The ERASMUS programme

CIDO is looking to extend its osteopathic skills across Europe by opening up exchange opportunities for students and staff in the ERASMUS Program.

An ERASMUS DEPT has been created and we will keep you up to date with new developments. You can read about our ERASMUS Policy Statement (EPS) on the following links:

CIDOs EPS objectives >

CIDOs EPS quality of academic mobility for staff and students >

Started in 1987 by the European commission to encourage the mobility of students throughout Europe and promote the quality and European dimension of higher education, the Erasmus program was the first such project to take on a European-wide dimension.

How does it work ?

An international diploma, the ECTS system (European Credit Transfert System)

Each teaching module is associated with a number of ECTS credits. These are awarded when the student has satisfactorily demonstrated his acquisition of the skills and knowledge linked to the module.

The ECTS system makes comparison of study programs easier for students, whether at home or abroad. The system is an important factor in favouring the mobility of young graduates and helping them to pursue their studies in a university setting.

Each academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS credits. Validation of a year requires a minimum award to 48 ECTS.

Credits are defined on the basis of the following parameters; number of teaching hours, student work required (lesson, practical work, tutoring sessions, personal study, work experience, exams…) and the final assessment.

The Erasmus program, European exchanges at the CIDO

Erasmus is the name given to the student and teacher exchange program that exists between universities and major schools throughout Europe. It improves and increases the mobility of both students and teachers, and provides transparency and recognition of qualifications in higher academic and vocational education. Its principal advantages are the unequivocal recognition of the part of the study program carried out abroad, is the experience enhances autonomy, the capacity for adaptation and of course the intercultural and linguistic skills necessary for working anywhere in Europe.

CIDO’s Erasmus exchange students join the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone (GB), for one year, with recognition of the year obtained via a transfer of ENTS credits.

Similarly, the CIDO welcomes students from Britain to our school.

Skills assessment

Assessments meet the legal requirements laid down in March 2007: validation of Teaching Modules (UF) and the recommendations for using ECTS: validation of ECTS.

The aptitude of the student and the acquisition of skills and knowledge relative to the announced pedagogic priorities are to be assessed by theoretical examinations, practical examinations and the validation of practical experience in clinics and hospitals.

This validation procedure is carried out through continuous assessment allowing the student to work steadily, monitor his progress and so be better prepared for the final exams, and the final exam itself.

Learn more

Your rights and how to apply for Erasmus student status : all you need to know to study aboard with Erasmus is presented at

Studying aboard : the ERASMUS program