Similarily to applying for the international exchange programme, the procedures you have to go through once you have come back from Erasmus might vary from university to university. Below you will find an approximate guide to what you have to do after Erasmus.
What you have to do after Erasmus exchange?
1. The procedure at the International Relations Office*(IRS)
You are obliged to provide the IRO with copies of following documents:
LEARNING AGREEMENT – an agreement on your study programme between your home university and the receiving university. The LA should be signed by you and the Faculty Erasmus Coordinators of both your home and receiving university. If during your Erasmus you undertook different modules to those agreed upon before the exchange, you have to provide the new LA (alternatively, the amended old one). It should also contain the three aforementioned signatures - most importantly, that of the Faculty Coordinator of your home university. Usually, there are no difficulties with getting the LA signed. In order to receive it, you have to provide your Coordinator with a copy of Transcript of Records.
TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS (ToR) – is an official document listing the modules you have passed and marks you received on Erasmus. You should receive it from the receiving university after you have completed your exchange.
NATIONAL ID CARD/PASSPORT
CERTIFICATE confirming the length of your stay at abroad, which should be issued by the receiving university.
Once you have completed the above formalities you can wait for the payment of the second tranche of your scholarship (if you had not been paid the entire amount before your Erasmus)
2. The procedure at your faculty/department
At some faculties/departments these steps are not obligatory, but it is worth to take them to have the modules done on Erasmus included in your final certificate when you graduate.
You have to apply in writing to your dean, or other official governing responsible for your course, to include your Erasmus+ modules into the curriculum of your course. The application should include the list of the modules along with the marks obtained and your conversion of them to the Bulgarian equivalents (we recommend doing it in a table). You should also include a copy of your ToR. Once signed by the dean, you should bring your application to your Dean’s Office where it will be included into your curriculum along with the Bulgarian marks.
3. Filling in the survey/sharing your feedback
On its website, the Fundation for the Development of the Education System (FRSE) has an obligatory survey to be filled in by every returning student. The survey takes roughly about 30 minutes.
4. You have to absolutely join ESN!
“Post-Erasmus syndrome” is a frequent “ailment” manifested by longing for the Erasmus life style. Don’t let it to get to you. Joining Erasmus Student Network is a brilliant way of dealing with it! Work with us and other Erasmus students, let your Erasmus continue in Bulgaria. If you don’t have an ESN section at your university, you are the perfect candidate to establish it. Not sure how? Read our guide to opening your own ESN section HERE. We are waiting for you!