Erasmus +

Erasmus+ is an European Union programme in the field of education, training, youth and sport. The aim of the programme is to support participating countries in effective use the potential of social capital and promote lifelong learning idea.

It encourages student and staff mobility for study and work, and promotes international cooperation projects among higher institutions in Europe. The programme currently comprises 34 countries.

More about the programme

Erasmus at the Nencki Institute

Nencki Institute was awarded an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) authorizing institutions to participate in the Erasmus program in 2014 and is an active participant of the program. PhD students at the Nencki Institute and its employees have an opportunity to go abroad for a part of their studies, placements or courses to improve their professional qualifications through Erasmus+.

The Nencki Institute partners under Erasmus+:

Radboud University
University of Bari
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
University College Cork 
Brno University of Technology 
University of Padova 
Ventspils University of Applied Sciences 
Université de Lorraine


Detailed rules for participation in the program are contained in the procedures of the institutions. At the Nencki Institute there is the Eligibility Criteria for Erasmus+ mobility. PhD students may apply for study exchange and placements. Employees can apply for training or to carry out teaching activities. Eligibility criteria for Erasmus+ mobility, implementation of the mobility document and all application forms are available on the intro under International Cooperation and Project Management section.

Additional information

Each person nominated for the program will receive an Erasmus+ grant as a contribution towards the additional costs of their mobility, and it is not a full maintenance grant.

The amount of grant depends on the country and length of stay.  It is calculated in accordance with the guidelines of the Erasmus National Agency. Applicable rates can be found on the website of the National Agency of the programme. 

Rights and obligations

Your rights and obligations are defined at Erasmus+ Student Charter.

All participants are required to have insurance ahead of their travel.  EU citizens will continue to be able to make use of the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card).

As an exchange student you will still be able to receive funds from the Nencki Institute while abroad. Mobility of employees will take place as part of the delegation.

Information for incoming students

We welcome you to come to the Nencki Institute as part of an exchange study with one of the  partner institutions or to undertake work or an arranged traineeship.

In order to undertake an Erasmus+ study exchange period at the Nencki Institute, there must be a current institutional agreement in place between your home institution and the Nencki Institute. Contact your home institution to check if an agreement exists.

Incoming traineeship students

If your home institution has an Erasmus Charter, then you may be eligible to undertake traineeship through Erasmus+ at the Nencki Institute.

Erasmus+ traineeship must be organised through the Nencki lab you would like to join. Please contact the relevant lab directly to see if they are interested.

If yes, you will discuss what the traineeship might involve, prepare training agreement and sign all paperwork. People from the lab will be responsible for you throughout your stay.

It is important to note that traineeship students would not be registered as students at the Nencki Institute and will not have an affiliation.

How to apply

Once you have been nominated by your home institution, please complete the application documents:

  • Fill in application form (below)
  • Attach completed learning/ training agreement
  • Attach copy of your health insurance policy or European Heath Insurance
  • Attach copy of your passport

Send an electronic copy of the documents to the coordinator

and the hard copy to:

Office of International Cooperation and Project Management
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences
3 Pasteur Street
02-093 Warsaw

Before your arrival please see the information for Visitors at:

It also may be interesting to check this website:

Upon your arrival get in touch with the Erasmus coordinator at the Nencki Institute, Ms. Urszula Rybak

Office of International Relations and Project Management
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, 3 Pasteur St. 02-093 Warsaw

Office building at the Animal House, staircase no 2, ground floor (entrance from the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw)