Erasmus+ Study

All students who are regularly enrolled at a German university can study at foreign partner universities with Erasmus+ in order to expand their professional, social and cultural skills and improve their career prospects. They get to know the academic system of these universities as well as their teaching and learning methods.

Application deadlines:

For stays in the acad. year 2024/25: 16.02.2024.

For stays starting in the spring/summer semester 2025 additionally: July 31, 2024 (only remaining places)

Note on the impact of the Corona pandemic on Erasmus mobility for studies

Please note that we are currently accepting and processing applications for a semester/year abroad in the Erasmus programme and forwarding them to the host universities as usual.

However, admission for a semester/year abroad is currently always subject to the provison that circumstances permit the stay abroad and study at the host university.

Possible factors in this regard are:

  • Restrictions concerning departure from Germany
  • Restrictions on entry into the host country
  • Travel warnings of the Federal Foreign Office (no stays in areas for which a travel warning exists!)
  • availability of the host university for Erasmus periods (Some host universities are currently not accepting Erasmus students and are still deciding when this will be possible again. If you are applying for a university that will certainly not accept students for the period you have chosen, we will inform you).
  • It is possible that studying at the host university can only take place virtually (i.e. by attending online courses).

As this is a very dynamic situation, it is not possible to assess all circumstances on a long-term basis. It is therefore possible that Erasmus study periods have to be cancelled at short notice.

Advantages of studying abroad with Erasmus+

  • academic recognition of study achievements abroad
  • exemption from tuition fees at the receiving institution
  • financial support as a contribution to travel and subsistence costs abroad
  • support in preparing the mobility (cultural, linguistic, organisational)
  • special needs support for students who take their children abroad
  • special needs support for students with disabilities

Rights and obligations

The rights and obligations of students in the Erasmus+ program are regulated in the "Erasmus+ Student Charter", which is handed out to each student before the start of the stay abroad.

The Student Charter can also be found here:

Erasmus+ Student Charter

For example, all participants in an Erasmus+ mobility measure are obliged to prepare a report on the online tool of the EU Commission after completion of the measure and to submit evidence of eligibility (e.g. on the duration of the stay).

Erasmus+ Partner Institutions

Copyright: European Union

General conditions

  • Participants must be regularly enrolled at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences.
  • The study visit must take place at a partner university with which Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences has concluded an Erasmus cooperation agreement (see list of partner universities).
  • Stays are possible from the first semester of study.
  • Stays of a maximum of 12 months (360 days) can be funded per study cycle (Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral studies). This quota can be divided into different stays (including internship stays) as long as the minimum duration of physical mobility per stay is respected.
  • Periods during which no physical mobility takes place (the participant is not in the host country) are not financially supported and do not count towards the 12-month quota per study cycle.
  • Long-term mobilities (classic Erasmus mobility):
    Minimum duration of physical mobility: 2 months (60 days) or one academic semester or trimester (if shorter than 60 days).
    Maximum duration of physical mobility: 12 months (360 days) per academic cycle.
  • Blended Mobilities (combination of physical mobility with virtual component):
    Minimum duration of physical mobility: 5 days
    Maximum duration of physical mobility: 30 days
    Duration of the virtual component: any
    A minimum of 3 ECTS must be earned at the host university.
    Blended Mobility is only possible if the host university has a corresponding offer.Participants: Students with disabilities or chron. Students with disabilities or chronic illness, students with family obligations, students in dual courses of study, after individual assessment for other valid reasons.
  • Top-ups to regular financial aid are available in the following cases:
  • Students with child(ren) abroad
  • Students with chron. Illness (medical certificate) and/or GdB of 20 or more (optional additional funding based on individual application up to 15,000 EUR per semester)
  • In case of travel by low-emission means of transport - Green Travel (bus, train, bicycle, car with carpool, ship (if train etc. is not feasible on its own)For the amount of top-ups see Financial support.
  • Mobility of doctoral students* with student status:
     Is possible as Long Term Mobility (2-12 months physical), Short Term Mobility (5-30 days physical) or Blended Mobility (5-30 days physical combined with one with a virtual component).If there is no student status, these mobilities can also be funded as staff mobilities for teaching and training purposes.


Water Engineering (master's) students do not need to apply directly to the Erasmus programme.  Applications will be made automatically through the department and selection will be based on undergraduate degree grades.

Application deadlines

The deadline for submitting your Erasmus+ application is February 16, 2024 for studies beginning in the winter semester 2024/25 and also if the stay is not scheduled to begin until the summer semester* 2024.

For stays in the summer semester 2024 and stays in the summer semester 2023 plus winter semester 2024/25, you can also submit applications until July 31, 2024. However, you can only get remaining places at the host universities after February 16. Also, if you submit by the July deadline, it is more likely that you will not be able to receive financial aid.

