The ERASMUS Intensive Language Courses (EILC)
EILC are specialised courses of less widely used languages organised in the countries where these languages are used as teaching languages at higher education institutions. The languages English, German, French and Spanish (Castilian) are not eligible for EILC.
The EILC give ERASMUS students visiting these countries for studies and placements the opportunity to study the language concerned for two to six weeks (with a minimum of 60 teaching hours in total, and at least 15 teaching hours a week) . The aim is to prepare students for the ERASMUS mobility period abroad.
Participants get an ERASMUS grant
Apart from that, a supplementary mobility grant for participating in EILC may be awarded and paid by the respective sending higher education institution.
ERASMUS students may not be charged a study fee for participation in an EILC course. However, fees may be charged for excursions and similar optional events and for other charges that ERASMUS students normally may be asked to pay.
The EILC take place in the following countries:
for the eligible languages in brackets: Belgium (Dutch), Bulgaria (Bulgarian), Croatia (Croatian), Cyprus (Greek), Czech Republic (Czech), Denmark (Danish), Estonia (Estonian), Finland (Finnish and Swedish), Greece (Greek), Hungary (Hungarian), Iceland (Icelandic), Italy (Italian), Latvia (Latvian), Lithuania (Lithuanian), Malta (Maltese), the Netherlands (Dutch), Norway (Norwegian), Poland (Polish), Portugal (Portuguese), Romania (Romanian), Slovakia (Slovak), Slovenia (Slovenian), Spain (Catalan , Valencian, Basque and Galician), Sweden (Swedish), Switzerland (Italian) and Turkey (Turkish).
Organising institutions and course descriptions can be found on the website of the National Agencies of the countries where ERASMUS Intensive Language Courses take place. Please follow the direct links to the websites of the National Agencies.
Who can benefit?
Students registered in a higher education institution holding an ERASMUS University Charter, who have been selected for an ERASMUS study or placement period.
Students whose main subject of study is the language of the country organising the EILC are normally not eligible participants.
Comenius and Grundtvig Assistants may also participate, provided that there is a surplus of places on a course.
If you would like to apply:
Applications shall be submitted electronically to the students' home institution, which will be responsible for forwarding the application to the EILC organising institution directly or to the National Agency of the EILC organising institution.
More information is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus/eilc_en.htm
Polish National Agency website: http://www.erasmus.org.pl/eilc-poland