The ECTS Learning Agreement has been developed for mobile students, spending a limited period of time at a university in another country as is the case in this Basileus project (which is based on the Erasmus principle). Ideally, the Learning agreement should contain 30 ECTS credits for one semester and 60 ECTS credits for a whole academic year.
The Learning Agreement contains the list of course units or modules which the student plans to take. For each course unit/module the title, the code number and the ECTS credit are indicated.
The Learning Agreement has to be signed by the student, the person who has formal authority to commit the home institution, and by an equivalent authority in the receiving institution who thereby guarantees that the incoming student can study the planned course units/modules.
The Learning Agreement guarantees the transfer of credit for courses passed successfully by the student. The competent body or authority of the home university carries out the recognition on the student’s return. The student does not need to negotiate recognition with individual professors. The Learning Agreement, together with the Transcript of Records, is designed to guarantee complete recognition.
Of course, it may happen that a programme of study must be modified after the arrival of the mobile student. In such cases, the Learning Agreement must be amended as soon as possible and signed again by the three parties concerned: the home university, the host university and the student. Only in this way can complete recognition of study results be guaranteed. The learning experience abroad, however, does not need to be completely identical to the learning experience at home.
The Learning Agreement which is used in the Basileus project is similar to the ECTS document.
You can download it here.