*Please note that the summer semester at foreign universities usually starts already in January or February. Therefore, it is called spring semester rather than summer semester there.

Documents that you must enclose with the application
  • Certificate of proficiency in your main language of instruction at the desired host university (see also below).
  • Please note that students from the field of communication must also submit a language certificate..
  • Detailed curriculum vitae in tabular form with information on further foreign language skills, study interests and focal points, as well as commitment and interests outside of studies (in the main language of instruction at the desired host university or in English)
  • Letter of motivation (about 1 page) explaining why you would like to study in the chosen country and at the chosen university (personal and professional reasons) and how you are preparing for the study visit (in the main language of instruction at the desired host university or in English).

    The letter of motivation should be addressed to your ECTS representativ, as he/she will review your application and assign it to the appropriate host university. If you have indicated more than one desired host university in your application (2nd and 3rd priority), you should also briefly justify these university preferences.    
  • Current overview of grades from the online student service.

    You do not need to have this overview confirmed by the Examination Office.

    Students who are in the 1st semester of a bachelor's program at the time of application can submit the grade overview by May 15 (with a corresponding time delay for applications for the SoSe).

    Students who are applying before or in the first master's semester, please submit the last grade overview from the bachelor's program.
  • Current certificate of enrollment

Please note:

These application documents will remain at the university and will not be forwarded to your host university. If you have any questions regarding the application documents, please come to the office hours (see info column on the right) or make another consultation appointment at the International Office. We will be happy to help you.

How to obtain a language certificate

If you are currently taking an appropriate foreign language course at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, you can have the course instructor issue you with the certificate. The language certificate should provide information about your knowledge of your main language of instruction at the host university. A form that can be used for this purpose can be found here:

Language Certificate Form

If you have a language certificate such as TOEFL, DELE or similar that is not older than 2 years, you can also submit this with your application.

All students who do not fall into the above groups can take a language test in English, French or Spanish at the Berlitz language school in Magdeburg. The test costs 55 euros. You will receive a receipt which you can then submit to the International Office at Magdeburg-Stendal University for reimbursement.

Please make an appointment in advance:

Berlitz Language School
Hasselbachplatz 3
39104 Magdeburg
Tel: 0391/541 4688

For reimbursement, please submit the following application, an invoice plus proof of payment or the receipt for the language test fees. Proof of the reason for the language certificate is also required. The Erasmus application itself or reference to an existing Erasmus application will serve as proof.

Request for reimbursement

In Stendal, Angret Zierenberg, English lecturer and coordinator of foreign language training at the Stendal site, and Ms Bianca Weber, teacher of ABWL/Business English, will also issue you with a language certificate using the above-mentioned form.

After the Application

At the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
  • The ECTS-officers make a selection from the applications received and assign the applicants* to the respective partner universities. The main selection criteria are: academic performance, motivation and language skills.
  • The International Office nominates the selected applicants to the partner universities within six to eight weeks after the application deadline.
  • The partner universities decide (on the basis of a separate application, see below) who will be admitted to the program.
  • All admitted students receive detailed information from the International Office around April, including information on the Erasmus+ mobility grant and insurance issues.
  • Around August/September the first installment of the mobility grant will be paid.

In the case of applications for a later start of the study abroad program, this procedure applies with a corresponding time delay.


Please note that the application documents you submit for selection at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences will not be sent to the host universities. You will have to apply there again separately.

If you do not receive a message from the host university in time for the nomination (you will be notified by us), it is advisable to look for the relevant information yourself on their websites or, in case of doubt, to contact the International Office there. If you do not receive any information at all, please contact the International Office of Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences.

The application information almost always includes information on how to find accommodation in the host country.

At the host university

After the nomination (see above), in most cases the host university will contact the applicants directly. It is then necessary to apply again directly to the host university. The host university will inform you how to do this and by when.

During and after the end of the study

During the course of and after the end of your study abroad program, you will still need to submit various supporting documents and reports. You will receive further information about this after your application has been received. Once all the necessary supporting documents have been submitted, you will receive the 2nd installment of the mobility grant. Upon completion of your studies abroad, you will receive a Transcript of Records (Zeugnis) from your host university about your academic achievements abroad, which forms the basis for their recognition at your home university.

Learning Agreement

The Learning Agreement is a central document for your study stay and the basis for the later recognition of the study achievements abroad. It lists the courses you will take at the host university and how they will be recognized upon your return and is signed by yourself, your ECTS representative and a representative of the host university.

