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Erasmus+

The European Union's university programme for cross-border mobility.

What is Erasmus+?

The Erasmus+ programme is a European Union support programme. Through the Erasmus+ programme, the main focus is on education, vocational training, sports and youth. This education programme for lifelong learning has existed for 30 years already and promotes the mobility of students, young adults and lecturers within the 33 EU countries.

What goals does Erasmus+ pursue?

Erasmus wants to:

  • Strengthen the international competences, personal development and employability of students
  • Promote the modernisation, internationalisation and qualitative improvement of higher education in Europe
  • Increase the attractiveness of the EU as a place to study and research
  • Contribute to the sustainable development of higher education in third countries

Who is supported?

Erasmus consists of three key actions:

  1. Mobility of individuals
    The European Union promotes the academic mobility of students (study abroad and internships abroad) at all stages. The mobility of university staff (teaching, further education and training) is also extensively supported.
  2. Partnerships with organisations, institutions and initiatives
    An important component in the internationalisation of universities is the development and implementation of joint strategic partnerships and cooperation projects. Erasmus+ offers various instruments and programme lines to support partnerships and cooperation projects.
  3. Policy support
    This key action is essentially managed by the Commission itself and is used, inter alia, to support the Bologna process, to initiate inter-educational cooperation and policy dialogue with third countries.

Erasmus provides...

  • 3 to 12-month study stays at an Erasmus+ partner university of the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences within one academic year
  • Exemption from tuition fees at the host university
  • Support in the professional and organisational preparation of the study abroad stay by the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences as well as support by the host university regarding accommodation, pre-semester information, social programme
  • Inexpensive language courses before the start of your studies and/or parallel to your studies
  • A mobility grant (between 330 and 450 euros, depending on the destination country) to partially cover additional costs caused by the stay abroad
  • Academic recognition of study achievements abroad
  • Special funds for students with disabilities and single parents with children abroad

1 support programme = 6 mobilities