Erasmus+ is the EU program for education, training, youth and sport. It began in 2014 and replaced the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Program LLP (2007-2013).

The program comprises three key actions:

Key Action 1 - Mobility of Individuals

Key Action 2 - Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices

Key Action 3 - Support for Policy Reform

In the field of higher education, Erasmus+ provides opportunities for students, higher education institutions, university staff and partners from non-academic sectors. In addition, the program strengthens the cooperation between schools, enterprises, adult education institutions, and youth organizations.

At the moment, all 27 EU member states as well as UK, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia participate in Erasmus+.

JGU also successfully applied to participate in Erasmus+ and concluded bilateral, subject-specific Erasmus agreements with about 350 universities.  Within the frame of these agreements, JGU students have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our European partner universities. Moreover, students may receive financial support from Erasmus+ funds during an internship in another participating country.

The Erasmus+ program promotes several types of mobilities:

Student Mobility for Studies (SMS)

Student Mobility for Placements (SMP)

Teaching Staff Mobility (STA)

Staff Mobility (STT)

The seven year program has a budget of €14.7 billion. More than four million people will receive support for studying and working abroad. National Agencies (NA) award the funds for mobilities and strategic partnerships. In Germany, this task is carried out by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The DAAD also provides further information on the Erasmus+ program.


DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Nationale Agentur für EU-Hochschulzusammenarbeit
Kennedyallee 50
53115 Bonn
Phone:    +49 (0)228 882 -578
Fax:        +49 (0)228 882 -555
Erasmus+ program:


European Quality Seal INT_Erasmus_Qualitaetssiegel_Logo
In 2013, JGU was again awarded the quality seal for best practice in mobilities within the scope of the Erasmus program.


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