Depending on how far the digitalization of the Erasmus program has progressed at the time of your application, the Learning Agreement will be exchanged as a document or circulated directly and exclusively digitally via the Erasmus-Without-Paper-Network.

Accordingly, you will receive the current form from the International Office of Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences or create your Learning Agreement in your Mobility Online account, which you opened when applying for the program.

You will receive further information from the International Office of Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences after your nomination at the host university.

Financial support


Participation in the program does not necessarily entail financial support. Since only a certain quota of funding is made available to each institution, no financial support is possible if the funding allocated to the institution is exhausted. However, the other benefits of the program (e.g., tuition waivers) may still be available in this case (zero-grant mobility).

Although we aim to provide financial support to all admitted participants as well, funding cannot be guaranteed in individual cases. The fact that no mobility grant can be paid is especially possible for applications submitted by the July deadline. Available funding will be awarded to admitted participants in the order in which complete application materials are received by the International Office.

Long-term mobilities

Financial support is based on the different cost of living in the destination countries.

Country groups:

Group 1: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, as well as the Faroe Islands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Group 2: Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, as well as Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City State.

Group 3: Bulgaria, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary

Funding rates per 30 days (standard month):

for mobilities with destination in country group 1: 450 Euro

for mobilities with destination in country group 2: 390 Euro

for mobilities with destination in country group 3: 330 Euro

Funding practice at the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences - Project 2021

All confirmed days of stay will be funded with the above rates for the different destination countries. Please note that only days actually spent abroad can be funded.

For example, for a stay at a partner university in Belgium for 130 days, a total amount of € 1,690.00 will be paid (390:30*130).


Green travel: €50 per mobility plus funding for up to 4 additional travel days if needed due to green transportation; only if no separate travel grant is paid; can be combined with any other top-up.

Students with child(ren) abroad, GdB 20 or more or with chron. Illness: 250 EUR additional per 30 days

Short mobilities (also within the framework of blended mobilities)

Financial support is provided according to standard daily rates.

Up to the 14th day: 70 EUR/day

From the 15th to the 30th day: 50 EUR/day

One travel day before the activity and one travel day after the activity may also be funded at a daily rate each, subject to prior agreement.


Green travel: 50 EUR per mobility plus funding for up to 4 additional travel days if needed due to green transportation; only if no separate travel allowance is paid; can be combined with any other top-up

Students with child(ren) abroad, GdB 20 or more and/or with chron. illness receive an additional amount of 100 EUR for physical mobility of up to 14 days or 150 EUR for physical mobility of 15 to 30 days.

Students with child(ren) abroad, GdB 20 or more and/or with chron. Illness receive a separate travel allowance for short mobilities according to the following pattern:

Travel Distance (one way)Standard Travel - AmountGreen Travel - Amount
10 - 99 km23 EUR-
100 - 499 km180 EUR210 EUR
500 - 1999 km275 EUR320 EUR
2000 - 2999 km360 EUR410 EUR
3000 - 3999 km530 EUR610 EUR
4000 - 7999 km820 EUR-
8000km or more1500 EUR-

The travel distance is calculated with the Distance Calculator provided by the EU Commission.

If the starting point of the trip is not Magdeburg or Stendal, the starting point must be proven by receipt.

Here, too, Green Travel can fund up to 4 additional travel days with the above-mentioned daily rate, if these are required due to the environmentally friendly means of transport.

Linguistic support

The European Commission provides an online language test for most European languages. This is mandatory for all students/graduates (does not apply to native speakers) to take in the working language (if the language is offered) before the start of the mobility.

The test is not a selection criterion for funding in the Erasmus+ program. It is intended to serve as a placement test to document their current language level after the selection of participants to be funded in Erasmus+.

The EU Commission also licenses online language courses in the above languages to universities, which are made available to a certain percentage of participants based on their test results.

For more information on Erasmus+ Online Language Support (OLS), please click here

Possibilities for language preparation in Magdeburg can be found here (tab "Language Preparation").

Erasmus+ blanks for students

The required year-specific forms can be obtained from the International Office.

General forms

Official Transcript (only if needed for the application to the host university)

Certificate of financial aid

On the website of the Department of Student Affairs you will find the certificate of successful completion of a stay abroad (certificate of recognition).

Liability clause

This project was funded with support from the European Commission. The sole responsibility for the content of this publication lies with the author; the Commission is not liable for how the information contained therein is made use of.

Contact Magdeburg

International Mobility Officer

Tim-Niclas Noak

Tel.: (0391) 886 41 72


Visitors' adress: Building 4, Room 1.02.3

Office hours: Tuesday 13:30-15:00



Contact Stendal

Annegreth Fritze

Tel.: +49 (0)3931 2187 4871

Visitors' adress: Building 2, Room 2.23

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