Program Overview>

Key Action 1 - Individual Learning Mobility
Key Action 2 - Working together to promote innovation and exchange best practices
Key Action 3 - Supporting Policy Reforms

Erasmus + has a budget of around EUR 14.8 billion. EU funds will benefit more than four million people by 2020. The seven-year program aims to improve skills and employability and to advance the modernization of education and training systems and child and youth welfare. Information on Erasmus + can be found on the website of the European Commission.

By 2020, around two million students will benefit from Erasmus, including over a quarter million from Germany. This includes students in all study cycles up to and including the doctorate who want to complete a partial study or internship abroad. For the first time, students can receive funding for up to 12 months in the Bachelor, Master and Doctorate.

In order to increase the financial incentive for a stay abroad, the monthly mobility allowance for students is increased, especially for host countries with higher living costs. Internships abroad will also be possible after graduation. Finally, Erasmus offers students who want to complete an entire master's degree in Europe the opportunity to take out an interest-free loan. Erasmus Mundus' previous promotion of excellence, which supports the entire master's program of outstanding students in selected European master's programs with a joint degree, will continue under Erasmus.

Erasmus + also contributes to the further internationalization of universities by promoting short-term lectureships and further training stays for teaching and administrative staff. The universities can also invite corporate staff from abroad to study stays and can now also participate in multilateral strategic partnerships with other European partners (including those from the non-academic area) and develop innovative projects together (in the area of curriculum development or on cross-educational topics). For cooperation with business, Erasmus+ offers funding in the new knowledge alliances. Universities wishing to engage in capacity building in third countries can do so in the program's international university partnerships.

Funding for most mobility measures and strategic partnerships is provided by the National Agencies in the 33 program countries (28 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, FYR Macedonia, Norway, Turkey). In Germany, this task continues to be carried out by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The following mobility measures are funded under the umbrella of the EU Erasmus + education program:

  • Student Mobility for Studies (SMS)
  • Student Mobility for Placement (SMP)
  • Staff Mobility for Teaching (STA)
  • Staff Mobility for Training (STT)
 
Staff Mobility for Training (STT) Mobility for training and further education purposes>

Erasmus + enables further education and training measures for university staff in program countries to expand internationalization.

For further education and training purposes, university staff from a German university with ECHE may be funded to a receiving university with ECHE or another institution located in another program country that is active in the labor market or in the areas of general and vocational education or youth.

Staff Mobilities for Training (STT) within Europe lasts between two days and two months

University staff from all areas can be supported with STT. Examples:

  • General & technical administration
  • Library
  • Faculties
  • Accounting
  • International Office
  • Public relation
  • Student counseling
  • Technology & transfer
  • Further education

Training (examples)

  • Hospitations
  • Job shadowing
  • Study visits
  • Participation in workshops and seminars
  • Participation in language courses 

Advantages of an Erasmus + mobility

  • Stay on the basis of a coordinated program
  • Technical exchange and new perspectives
  • Strengthening your own skills
  • Expansion and deepening of network

 

 

 
Publication ECHE/EPS>

Any higher education institution wishing to participate and / or apply for the EU program for education, training, youth and sport 2014-2020 (hereinafter referred to as "the program") must have a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) feature.

The ECHE was awarded by the European Commission. It proves that a university meets all the requirements for successful participation in the Erasmus + program.

According to the requirements of the European Commission, both the ECHE and the European Policy Statement (EPS) are to be published on the website of the university.

 
Disclaimer>

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. The author is solely responsible for the content of this publication [communication]; the Commission is not responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 
Reference DAAD>

Further information and advice on Erasmus + mobility measures can be obtained from:

German Academic Exchange Service
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

 
Financing>

Fördersätze SM

Erasmus+ support: Student Mobility

The financial support for Erasmus + stays by students is based on the different cost of living in the target countries ("program countries").

From the project year 2019, the following funding amounts apply across Europe for three country groups for study mobilities (SMS):

  • Group 1 (EUR 450 per month): Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom.
  • Group 2 (EUR 390 per month): Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus.
  • Group 3 (330 euros per month): Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Macedonia (FYROM), Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary.

Erasmus + interns receive an additional EUR 105 per month, i.e. EUR 555 in Group 1, EUR 495 in Group 2 and EUR 435 in Group 3.

