The Joint Programme is recognised by the six partner universities. However, the students will be officially registered as regular students only in the ECT Consortium partner universities (at least two) through which his/her individually tailored programme is followed (depending on the selected pathway); these latter ones will be degree the awarding HEIs for this individual student.

IMPORTANT: Applicants will be enrolled only when they:

  • Have obtained the necessary visas, permits, and insurance policies (ECT Consortium Secretariat will assist with these procedures, and partner institutions will provide assistance through their International Offices);
  • Have presented the originals (or officialised copies) of the required documents; and
  • Have paid the participation costs to the ECT Consortium according to the Student Agreement stipulations, as detailed in the Student Agreement Draft (SAD) accepted by the applicant when the online application is submitted.

Then, the ECT Consortium Secretariat will be responsible for directly paying tuition fees, insurance, and all the other participation costs to the corresponding partner universities.

However, in order to comply with local regulations, students may be asked to follow administrative procedures and to present again the originals (or officialised copies) of the required documents to all the university partners in which he/she will be registered. This should not suppose additional payments because participation costs are already paid to the ECT Consortium Secretariat.

Legally binding Student Agreement

The definitive legally binding Student Agreement (PDF) will be signed by the enrolled student and the ECT Consortium JPB Chair in two originals at the time of enrolment or later, and can be revised by common agreement. The agreement stipulates the rights and duties of the parties, concerning the nature of the relationship between the student and the ECT Consortium, academic matters, other ECT Consortium activities (compulsory participation in joint activities, evaluation), and financial issues (scholarships, tuition fees, etc.). It also states the consent given by the student to the ECT Consortium for use of the student’s image.

The Agreement is completed by a learning agreement modelled on the Erasmus learning agreement and by a Code of Ethics. A summary of the rights, obligations and responsibilities for the student and the Consortium is also annexed to the Student Agreement. The general complaint procedure is clearly explained in the Student Agreement.