In ERASMUS + the previous EU programs for lifelong learning, youth and sport as well as the European cooperation programs in the higher education sector are combined.
The program contains three key actions:
Key Action 1 - Individual learning mobility
Key Action 2 - Working together to promote innovation and exchange best practice
Key Action 3 - Support for Policy Reform
The following European countries take part in ERASMUS +: The 28 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey as well as North Macedonia and Serbia.
ERASMUS+ University Charter
Any higher education institution wishing to participate and / or apply for the EU program for education, training, youth and sport 2014-2020 (hereinafter referred to as "the program") must have a valid ERASMUS Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) feature. The ECHE was awarded by the European Commission. It proves that a university meets all the requirements for successful participation in the ERASMUS + program.
Fachhochschule Dortmund - University of Applied Sciences and Arts participates in the ERASMUS + program with the university charter number 28737 and the code D DORTMUN02.
Students, teachers or staff must be citizens of one of the ERASMUS participating countries in order to be able to participate in the program. Students from non-EU countries can take part in the ERASMUS program as long as they are regularly enrolled at a German university and complete their entire studies there. Lecturers and other employees must work at a German university in order to participate in the program. The maximum funding period per study cycle (BA / MA) is twelve months, which can be combined with at least two-month internships and / or at least three-month study visits.
The funding details for the individual mobility measures can be found on the corresponding websites.
The information on the duration relates to the mobility period. The grant period can be shorter. Students who have already received funding in previous programs (ERASMUS / LEONARDO) can also take part in ERASMUS + again and several times. The previous stays are counted according to their duration and study cycle.
Tax information on the ERASMUS grant
ERASMUS grants as mobility grants from public funds of the European Commission in the Federal Republic of Germany are tax-free according to §3 No. 44a EStG. In addition, grants from the EU's ERASMUS program do not reduce the training allowances under §33a (2) EStG (judgment of October 17, 2001 [III R 3/01], Federal Finance Court in Munich). In principle, however, an ERASMUS scholarship must be reported to the tax office responsible for you, to your child benefit fund and to your health insurance company.
Programs offered in the frame of Erasmus+
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German Academic Exchange Service
National Agency for EU University Cooperation