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Erasmus+ is the European Union's new programme for 2014 to 2020 to support projects, partnerships, events and mobility in the areas of education, training, youth and sport.

More information about the Programme is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm

Erasmus+ programme aims to modernise and develope the Education, Training, Youth work, and Sport, to boost skills and employability. The programme will significantly increase investments to the human development.

Erasmus+ brings together a number of 2007-2013 EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth (the Lifelong Learning Programme, The Youth in Action Programme, The Erasmus Mundus Programme, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink, Programmes of cooperation with industrialized countries in the field of higher education). As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education, Training, Youth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.

The international dimension of the programme (i.e. cooperation with Partner Countries) focuses on higher education, with some cooperation opportunities in the field of youth. In higher education, two actions (Joint Master Degrees and Jean Monnet) are financed from the EU internal budget, while two actions ("credit" mobility and capacity building) are funded from the external instruments (ENI, IPA, DCI and PI).

You can find full information on the Programme in Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

Participation AMU

May 31, 2017 Astana Medical University took part in the exhibition of projects of the European Union, which was held in Astana.

This Exhibition was organized by the Representation of the European Union in the Republic of Kazakhstan in the framework of the celebration of Europe Day. The Representation of the European Union to Kazakhstan annually celebrates this event since 1999 through a series of events dedicated to a wide range of issues, including issues of culture and education.

The main idea of the exhibition was acquaintance of the Kazakhstan and foreign public with the projects financed by the European Union.

Among the participants of the EU projects represented at the exhibition, the following universities: Kazakh National Medical University named after S. Asfendiyarov, Eurasian National University named after L. N. Gumilev, Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi, Kazakh Agrotechnical University named after S. Seifullin, “Medical University of Astana”, Kokshetau State University named after Sh. Ualikhanov, Kostanai Engineering-Economic University named after M. Dulatov, KIMEP University, Kokshetau University named after Abai Myrzakhmetov.

The exhibition of projects of the European Union was opened with a welcoming speech of the Head of the EU Representation in Kazakhstan, Ambassador of the EU to the Republic of Kazakhstan – Traian Laurentiu Christine.

Within the framework of the exhibition, guests were presented with presentation materials on each of the projects.

After the exhibition, all participants and guests were invited to a concert.

The project partners are:

  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain);
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden);
  • Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia);
  • Superior Technical Institute of Lisbon (Portugal);
  • University of Rovira and Virhiliy (Spain);
  • University of Perpignan – Via Domitia (France);
  • N. Gumilev Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan);
  • Narxoz University (Kazakhstan);
  • Karaganda State Medical University (Kazakhstan);
  • Kazakh University of Economics, Finance and International Trade (Kazakhstan);
  • Beihang University (China);
  • Tongji University (China).
  • General Information

  • 1. What is the Erasmus + programme?
  • The main goal of the Erasmus + programme is to promote actions in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport. The programme has an available budget of 14,7 billion € in order to implement the actions during the seven years’ duration of the programme (2014-2020). Erasmus + will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe. It will also support national efforts to modernise Education, Training, and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism. Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education, Training, Youth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.

  • 2. What is international credit mobility?
  • For over 25 years, Europe has funded the Erasmus programme, which has enabled over three million European students to spend part of their studies in another higher education institution in Europe. Erasmus+ now opens up these opportunities, allowing for mobility from and to other parts of the world (between the so-called “Programme” and “Partner Countries”, see question 2). This action also supports mobility of staff (teaching or training).

  • 3. Which is my home institution?
  • If you are a student, your home institution is the institution where you are currently enrolled.

    If you are a teacher or a staff member, your home institution is the institution where you work (full-time).

  • 4. Which is my host institution?
  • The host institution is the institution where you will develop your study/work programme within the framework of the MOBILE + project.

  • 5. What does “force majeure” stand for?
  • Force majeure, according to the EACEA definition, is an unpredicted or exceptional event or situation, beyond one’s control, that prevents from accomplishing the demands within the MOBILE + project, despite all the diligences. Malfunctioning of materials or equipment, delays, labour disagreements, strikes or financial difficulties cannot be considered as force majeure.


    1. Whether the recipient of a grant Erasmus can + get additional grants from other programs financed by the European fund. No, within the program Erasmus + it is possible to get only once a grant, in other words, Erasmus + provides to holders who already get the European grant, can’t receive other type of the European financing if he or she already gets a grant of the EU. However if the holder of a grant gets a grant from other funds which are not financed by Europe (for example the grant of the university or other fund), he can use both grants.

    2. Whether it is possible to get a grant several times, If the holder of a grant has already benefited by Erasmus + on a certain type of mobility, to him or her don’t allow to benefit by other grant on the same type of mobility regardless of the project

    3. Whether participation in mobility is possible if the country of home institution, which is trained / the teacher is included into the list of the countries, suitable for mobility, but University doesn’t enter in any Consortium. No, only representatives of institutions, which are part of Consortium of the project, have right receiving Erasmus + a grant.

    4. In what language training/teaching within mobility Erasmus + is carried out? KSMU offers training at English at all levels of training – a bachelor degree, Master degree, PhD programms. Training in partner higher education institutions of KSMU in the program Erasmus + is carried out in English.

    Criteria for
    participation in the
    program of
    mobility Erasmus +

    – trained have to be registered at the University
    – trained a bachelor degree it is necessary to have one finished academic year of training at home institution;
    – researchers and trained of Master degree need to have at least one semester of training at home institution;
    – trained in doctoral studies it is necessary to have at least one year of training and to carry out any research project.
    – the academic and administrative personnel needs to work for a full rate at home institution.


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    National Erasmus+ Office in Kazakhstan
    Shaizada Tasbulatova Coordinator, National Erasmus+ Office
    Al-Farabi Ave 21, block 9, offices 225-226, 3rd floor Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan 050000
    Phone: +7 727 3118645
    Email: neo@erasmusplus.kz, nc@erasmusplus.kz