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Erasmus Study Abroad - Outgoing

“Whoever moves, moves Europe!”

The Erasmus+ programme is a success story of the European Union (EU) and has been promoting the exchange of students within Europe for more than 35 years. Students enrolled at the University of Münster have the opportunity to study at one of the numerous partner universities for one or more semesters. The student exchange is based on inter-institutional agreements at the departmental level between universities within the network of Erasmus+ programme countries.

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  • Who can apply, how often and for how long?

    • Students who are enrolled in a Bachelor's/Master's/doctorate or single-cycle degree programme (e.g. state examination) at the University of Münster, as well as seeking a degree at the University of Münster.
    • Multiple participation possible: 12 months of mobility (study and/or internship) are available for each study cycle. This corresponds to 2 x 12 months (BA - MA) or 1 x 24 months (comprehensive degree programmes) plus 12 months (PhD) = a total of max. 36 months (study and/or internship)
    • Minimum stay is 60 days
  • What are the advantages?

    • Stay at an Erasmus+ partner university

    • Financial support through Erasmus+ mobility grant
    • free of tuition fees at the host university
    • Special funding to cover additional expenses or needs
    • Academic recognition of courses and studies completed abroad
    • Support for the preparation and realization of the Erasmus+ study abroad by the University of Münster
  • Which countries are participating in the programme (KA131)?

    • 27 EU member states:
      Belgium | Bulgaria | Denmark | Germany | Estonia | Finland | France | Greece | Ireland | Italy | Croatia | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Malta | Netherlands | Austria | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Sweden | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Czech Republic | Hungary | Cyprus
    • 6 programme countries outside the EU:
      Iceland | Liechtenstein | North Macedonia | Norway | Serbia | Türkiye
    • Erasmus with partner countries (KA107) Further information

General information

  • Mobility grants

    Erasmus mobility grants are divided into three country groups, adjusted with respect to the cost of living in the host country.
    More information on country groups and mobility funding rates

  • Special grants

    The European higher education programme Erasmus+ has declared inclusion and diversity as one of the most important objectives for the programme generation from 2021 to 2027. To this end, Erasmus+ has embraced an all-encompassing definition of inclusion. Its goal is to facilitate access to Erasmus+ for those who would have been prevented from participating due to various obstacles.

    The programme now offers so-called “special grants” to selected target groups to cover additional expenses or necessary assistance. Depending on the target group, applicants can apply for different special grants. Depending on the target group (1-5), different special grants can be applied for:

    1. students with a degree of disability (GdB) of 20 or more or with a proven disability, due to which there is an additional financial need.
    2. students with a physical or mental chronic illness, due to which there is an additional financial need.
    3. students who are accompanied by one or more children for the entire stay abroad
    4. students from non-academic families (i.e. both parents or caregivers)
    5. employed students

    Top-up „fewer opportunities“:
    People in target groups 1-5 can apply for special funding of € 250 per month.

    Real cost application:
    Individuals in target groups 1-3 can apply for a grant of up to € 15.000 per semester and up to € 30.000 per year to cover additional costs incurred abroad.

    Real cost application – preparatory trip:
    For people in target groups 1-3, it is possible to submit an individual application for a grant of up to € 15.000 per mobility to cover the additional costs of a preparatory trip. When submitting the application, the costs of an accompanying person for the trip can be included.

    A combination of real cost application and top-up „fewer opportunities“ (target group 1-5) is possible if: A) there are different characteristics for the receipt of top-up and the receipt of real costs (e.g. top-up for employed students and additional financial needs abroad for students with a disability). B) if only one characteristic is present, it can be ruled out that the same costs are covered by a top-up or real cost application.

    Further Infos

    Additional travel days

    Under certain conditions, additional travel days to the regular Erasmus stay can be funded. The daily rates of the respective country group apply to the travel days (plus possible top-up "fewer opportunities"). After successful online registration for the Erasmus grant, students are given the opportunity to apply for additional travel days (outward and return journey) if they fulfil the following criteria.

    Green travel: Students travel at least 50% of the distance (outward and return journey) to/from the location of the host university with low emissions, e.g. by train, bus, carpool, bicycle or other sustainable means of transport.

    Longer than average journey: Students have a one-way journey of more than 2500 km. The Distance Calculator is used to determine the distance.

  • Programme information

    Detailed information on the Erasmus+ programme

    Erasmus Student Charter
    ECHE (Nr. 101012288)
    European Policy Statement

    Liability clause
    Erasmus+ projects are financed with the support of the European Commission. As the author, the European Commission assumes sole responsibility for the content of these publications, but not for the further use of any data contained therein.

    Further information
    For more details about Erasmus+ mobility funding measures, please visit the website of the DAAD or contact:
    Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service – DAAD)
    National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation
    Kennedyallee 50
    53115 Bonn

    Tel: +49 228 882-8877
    Fax: +49 228 882-555

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Erasmus application process

Where do I want to go and what requirements do I need to fulfil? Here you will find information about the preparations for applying for an Erasmus study visit.

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After acceptance: Important to-dos for Erasmus funding

Please note the following steps, instructions and documents and observe the deadlines for the payment of the scholarship.

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Semester abroad with Erasmus+ captured on video

A time full of new experiences and great impressions - in these two videos you can see how wonderful a semester abroad can be!
  • A semester abroad in Cádiz, Spain.

  • A semester abroad in Paris, France.

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