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International Credit Mobility


International Credit Mobility (ICM) supports the mobility of individuals enrolled or employed at a higher education institution (HEI), from a Programme Country to a Partner Country or vice versa:



New feature in ICM: blended mobility!

This novalty allows both students and staff mobility to happen via both virtual and physical mobility, enabling enjoy the expereince fully. Read more about it in the new Erasmus+ programme guide (p. 46). 



Manifold benefits for individuals and institutions:

Key skills & competences, professional development, enhanced employability, teaching methods, etc

Increased capacities, attractiveness & internationalisation; improved quality of higher education


Reginal priorities- 

Region 3: South-Mediterranean countries
Green deal: Projects should contribute to an inclusive, long-term socio-economic recovery and tap into the Region’s economic potential by supporting the circular and green economy as well as urban development. Priorities include increasing climate awareness, sustainability and resilience, specifically in the key sectors of agriculture, energy and water management. Furthermore, academic cooperation should aim to provide applicable answers to environmental challenges, including desertification, biodiversity loss and use of natural resources.
Digital transformation: Projects should seize the digital transition by working on digital literacy, skills and entrepreneurship. In parallel, digital solutions can provide new means to reach out to vulnerable communities. Cooperation opportunities also lie in digital infrastructure and connections, where heightened reliability, capacity and security will support regional economic integration.
Migration and Mobility: Education access for displaced persons and refugees is a priority objective for the entire Region. Support intra-regional initiatives on credential and degree recognition as well as regional credit transfer systems. Opportunities and jobs, as referred to in the other regional priorities, should be inclusive of all, including migrants and displaced persons.
Governance, peace, security and human development: Commitment to the rule of law, human and fundamental rights, equality, democracy and good governance are the bedrock of stable, fair and prosperous societies. Initiatives on peace and security, intercultural dialogue and women empowerment are encouraged, hereby driving respect for diversity, tolerance and strengthening the Mediterranean partnership.
Sustainable growth and jobs: Improving education systems governance and addressing structural causes of schools dropouts are crucial to meet youth aspirations and to address persisting economic and gender inequalities. An integral part to this process is developing primary and secondary teacher education and in-service training. Stronger linkages between the academic, research and business world are to be stimulated, with education programmes addressing current and future skills needs, not in the least entrepreneurship. Innovation hubs and start-ups help generate local employment opportunities and prevent brain drain. Particular attention is to be paid to women participation.

Before you apply 

International Credit Mobility (KA107) is based on bilateral agreements between an Israeli and a Programme Country Higher Education Institution. The application follows the Erasmus+ Yearly call for proposal and can include the following activities:


Student mobility for studies (all degree levels)
The mobility period can last from 3 months to 12 months.

Blended mobility-Physical mobility of 5-30 days + virtual component. 

Student mobility for traineeships (all degree levels)
The mobility period can last from 2 to 12 months.
Staff mobility for teaching for academic staff and for invited staff from non-academic organisations to teach at a partner higher education institution (HEI) abroad. 
The mobility period can last from 5 days to 2 months.
Staff mobility for training for teaching and non-teaching staff in the form of training events abroad.
The mobility period can last from 5 days to 2 months.
The grant foresees
a.) a contribution to the travel costs;
b.) a monthly scholarship for students and a per diem lump sum for staff and
c.)  an organisational support (OS) contribution of €350 per participant to cover costs directly linked to the implementation of mobility activities, such as the selection of participants, linguistic preparation, visa and insurance costs
Apply for funding
Programme-Country institutions make up bilateral partnerships with universities from South Mediterranean countries and apply on behalf of their partners.  The Programme Country HEI will fill in the application form on behalf of its partner(s) and submit the form to its National Agency.
Application form
The Programme Country institution can only submit one application for ICM per Call for Proposals, which should contain information on all the mobility activities they intend to carry out with their partner(s) in one or more Partner Countries.
Proposals need to address the following Award Criteria:
  • Relevance of the strategy
  • Quality of the cooperation agreements
  • Quality of the activity design and implementation
  • Impact and dissemination

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