 
Erasmus+ support: Staff Mobility>

The financial support for Erasmus mobility for teaching purposes or for further training is based on the different cost of living in the target countries ("program countries"). For the project year 2019, the following fixed daily rates apply for Germany for three groups of countries up to the 14th day of stay, from the 15th to the 60th day of stay, funding is 70% of the daily rates mentioned:

  1. Group 1: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom.
    1. 180€ a day by the 14th day of the activity
    2. 126€ a day from the 15th to the 60th day of the activity
  2. Group 2: Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus
    1. 160€ a day by the 14th day of the activity
    2. 112€ a day from the 15th to the 60th day of the activity
  3. Group 3: Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia (FYROM), Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary.
    1. 140€ a day by the 14th day of the activity
    2. 98€ a day from the 15th to the 60th day of the activity

     

 

In addition to these daily rates, traveling expenses depending on real distances between starting and final destination are given. These are calculated with the help of a special tool, the distance calculator:

  • 100 km – 499 km = 180 EUR
  • 500 km – 1.999 km = 275 EUR
  • 2.000 km – 2.999 km = 360 EUR
  • 3.000 km – 3.999 km = 530 EUR
  • 4.000 km – 7.999 km = 820 EUR
  • 8.000 km and more = 1,500 EUR

 

 

 
Outgoing Student Mobility>

SMS: Student Mobility for Studies

Application guidelines

  • Application Form
  • 1-page letter of motivation in English
  • 2 passport photos
  • Transcript of Records from the EBC University
  • Copy of the identity card
  • Learning Agreement

The deadline for the official application for a study abroad with Erasmus + starts every year from April 1st and ends on May 31st. If there are still places in your faculty, please contact the Erasmus coordinator at the EBC University of Applied Sciences.

Selection

For applications from EBC University, please submit your application documents to the International Office. The selection criteria are: knowledge of foreign languages, academic achievements and the letter of motivation.

Nomination by the EBC University of Applied Sciences

The EBC will nominate you if you have successfully applied to the host university. After we have received the decision from the host university, we will inform you about this. The next step is the registration at the host university.

Admission

The host university also reserves the right to decide on admission.

Mandatory OLS+ language tests

The European Commission will provide an online language test for the five major languages ​​(DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, NL) from October 2014. All students / graduates are required to complete this in the working language after the selection / before the start of mobility and after the end of the stay. However, it is not a selection criterion for funding in the Erasmus + program and does not apply to native speakers. Once the participants have been selected, the implementation of the language test should serve as a placement test to document their current language level. It should take place both before their stay abroad and at the end of the respective stay abroad in order to obtain comparable results and to be able to record any progress achieved by the participants in language acquisition.

The systematic, Europe-wide review of the development of individual language skills enables an evaluation of the effectiveness of Erasmus +.

Agreements on certain language levels between partner universities / institutions in the inter-institutional agreement (IIA) and the Learning Agreement (LA) should not be confused with the online test. These language skills must be confirmed by other evidence when selecting the participants. 

Erasmus + student charter

The obligations and rights of students in the Erasmus + program are regulated in the "Erasmus + Student Charter", which must be handed over to every student before the start of the stay abroad. This document is published on our website.

Note special support

Erasmus + is designed to promote equal opportunities and inclusion, which is why learners from disadvantaged backgrounds have an easier access to the program (this applies in Germany in the Erasmus + program to single parents while studying abroad).

Special support for participants with disabilities

Useful information on universities for disabled people from the European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education can be found here: www.european-agency.org

Special support for students with children

Students who take their child (s) with them to a Erasmus + study abroad to a program country and are single parents there during Erasmus + mobility can receive a special support. The maximum monthly support is specified by three country groups.

Reporting obligation

All beneficiaries who have participated in an Erasmus + mobility are obliged to prepare a report on the Mobility Tool+ together with the Document called Confirmation of Erasmus+.

Participants report on this activity by means of an online questionnaire in which they evaluate the preparation, implementation and follow-up of the stay, as well as provide factual information and an appreciation of the activity period. Participants who do not submit a report can be asked to partially or fully reimburse the financial grant received from Erasmus + EU funds. 

 
SMP: Student Mobility for Placement>

Students can use Erasmus to do internships in companies or organizations in other European countries. The stays are funded in all program countries.

