The Erasmus+ Programm

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.

Advantages:

  • Mobility grant of minimum 150,- Euro per month
  • No study fees at the host institution
  • Academic coordinator at the host institution and Ansbach University of Applied Sciences
  • Support in planning your mobility
  • If possible, financial support for language courses before the mobility
  • Academic recognition of the study outcomes that are agreed upon in the Learning Agreement


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. 

What can I expect as an Erasmus grant beneficiary? What is expected of me?

The ERASMUS Student Charta informs about rights and obligations.You can find all information about Ansbach University of Applied Sciences in the Key Data Sheet.

Taking part in the ERASMUS Programme

Taking part in Erasmus is possible several times:

  • in the first study cycle, i.e. Bachelor cycle (for a maximum of 12 months)
  • in the second study cycle, i.e. Master cycle (for a maximum of 12 months)
  • in the PhD cycle (for a maximum of 12 months)


A combination of study and practical semesters is possible.

For how long can I go abroad?

You can go abroad with Erasmus from 3 months (minimum) to 12 months (maximum).

Who can take part?

Students,

  • who are enrolled as degree-seeking student at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences (no exchange students)
  • whose studies lead to an officially recognized degree
  • who have finished the second semester of their programme when the Erasmus mobility starts (does not apply to students in the Master's degree)

Important information for third-country nationals

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.

Requirements the host institution has to meet:

  • Having an Inter-Institutional Agreement with Ansbach University of Applied Sciences
  • Holding a European Certificate for Higher Education (ECHE)

Additional Information

The Application Process

For conducting a mobility within the Erasmus Programme students should first  choose one of the partner universities of Ansbach University of Applied Sciences. 

Application process

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.

Admission criteria

  • academic progress
  • grades
  • extracurricular activities
  • language skills (working language and national language)


Procedure

  1. Where would you like to study?
    Choose from one of the ERASMUS+ partner universitiesof the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences

    If you need information on the partner universities you can come to the international Office for guidance.
     
  2. Hand in the application form to the International Office with the following documents.


These are the documents you need to hand in:

  • Letter of motivation (maximum 1 page)
  • CV
  • Transcript of records (up to date)
  • Certificate of enrollment


Deadlines:

  • March 31st for the following summer semester and the following winter semester (move-up procedure possible!)

    The application deadline for autumn term 2018/19 and summer term 2019 is already on 12. March 2018!!!


The necessary documents :

Mobility Grant

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):
 

  • Group 1 (420€ per month): Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom.
     
  • Group 2 (360€ per month): Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus.
     
  • Group 3 (300€ per month): Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Macedonia (FYOM), Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary.
     

 
Please note:

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

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.

 

Procedure

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

  1. Confirmation
    After receiving a "letter of nomination" from Ansbach University of Applied Sciences the nominee has to accept the offer.
  2. Registration at the host institution
    The next step is the registration at the host institution. The International Office provides the necessary documents or links. Once the registration is successfully completed participants receive a Letter of Acceptance from the partner university. The document has to be handed in to the International Office.
  3. Learning Agreement
    The document has to be filled in and signed by the academic coordinator, the student and the host institution before departure. The Learning Agreement has to be handed in to the IO at the latest one month before the mobility.
  4. Grant Agreement
    The Grant Agreement which is prepared by the International Office has to be signed by both the participant and the International Office before departure.
  5. OLS language test
    Participants have to take the test in the working language of the host institution. They receive an email with the link to the test. Further information can be found on the page Language Skills or on the website of the Online Linguistic Service (OLS).

 

During the Mobility

  1. Letter of Confirmation
    The host university has to sign the Letter of Confirmation (only the part "Arrival"). Please send the document to the International Office.
    The first day of a mobility is the day one takes part in the first academic event of the partner university. Academic events include welcome days, any other orientation event or preparatory courses.
  2. Changes to the Learning Agreement
    All changes to the Learning Agreement have to be authorised. If changes have to be made please fill in the part "During the Mobility" of the Learning Agreement. The academic coordinator and the host institution have to agree to the changes. Emails suffice for this purpose. They have to be sent along with the changed Learning Agreement to the International Office. The deadline for changes to the Learning Agreement is five weeks after the start of term at the host institution.
  3. Application for extension
    The deadline for applications for extension is one month before the initial end of the mobility. The application has to be sent to the International Office.
  4. Part 3 of the Learning Agreement
    The last part of the Learning Agreement ("After the Mobility") has to be filled in using the Transcript of Records.
  5. Letter of Confirmation
    Only the part "Departure" has to be filled in by the host institution and then sent to the International Office. This can be done at earliest five days prior to the end of the mobility.
    The end date of a mobility is either the last mandatory class or exam the participant attended. Only the period students spend for study purposes at the host institution can be counted towards the mobility.

 

After the Mobility

  1. Report about the Mobility
    Participants have to write a report about their mobililty. The report should be no longer than three pages. Photographs should be included as well as information on the following subjects: preparation, accomodation, general information on courses at the host institution and special cultural features of the country/ region. Please include a conclusion: Did you benefit from your stay abroad? Why? Why not?
    Send in your report at the latest one month after your mobility.
  2. Transcript of Records and Part 3 of the Learning Agreement
    Hand in the above mentioned documents to the International Office. The latest possible date is one month after the end of the mobility.
  3. EU Online Survey
    Students receive an email with the link to the participant report.
  4. Online language test
    Participants receive an email with the link to the test.
  5. Academic Recognition
    Students need to apply for the recognition of the academic achievements gained abroad. Please pay attention to possible deadlines.

 


The deadline for handing in all documents is at the latest 30 days before/ after the mobility.


Important Advice: 

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.

Insurance

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.

Mobility grant

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.

Language Skills

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.

Extension

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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