The program «Erasmus +»
«Erasmus +» is a new program of the European Union in the field of education, training, youth and sport. It started in January 2014 and was approved by the European Parliament on 19 November, 2013. The budget of the seven-year program (2014–2020) is € 14.7 billion, which is 40% higher than the current expenditure of the European Union in the areas in which Erasmus + operates.
«Erasmus +» unites seven existing EU programs in the field of education, training and youth. It is assumed that the complexity will provide more opportunities, including for cooperation. It will also simplify the rules for financing activities.
More than 4 million people will receive necessary financial support for training, work or participation in volunteer foreign programs to develop their own professional skills, including:
- 2 million students of higher education institutions will be able to study abroad;
- 0.65 million students in vocational education will receive grants for study abroad;
- More than 0.50 million students will be able to participate in volunteer or student exchange programs, etc.
DAAD — German Academic Exchange Service
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) — a self-governing organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD unites 232 German universities-participants and 129 student organizations and it is an intermediary in the organization of foreign cultural policy, as well as higher education policy and science in Germany. It has 14 foreign representative offices and 50 information centers around the world and grants about 50,000 scholarships per year.
The main areas of DAAD activity:
- scholarships for students,
- promotion of higher education institutions internationalization,
- German studies and the German language support,
- cooperation in the field of education.
DAAD offers a wide variety of scholarship programs for students, graduate students, scientists. Full list of them you can find on the site http://www.daad.de, http://www.daad.ru