Erasmus+ is the EU's program to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Set to last until 2020 with a budget of €14.8 billion, approx. two million students are planned to benefit from Erasmus+, a quarter million of which come from Germany. This includes students of all levels who go abroad to complete a study period or traineeship.
On this webpage, you can find additional information about the organization, planning, and application for an Erasmus exchange period.
- Simplified application procedure
- All participants receive funding
- Partner universities do not charge tuition fees
- Academic recognition of courses taken abroad
- Support during preparation of a stay abroad from the TU Kaiserslautern and at the guest university (culturally, linguistically, organisationally, academically) as well as extra benefits for Erasmus students at the guest university in areas such as searching for housing, on-site language courses, Erasmus Events, etc.
Careful and timely planning is essential for the planning of a study abroad exchange. If you would like to take part in the Erasmus Program, we recommend getting in touch with the Erasmus Coordinator in your department at least 8 months before you plan to go abroad. Please be sure to watch out for information sessions or internal deadlines in your department.
The Department of International Affairs: ISGS is also happy to assist you with the application and planning of your exchange. Feel free to call or write us an email.
Within the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union, post-secondary institutions can set up cooperations for student Exchange within Europe. Participating countries include the 27 EU Member States as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, FYR Macedonia, Norway, and Turkey. The faculties of TUK currently have agreements with around 140 universities in 25 countries. Find out which partnerships are active in your faculty:
• PARTNER UNIVERSITIES
Information about the Online Application
To begin the application, please fill out the online application form, click on "send application" and register in the online database Mobility Online. After you have filled in your personal information, you can continue by uploading the required documents.
- Passport-sized Photo
- Motivation Letter
- Leistungsübersicht (Transcript of your current grades at the TU Kaiserslautern, please contact the examinations office of your faculty)
- Signed Application Form (will be ready to be downloaded as soon as you have uploaded the documents mentioned above)
- Any other relevant forms, as required by your faculty (e.g., language certificates, transcripts)
If you have any questions about the application, please contact the ISGS (see contact information above)
New application round has opened!
Apply here for your semester abroad during academic year 2023/24 (Winter Term 2023/24 and Summer Term 2024).
Application deadline is January 31st 2023.
The amount of funding is dependent on the length of the stay abroad as well as on the destination country. For the academic year 2023/2024, the destination countries are divided as follows:
- Group 1 - 600.00€ per month: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden
- Group 2 - 540.00€ per month: Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cypres
- Group 3 - 490.00€ per month: Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary
Special Funding and Grants
Sustainable Travel (Green Mobility)
Students who travel sustainably may receive an additional sum of 50,00 EUR (one-time) for sustainable travel (such as train or bus). You also may have the option of claiming 4 additional travel days.
Erasmus+ supports equal opportunities for all students and therefore offers Special funding and grants for students of the following groups:
Special Funding for Students with Disabilities
Students and staff members with a degree of disability of at least 20 can apply for special funding within the Erasmus+ program. If you are eligible for this type of funding, please contact the Department of International Affairs: ISGS for more information.
Grants for Single Parents Travelling with Children
Single parents with children may receive a special grant if they bring their child(ren) with them during the exchange and are the sole caretaker during the stay abroad. This also applies for students completing an internship abroad. For more information please contact the Department of International Affairs: ISGS.
Special Funding for Students with Non-Academic Background
Students whose parents (both) have not studied at a university may receive a special grant. For more information please contact the Department of International Affairs: ISGS.
Each university institution wishing to take part in the EU program for general and professional education, youth, and sport in 2021-2027 must possess a valid Erasmus Charta for Higher Education (ECHE).The ECHE was awarded by the European Commission. It proves that a university fulfils all conditions for a successful participation in the Erasmus+ program.