On this page we have summarized information concerning the funding opportunities and programs for you, as well as details about the recognition of credits received abroad. You will find further information regarding stays abroad, especially regarding finance possibilities on our useful links page.
Here you can find our leaflet (in German) for a study semester abroad
With about 100 cooperation contracts existing with European Universities as part of the Erasmus+ program, the following advantages are provided:
- Up to 12 months financial aid for stays abroad at partner universities within the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey
- Minimum period for studies abroad 2 months (60 days)
- Multiple funding BA, MA, PhD is possible (maximum 12 months per cycle, studies abroad and internships abroad will be summed up). The days stayed abroad without ERASMUSgrant (Zero Grant) will also be counted towards the max. contingent.
- No study fees.
- Recognition of the credits received abroad (credit transfer) according to the learning agreement
- Counseling during the preparation and followup work as well as during the stay itself by the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer
- Simplified process of application
- Experiences in terms of exchange are available
Further information about the ERASMUS study stay abroad can be found in the short explanation-clip of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
A direct link towards the Erasmus+ program of the European Union is available here.
Maybe also virtual or blended mobility could be interesting for you. Here are some reasons for this.
Application: Please consider the current announcements for the available university places of your faculty (in February/march). Find out about your future host university/institution and coordinate projects and study contents with the coordinators of your degree course within the faculty. The internal online application (including current enrollment certificate, overview of your grades, proof of language skills, as well as CV and motivation letter) have to be submitted until 01.03. The application for the Erasmus place is also the application for the Erasmus grant (see also "Erasmus+ financial information").In case of remaining places for the summer semester, places will be allocated in accordance with the receipt of the applications, the chance to get the Erasmus grant might be lower in that case.
Selection: The decision about the allocation of places will be made by the faculties. Decisive selection criteria are the qualification and the performance of the student, the evidence of purpose of the intended stay with regard to the previous studies, the motivation as well as existing language skills that are necessary for the execution of the stay abroad.
Finally, the nomination at the host university including completion of the application documents from your future host university will take place. Further information concerning the application and the payment of the mobility grant are provided in the International Office of the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer.
Possible monthly mobility grants:
These are the ERASMUS+ rates for studies abroad:
- Group 1 (higher costs of living): Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden ==> winter semester 2022/23: 450 € per month (30 days); summer semester 2023 or later: 600,- € per month (30 days)
-Group 2 (average costs of living): Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus ==> winter semester 2022/23: 390 € per month (30 days); summer semester 2023 or later: 540,- € per month (30 days)
-Group 3 (lower costs of living): Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Rumania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary ==> winter semester 2022/23: 330 €; summer semester 2023 or later: 490,- € per month
Possible top ups:
- Single payment of 50 € for "green travel" of at least 50% of the total distance ==> in total for return trip (The definition of green travel has not been decided on finally. Flights will be excluded in any case.)
- Up to 4 days additional grant for "green travel" if needed
- 250 € monthly for students with a chronic disease who have an increased financial need abroad
- 250 € monthly for students with a degree of disability of minimum 20
- 250 € monthly for students, who go abroad with a child/children
- 250 € monthly for first generation students (parents have not studied)
- 250 € monthly for working students (certain conditions have to be fulfilled)
The grant will be transfered in two rates: 75 % before or at the beginning of the mobility and 25% after the mobility, when all ERASMUS documents will have been handed in.
Calculation example: A mobility of 100 days equate to a full mobility of 3 grant-months and 10 days (3x monthly rate + monthly rate/30 days x 10 days)
Students who have been selected for an ERASMUS+ study visit in the summer semester 2022 at one of our partner universities will find information on the further steps and the required grant documents here:
Info sheet Erasmus outgoings study (in German, the International Office can help you if you need a translation)
Explanations regarding the Learning Agreement (in German, the International Office can help you if you need a translation)
Grant agreement study (in German, the International Office can help you if you need a translation)
Declaration of honour regarding "green travel" (in German, the International Office can help you if you need a translation)
Security information regarding the Covid-19-pandemic (has to be signed) (in German, the International Office can help you if you need a translation)
Learning Agreement "During Mobility" (in case of changes)
Studierende, die für einen ERASMUS+ Studienaufenthalt im Vereinigten Königreich im Akademischen Jahr 2022/23 ausgewählt wurden, finden hier Informationen zum weiteren Ablauf sowie die erforderlichen Stipendienunterlagen.
Sicherheitshinweise zur Covid-19-Pandemie (muss unterzeichnet werden)
Learning Agreement "During Mobility" (im Fall von Änderungen)
HAW.International programme of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for studies abroad of 3-6 months or for periods abroad of 1-6 months in the framework of the final thesis
You have to apply individually via the DAAD portal, thus there can be no counselling from the International Office or the international faculty coordinators. In case of questions, please inform yourself in the announcement text/FAQs or contact the DAAD directly. Please inform the International Office if the HAW.Interntional scholarship has been granted to you in order to avoid two grants at the same time as this is not allowed for the same purpose.
You will find further information in regard to this programme on our announcement page.
Here you will find a link to the DAAD Scholarship Database, which shows you further ways to finance a study abroad.
You can find a good overview of possibilities to finance your stay abroad in the scholarship brochure of the DAAD, including scholarships of other organisations as well (brochure is in German).
In order to help students in planning a study semester abroad, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) created a webpage with an approximate time frame and a checklist. Here is the direkt link(only in German).
Please bear in mind, that the time frame in the link is the ideal situation. Before you give up your plans, because you think that you are too late, please contact us in the International Office.
Under certain circumstances, students who receive the regular BAföG and also students who are not eligible for the regular BAföG may receive funding for studying abroad (Auslands-BAföG).
Application: At different BAföG offices, depending on the target country ==> if possible apply 6 months before your stay abroad
Amount of exemption: 300 Euros per month of a scholarship are not considered for the calculation of "Auslands-BAföG"
Funding: If applicable regular BAföG-funding + lump sum for travel costs + subsidy for insurance + subsidy for a stay outside of the EU and Switzerland + study fees up to 5.600 Euros for maximum one year
Further information: https://www.xn--bafg-7qa.de/de/europa-oder-der-rest-der-welt-589.php
Please also remember to check your insurance (eg. health insurance, liability insurance, accident insurance) for validity abroad before your stay abroad! Even within Europe e.g. the health insurance is very limited without additional protection. A good option is provided by the DAAD Group Insurance (health insurance, liability insurance, accident insurance). Further information about costs, requirements, services, etc. can be found here.