Going Abroad with Erasmus+

About Erasmus+

Enriching lives. Opening minds. Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the European Union's program to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. The program offers higher education funding for the following purposes:

  • Study abroad (SMS)
  • Internships/traineeships (SMP)
  • Teaching (STA)
  • Further education and training (STT)
  • Strategic partnerships between educational institutions from participating countries
  • Alliances of knowledge between institutions in the work and education sectors
  • Guaranteed loans for master students to finance their studies abroad (in some EU countries)

Erasmus+ has a budget of more than €26 billion for the period 2021-2027. The program focuses on social inclusion, the green and digital transformation, and promoting young people's participation in democratic life. On June 15, 2022, the European education program celebrated its 35th anniversary. It has since supported international stays for an estimated more than 12 million people - including nearly 1 million Germans in higher education. Promoting language competence and language acquisition is one of the core objectives of the European Union's education program. During their stay abroad, Erasmus+ enables grant recipients to acquire and deepen their workplace languages and/or national languages through free language offers via the EU Academy platform. You can learn more about Erasmus+ on the website of the European Commission.

The Erasmus+ program is divided into program countries and partner countries. Within the framework of Key Action 1, Europa-Universität Flensburg currently maintains cooperation partnerships with numerous program countries as well as five partner countries.

Program countries and EU member states:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

Other program countries:
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey

Erasmus+ aims to promote exchange and academic cooperation among all countries worldwide. You can find an overview of Erasmus+ partner countries for Erasmus+ on the DAAD website (in German).

The following partner universities in Palestine are eligible for Erasmus+ program funding:

  1. Hebron University
  2. An-Najah National University
  3. Arab American University

The following mobility activities can be funded within the framework of the cooperation partnership with Palestine:

  • SMS
  • STA
  • STT

SMS funding amounts

Financial support amounts for Erasmus+ stays in partner countries are set by the European Commission at the European level:

Sending country     Receiving country Amount
Germany     State of Palestine 700 euros per month

ST funding amounts

Unit costs list below for the stay and travel correspond to maximum funding rates. The exact funding amount will be determined after the student has returned, based on the travel expense statement and in accordance with the BRKG.

Sending country     Receiving country Amount  
Germany     State of Palestine 180 euros per day  
State of Palestine     Germany 160 euros per day  

Travel allowance

A one-time payment of 530 € will be issued.

The following partner universities in Ghana are eligible for Erasmus+ program funding:

  1. University of Education, Winneba

The following mobility activities can be funded within the framework of the cooperation partnership with Ghana:

  • STA
  • STT

ST funding amounts

Unit costs list below for the stay and travel correspond to maximum funding rates. The exact funding amount will be determined after the student has returned, based on the travel expense statement and in accordance with the BRKG.

Sending country     Receiving country Amount  
Germany     Ghana 180 euros per day  
Ghana     Germany 160 euros per day  

Travel allowance

A one-time payment of 820 € will be issued.

The following partner universities in Albania are eligible for Erasmus+ program funding:

  1. Epoka University

The following mobility activities can be funded within the framework of the cooperation partnership with Albania:

  • SMS
  • STA
  • STT

SMS funding amounts

Financial support amounts for Erasmus+ stays in partner countries are set by the European Commission at the European level:

Sending country     Receiving country Amount
Germany     Albania 700 euros per month
Albania     Germany 850 euros per month

ST funding amounts

Unit costs list below for the stay and travel correspond to maximum funding rates. The exact funding amount will be determined after the student has returned, based on the travel expense statement and in accordance with the BRKG.

Sending country     Receiving country Amount  
Germany     Albania 180 euros per day  
Albania     Germany 160 euros per day  

Travel allowance

A one-time payment of 275 € will be issued.

The following partner universities in Israel are eligible for Erasmus+ program funding:

  1. Ben Gurion University of Negev
  2. Gordon College Haifa

The following mobility activities can be funded within the framework of the cooperation partnership with Israel:

  • SMS
  • STA
  • STT

SMS funding amounts

Financial support amounts for Erasmus+ stays in partner countries are set by the European Commission at the European level:

Sending country     Receiving country Amount
Germany     Israel 700 euros per month
Israel     Germany 850 euros per month

ST funding amounts

Unit costs list below for the stay and travel correspond to maximum funding rates. The exact funding amount will be determined after the student has returned, based on the travel expense statement and in accordance with the BRKG.

