Erasmus+ Student ExchangeCopyright: Nadine Hermanns
Studying for a Europe Without Borders
Erasmus +, which stands for "European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students," was introduced with the aim of increasing academic mobility and thus to make it possible for as many students as possible to complete at least part of their studies abroad in a European country and learn another language. The resulting goal is that university graduates will be qualified for a job in a Europe without borders.
Advantages of an Erasmus+ Study Stay
- Academic recognition of qualifications obtained abroad
- Tuition fees waived at the host university
- Funding for additional costs that arise due to being abroad
- Assistance with preparations (language, organizational)
- Special stipends for students with disabilities and students with children
Recognition of Qualifications Obtained Abroad
It is one of the central principles of the Erasmus+ student exchange scheme that any qualification obtained at your host university is fully recognised by your home university. The EU commission demands that qualifications are fully recognised (and, if necessary, converted) according to the ECTS credit transfer guidelines. Further, it demands that participants in the scheme must obtain 30 credits per semester at their host institution. The responsible body for all issues concerning the recognition of your period of study abroad is your faculty or faculty division.
This project was financed with the support of the European Commission. All responsibility for the content of this publication/announcement remains solely with the author; the Commission is not responsible for the further use of information contained in this text.
Additional information and advising about the Erasmus+ mobility measures are available from the German Academic Exchange Service.
German Academic Exchange Service
Nationale Agentur für EU-Hochschulzusammenarbeit
Phone: 0800 201 4020
Fax: +49 228 882 555
A stay abroad with ERASMUS+ is a very simple and straightforward way to gain new experiences. It will never be this simple again to go abroad; and you should not let this opportunity slip during your time at university.