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ERASMUS+ Programme at a Glance

Programme Overview

Erasmus+ is the new European Union programme for education, training, youth, and sport. Erasmus+ replaces the previous EU programmes in the areas of education, training, youth and sport, such as the Lifelong Learning programme and the Erasmus Mundus programme for cooperation among European universities.

The programme consists of three key actions:

Key action 1 – Learning mobility of individuals

Key action 2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Key action 3 – Support for policy reform

Erasmus+ has a budget of € 14.7 billion and, by 2020, more than four million people will profit from this funding. The seven year programme will build skills and improve employability of participants. It will furthermore foster efforts to modernise education and career training for children and youth. You can find more information about Erasmus+ on the website of the European Commission.

The Erasmus+ budget will be primarily focused on mobility within Europe but, starting in 2015, it will also support individuals worldwide on a limited scale. Up until the year 2020, approximately 2 million students will profit from Erasmus+, and more than one quarter of those will be from Germany. This includes students in all phases of their study programmes, including doctoral students, who want to complete part of their studies or an internship (traineeship) abroad. For a first time grant, students working towards a Bachelor, Master, or Doctoral degree can receive funding for up to 12 months. In order to provide greater financial incentives for time spent abroad, the monthly mobility stipend for students will be increased, especially for host countries with higher living costs. Recent graduates can also receive funding for an internship abroad. Additionally, Erasmus+ will offer students wishing to complete a Master’s programme in Europe the option of receiving a low-interest loan to support their studies. The former Erasmus Mundus programme, which provides support for highly qualified students wishing to complete a Master’s degree in a European joint programme, will continue to be carried out within the new Erasmus+ programme.

Erasmus+ also supports the internationalisation of institutes of higher education by funding short-term teaching and training periods abroad for faculty and staff members. In addition, universities can invite representatives from various enterprises abroad to conduct guest lectures, and can participate in multilateral strategic partnerships in order to develop joint, innovative projects (for example, in the areas of curriculum development or other education-related topics). Funding for cooperative projects between universities and businesses is provided by the new Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances. Universities wishing to be involved in capacity-building projects in developing countries can do so at the international partner universities of the Erasmus+ programme.

Funding for most of the mobility programmes and strategic partnerships is organized by the national agencies of the 33 countries participating in our programme (28 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, FYR Macedonia, Norway, and Turkey). In Germany, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) promotes and implements the programme.

The following mobility programmes are supported by Erasmus+:

+ Student mobility: study abroad (SMS)

+ Student mobility: traineeship (SMP)

+ Staff mobility: teaching period (STA)

+ Staff mobility: training period (STT)

Erasmus Charter

Every institute of higher education participating in the EU programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020 (further referred to simply as the "programme") must have been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). This charter is awarded by the European Commission as part of an accreditation procedure established to guarantee a quality framework for all participants in mobility activities. The charter as well as the European Policy Statement (EPS) must both be made available on the university website. You can find both documents in our Downloads Box on the left-hand side of this page.

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Further information and guidance regarding ERASMUS+ can be obtained at:

Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst
Nationale Agentur für EU-Hochschulzusammenarbeit
Kennedyallee 50
53115 Bonn
Tel.: +49(0)228/882-578
Fax: +49(0)228/882-555

Homepage: www.eu.daad.de

International Office

Exchange Coordinator

Anne Hübner M.A.

Tel.: +49 30 374 374 153
Fax: +49 30 374 374 375

Visa Service

Dipl.-Üb. Gloria Thiller

Tel.: +49 30 374 374 155
Fax: +49 30 374 374 375

Coming up

March 2016: The application deadline for the academic year 2016/2017 (winter semester 2016/2017 or summer semester 2017) is Thursday, March 24, 2016. You are invited to browse the Moodle course International Office and to take a look at our website for more information.

April 2015: This spring, SRH Berlin Master's students will have the opportunity to take part in an exciting Business Simulation Game, which is organized in cooperation with the University of Granada. The game is based on a realistic computer simulation of the automobile industry and is a great learning experience!

May 2015: In May 2015, Mathieu van den Hoogenband (previous chairman of Weleda AG) will once again organize a workshop for our Master's students on the subject of leadership and success. During the workshop, titled “Life Stages,” Mathieu van den Hoogenband  will reveal his secrets to success and how to incorporate personal and business life into a meaningful and satisfying career. 

2014-2020: Congratulations! SRH Hochschule Berlin has just been awarded with the new Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) which qualifies us to participate in the ERASMUS+ program in the years 2014-2020. The new ERASMUS generation will bring some changes which we will inform you about once all of the details have been finalized.