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Therefore, all the mobility parts of the Erasmus action are
managed entirely by the National Agencies: that is
Student mobility (SM), Teaching Staff mobility
(TS) and OM grants, along with
funding for the introduction of ECTS.
procedures for institutions
For higher education institutions there is a two-step application
An application to the European Commission for the Erasmus
University Charter (EUC). The award of an EUC will entitle
universities to apply for OM, SM TS and ECTS funding from their
An application to the National Agency for OM, SM, TS and ECTS
The allocation of OM funds by
the European Commission to the National Agencies of the 18 EU/EEA
countries is based on past performance in student and teacher
mobility. The OM funds of the
Associated countries is determined as part of their annual budget
The National Agencies in all participating countries allocate OM
grants to universities on the basis of past performance in student
and teacher mobility.
The Diploma Supplement (DS) and the implementation of
ECTS are among the activities eligible under OM. In
practice, this implies that universities can decide what proportion
of their OM funds they would like
to use for implementation of ECTS and/or DS (if any).
For further information on eligible activities please contact
Institutions that have never received an ECTS Introduction
Grant can apply to their National Agency for this type of grant.
More information is available on the ECTS support mechanisms