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ERASMUS+ Program

Erasmus+ is the EU's program to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Set to last until 2020 with a budget of €14.8 billion, approx. two million students are planned to benefit from Erasmus+, a quarter million of which come from Germany. This includes students of all levels who go abroad to complete a study period or traineeship.

On this webpage, you can find additional information about the organization, planning, and application for an Erasmus exchange period.

  • Simplified application procedure
  • All participants receive funding
  • Partner universities do not charge tuition fees
  • Academic recognition of courses taken abroad
  • Support during preparation of a stay abroad from the RPTU and at the guest university (culturally, linguistically, organisationally, academically) as well as extra benefits for Erasmus students at the guest university in areas such as searching for housing, on-site language courses, Erasmus Events, etc.

Careful and timely planning is essential for the planning of a study abroad exchange. If you would like to take part in the Erasmus Program, we recommend getting in touch with the Erasmus Coordinator in your department at least 8 months before you plan to go abroad. Please be sure to watch out for information sessions or internal deadlines in your department.

The Department of International Affairs is also happy to assist you with the application and planning of your exchange. Feel free to call or write us an email.

Erasmus Contact Information List (English)

Within the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union, post-secondary institutions can set up cooperations for student Exchange within Europe. Participating countries include the 27 EU Member States as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, FYR Macedonia, Norway, and Turkey. The faculties of RPTU currently have agreements with around 140 universities in 25 countries. Find out which partnerships are active in your faculty:

• PARTNER UNIVERSITIES

 

 

Get insightful information and tips from former Erasmus outgoings in our search tool from Mobility Online. Search for the partner university you are interested in:

Read Experience Reports (most are written in German)

Information about the Online Application

To begin the application, please fill out the online application form, click on "send application" and register in the online database Mobility Online. After you have filled in your personal information, you can continue by uploading the required documents.

Required Documents (in German or English)
  • Passport-sized Photo
  • Motivation Letter (directed towards the Erasmus Coordinator of your Faculty at RPTU)
  • CV
  • Leistungsübersicht (Transcript of your current grades at the RPTU, please contact the examinations office of your faculty)
  • Signed Application Form (will be ready to be downloaded as soon as you have uploaded the documents mentioned above)
  • Any other relevant forms, as required by your faculty (e.g., language certificates, transcripts)
  • Campus Landau: Form "Befürwortung"

If you have any questions about the application, please contact the RefIntA (see contact information on the right side)

 

Online Application

 

Application round opens June 1st 2024 - only for students from Campus Kaiserslautern

Apply here for your last minute spot in Summer semester 2025. Application deadline is June 30th 2024.

 

 

The amount of funding is dependent on the length of the stay abroad as well as on the destination country. For the academic year 2024/2025, the destination countries are divided as follows:

  • Group 1 - 600.00€ per month: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden 
  • Group 2 - 540.00€ per month: Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cypres
  • Group 3 - 490.00€ per month: Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary

 

 

Special Funding and Grants

Sustainable Travel (Green Mobility)

Students who travel sustainably may receive an additional sum of 50,00 EUR (one-time) for sustainable travel (such as train or bus). You also may have the option of claiming 4 additional travel days.

Fewer Opportunities

Erasmus+ supports equal opportunities for all students and therefore offers Special funding and grants of monthly 250,00 EUR for students of the following groups. The different groups cannot be combined.

 

Special Funding for Students with Disabilities

Students with a degree of disability of at least 20 can apply for special funding within the Erasmus+ program. If you are eligible for this type of funding, please contact the Department of International Affairs for more information.

 

Special Funding for students with chronic diseases

Students with a chronic disease may receive a special grant if their disease caused costs are higher abroad than in Germany. For more information please contact the Department of International Affairs.

 

Special Funding for Single Parents Travelling with Children

Single parents with children may receive a special grant if they bring their child(ren) with them during the exchange and are the sole caretaker during the stay abroad. This also applies for students completing an internship abroad. For more information please contact the Department of International Affairs.

 

Special Funding for Students with Non-Academic Background

Students whose parents (both) have not studied at a university may receive a special grant. For more information please contact the Department of International Affairs.

 

Special Funding for Students with a monthly net income between 450,01 EUR and 850,00 EUR

Students who have a monthly net income between 450,01 EUR and 850,00 EUR minimum 6 months long in the year before their semester abroad may receive a special grant if they do not get this income during their semester abroad. For more information please contact the Department of International Affairs.

Each university institution wishing to take part in the EU program for general and professional education, youth, and sport in 2021-2027 must possess a valid Erasmus Charta for Higher Education (ECHE).The ECHE was awarded by the European Commission. It proves that a university fulfils all conditions for a successful participation in the Erasmus+ program.

Erasmus+ Students Charta

Downloads

Contact

Department of International Affairs

 

RPTU Kaiserslautern
M.A. Cornelia Noll
Gottlieb-Daimler-Str.
Bldg. 47, Room 626
67663 Kaiserslautern
tel.: +49 (0)631 205 4914
email: cornelia.noll[at]rptu.de

 

RPTU Landau
Jutta Bohn
Building K, Room 1.25
76829 Landau
tel.: +49 (0)6341 280 37169
email: jutta.bohn[at]rptu.de

Consultation hours


RPTU Kaiserslautern

via phone

MonWedFri
10-12 am2-3 pm10-12 am

 

via phone & in person

TueWedThurs
10-12 am10-12 am10-12 am

RPTU Landau

Lecture period: Mon 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Register an appointment here.

Lecture-free period:
Register an appointment here.

 

ErasmusScout-Program

Here you find more information on how to become ErasmuScout to support international students