Sending country     Receiving country Amount  
Germany     Israel 180 euros per day  
Israel     Germany 160 euros per day  

Travel allowance

A one-time payment of 530 € will be issued.

The following partner universities in South Africa are eligible for Erasmus+ program funding:

  1. University of the Western Cape (UWC), Kapstadt

More information on financial support for Erasmus+ stays at UWC will follow.

Erasmus+ at EUF: Documents and practical information

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For further information and advice on Erasmus+ mobility actions, please contact:

Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst
Nationale Agentur für EU-Hochschulzusammenarbeit
Kennedyallee 50
53115 Bonn
Tel.: +49(0)228/882-8877
Fax: +49(0)228/882-555
E-Mail: erasmus@daad.de
Homepage: www.eu.daad.de
twitter.com/Erasmus_DAAD
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For students

Coronavirus and Erasmus+: Frequently asked questions from sponsored students

Information about "Coronavirus and Erasmus+" can be found on the DAAD website (in German). If you have any further specific questions about your semester abroad, please feel free to contact outgoing@uni-flensburg.de.

Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Studies (SMS)

Students can use Erasmus+ to study at a European higher education institution in another participating country after completing their first year of study, in order to expand their social and cultural skills and improve their career prospects there. They learn about the academic system of a foreign university as well as its teaching and learning methods.

Stays can be funded in all program countries, provided that the stay is with an Erasmus+ partner university of EUF with which an Erasmus cooperation agreement exists.

Students should apply for a semester abroad through the International Center. A separate application for Erasmus+ funding is not required.

  • Students can study abroad at an EUF partner university within the framework of the Erasmus program, as long as an Erasmus cooperation partnership exists between that university and EUF.
  • The study abroad period can be for one or two semesters; the minimum duration is two months. It is possible to receive funding several times - up to 12 months in each study period.
  • The application procedure at the host university is simplified and there are no tuition fees.
  • Home and host universities assist with the application process and help organize the student's stay.
  • The host university usually helps find housing and offers Erasmus students a cultural and - in some cases - preparatory language course program.
  • The student and two universities sign a Learning Agreement to facilitate the recognition (transfer of credits) of courses taken at the partner university. This agreement lists the courses taken and credit points (ECTS points). Under "Responsible Person at Sending Institution," you'll need to get the signature of the person in your degree program who is responsible for the recognition of coursework taken abroad. 
  • Extensions of study abroad must be requested by November 10, 2022.
  • Upon your return to EUF, you will receive a transcript of records certifying the courses taken and credits earned.
  • Financial support is subject to relocation to the destination country.
  • Erasmus+ grant (scholarship) amounts depend on the destination region. Starting in Fall Semester 2023/24, monthly amounts are as follows:
    • Group 1 - €600 : Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden and partner country Great Britain
    • Group 2 - €540: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain
    • Group 3 - €490 : Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Northern Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey.
    • Other partner countries - see individual partner countries.
    • Please note: Erasmus+ funding rates have recently increased. The funding amounts listed above apply starting on Fall Semester 2023/24.
  • Participants with fewer opportunities can receive special "top-up" funding in the amount of €250 per month. These include participants with disabilities (GdB of 20 or more), participants with a chronic illness (with additional financial needs abroad) and participants with children (who take their child/children with them during the entire stay abroad). Starting in Fall Semester 2023/24, this group also includes first-generation academics (students from a non-academic backgrounds) and working students (€450-€850 monthly income 6 months before application and start of mobility; no self-employed activities; employment must not be continued abroad).
  • Students with disabilities, chronic illness or children can independently apply through the university for reimbursement of the additional costs that were actually accrued (up to €15,000 per semester) instead of the top-up funding mentioned above. For further information, please visit the DAAD website (in German). You're also welcome to contact us directly!
  • Students who decide to travel in an environmentally friendly way can choose the "Green Travel" option. In this case, they will receive a one-time "top up" grant of €50 in addition to their individual financial aid, plus up to 4 days of additional funding for the extra time needed for the round trip, if applicable. "Green Travel" means travel in which travel mainly uses a low-emission means of transport (such as a bus, train, or carpooling).

