Erasmus+ General Information and Application

What is Erasmus+?

Erasmus+ offers you the opportunity to study for one or two semesters at a European higher education institution, allowing you to increase your social and cultural competencies and improve your career prospects. During your stay abroad you get to know a foreign academic system and study more about its learning and teaching methods.

The program offers mobility periods of 2-12 months in other European countries. Students can receive several Erasmus grants per study cycle (bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral program), up to a maximum of 12 months.

Where can I go?

Erasmus+ enables students to spend time abroad in one of the program countries. In the academic year 2022/23 these include all 27 EU member states as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Turkey. At the moment, JGU has Erasmus+ agreements with 370 higher education institutions in 31 of the participating countries.

The university at which you can spend your mobility period depends on the specific Erasmus+ agreements concluded by your subject(s). To find the Erasmus+ coordinator for your subject and to learn more about our Erasmus+ agreements please click here.

Requirements to participate in the Erasmus+ study program

You have to

  • have completed your first year of study (without semesters on leave) prior to the mobility period (students in master’s programs can participate from their first semester)
  • be enrolled at JGU on a regular basis
  • submit proof of at least intermediate level (B1) in the language of instruction of the partner university

Your studies abroad

  • must take place at one of our Erasmus+ partner universities which has a cooperation agreement with your subject
  • must be of a duration of at least 2 months and to up to 12 months at the longest.
What’s in there for me?
  • Simplified admissions process and exemption from tuition fees at the receiving institution
  • Financial funding during your stay abroad. The grants for Erasmus+ mobilities are based on the estimated subsistence costs in the receiving countries (2022/23, group 1 to 3 in descending order)
    Group 1 (EUR 20 per day/ EUR 600 per month ) Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden
    Group 2 (EUR 18 per day/EUR 540 per month)  Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus.
    Group 3 (EUR 16 per day/ EUR 490 per month) Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Hungary
    Binding funding is granted for a maximum of 5 months per semester. Each month is defined to have 30 days.
  • Simplified recognition of coursework
  • Support during the preparation of your stay (in terms of culture, language and organization)
  • Special funding for students with children and for students with special needs


How do I apply?

Please note that the number of available Erasmus+ study places at partner universities are limited and are therefore allocated through a selection process. You have to apply for a placement via the ERASMUS coordinator responsible for your subject (regardless of whether it is your major or minor).

Normally, the application process takes place once a year during the winter semester. Important criteria for the selection are previous coursework, academic and personal motivation for your study stay abroad, study plans, language proficiency, and social aspects.

Therefore, you often have to submit a letter of motivation, a CV, an overview of previously earned credits and proof of language proficiency.

Please ask the responsible Erasmus+ coordinator for more information on the application, selection criteria and deadlines applicable. These may vary from subject to subject.


Where can I get further information?

If you plan to spend a part of your study program abroad with Erasmus+, please consult our world map and learn more about your exchange opportunities. Also, you should consider the following:

  • Which year/which semester should I stay abroad?
  • Do I have sufficient language proficiency (at least intermediate level) in order to follow the course contents in the respective country?
  • Does the partner university offer my subjects?
  • What are the course contents? What is the focus of the program?

Consult the websites of the partner universities you are interested in and get informed about the questions listed above.

Then you can choose between our different support and advice offers.

  • Group advising session (information sessions ) of the International Office. In this session for groups of students, you will learn more about the key components of the ERASMUS program.
  • Individual advising offered by the International Office. Once you have taken part in a group advising session or obtained first information on your stay abroad yourself, you can make an appointment sending an email to
  • Subject-specific advising. In order to get detailed information on academic questions, e.g. specific course contents, the application process, choosing classes at the host institution, recognition of coursework, please contact the ERASMUS coordinator responsible for your subject or consult the subject-specific websites.

The European Commission’s Erasmus+ student charter informs you about the rights and obligations of Erasmus+ students.