Erasmus+ Study Abroad
The Erasmus+ program is a European Union success story and has been promoting the exchange of students and staff within Europe for more than 30 years. It is the largest mobility program at TU Dortmund University. The exchange of students is based on Erasmus+ contracts, which the respective department has set up with partners at foreign universities. Students can therefore use their departmental cooperations to study for one or two semesters abroad.
"Im Ausland studieren mit Erasmus+ #kurzerklärt" (video by the DAAD, in German)
TU Dortmund University students can apply if...
- they want to study abroad in one of the participating program countries,
- they are regularly/fully enrolled at TU Dortmund University,
- they have completed the first year of their studies (Bachelor's degree) or they are in the Master's degree program (from the first semester),
- the department and the host university have set up an Erasmus cooperation agreement.
- financial grants for their study abroad depending on the destination (Erasmus mobility grant),
- academic recognition of courses studied abroad,
- an exemption from tuition, registration, examination, laboratory and library fees at the host university,
- support in the preparation and implementation of the study abroad (cultural, linguistic, organizational),
- an Erasmus-sponsored online language course through a predefined supplier (if applicable),
- additional funding for a study abroad with a child/children,
- additional funding for students with disabilities of 20 or more and/or chronic illness,
- additional funding for first-time academics (students with non-acadamics bacground),
- additional funding for working students,
- additional funding for sustainable travel (from summer semester 2022)
27 Member States of the European Union (EU)
Belgium | Bulgaria | Denmark | Germany | Estonia | Finland | France | Greece | Ireland | Italy | Croatia | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Malta | Netherlands | Austria | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Sweden | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Czech Republic | Hungary | Cyprus
6 Countries outside the EU
Iceland | Liechtenstein | Northern Macedonia | Norway | Serbia | Turkey
Even though the UK will no longer participate in the new Erasmus+ program generation (2021-2027), mobilities in the academic year 2021/2022 and possibly 2022/2023 can still be funded from the Erasmus+ program generation (2014-2020) funds!
After that, TU Dortmund University will classify the UK as an Erasmus+ partner country and will therefore probably be able to continue funding mobilities to the UK via another funding line in the Erasmus+ program.
Although Switzerland is no longer participating in the Erasmus+ program since the winter semester 2014/2015, bilateral exchanges are still possible and may be funded by the Swiss side.
- The length of your stay depends on the months agreed upon in the cooperation contract between your department and the host university.
- An Erasmus+ study visit can last between 60 days and 12 months.
- The mobility must take place within one academic year (e.g. winter semester 2023/2024 and/or summer semester 2024)
- Start of mobility: first day of courses/orientation event
- End of mobility: last day of courses/examination
- An extension of the mobility from one academic year to the next academic year is not possible . This means for the next academic year a new application procedure has to be carried out again and the online acceptance declaration has to be filled in and submitted by the end of May!
- In total, students can receive funding for up to 36 months for studies and/or internships
- up to 12 months in Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral programs
- the grant can be split and used several times within a study cycle (e.g. twice for six months)
- Erasmus+ also allows a combination of studies and internships
The monthly Erasmus+ funding is limited to either 3, 4, or 8 months or a monthly funding may be available. This cannot be stated precisely at the moment. The amount of funding is based on the country groups and was determined by the DAAD for the academic year 2023/2024 as follows:
Country group 1: 600 EUR / month (or limited to 3, 4 or 8 months)
Denmark | Finland | Ireland | Iceland | Liechtenstein | Luxembourg | Norway | Sweden | (United Kingdom is still funded from last Calls funding)
Country group 2: 540 EUR / month (or limited to 3, 4 or 8 months)
Belgium | France | Greece | Italy | Malta | Netherlands | Austria | Portugal | Spain | Cyprus
Country group 3: 490 EUR / month (or limited to 3, 4 or 8 months)
Bulgaria | Estonia | Croatia | Latvia | Lithuania | Poland | Romania | Slovakia | Slovenia | Macedonia (FYROM) | Serbia | Czech Republic | Turkey | Hungary
- Students with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses or students who would like to study abroad with their child/children have the opportunity to receive additoinal funding. You can find all the information you need at Inclusion Abroad!
- From January 2022, students who travel more environmentally friendly (travel by bus, train or carpool) will receive an additional one-off grant of EUR 50 . For more information on this topic, please visit Sustainable Travel!
- Mobilities Starting 8/2022: Social Top Ups for Students with Fewer Opportunities
The Erasmus+ program aims to “promote equal opportunities and equal access, inclusion, diversity and fairness in all program actions. At the heart of these goals are the organizations and people with fewer opportunities themselves."
At the beginning of the new academic year (August 2022 and later), first-time academics (students from non-academic parents) and working students can receive an additional "Social Top Up" of 250 EUR/month. Precise criteria for funding are being developed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and will be published here as they become available.