“ERASMUS+” – Programme
Study abroad in EU programme and partner countries
FAU students from all disciplines and faculties can participate in the Erasmus+ exchange programme. Each year, approximately 600 students go to one of the numerous partner universities on a scholarship covering the entire duration of their stay there. Are you interested in taking part? If yes, please read the following information carefully.
The Erasmus programme was set up by the European Commission in 1987 to promote the mobility of students and lecturers in Europe, and remains a great success. The programme was named after the philosopher, theologian and humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam (1465–1536), who relentlessly fought dogmatism in all areas of human life. It is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
The new EU Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport was launched on 1 January 2014 and is called ERASMUS+.
Advantages of Erasmus+
- Free participation in preparatory intercultural training at FAU, if applicable
- Easier Transfer of study credits
- Erasmus funding may be combined with other scholarships (exception: DAAD scholarships) if the external scholarship provider also permits this.
- Special assistance/service programme at most host universities (please note: accommodation is usually not provided but assistance is given when looking for accommodation)
- Free participation in online language courses within the EU’s OLS linguistic support programme (up to and including level B2, not available for all languages)
Insurance contributions are not covered!
Details of Erasmus+
There are various deadlines and different procedures/contact people for applying to the Erasmus programme at FAU! These vary according to the degree course. Each degree course (department) generally has one application deadline per year (usually between December and February) for the allocation of exchange places for the following winter and/or summer semester.
If you miss this deadline, you may be successful if you apply for one of the remaining places before August, although this is usually only for the summer semester of the next academic year. Remaining places are also often assigned without mobility grants; these are known as zero-grant places. Please ask your departmental coordinator at your partner university directly about the application deadline which is relevant for you!
The Erasmus programme is a European Union educational programme. The Erasmus exchange possibilities at FAU are currently based on around 500 bilateral, subject-specific exchange agreements with around 300 European higher education institutions in all EU and EEA member states (Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland), Turkey and Switzerland, as well as in selected partner countries. If you are interested in studying abroad in Europe for one or two semesters with the Erasmus programme, you will find all of the current exchange options for your department or subject in the list of partner universities.
The Central Office for International Affairs (RIA) is responsible for coordinating the Erasmus programme for all faculties at FAU and is happy to give you advice on any administrative issues. Subject coordinators in the individual departments and degree programmes support the Erasmus programme; the person responsible for each exchange place is specified in the list and will be happy to help you as your contact person with the application procedure and any questions related to your subject. RIA organises an information event about the Erasmus exchange programme each semester.
- Enrolment at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg with the aim of obtaining a degree (including doctoral degrees!) for the entire duration of the time spent studying abroad
- The first year of the degree course has been completed when starting the period of studying abroad (that means: participation from the 3rd university semester)
- Sufficient knowledge of the language of the country or the teaching language (please make use of the courses offered by the FAU Language Centre.)
- Internal requirements set by the faculty, if applicable (please ask the Erasmus subject coordinator)
- Studying abroad is only possible at partner universities with a bilateral Erasmus agreement in the applicant’s own subject. Applications from other subjects may be considered under certain circumstances (only in closely related disciplines; please contact the subject coordinator for the desired subject directly)
- Applicants can study at several partner universities
- The duration can vary between one semester/trimester (but a minimum of 3 months) and one academic year (but a maximum of 12 months per stay) depending on the degree programme and partner university.
- Starting from the academic year 2014/15, students can take part in the Erasmus programme more than once. For each stage of their studies (BA – MA – PhD), students have the option of a 12-month mobility period (study and/or internship). This corresponds to a maximum of 3 x 12 = 36 months. Students whose degree programmes are not divided into Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes (State Examinations, Diplom) can also make use of the new Erasmus+ conditions: 24 months of mobility (study and/or internship) are available to them up until they obtain their first degree.
- A stay usually takes place during the period between 1 June and 30 September of the following year (please note: a stay lasting one year is only possible in the winter and subsequent summer semester).
10 steps to Erasmus+
Students at the School of Business and Economics should please refer to the Office for International Relations in Nuremberg.
Submit your application to your Erasmus departmental coordinator. Application deadlines can vary greatly depending on the subject but are usually between December and February for the following winter and summer semester.
- Job title: Studierendenmobilität Europa (Beratung und Betreuung)
- Working group: Office of International Affairs
- Phone number: +49 9131 85-65163
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Job title: Finanzverwaltung und Sachbearbeitung
- Working group: Office of International Affairs
- Phone number: +49 9131 85-65174
- Email: email@example.com
The “Erasmus+” programme management at the FAU has been “certified for good practice in Erasmus in the area of programme management”.