Erasmus+ Program 2014-2020

„Erasmus+“ is an EU program for education, training, youth and sport 2014-2020 which is a protraction of the Erasmus sector program.

The Erasmus+ program aims to improve skills and employability, as well as to modernize education, training and working with the youth. This seven-year program will has a budget of € 14.7 billion, an increase of 40% compared to the current level of expenditure, reflecting the EU’s commitment to investing in these areas.

Erasmus+ will enable more than 4 million Europeans to study, train, acquire work experience and work as volunteers abroad.

Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programs in the fields of education, training and youth, providing support for the first time in the field of sport. As a result, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation between the education, training, youth and sport sectors.

Every year, it gives thousands of students and lecturers the chance to gain new knowledge or pass on their knowledge.

The program covers the higher education and is an indispensable opportunity to study or practice in a university or an enterprise in the EU, EEA and other LLP member states. In 2013 the „Konstantin Preslavsky“ University of Shumen was successfully approved and received the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education at 210475-EPP-1-2014-1-BG-EPPKA3-ECHE


Students, as well as PhD students have the opportunity to carry out mobility in their field of education at a university in another country within each training cycle:

  • First Cycle – Bachelor Degree
  • Second Cycle- Master Degree
  • Third Cycle – Doctorate

The mobility may be aimed at:



Combined (Studies and Traineeship)

These types of mobilities should generate the following results:

  • increased learning efficiency;
  • increased employability and improved career prospects;
  • increased sense of initiative and entrepreneurship;
  • increased self-confidence and self-assurance in one’s personal skills;
  • advanced foreign language competencies;
  • increased intercultural awareness;
  • more active participation in the society;
  • increased awareness of the European project and the values ​​of the EU;
  • increased motivation to participate in future (formal/informal) education and training after the expiry of the period of mobility abroad.


For a Studies mobility – the minimum stay is 3 months and the maximum is 12.

For a Traineeship mobility – the minimum stay is 2 months and the maximum is 12.


Every year, the Human Resource Development Center grants funds for student mobility.

As a sending organization, the University of Shumen is responsible for selecting students and sending them abroad. This also includes grants, training, monitoring and recognition related to the mobility period.

Erasmus+ Mobility Funding for students and PhD students is funded on the basis of the allocation by the Human Resources Development Center of the Shumen University for certain quotas by country. Individual mobility support is paid in two tranches: 80% on departure and 20% after submission of all reporting documents.

Detailed information on these mobilities can be found on this page, the Center for International Cooperation, the Information Boards at the University or the relevant faculties, and on our Facebook page –