Welcome to South-West University's Erasmus+ Portal!

Before the mobility


Before making any arrangements for your future Erasmus+ mobility, please, visit the following link for some practical advice: Practical advice list on “How to prepare for your mobility”.


  • Passport size photo
  • ID copy
  • Copy of the European Health Insurance Card
  • Bank certificate with IBAN and BIC code

All documents are to be presented online (via email) to the Erasmus+ coordinators of the university – Mr. Stanislav Grozdanov (stanislav_grozdanov@swu.bg) and Mr. Hristo Dimitrov (hristo_dimitrov@swu.bg). Please refrain from bringing paper based documents to our office. 


Once you have been selected as an Erasmus + student, you have the right to receive information about the partner universities or companies where you can carry out your mobility and what activities you can carry out there.

• You have the right to receive information about the assessment system at the host institution, as well as information about taking out insurance, finding housing and obtaining a visa (if necessary). You can find the relevant contact persons and sources of information in the interinstitutional agreement signed between the sending and the receiving institution.


The most important document which you will have to prepare is a Learning Agreement which is coordinated between the sending institution (SWU “Neofit Rilski”) and the receiving institution/company. Careful preparation of the Learning Agreement is essential for the successful conduct of your mobility and for its recognition. The Learning Agreement describes the details of the planned activities abroad (including the credits that need to be obtained and that will be added to your current degree).

Watch this short video on how to fill in the learning agreement properly.

You will sign a Grant Agreement (even if you do not receive EU funding). If you are enrolled in a higher education institution in a country participating in the Program, the Grant Agreement will be signed with the sending institution. If you are enrolled in a higher education institution in a program partner country, the Grant Agreement may be signed with the sending or receiving institution depending on the agreed terms.


The Online Language Support (OLS) is designed to help Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps participants improve their knowledge of the language in which they will work, study or volunteer abroad so that they can make the most out of this experience.
As the lack of language skills remains one of the main barriers to the participation in European education, training and youth mobility opportunities, OLS makes language support accessible in a flexible and easy way. It also contributes to a specific objective of the Erasmus+ programme, which is to promote language learning and linguistic diversity.

Available languages: 

OLS will be available for all European Union languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Estonian, Spanish, Finnish, French, Irish Gaelic, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian and Swedish.

On top of this, OLS will also be available in the official languages of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programme countries: Icelandic, Macedonian, Norwegian, Serbian and Turkish.

How it works:

By taking the OLS language assessment when going abroad, Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps participants are able to determine their proficiency in the language they will use to study, work or volunteer and get access to a personalised language learning pathway.

Taking this assessment in the language of the mobility before departure is a prerequisite for higher education students going on mobility for 14 days or more, to make sure that they meet the recommended level at their receiving organisation (except for native speakers or in duly justified cases). The results of the language assessment do not prevent participants from taking part in Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.

Participants who wish to improve their language proficiency have the opportunity to follow online language courses before and during their time abroad. Access to the language course includes a great variety of interactive and tailor-made activities. Participants can follow language courses in any of the available languages on OLS without limitation to the number of languages and study units.

In certain cases where the main language is not covered by OLS, linguistic support is provided through other means by the sending or the receiving organisation. Upon their return, participants can take a final assessment, which allows them to measure the progress made during their stay abroad.

How to participate: 

If you have already been selected to go abroad with the Erasmus+ or European Solidarity Corps programmes, your institution or organisation will send you a login and a password to access OLS.

For more information about the OLS platform, please, feel free to watch the following video: