This programme offers the chance to participate in an Erasmus+ KA103 mobility to those athlete-students who want to combine their academic exchange with their elite sport's requirements, enhancing their dual careers. Currently the project is focused on field hockey as a pilot sport, but final results are expected to take into consideration all sports, mainly amateurs.
Who can be considered as High Dedication Athlete?
Those students who:
- Participate in tournaments and competitions at international level
- Represent the national team and play at international level.
- Compete and train at national leagues (or in a high level performance national competition)
- Dedicate an average mean of 15 hours or more per week to the corresponding sport
- Are considered as high-level athlete by national or international federations
The exchange procedure follows almost the same steps as a regular Erasmus+ KA103 mobility, however there are some specificities.
4 parts involved: The interinstitutional agreement not only include both home and host university but also the home club and a host university's nearby club.
Dual Career co-ordinators and coaches involved: Their roles are essential in all the procedure and during the exchange.
Schedule: Regular deadlines are subject to some changes, due the complexity of combining both academic and sports calendars. It is highly recommended to participate in a full year exchange, in order to accomplish with the club's needs (competitions).
Once the student has arrived to the destination, the Certificate of Arrival must be filled and signed by both host university and club.
Before returning back home, the Certificate of Stay must be filled and signed by both the host university and the club. The dates of start and end of the stay must match the dates informed in the Grant Agreement. If it were not the case, it will be necessary to fill out, sign and deliver the original Addendum document to the Grant Agreement.
In case the student has to modify the subjects when they arrive to the host university, it will be necessary to communicate it to the Academic Management of their Faculty or School within the corresponding term, in order to modify and sign the Learning Agreement. In case the student has to modify the athletic training programme, it will be necessary to communicate it to their home dual career co-ordinator and club within the corresponding term, in order to modify and sign the Training Agreement.
When submitting the application for an Erasmus+ mobility, the interested students will have to prove their willingness to participate in the STICK project by filling up a form or by any other way considered appropriate by the institution.