Mobility Activity Plan
Applicants for a doctorate exchange, post-doctorate or staff mobility need to upload a Mobility Activity Plan (MAP) in the online application.
The MAP lists the research/teaching/training activities the candidate plans to do during the mobility. The MAP needs to be produced by the applicant and approved by the home and – once the mobility starts – the host university. The document thus is a contract showing that all parties involved approve of the programme of study and/or research to be followed by the grantee during the mobility at the host university. Therefore, the MAP is a central document in the application. In the case of doctorate exchange candidates, the MAP also ensures the academic recognition of the study achievements abroad by the home university once the mobility has been completed.
The template for the MAP can be downloaded HERE.
When preparing the Mobility Activity Plan, follow these steps:
Step 1: Get yourself informed about the academic offer of the university you want to apply for.
Step 2: Choose only activities of relevance to your field of study, research and/or work at your home university.
Step 3: Discuss the MAP with your academic coordinator or supervisor or head of office/department at your home university. He/she needs to agree to the planned activities and sign and stamp the plan.
For doctorate exchange students only: Once you return to your home university, the home university is obliged to recognize all credits earned abroad which are listed in the signed MAP.
Step 4: The JoinEUsee > PENTA contact person at your home university needs to sign the MAP (only applicable for TG 1 applicants).
Step 5: You need to sign, scan and upload the MAP in the online application.
«IMPORTANT» If you are selected for a scholarship, once you start your mobility, the MAP also needs to be signed by the academic coordinator/supervisor and JoinEUsee > PENTA contact person at your host university. In case the MAP needs to be changed during the mobility, page 2 (changes to the MAP) needs to be filled in and signed by all parties.
Recognition is one of the key elements of a JoinEUsee > PENTA mobility. What is recognition? For an answer to this question please have a look at the FAQ section of this homepage.
If you want to get more information on the guidelines of recognition, please have a look at the ECTS User’s Guide published by the European Communities in 2015.