In order for the mobility to happen, a HEI in a Programme Country must sign an Inter-institutional Agreement with a HEI in a Partner Country. Under this Agreement, it can host students, doctoral candidates or staff from the Partner Country HEI, and can also send students, doctoral candidates or staff to the Partner-Country HEI. In the Agreement, the sending and receiving Institutions agree on the range of courses open to visiting students and on the options for staff mobility. These Agreements make sure that the sending Institution will recognize the credits gained by its students for successfully completed activities abroad, which will contribute to the student's degree once they return. Programme Country HEIs require an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education to apply and take part; by signing the Inter-institutional Agreement, Partner Country HEIs agree to adhere to these principles.

The sending institution is responsible for selecting participants and providing them with all necessary support including pre-departure preparation, monitoring during mobility, and formally recognizing the mobility period. The receiving institution offers participants a study programme, or a programme of staff training or teaching activities at their institution. The Inter-institutional Agreement details the obligations of each institution.

The selection criteria for participants are defined by their sending higher education institution, in agreement with the receiving institution. The first criterion should be academic merit, but with equivalent academic level, preference should be assigned to students from less advantaged socio-economic backgrounds.

Information on the mobility opportunities available and the selection procedure should be made public. The selection of participants, as well as the procedure for awarding them a grant, must be fair, transparent and documented and should be made available to all parties involved in the selection process.


University of Thessaly has activated the first 26 mobilities for the academic period 2016-2018 with 4 Institutions:

- Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina),

- Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina),

- University of Niš (Serbia),

- Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico).


Furthermore, 9 more mobilities have been approved for the academic period 2017-2019 with 4 Institutions:

- Volgograd State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Russia),

- Arcadia University (USA),

- Simon Fraser University (Canada),

- University of Ottawa (Canada).


For the academic period 2018-2020 4 mobilities with 1 Institution have been granted (ΚΑ107-2018 - University of Thessaly):

  • Central University of Finance and Economics (China)

For the academic period 2018-2020 54 mobilities with 13 Institutions have been granted (ΚΑ107-2018 - former TEI of Thessaly):

  • University of Tirana (Albania)
  • University of Wollongong (Australia)
  • University of Newcastle (Australia)
  • Royal Melbourne Institute (Australia)
  • Universidade Estadual Do Centro-Oeste (Brazil)
  • Belarusian State University (Belarus)
  • Zhejiang Wanli University (China)
  • University of Jordan (Jordan)
  • American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Mundiapolis University of Casablanca (Marocco)
  • State Agrarian University of Moldova (Moldova)
  • Federal Research Center The N.I. Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Genetic Resources (Russia)
  • University of Belgrade (Serbia)


For the academic period 2019-2022 73 mobilities with 19 Institutions have been granted (ΚΑ107-2019 - University of Thessaly):

  • Αrmenian Νational Αgrarian University (Armenia)
  • Belarusian State University (Belarus)
  • University of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Simon Fraser University (Canada)
  • University of Toronto (Canada)
  • Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (China)
  • Central University of Finance and Economics (China)
  • Damietta University (Egypt)
  • Al-hussein Bin Talal University (Jordan)
  • Al-balqa Applied University (Jordan)
  • Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan)
  • American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Mundiapolis University of Casablanca (Marocco)
  • University of the Philippines Baguio (Philippines)
  • Saint-Petersburg Department of V.A. Steklov Institute of Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
  • Bard College (USA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (USA)
  • City College of the City University of New York (USA)
  • University of San Antonio (USA)