Erasmus+ for studies in Europe

Erasmus+ Student Mobility is intended for students who want to spend one or two semesters at one of our partner universities within the EU and Turkey without the cost of student fees. In addidion, students will receive a partial scholarship (unless the study semester abroad is a compulsory part of the studies). The amount of the Erasmus+ scholarship is dependent on which country the student travels to. There is an overview of the level of funding below.

The minimun length of stay at one of our partner university is tree months. Students must succeed in passing courses resulting in at least 15 ECTS (please see the relative paragraph under "Obligations").

First allocation round: 15 January 2019
for winter semester 2019/20 and/or summer semester 2020

Second allocation round: "first come - first serve"

Students who are accepted on an Erasmus+ Exchange place at one of our partner universities automatically receive an Erasmus+ scholarship. An additional application is not necessary. Students can apply for an exchange place at our partner universities via the Online application page.

Selection criteria for the award of Erasmus+ place
  • Quality of the statement of motivation
  • Academic success
  • Knowledge of the language in which lectures are held at the guest university
  • Community involvement / Commitment at the HNU (Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences)
  • Where applicable, the impression made during a selection interview
Level and duration of funding

Currently, we can offer funding for a semester abroad at the following monthly rates; the scholarship is calculated exactly to the number of days.

Group 1: 450 EUR pro month
Group 2: 390 EUR pro month
Group 3: 330 EUR pro month

Group 1 countries:
Finland, Great Britain*, Ireland and Sweden.

Group 2 countries:
Belgium, France, Netherland, Austria, Portugal, Spain.

Group 3 countries:
Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Turkey and Hungary.

*Promotion of UK stays: As things stand (June 2019), all Erasmus+ stays in the United Kingdom that will have started by 31 October 2019 can continue to be funded with Erasmus+ without restrictions.

The following documentation must be supplied for the payment of the scholarship:
  • Grant Agreement
  • Learning Agreement - please choose courses which carry at least 15 ECTS
  • Confirmation of arrival
  • Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support - before and after the stay abroad
  • EU-Survey-Onlineumfrage - after the stay abroad

Erasmus+ Charta for students

The obligations and rights of students on the Erasmus+ Programme are to be found in the Erasmus+ Charta for students, a copy of which will be supplied to each student before the start of their stay abroad.


Minimum number of ECTS to be earned during study abroad

Students benefitting from Erasmus+ must gain at least 15 ECTS at the partner university abroad. (Evidence of this is the Transcript of Records from the partner university). If the sutdent gains fewer than the required ECTS, then he / she may be required to repay part of the Erasmus+ funding; in some cases, the second instalment of payment will not be paid out. The decision for this will be made by the International Office who are to be informed of the reasons for gaining fewer than the required ECTS.


Report requirement

All students who have taken part in Erasmus+ mobility schemes are required, after completion of the funding, to prepare and hand in a report about the Mobility Tool+ together with the necessary certification, e.g. about the duration of stay.

Required language tests

Where English, French, Italian, Dutch or Spanish is the main language of instruction, participants (apart from native speakers in the required language) must complete an online language test both before and after their stay abroad. This is not a criterion for selection for the Erasmus+ programme; the objective is to record the language progress of the participant.

In addition, HNU students who are applying for an Erasmus+ exchange place must supply a language certificate form the HNU Language Centre; the required level of the certificate must be at least B2 (Common European Framework).

Special funding

Erasmus+ is intended to encourage equality and inclusion; for this reason, entrance to the programmes for particular groups is to be made easier.

Special funding for those with a disability

  • Disability grading (in Germany, minimum 50)
  • Level of funding:  500 Euro per month for Group 1 countries
                               450 Euro per month for Group 2 countries
                               400 Euro per month for Group 3 countries
                               (see section Level and duration of funding)
  • Application of Special funding must be made to the International Office
  • Funding to cover additional costs may also be possible; an application for this must be handed in to the German Academic Exchange Programme (DAAD) at least two months before the stay abroad.

Useful information: European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education.

Special funding for students with a child

Students who want to take their child / children with them on their Erasmus+ study programme abroad and who will be solely responsible for them during their stay, can be awarded a funding allowance of 200 Euro per month.



Once you have returned from your stay abroad, we expect you to write a report on your impressions of the university abroad, and the courses you attended, and that you are willing to take part in our information sessions so that your fellow students can profit from your experience.

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