Erasmus+ Studies (SMS)
You can spend part of your studies abroad at another European university. The mobility does not only deepen one's social and cultural competencies but also helps improve one's language skills. In addition, one can get to know the academic system of a different country as well as new study and teaching methods and broaden one's horizon.
Often there are specific events for Erasmus students like language courses and orientation events. Many universities also reserve a certain number of rooms in the student residence for Erasmus students.
Taking part in Erasmus is possible several times:
A combination of study and practical semesters is possible.
You can go abroad with Erasmus from 3 months (minimum) to 12 months (maximum).
Nationals of all countries can receive an Erasmus grant. However, it is mandatory that the applicant is a degree-seeking student and spends one full study cycle at the Hochschule Ansbach, i.e. not an exchange student.
Please make sure to get the necessary information on the visa regulations of the respective country well in advance. The information is available at the consulate or embassy of the respective country.
For conducting a mobility within the Erasmus Programme students should first choose one of the partner universities of Ansbach University of Applied Sciences.
Below you can read which steps have to be followed for application.
The work group for international matters (Arbeitskreis Auslandsangelegenheiten) chooses the participants for the programme. The decision is announced at the end of March/ beginning of April.
These are the documents you need to hand in:
The necessary documents :
The mobility grant is intended to help cover the extra cost caused by a stay abroad. Financial support depends on the country of destination and its level of living expenses.
From programme year 2018 onwards the following grants are assigned to three groups of countries for student mobility for studies (SMS):
There is no right to funding or to a certain amount of funding.
Zero Grant Mobility
When the finanical means do not suffice the students receive the mobility grant for a shorter amout of time. The rest of the mobility is counted as a so called Zero Grant Mobility.
A Zero Grant can also be used for a complete mobility. Participants can then partake in the Erasmus programme without receiving a grant.
Additional funding by the programme is possible for students with children, students in difficulty or students with special needs. For further information please contact the International Office.
Funding for pre-study language courses
Funding for language courses which take place abroad at an institution other than the partner university and end before the study term abroad begins, is possible.
The Erasmus Programme is no full-study scholarship
Students need to make sure they have sufficient funds when taking part in the Erasmus Programme. The Erasmus Programme is no full-study scholarship.
BAföG and Erasmus
EU grants up to 300€ do not count towards BAföG. It is recommended to apply for both funds well in advance. For all information regarding eligibility and application please see Auslands-BAföG.
Obligation to hand in necessary documents
All participants of the Erasmus+ programme have to submit a report in the Mobility Tool+ and hand in the respective documents (f.ex. Certificate of Attendance) after the mobility. Students also have to submit a student report about their experience. Further information can be found on the following pages.
Mobility with Erasmus+
Below participants can read which steps are necessary before, during and after the mobility. For more information please also consult the to-do list (in German).
Before the Mobility
During the Mobility
After the Mobility
The deadline for handing in all documents is at the latest 30 days before/ after the mobility.
Incomplete documents, missing documents or documents that are handed in too late (i.e. after the deadline) can lead to a non-payment of the grant or a reclaim of already paid funds.
The Erasmus mobility comprises no insurance coverage, i.e. neither the European Commission nor the DAAD are liable for any damage, which arises from illness, death, accident, injury of persons, loss or damage of goods that are related to Erasmus+ mobilities.
Students are responsible to ensure that their insurance coverage is sufficient for a stay abroad. Liability protection, casualty insurance and health insurance are recommended. DAAD offers an insurance for student stays abroad.
The mobility grant is paid in two instalments. Prior to any payment all necessary documents have to be handed in. Information about the necessary documents can be found above as well as in the to-do-list (in German).
The Erasmus mobility grant is only paid for the exact length of a participant's stay for the purpose of studies. The first day of the Erasmus stay, is the first day one needs to spend at the host university - f.ex. for orientation days, preparatory courses, introductory courses or events. The last day of the mobility is the date of the last mandatory academic course one attends or the last exam one sits. These dates have to be confirmed by the host institution.
Mandatory online language test and free online language course on OLS
Participants have to take to take an online language test on the online platform Online Linguistic Support (OLS). The test is mandatory for all students before and after the mobility, if the working language at the host institution is one of the languages listed above. Working language means the language that is used most of the time - for example English in an English-language programme in Hungary. Native speakers do not have to take the test.
The online language test has been designed to assist Erasmus+ participants in improving their knowledge of the language in which they will work or study, before and during their stay abroad and to ensure a better quality of learning mobility. Completing the test also allows students to take a free online language course on OLS. The online language course is offered in all 24 languages of the European Union (BG, CZ, DA, DE, EL, EN, ES, ET, FI, FR, GA, HR, HU, IT, LT, LV, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL und SV) on different levels.
The International Office will send you an email with the link to the test after selection as a participant of the Erasmus programme. If you do not receive a licence for a language course after completion of the language test, please contact the International Office.
Language courses abroad
Language courses that are taken abroad before the mobility may be part of the Erasmus funding under certain conditions. One of which is that they do NOT take place at the partner university. For further information please contact the International Office.
An extension of a participant's stay abroad is possible. The application has to be made at the latest one month before the initial end of stay. The request has to be sent to the International Office.
However, it cannot be guaranteed that the extended stay can be funded by the Erasmus Programme. If an extension of the grant is possible the Grant Agreement has to be renewed and all necessary documents for receiving the grant have to be handed in for the additional term.
Extension from summer term to the following winter term
Extensions from summer term to the following winter term are possible. However, the semester break between the two terms cannot be funded.
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