All incoming and outgoing Erasmus students at NIH must use the OLA system. If you need a PDF/ paper version of the Learning Agreement, your student can download a PDF file of the OLA after it has been signed by all parties and send to you.
How it works
The student starts the process by creating a learning agreement in the OLA system and signing it online. Be sure to provide your students with the correct name and email for the responsible person at your institution (responsible for signing the Learning Agreement).
The sending institution (the responsible person listed by the student) automatically receives an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to sign it online. All you need in order to sign the OLA, is a regular computer and pointer/mouse. You use the mouse to "draw" your signature in the field called "Sign OLA".
You should make sure that the signature covers most of the signing box, otherwise it may not be accepted by the system. Then click “Confirm”.
The receiving institution will then automatically receive an email from email@example.com and we will sign the OLA as soon as we can.
It is also possible to adjust the OLA during the mobility period.
Create an Erasmus Dashboard account
Higher education institutions can choose to create an Erasmus Dashboard account. This is not compulsory for using the OLA system, but it is a great way to manage the OLAs from both your incoming and outgoing Erasmus students.
Learn more about the OLA
We consider the OLA as a major step forward towards a paperless Erasmus. More than 700 universities are registered users of the OLA tool and 22 000 OLAs have been downloaded. Experiences so far is that both students and university coordinators consider the OLA an easy and more efficient way of signing the Learning Agreement.
If you have your own electronic system for Learning Agreements, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to connect your system to this tool.