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Stays Abroad in Erasmus+ Partner Countries

Erasmus+ International Mobility

Within the Erasmus+ program (KA131 international), TU Dortmund University students and staff can receive Erasmus+ funding under certain conditions to all Erasmus+ partner countries in the world (world regions 1-14).

The so-called "International Mobility" or "KA131 international" in the Erasmus+ program for the first time gives TU Dortmund University the possibility to award individual scholarships to students and teachers if they carry out a mobility abroad in partner countries.

Initially, these individual grants can only be awarded if students and teaching staff go abroad via Erasmus+ Inter-Institutional Agreements (IIA) with Great Britain or via corresponding department-wide cooperations for which an application has been submitted to the International Office in advance.

All information about this new possibility is summarized under the following points.

The exchange with the 33 Erasmus+ program countries is known throughout the university and has been very successful for over 35 years.

The opening of the Erasmus+ program to other countries, so-called partner countries, is only known from the Erasmus+ funding line KA107/KA171.

The funding of outgoing students and teaching staff in partner countries is now also possible under certain conditions in KA131 of the Erasmus+ program. This means that the university can apply for up to 20% of the funds for this "International Mobility" on a pro-rata basis with the annual application.

Partner countries are divided by region (1-14) and listed on the  DAAD page.

In principle, the following can be funded in this program line

  • Students of TU Dortmund University can be funded if they have been selected for a study period abroad through an existing Erasmus+ cooperation of their department with the UK ;
  • Students of TU Dortmund University are eligible for funding if they apply for an internship in the UK to Laura Hope in the International Office;
  • Teaching staff of TU Dortmund University are eligible for funding if they have been selected for a teaching mobility through an existing Erasmus+ cooperation of their department with the UK ;
  • Erasmus+ departmental coordinators together with the contact persons for department-wide agreements can submit an application to the International Office for the mobility of outgoing students and teaching staff to other partner countries.
    • Applicants can thus apply for an Erasmus+ mobility grant for TU Dortmund University students and lecturers who want to go abroad through their department-wide agreement, which can then be awarded by the department in a transparent selection process according to the application and within the framework of the Erasmus+ principles and guidelines.
    • An Erasmus+ Inter-Institutional Agreement must be concluded with the host university as soon as possible after acceptance, if it is not already in place.
    • The disbursement of funds is carried out by the International Office.

Generally funding is always dependent on the grant amount that TU Dortmund University receives for all mobilities within the framework of KA131. The grant amount is usually announced in June/July of the year.

Here you can find an overview of the maximum grant amounts. The actual mobility grant will be calculated by the International Office before the mobility and communicated to the Erasmus+ outgoings.

Mobilities to Great Britain

Student mobility for study and internship abroad (from spring 2023)

Mobility direction: Outgoing students to Great Britain (partner country of region 14)

Monthly funding amount: 600 EUR / month

Possible top ups

  • for participants with fewer opportunities*: 250 EUR / month
  • for students with a disability with a GdB of 20 or more (up to 15.000 EUR per semester) - real cost application
  • for internships: 150 EUR / month
  • for sustainable travel: 50 EUR one-time

* Students and graduates with a GdB 20 or higher disability or chronic illness

* Students and graduates traveling abroad with child/ren

 
Staff mobility for teaching, job shadowing, language course, etc. (from winter semester 2022/2023)

Mobility direction: Outgoing staff to Great Britain (partner country of region 14)

Funding amount (5-14 days): 180 EUR / day and travel costs according to the table (travel costs for outgoing and return journey).

