 15th of December for the Summer semester.
International Relations Office
Students Campus, Rectorat
Stara Zagora 6000, Bulgaria
Once your application has been assessed you will receive a letter detailing you have been accepted or rejected as an exchange student at Trakia University-Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.
Thank you for your interest in studying at Trakia University as an Erasmus student.
Welcome to all visiting Erasmus Teachers!
In order for you to be able to spend a short-term teaching period at Trakia University within the framework of the "Erasmus+" programme, your home university must have signed an Inter-institutional Agreement KA1 with Trakia University, within the framework of the "Erasmus+" programme, enabling an exchange of teachers.
You must contact the relevant department in Trakia University to receive a Letter of invitationand to clarify all details, including teaching programme. As a rule, a teaching stay involves 8 hours of instruction, 2 days of stay minimum.
We, at the Erasmus office, will help you to clarify all details, including the teaching programme and accommodation arrangements during your stay at Trakia University.
TEACHERS AND STAFF TRAINING MOBILITY
Dear colleagues, we are glad that you are considering a period of stay at Trakia Universitywithin the new "Erasmus+" programme.
In order for you to be able to spend a short-term training period at Trakia University within the framework of the "Erasmus+" programme, your home university must have signed an Inter-institutional Agreement KA1 with Trakia University, within the framework of the "Erasmus+" programme, enabling teachers and staff training.
You must contact the relevant department in Trakia University to receive a Letter of invitation and to clarify all details, including training programme.
Please, contact us at the International Relations office to arrange for a possible staff training period at Trakia University. We, at the Erasmuas office, will help you to clarify all details, including the training programme and accommodation arrangements during your stay.