Erasmus+ is an EU funded programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. It offers mobility and cooperation opportunities in higher education, vocational and training, K-12 school education (including early childhood education and care), adult education, youth, and sports. Royal Thimphu College has been actively participating in the Erasmus+ programme. Under Erasmus+, RTC engages in Key Action 1 and Key action 2 programmes.
Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individual
This higher education mobility initiative facilitates both physical and blended mobility experiences for students across study fields and cycles, including short cycle, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. Students have the flexibility to study abroad at partner higher education institutions or engage in traineeships within enterprises, research institutes, laboratories, organisations, or other relevant workplaces abroad. Encouraging the combination of study periods with traineeships enhances learning outcomes and the development of transversal skills.
Student mobilities encompass either semester-long or year-long study programmes at the partner universities for outgoing students and at RTC for incoming students. Our staff exchanges typically span from a week to three months, aligning with the varied programme durations established with our esteemed partner institutions.
Key Action 2: Cooperation among organizations and institutions
This Key Action encompasses various collaborative initiatives, ranging from nine months to three years, aimed at fostering innovation, excellence, and capacity building across higher education, vocational education and training, youth, and sports sectors. It supports Partnerships for Cooperation, Excellence, and Innovation, as well as Capacity Building projects and Not-for-profit European sports events.
RTC is a benefeciary of Erasmus+ Key Action 2 with multiple projects that set the foundation for numerous transformative initiatives. For more information on Erasmus programmes please visit the link here: https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/