Student Internships Abroad (SMP)

Students can use Erasmus+ to complete internships or traineeships in companies and organizations in other European countries (EU institutions or institutions administering EU programs and diplomatic missions of the students' countries of origin are excluded). As soon as a commitment for an internship has been received, interested students can apply for financial support.

Erasmus+ Graduate Internship - Start anew after graduation!

The Erasmus+ program can fund graduate internships that are completed within the first 18 months of graduation or between a bachelor's and master's degree. It is important that you receive approval ("Bewilligung") for the internship before the end of the studies (i.e. before you formally withdraw or exmatriculate). Therefore, it is recommended to start planning already during your final year of study.

All forms and the application procedure are congruent with the Erasmus+ internship for enrolled students.

Students can receive financial support from Erasmus+ for a compulsory internship, or for a voluntary internship lasting between 2 and 12 months (minimum 60 days).

The Erasmus+ program also offers students the following benefits:

  • Recognition of foreign coursework
  • Support during internships (interns have one contact person at the home university, and one at the internship institution)
  • Help preparing for the stay abroad, including preparatory Erasmus+ intensive language training in so-called less commonly spoken languages
  • EU internship contract between the university, the company and the student
  • Financial support is subject to relocation to the destination country.
  • The amount of the Erasmus grant (scholarship) depends on your destination region. Current monthly amounts are as follows:
  • Group 1 - €600: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden
  • Group 2 - €540: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
  • Group 3 - €480 : Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, FYR Macedonia, Turkey
  • Currently, financial support for internships abroad is granted for 60, 90 or 120 days. This means that the period funded may be shorter than your actual period of stay. Internships that are compulsory and/or unpaid are funded with priority. The exact amount of funding will be stated in the grant approval notification.
  • Paid internships with a remuneration of more than €400 will not be funded.
  • Participants with fewer opportunities can receive special "top-up" funding in the amount of €250 per month. These include participants with disabilities (GdB of 20 or more), participants with a chronic illness (with additional financial needs abroad) and participants with children (who take their child/children with them during the entire stay abroad).
  • For students with disabilities, chronic illness or child(ren), an independent application for reimbursement of the actual additional costs (up to €15,000 per semester) can be submitted instead of the above-mentioned "top-up" by the university. For further information, please visit the DAAD website (in German). You're also welcome to contact us directly!
  • Students and graduates who decide to travel in an environmentally friendly way can choose the "Green Travel" option. In this case, they will receive a one-time "top-up" grant of €50 in addition to the individual financial aid, and up to 4 days of additional individual  financial aid for the extra time needed for the round trip, if applicable. "Green Travel" is defined as travel that uses low-emission means of transport (such as bus, train or carpooling) for the majority of the trip.

To ensure a timely notification after funding has been approved, the International Center must receive your complete application at least two months before the start of the internship.
Applications are always reviewed at the start of each month.

Required application documents:

  • The fully completed and signed Learning Agreement for Traineeships. Note: under "Responsible Person at Sending Institution" you'll need to obtain the signature of the person in your degree program who is responsible for the recognition of foreign coursework. If you're creating the Learning Agreement in connection with your student teaching internship semester (Educational Science students) or for a voluntary internship (without ECTS recognition), please upload it to the application portal only with your signature and the relevant signature from the internship school or employer. In this case, the International Center will obtain for you the signature for the "Sending Institution."
  • Current transcript of records
  • Letter of motivation (in German or English)
  • Certificate(s) of university enrollment for the entire internship period (graduate internships: current certificate of university enrollment)
  • You can also submit proof of your health, liability and accident insurance abroad, if you have them already.

Please apply via the online application portal.

