Erasmus +

Key actions and further information

Erasmus+ is the European Union’s program to support education, training, youth and sport. Erasmus+ combines the former EU programs for lifelong learning, youth and sport and the European cooperation programs in higher education. The program comprises three key actions:

  • Key action 1 - Learning mobility of individuals
  • Key action 2 - Cooperation among organizations and institutions
  • Key action 3 - Support to policy development and cooperation 

There are some short explanation videos available on the DAAD’s Youtube- und X (Twitter) channels which provide a quick overview of the individual areas of the Erasmus+ program.

There is also an Erasmus+ app available for downloading.

Studierende im Freien mit Laptop und Erasmus+ Werbematerial

Studying abroad or doing an internship?

Here you will find out more about the advantages of both options...

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Nürtingen-Geislingen University students can spend one or two semesters of study at one of NGU’s partner universities within the framework of the EU’s Erasmus+ program. A limited amount of places are available at these partner universities each year. You will get a quick overview in the explanation video on the DAAD’s YouTube channel:

Studying abroad with Erasmus+

In neo, the International Office’s Erasmus tutorials give clear and simple instructions on how to create an online learning agreement and what you need to do to qualify for Erasmus+ funding (ZO IO Outgoings, files, A-Auslandsstudium, tutorials).

Application procedure and deadlines
The Erasmus places available are allocated as part of the regular application process for outgoing students.

Erasmus+ student charter
The rights and duties of students taking part in the Erasmus+ program are set out in the “Erasmus+ student charter” which is sent to every student before the start of their mobility.

Mandatory report
Everybody who takes part in an Erasmus+ mobility is obliged to fill out a report in the EU portal after they have completed their mobility. It must be submitted along with other documents (e.g. certificate of stay).

Erasmus+ grant: Study mobility
The Erasmus+ grant for study mobilities depends on the cost of living in the receiving countries (“program countries”).

During the fall semester 2023/24 and the spring semester 2024, we utilize funds from the 2022 project and in the fall semester 2024/25 from the 2023 project (maximum funding duration: 130 days per semester abroad). The amounts are as follows:

  • Group 1 (600 Euro per month): Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Luxembourg, Sweden.
  • Group 2 (540 Euro per month): Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus.
  • Group 3 (490 Euro per month): Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Republic of North Macedonia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary.

More information on the grant amounts is available on the DAAD website.

Only applicable until Project 2023 incl.: Those participants who carry out at least 50% of their journey to or from the partner institution by sustainable means of transport (bus, train, car-sharing) can apply for a once-off top-up amount of 50 Euro plus up to four additional travel days. The travel days granted depend on the one-way distance (air line as per Erasmus distance calculator):

Spring semester 2024:

One-way distance up to 500 km a total of 2 travel days for the round trip
One-way distance 501 km to 750 km a total of 3 travel days for the round trip
One-way distance 751 km or more a total of 4 travel days for the round trip

From fall semester 24/25 on:

One-way distance up to 750 km a total of 2 travel days for the round trip
One-way distance 751 km to 1000 km a total of 3 travel days for the round trip
One-way distance 1001 km or more a total of 4 travel days for the round trip

Participants with fewer opportunities (disability/chronic illness/mobility with child(ren)/first-generation academic/working to finance degree program) can apply for an additional top-up amount of 250 Euro per month. You will find additional information on this here. You can apply for it in Mobility Online after you have been allocated an Erasmus place.

If you plan to extend your stay abroad, you must apply for this at least one month before the end of the originally planned stay (Ms. Maher, IO). There is no guarantee that an extension of your grant will be approved.