students enrolled in a higher education institution and enrolled in studies leading to a diploma or other recognized degree (up to the doctoral degree included). In the case of mobility for studies, the student must be enrolled at least in the second year of higher education. This condition does not apply to internships. The apprenticeship agreement should include all the learning gains that the student must obtain during the exchange. PhD students can also benefit from EU support for research periods abroad through Marie Skodowska-Curie actions. Your higher education institution must recognize credits (with ECTS points or an equivalent system), as agreed in the pre-mobility apprenticeship agreement, and count them on your degree without further requirements being requested directly for a scholarship; The selection criteria for participation in mobility activities are defined by the higher education institution where they study or are employed, in accordance with the provisions of Schedule I of this guide. In the case of mobility between programme and partner countries, the supporting grant is calculated based on the number of mobility granted, including all supported mobile participants from the programme countries and all incoming mobile participants from partner countries. Mobile participants receiving a zero EU grant for the entire mobility period can be considered mobile participants who are assisted, as they benefit from the mobility framework and organisational activities. This excludes people who accompany participants during their activity abroad, as well as additional mobility that can be arranged by remittances between categories of households. Mobility within the countries of the programme – Criterion 1 – Country of origin and reception of students Finally, higher education institutions can request 100% staff mobility or 100% student mobility or any combination of it, provided this corresponds to the secondary criteria defined by the National Agency (see section below). The mobility component of the Erasmus programme allows students to study part of their studies or do an internship in a European country or other associated country, promotes the mobility of teachers and staff and promotes transnational cooperation projects between universities throughout Europe.