Application portal for Erasmus+ Internships

Your contact person:

Phone
+49 461 805 2021
E-mail
merle.struve-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de
Building
Gebäude Helsinki
Room
HEL 036
Street
Auf dem Campus 1a
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg
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For doctoral students

Doctoral Student Mobility (SMS, SMP, STA, STT)

Going Abroad as a Doctoral Student (SMS, SMP, STA, STT)

Doctoral students who wish to go abroad, either to study (SMS) or do an internship (SMP), can receive student mobility funding for doing so. The travel can be undertaken as a long-term (2-12 months of physical residence) or short-term (5-30 days of physical residence) mobility option. Doctoral students may also combine any mobility plan with a virtual component.

Doctoral students who are in an employment relationship with Europa-Universität Flensburg can also go abroad in order to teach (STA) or for continuing education and training (STT) purposes. The duration of such a mobility is 2 to 60 days in program countries (5-60 days in partner countries) in the form of a physical mobility; a virtual component is optional.

Your contact person:

Phone
+49 461 805 2021
E-mail
merle.struve-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de
Building
Gebäude Helsinki
Room
HEL 036
Street
Auf dem Campus 1a
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg
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For staff

Mobility for further education and training purposes (STT)

To promote internationalization, Erasmus+ enables further education and training measures for higher education staff in program countries. For STT purposes, staff members of any German higher education institution with an ECHE (Erasmus Charter for Higher Education) may be promoted to a host higher education institution with ECHE or to any other institution established in another program country that is active in the labor market or in the fields of education, training or youth.

For more information, please visit staffmobility.eu.

The program can support university personnel from all fields, such as:

  • General & technical administration
  • Library
  • Departments
  • Faculties
  • Finance
  • International Office
  • Public Relations
  • Student Advisory Service
  • Technology & Transfer
  • Continuing Education

...
Re-funding is possible - but priority is given to first-time applicants!

Continuing education formats may include:

  • Participation in Staff Weeks
  • Hospitation (observership)
  • Job shadowing
  • Study visits
  • Participation in workshops and seminars
  • Participation in language courses


The stays abroad last a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 2 months.

  • Unit costs listed below correspond to maximum funding rates. The exact amount of funding will be determined after the staff person's return to Germany, based on the travel expense statement, in accordance with the BRKG.
  • Unit costs for the outbound and return journeys vary, depending on the distance (one way):
    • Up to 99 km: 23 €
    • 500-1,999 km: 275 €; environmentally friendly (green) travel: 320 €
    • 2,000-2,999 km: 360 €; environmentally friendly (green) travel: 410 €
    • 3,000-3.999 km: 530 €; environmentally friendly (green) travel: 610 €
    • 4,000-7.999 km: 820 €
    • 8,000 or more km: 1,500 €
    • The distance is determined using the Distance Calculator.
      Participants who use low-emission transportation means, such as buses, trains or carpools, for the majority of their trip will receive an increased travel allowance for environmentally friendly travel. Participants who take longer to travel due to the use of sustainable transportation may receive funding for up to 4 additional days in the context of individual support.
  • Unit per diem costs per day vary by destination country
    (up to 14th day of stay; 15th-60th day of stay = 70% of daily rate):
    • Group 1 - 180 euros: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden.
    • Group 2 - 160 euros: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain.
    • Group 3 - 140 euros: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Northern Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey 
    • Partner countries - see individual partner countries
  • The exact amount of funding depends on the current Erasmus+ budget. Currently, a maximum of 5 days of stay is funded.
  • The Erasmus+ program provides special funding for participants with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Please visit the DAAD website (German only) for more information. The university can apply on your behalf for reimbursement of the additional costs accrued (up to €15,000 per semester). Please do not hesitate to contact us!
  • Contact us!
  • Fill out the "Expression of Interest" (Interessensbekundung; in German) and submit it to us with the approval of your supervisor(s).
  • Once approved, you will receive a Mobility Agreement, Grant Agreement and Confirmation of Stay from the International Center.
  • Before your departure, please submit the Mobility Agreement and Grant Agreement to the International Center.
  • Also remember to submit an Application for Work-Related Travel as well as an A1 Certificate application!
  • Before your return, have the "Confirmation of Stay" signed and then submit it to the International Center.
  • After your stay abroad, you will receive a link to an online survey to be completed within 30 days of your return.

