Mobility of Students and Teachers – Work Placements

Who are the placements for?

Work placement is for any student of B.A., M.A. or Ph.D. study programme of Special Education at Masaryk University.


Where do the placements take place?

The placements take place in countries taking part in the Erasmus programme: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Cyprus, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom of Great Britain.

The placement has to be in a company. The term “company” has a broad definition. It can be public as well as private, non-governmental organisation, research centre, training centre, faculty hospital, etc.

The placement must not take place in the institutions of the European Community, organisations running EU programmes and diplomatic mission abroad.


Length of stay:

The length of work placement is minimum 3 and maximum 12 months.


Other conditions:

The bilateral contract is not a pre-requisite or a condition of a work placement! However, the placement has to be agreed on and confirmed in advance.

The student must be a full-time employee in the institution abroad.

!!!The work placement has to be an accepted part of the student’s study programme, i.e. either by awarding credits for the placement or by listing the placement in the Diploma Supplement!!!

Based on the signed Financial Contract the student will receive the scholarship - a flat sum of money per month abroad. The amount is defined on national level and is the same for students of any university. The scholarship will cover only a part of the expenses, financial participation of the student is expected! However, the student can be given a wage from the host institution; the student is still entitled for the MU scholarship.


Searching for / preparing the placement:

  1. The placement is found and prepared by students themselves. A choice of a suitable institution has to be consulted at the department confirming the choice as well as the work programme (i.e. with a person responsible for the stage recognition – supervisor, the Department Coordinator, etc.).
  2. The placement is found / prepared and offered to students by the faculty / department.
Note: One option does not preclude the other.


Work placements in the academic year 2008/2009

In case a student wants to go on a work placement in the following academic year, he/she has to hand in the following documents by 29.2.2008 at the latest:

  1. Confirmation of the work placement - confirmation of the receiving institution and department. It has to state the name of the receiving institution, the student’s name, length of stay, dates of the placement.
  2. Confirmed Training Agreement - work programme of the placement confirmed by the student, department and the person in charge from the receiving institution (can be downloaded from: http://czs. muni.cz)
  3. Motivation Letter (it is not compulsory for students, whose study programme encompasses the work placement).
  4. Confirmation of language proficiency (a language exam from MU is enough)

In case the student hands in all necessary forms and documents, it is almost guaranteed that he/she will be awarded the scholarship. There is no given limit of the number of students going on a work placement every year.

Contact person: Bc. Tamara Muchová, 549493761, muchova@czs.muni.cz

Further information at: http://czs.muni.cz/studenti/socrates/erasmus



Repeated stays of students in the framework of the Erasmus programme

The European Commission set the following regulations for repeated stays of students in the framework of Erasmus:

  • Every student is allowed for one study stay in the framework of Erasmus at a foreign institution during his/her studies at universities or vocational colleges (it applies to stays both with and without (so called zero-grant) a scholarship).
  • Every student is allowed for one work placement in the framework of Erasmus at a foreign institution during his/her studies at universities or vocational colleges (it applies to stays both with and without (so called zero-grant) a scholarship).
  • Every student is allowed for one stay abroad in the framework of Erasmus Mundusat a foreign institution during his/her studies at universities or vocational colleges (it applies to stays both with and without (so called zero-grant) a scholarship).

The maximum length of a stay abroad in the framework of the Erasmus programme is 24 months.

!!!These regulations apply to study stays and work placements in the framework of Socrates II and Leonardo da Vinci II programmes which were in operation in 2000-2006!!!

If a student has already been on a study stay in the framework of Erasmus, he/she can still be awarded a scholarship for a work placement in the framework of Erasmus and a stay abroad in the frame of Erasmus Mundus.

If a student has already been on a work placement in the framework of Leonardo da Vinci, he/she can still go on a study stay in the framework of Erasmus and a stay abroad with Erasmus Mundus.

If a student has already been on a study stay in the framework of Erasmus and a work placement in the framework of Leonardo da Vinci, he/she can still be awarded a scholarship for a study stay in the frame of Erasmus Mundus.



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