Financing: Your ERASMUS+ Grant
The ERASMUS+ Programme at SRH Hochschule Berlin
Funded by the European Union, the ERASMUS+ programme supports cooperations between higher education institutions across Europe. The International Office at SRH Hochschule Berlin applies for the ERASMUS+ funds through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which acts as the National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation. SRH Hochschule Berlin has been participating in the ERASMUS programme since 2006, offering its students, faculty and staff the chance to study, lecture and train at its ERASMUS+ partner universities and to receive financial funds for their stay abroad. Students who are interning at a company in a participating country are eligible to apply for ERASMUS+ funding through our ERASMUS+ SMP Internship Consortium which is managed by TU Berlin. The SRH Career Service as well as the Career Service of TU Berlin may provide detailed information about ERASMUS+ internships abroad.
Please note that SRH Hochschule Berlin is obliged by the DAAD/EU Commission to collect personal data from all ERASMUS+ participants in order to create source and disposition statements for the EU Commission. In doing so, we comply with the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). By signing the ERASMUS+ Grant Agreement, you acknowledge and agree to this procedure.
General FAQs about the ERASMUS+ Grant
How do I apply for and secure an ERASMUS+ grant?
Once nominated to study/lecture/train at an ERASMUS+ partner university, eligible outgoers will receive an email from the International Office with all relevant application information including the application deadline. The required application documents may be downloaded from the Moodle course “International Office”. Students who are going to intern in an ERASMUS+ programme country are expected to contact the Career Service of SRH Hochschule Berlin to inquire about the application process within the ERASMUS+ SMP Internship Consortium.
Am I guaranteed to receive an ERASMUS+ grant or will there be a selection process?
We make a strong effort to provide ERASMUS+ funding for every outgoing ERASMUS+ student, intern, guest lecturer and staff member. Since the budget is limited, however, this may not always be possible. If the number of ERASMUS+ outgoers exceeds the available ERASMUS+ funds, not all participants may receive funding. The mobility period may also be divided into a grant period and a zero grant period.
Students studying abroad:
Should our ERASMUS+ budget not be sufficient to provide all eligible outgoing students with an ERASMUS+ stipend, you will be subject to a selection process. The following selection criteria will be applied in the following order:
- Deadline: Timely application to participate in the study abroad programme and submission of the initial ERASMUS+ documents
- Previous Participation: ERASMUS+ applications of students who have never before received an ERASMUS+/ERASMUS LLP stipend will be treated with a higher priority
- Citizenship: ERASMUS+ applications of students who will study abroad in a country other than the country of their citizenship will be treated with a higher priority (Please note: students who plan to study abroad in the country of their permanent residence are not eligible to participate in the ERASMUS+ programme)
- Academic Performance: ERASMUS+ applications of students with a high grade point average will be treated with a higher priority
Students interning abroad:
Applications for the ERASMUS+ internship grants are accepted throughout the year. Since they are granted on a first-come, first-served basis, we strongly recommend students to submit them as early as possible. The SRH Career Service as well as the Career Service of TU Berlin may provide detailed information about the application process and the distribution of ERASMUS+ funding for internships abroad.
Professors, lecturers and staff lecturing or training abroad:
As far as funding for lecturers and staff members goes, mobilities which - aside from the guest lecture or staff training program - include activities of the following nature will be treated with a higher priority when distributing the funds:
- Development of new teaching materials
- Establishment of a cooperation between the receiving institution and SRH Hochschule Berlin, especially with regards to research, development, thesis and/or company projects
How will the ERASMUS+ grant be paid?
The grant will be paid in two installments: 70% in the beginning and 30% after the completion of the mobility. More details will be provided in the ERASMUS+ Grant Agreement which each participant will receive once selected for an ERASMUS+ grant.
How much is the ERASMUS+ grant?
The ERASMUS+ programme is not designed to cover the entire cost of the mobility, but rather the additional expenses which are associated with it. It is up to the participant, however, to request additional funding from suitable sources, or to supplement the expenses with his/her own funds. The amount of the ERASMUS+ grant awarded to each participating student, lecturer and staff member depends on the following factors:
- Your host country
- The kind of exchange you are participating in (study, intern, lecture, etc.)
- The exact length of your programme abroad
- Your funding period (grant period and/or zero grant period)
- The number of ERASMUS+ outgoer of the respective academic year
- The ERASMUS+ budget that was approved for SRH Hochschule Berlin
- If applicable, funding for special needs (for participants with disabilities and students with children)
Only those participants who were selected to receive an ERASMUS+ grant and who adhere to all ERASMUS+ rules and regulations are entitled to receive the minimum grant amount. The following pre-determined/minimum grant amounts - as regulated by the European Commission and the DAAD - apply:
ERASMUS+ Funding for Study Abroad:
ERASMUS+ grant for the entire study period abroad
Group 1 (higher cost of living)
Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Austria, Sweden, United Kingdom
Minimum of 750 EUR
Group 2 (medium cost of living)
Belgium, Greece, Iceland, Croatia, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Cyprus
Minimum of 600 EUR
Group 3 (lower cost of living)
Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Macedonia (FYROM), Poland, Rumania, Slovakia, Hungary
Minimum of 450 EUR
ERASMUS+ Funding for Internships Abroad:
As the managing authority of our ERASMUS+ SMP Internship Consortium, the Career Service of TU Berlin sets the exact amounts for the ERASMUS+ internship grants. They are usually higher than the ERASMUS+ grants for study abroad. Contact our Career Service to find out about the current amounts.
ERASMUS+ Funding for Lecturer and Staff Mobility Abroad:
The ERASMUS+ grant includes a pre-determined allowance for travel and individual support:
Travel Support for Lecturer and Staff Mobility Abroad
Single distance according to the distance calculator (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm)
Allowance for travel per participant (round trip)
< 100 km
100 – 499 km
500 – 1.999 km
2.000 – 2.999 km
3.000 – 3.999 km
4.000 – 7.999 km
Individual Support for Lecturer and Staff Mobility Abroad
Individual support per day and participant
Day 1-14 of the mobility period (excluding travel days)
Day 15-60 of the mobility period (excluding travel days)
Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom
Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Austria, Poland, Rumania, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary, Cyprus
Germany, Latvia, Malta, Macedonia (FYROM), Portugal, Slovakia, Spain
Estonia, Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia
Where do I find additional information about the ERASMUS+ program and funding?
Please feel free to contact SRH's International Office anytime. For additional program information, you may also take a look at the information provided by the European Union:
- ERASMUS+: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm
- Student Mobility: http://ec.europa.eu/education/opportunities/higher-education/study-mobility_en.htm and http://ec.europa.eu/education/opportunities/higher-education/doc/students-questions-answers_en.pdf
- Staff Mobility for Teaching and Training: http://ec.europa.eu/education/opportunities/higher-education/staff_en.htm
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.