Your contact person:

Phone
+49 461 805 2021
E-mail
merle.struve-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de
Building
Gebäude Helsinki
Room
HEL 036
Street
Auf dem Campus 1a
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg
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For teaching professionals

Teaching mobility (STA)

Erasmus+ supports guest lectureships at European partner universities that have a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). Guest lecturers should strengthen the European dimension of the host university through their stay, complement its course offerings and imparting their expertise to students who cannot or do not wish to study abroad.

If possible, the development of joint study programs between the partner universities should play a role, as should the exchange of teaching content and methods.
Personnel from foreign companies and organizations can also be invited to German universities for teaching purposes.

It is also possible to combine teaching and further education during a stay abroad.

  • Professors and instructors with a contractual relationship to the university
  • Unendowed lecturers 
  • Freelance instructors (Lehrbeauftragte) with employment contracts
  • Emeritus professors and retired lecturers
  • Research associates (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterinnen) 
  • Foreign company personnel
  • Guest teaching stays with at least 8 teaching hours per stay or per week (or part thereof).
  • The duration of the stay is between 2 days and 2 months.
  • If teaching and further education are combined, the teaching load is reduced to 4 hours/week.
  • Unit costs listed below correspond to maximum funding rates. The exact amount of funding will be determined after the staff person's return to Germany, based on the travel expense statement, in accordance with the BRKG.
  • Unit costs for the journey varies, depending on the travel distance (one way):
    • Up to 99 km: 23 €
    • 100-499 km: 180 €; environmentally friendly (green) travel: 210 €
    • 500-1,999 km: 275 €; environmentally friendly (green) travel: 320 €
    • 2,000-2,999 km: 360 €; environmentally friendly (green) travel: 410 €
    • 3,000-3,999 km: 530 €; environmentally friendly (green) travel: 610 €
    • 4,000-7,999 km: 820 €
    • 8,000 or more km: 1,500 €
    • The distance is determined using the Distance Calculator.
    • Participants who use low-emission transportation means, such as buses, trains or carpools, for the majority of their trip will receive an increased travel allowance for environmentally friendly travel. Participants who take longer to travel due to the use of sustainable transportation may receive funding for up to 4 additional days in the context of individual support.
  • Unit per diem costs per day vary by destination country
    (up to 14th day of stay; 15th-60th day of stay = 70% of daily rate):
    • Group 1 - 180 euros: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden.
    • Group 2 - 160 euros: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain.
    • Group 3 - 140 euros: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Northern Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey 
    • Partner countries - see individual partner countries
  • The exact amount of funding depends on the current Erasmus+ budget. Currently, a maximum of 5 days of stay is funded.
  • The Erasmus+ program provides special funding for participants with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Please visit the DAAD website (German only) for more informatoin. The university can apply on your behalf for reimbursement of the additional costs accrued (up to €15,000 per semester). Please do not hesitate to contact us!
  • Contact us!
  • Fill out the "Expression of Interest" (Interessensbekundung; in German) and submit it to us with the approval of your supervisor(s).
  • Once approved, you will receive a Mobility Agreement, Grant Agreement and Confirmation of Stay from the International Center.
  • Before your departure, please submit the Mobility Agreement and Grant Agreement to the International Center.
  • Also remember to submit an Application for Work-Related Travel as well as an A1 Certificate application!
  • Before your return, have the "Confirmation of Stay" signed and then submit it to the International Center.
  • After your stay abroad, you will receive a link to an online survey to be completed within 30 days of your return.

Other mobility formats: Blended Intensive Programmes

Blended Intensive Programs (BIP) are designed to promote innovative learning and teaching methods and to take advantage of online collaboration opportunities. This option combines a short (5-30 days) group mobility involving a physical stay in the destination country for students and/or university staff, along with a virtual phase. The conceptual elaboration is carried out by at least 3 Erasmus+ partner HEIs from 3 program countries. A minimum of 15 learners must participate in a BIP; students receive at least 3 ECTS credits by participating.

If you are interested in organizing a BIP, please contact us.

Your contact person:

Phone
+49 461 805 2021
E-mail
merle.struve-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de
Building
Gebäude Helsinki
Room
HEL 036
Street
Auf dem Campus 1a
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg
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