Institute of Applied Geosciences

What is Erasmus+ ?

The EU-commission implemented ERASMUS+ in 2014 as as new educational framework for general academic and vocational training. ERASMUS+ continues with the success story of the ERASMUS-Programmes (EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) established in 1987 in Bruxelles.

The program aims to support cooperation of European universities and promote the exchange of students, lecturers and administrative staff within the 27 European countries.

In the last 40 years more than 4 mio. students stayed in another EU-member state.

Further information: What is Erasmus+

Erasmus+ during your studies

Students have the opportunity to study abroad with ERASMUS+. You are introduced to a different academic system at a foreign university and benefit from other teaching- and learning methods.

ERASMUS+ offers several advantages:

  • Support while planning your stay abroad
  • Welcome and support at the partner university
  • Exemption of study fees at the foreign university
  • Free online- language courses and / or subsidized intensive courses at the partner university
  • Acceptance of credits obtained abroad
  • Mobility grant of about € 300 per month
  • multiple stays /  funding

Bachelor students should apply for a stay abroad after completion of the 2. study year / 4. semester; Master students can apply from the 1. MSc semester onwards.

A one-year stay abroad is recommended (ie. 10 months from September/October toJune/July), since you then cover a full study scycle at the partner university. However, you may also stay for one semester, the mininum stay is 3 months.

Erasmus during your studies (in German)

Partner Universities

Information for AGW students

Our students may check the required documents for Erasmus+ -Application, the "Learning Agreement" as well as the acceptance of credits obtained abroad:

Information seminars

Monthly seminars provide a first insight into the options of studying abroad with ERASMUS+. After such seminaars you may ask any related question you may have. Link: Dates of information seminars.

For further information and questions you may also ask the ERASMUS+ coordinator Prof. Dr. Philipp Blum.