Advantages of an Erasmus internship abroad

  • EU internship contract between university, company and student
  • Academic recognition of the internship
  • Accompaniment during the internship by a contact person at the home university and in the company
  • Promotion of additional costs related to foreign countries
  • Preparation support (cultural, linguistic, organizational)
  • Special support for students with children
  • Special support for students with disabilities

Requirements for an Erasmus internship abroad

  • Regular enrollment at a German university
  • Home and host university have a valid Erasmus University Charter (ECHE)
  • Internships in European institutions or organizations, national diplomatic missions and organizations that manage EU programs are not eligible for Erasmus+ support. 

Application guidelines

  • Letter of motivation in English
  • 2 passport photos
  • Copy of the transcript of records at EBC University of Applied Sciences
  • Copy of the identity card
  • Learning Agreement

The deadline for the official application for an internship abroad with Erasmus + starts every year from February 1st and ends on May 31st. If there are still places in your faculty, please contact the Erasmus coordinator at the EBC University of Applied Sciences.

Selection

For applications to the EBC University of Applied Sciences, submit your application documents to the International Office. The selection criteria are: knowledge of foreign languages, academic achievements and the letter of motivation.

Admission

The host university or international company also reserve the right to decide on admission.

Mandatory OLS+ language tests

The European Commission will provide an online language test for the five major languages ​​(DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, NL) from October 2014. All students / graduates are required to complete this in the working language after the selection / before the start of mobility and after the end of the stay. However, it is not a selection criterion for funding in the Erasmus + program and does not apply to native speakers. Once the participants have been selected, the implementation of the language test should serve as a placement test to document their current language level. It should take place both before their stay abroad and at the end of the respective stay abroad in order to obtain comparable results and to be able to record any progress achieved by the participants in language acquisition.

The systematic, Europe-wide review of the development of individual language skills enables an evaluation of the effectiveness of Erasmus +.

Agreements on certain language levels between partner universities / institutions in the inter-institutional agreement (IIA) and the Learning Agreement (LA) should not be confused with the online test. These language skills must be confirmed by other evidence when selecting the participants.

Erasmus + student charter

The obligations and rights of students in the Erasmus + program are regulated in the "Erasmus + Student Charter", which must be handed over to every student before the start of the stay abroad. This document is published on our website.

Note special support

Erasmus + is designed to promote equal opportunities and inclusion, which is why learners from disadvantaged backgrounds have an easier access to the program (this applies in Germany in the Erasmus + program to single parents while studying abroad).

Special support for participants with disabilities

Useful information on universities for disabled people from the European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education can be found here: www.european-agency.org

Special support for students with children

Students who take their child (s) with them to a Erasmus + study abroad to a program country and are single parents there during Erasmus + mobility can receive a special support. The maximum monthly support is specified by three country groups.

Reporting obligation

All beneficiaries who have participated in an Erasmus + mobility are obliged to prepare a report on the Mobility Tool+ together with the Document called Confirmation of Erasmus+.

Participants report on this activity by means of an online questionnaire in which they evaluate the preparation, implementation and follow-up of the stay, as well as provide factual information and an appreciation of the activity period. Participants who do not submit a report can be asked to partially or fully reimburse the financial grant received from Erasmus + EU funds.

 
Mobility for Teaching (STA)>

Erasmus + supports guest lectureships at European partner universities that have a valid Erasmus Charter for Universities (ECHE). Through their stay, guest lecturers should strengthen the European dimension of the host university, complement its range of courses and impart their specialist knowledge to students who do not want to or cannot study abroad.

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

Staff mobility must take place in a program country that is not the country of the sending university (except incoming mobility, see below) and is not the main country of residence of the person concerned.

Teaching mobilities within Europe last between two days and two months (each without travel times); the teaching workload is at least eight hours per stay or per week.

The following groups can be funded:

  • Professors and lecturers with a contractual relationship with the university
  • Lecturers without grants
  • Lecturer with work contracts
  • Emeritus professors and retired lecturers
  • Scientific staff
  • Company staff
 
EnDigiCom>

The EBC University of Applied Sciences is pleased to be part of the two-year EU project "Enhanced Digital Competencies for Business Usage" or EnDigiCom (www.ews-wien.at/endigicom/).

EnDigiCom has set itself the goal of evaluating existing experience with training and further education in the social media area and using this to identify best practice examples in order to further professionalize the employment sector of the social media manager that has also emerged in Europe.

In addition to four other educational institutions in Belgium, Austria, Slovenia and France, Businet is one of the project partners (www.businet.org.uk/), an international association of over 130 educational institutions with a focus on business and management. By integrating Businet, EnDigiCom can ensure that the project results are not only discussed by practitioners in the training of social media specialists but are also used here.

 
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