Blended Intensive Programmes



What is a Blended Intensive Programme?

  • A short, intensive programme with innovative ways of learning and teaching, including online cooperation.
  • The programme may include challenge-based learning [transnational and transdisciplinary teams work together to tackle challenges; for example, projects linked to the 17 United Nations’ sustainable development goals or other societal challenges identified by regions, cities or companies].
  •  A Blended Intensive Programme should have added value compared to existing courses or trainings offered by the participating HEIs and can be multiannual.
  • A Blended Intensive Programme aims to be inclusive and encourage the students from all backgrounds and study fields and cycles to participate in BIP – by enabling new and more flexible mobility formats that combine physical mobility with a virtual part.

What are the key features?

  • Allowing for groups of HEIs to jointly develop blended mobility curricula and activities for students and staff [academic and administrative]
  • Physical component & virtual component – both mandatory
  • At least three HEIs from three different countries [Programme countries or from the 3rd country associated with the Programme]: applicant & partners
  • Duration of 5-30 days for physical mobility [excluding travel days]. No minimum duration for the virtual component. Virtual component can be before or after the physical component
  • Minimum 3 ECTS credits to be awarded for blended mobility for studies
  • Participants funded under KA131 or from own costs
  • Eligible for Organisational Support if a minimum of 15 participants are funded by KA131

Recommendations for Best Practice

  • Partner with HEIs already known – within the existing network
  • Have a process for short mobilities ready before implementing student BIPs
  • Create a timeline for the courses
  • Nomination, application, registration
  • Contact Erasmus+ coordinators at the partner HEIs early
  • Maintain open communication with BIP organiser
  • Handbook / Training – pdf online [green approach]
  • Secure enough participants – in case of cancellations – motivating students to participate
  • Encourage partner HEIs to use Force Majeure

BIP Implementation Guide Erasmus+


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