Erasmus Plus – Keeping Europe Mobile
The Erasmus+ programme provides an excellent opportunity for students to spend time studying in another European country – an experience that is interesting and valuable on many different levels.
The Benefits of an Erasmus+ Placement
The programme offers a broad range of benefits, the most important being:
- Multiple funding opportunities (12 months of funding within each cycle [BA/MA/PhD] or 24 months for integrated single-tier (‘one-cycle’) degree courses)
- Exemption from tuition and study-related fees at the receiving institution
- Monthly grant (approx. 330–450 EUR during an Erasmus+ study period)
- Assistance with administrative procedures from the home (sending) and host (receiving) institutions
- Recognition of academic credits earned at the host institution is set out in the student’s Learning Agreement.
- Special needs support (fixed-rate supplement) for students with accompanying children (only for students on an Erasmus+ study exchange) and for students with a disability.
- Students’ rights and obligations are set out in theErasmus+ Student Charter
Erasmus+ Exchange Placements
You can only take up a study exchange place at an Erasmus+ partner institution that has a cooperative agreement with your department. The countries taking part in the Erasmus+ programme are the 28 member states of the EU, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, and North Macedonia.
The referendum decision of Swiss voters to restrict immigration resulted in the exclusion of Switzerland from the Erasmus+ programme. The Swiss Federal Council subsequently introduced a national scholarship programme, the Swiss European Mobility Programme (SEMP). What does this mean for you?
You can still go to Switzerland on the basis of our existing contracts with Switzerland and can still undertake a work placement or internship in Switzerland. You can apply in the normal way as part of the regular Erasmus application process for your department, or you can apply directly to the institution or organization where you want to secure a work placement or internship. Applications for SEMP scholarships must be submitted separately in Switzerland. Further information on this topic is available from the Swiss partner university or the institution or organization hosting your work placement or internship.
We will only be able to provide further information on Erasmus+ funding for periods of stay in the United Kingdom after the end of January 2020. Please refer to the Information about BREXIT[de] published by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
To search for exchange placements within the existing academic exchange agreements, take a look in our exchange programme database[de]. The database also contains first-hand reports from students and information on:
- Application and language requirements
- Lecture timetables
- Accommodation and support services
- Number of exchange places (2/10 = 2 places for a total of 10 months, i.e. 2 places for max. 5 months each)
The monthly funding rate depends on the host (receiving) country and is a grant to cover additional costs incurred when undertaking a placement abroad. The countries are split into three categories.
Mobility Grants 2019/2020
|Group 1 (high cost of living) 450 EUR/30 days||Group 2 (medium cost of living) 390 EUR/30 days||Group 3 (low cost of living) 330 EUR/30 days|
|Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom||Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain||Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey|
Depending on the allocation of financial resources from the EU Commission and from DAAD, the International Office reserves the right to restrict the funding period. The maximum funding period is 4 months (one semester) or 8 months (2 semesters).
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1115
Contact details for all of our Erasmus+ subject coordinators can be found here. They are responsible for signing your Learning Agreement and for any subject-related issues concerning your period of study abroad.