Possible top ups

  • for sustainable travel: up to 4 additional days one-time

 

Mobilities to Other Partner Countries

Student mobility for study and internship abroad (starting winter semester 2023/2024)

Mobility direction: Outgoing students to partner countries except regions 13 and 14

Monthly funding amount: 700 EUR / month

Possible top ups

  • for participants with fewer opportunities*: 250 EUR / month
  • for students with a GdB of 20 or more and students with child(ren) (up to 15,000 EUR per semester) - real cost application
  • Students and graduates with fewer opportunities* from program in partner countries (except for regions 13 and 14 ): Travel costs according to the table (travel costs for round trip)
  • for sustainable travel

* Students and graduates with a disability of GdB 20 or more or with a chronic illness

* Students and graduates traveling with a child/children

* First-generation students (students from a non-academic home)

* Working students (exact conditions will be announced)

 

Staff mobility for teaching and learning purposes (from winter semester 2023/2024)

Mobility direction: Outgoing teaching staff in partner countries except region 13 and 14

Funding amount (5-14 days): 180 EUR / day and travel costs according to table (travel costs for outgoing and return journey)

Possible top ups

  • for sustainable travel: up to 4 additional days one-time

 

An overview of all funding rates in the Erasmus+ program generation 2021-2027 can be found on the website of the National Agency for Erasmus+ University Cooperation of the German Academic Exchange Service. It should be noted that TU Dortmund University itself can determine which mobilities it will fund, as these are dependent on the allocated Erasmus+ budget.

Great Britain

Information for Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinators

If there is already an Erasmus+ agreement with a university in the UK in place, the Erasmus+ Inter-Institutional Agreement may need to be extended. New partner universities in GB may also be added.

The corresponding Erasmus+ departmental coordinators can then allocate the places to students and teaching staff as before, so that the cooperations can simply be continued in the Erasmus+ Program (despite Brexit).

A separate application to the International Office is not necessary. Students and teaching staff thus apply for the Erasmus+ funds via the corresponding online form (students) and teachers contact Andrea Schöne.

Application deadline in the departments

 

Information for students

Students apply to their department for an Erasmus+ place (study) at a university in the UK through their Erasmus+ departmental coordinator. Then the Erasmus+ departmental coordinator nominates students at the host institution and participants register at the host university as usual. Students must then apply for the Erasmus+ funds through the appropriate online form at the International Office. So the procedure is the same as for all other Erasmus+ outgoings.

Deadlines

 

Information for staff

As TU Dortmund University will now continue to support the UK in this new framework of KA131, everything remains as known in Erasmus+ Teaching Staff Mobility and Erasmus+ Staff Mobility.

Department-wide agreements with universities in a partner country

Information for Erasmus+ departmental coordinators and those responsible for department-wide agreements.

If there are already department-wide agreements with universities in partner countries (see "What are the partner countries?"), which have had active exchange for at least 3 academic years, the persons responsible for this departmental cooperation together with the Erasmus+ departmental coordinator can submit an application to the International Office (see "Application form").

In case of approval, you must quickly arrange for an Erasmus+ Inter-Institutional Agreements (IIA)  to be signed. The Erasmus+ departmental coordinators know the procedure and will then consult with Hella Koschinski.

The corresponding Erasmus+ departmental coordinators or the persons responsible for department-wide cooperation can then allocate the places to students and teaching staff as usual. The procedure must of course be transparent for students and teaching staff on the relevant website of the department.

It is important that the mobilities are carried out within the framework of the Erasmus+ principles (e.g. tuition fee waiver at the partner university; recognition of credits earned abroad; minimum length of stay, etc.).

Online application form & deadline

Students and teaching staff then apply for Erasmus+ funds via the appropriate online form (students) and teaching staff contact Andrea Schöne.

 

Information for students

Students apply for an Erasmus+ space (study) on the basis of the department-wide cooperation in their department via their Erasmus+ departmental coordinator or the person responsible for this very department-wide cooperation. Afterwards, the Erasmus+ departmental coordinator/person responsible for this department-wide cooperation nominates the students at the host institution. Students then have to apply for the Erasmus+ funds via the corresponding online form at the International Office. So for students everything works just as for all other Erasmus+ Outgoings (to program countries).

Deadlines

 

Information for staff

Check the Erasmus+ Teaching Staff Mobility website for the basic procedure of an Erasmus+ Teaching Staff Mobility. Your department must have submitted an application to the International Office for the relevant departmant-wide cooperation in order to be approved for Erasmus+ funds for a teaching staff mobility to a university in a partner country.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

 

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

 

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

 

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

 

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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