Student Life

Preparing your mobility

Once you receive the Letter of Acceptance to the Program, the next step will be to prepare your arrival.

You need to handle a number of important issues and we invite you to read carefully information linked to your mobility, enrolment and stay in the country of study...


Neurasa Association

The Neurasmus Students and Alumni Association (NEURASA) is an international professional and personal network for Neuroscience students and graduates of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course Neurasmus. Please check Neurasa website at

EMA Association

The Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA) is a network for students and alumni of all Erasmus Mundus Joint Programs.

Since its establishment through an initiative of the European Commission in June 2006, EMA has been working constantly to advance the Erasmus Mundus programme, and to offer a platform where students and alumni can exchange information and experiences.
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The Neurasmus Office does no manage the booking or pre-payment of travel tickets.
Erasmus Mundus scholarship-holders: The scholarship will not be transferred to you before arrival. (The 1st instalment is done at the start of September).

Non-EU students are requested to apply for an international passport before arriving in the country of study.

EU students are required to hold a valid identity card to travel within the Shengen Space countries.

You should keep in mind that specific goods may be banned or restricted when travelling through the European Union. When arriving at the airport overseas you must go through Customs.

You should travel with your Vaccination Book (updated with tetanus vaccine). If the country of origin has recently been hit by an epidemic, specific vaccinations may be required before entering into the country of study.

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(European Countries)

Since Visa application may be a time-consuming process, we encourage students to start their application at least 3 months before their arrival in the country of study.

Non-EU students who are planning to study in Europe must schedule an appointment with the nearest Consulate of the country they will study in, to get information about what they need to do to obtain a Schengen Visa type D for study purpose, when they are intending to stay more than 3 months.

Visa & Immigration





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EU citizens are no longer required to go to the Foreign Registration Office (Ausländerbehörde) but may apply for aResidence Permit for EU Citizens('Freizügigkeitsbescheinigung'), which regulates their stay in Germany.

As soon as both EU and non-EU citizens have a fixed residential address in Germany, they are obliged to register at the local Citizen's Offices ("Bürgeramt"), where they receive a registration certificate ("Meldebescheinigung").


Both EU/EEA residents and non-EU/EEA residents who stay in the Netherlands for more than three months need to register with the local authorities (GBA) at the municipality office.

Master’s students need a GBA extract for the registration at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


Programme country students going to Canada (if the Personal Training Plan includes a mobility to Laval University) need to:

  • obtain a Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ). This document is issued by MICC (Canadian Immigration Ministry). Application: Read more
  • apply for a study permit for the entire duration of your study at the nearest Canadian visa office of your country or region. Upon receiving your CAQ, you can apply for your study permit. Citizens of certain countries must have a temporary resident visa in addition to the study permit. Access to the list of countries where this applies: Click here
  • have to wait until the introduction letter (letter confirming that the study permit will be sent to a Canadian border crossing) before travelling to Canada.


Within 3 months upon arrival, Non-European citizens will receive an invitation letter from the OFII(Office français de l’immigration et de l’intégration) to go through mandatory procedures such as visa validation and if applicable medical visit.

Success Story


Ahmed Khalil

“Neurasmus is helping me define my research interests and career goals within the field of neuroscience.”

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Neurasmus has been chosen as a Success Story & Good Practice Example from the 14 best projects out of 377 Erasmus Mundus projects.

Read about on the Erasmus+ Project Results Platform

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