Study abroad advisor
(Erasmus+) student mobility
(Erasmus+) mobility for students with special needs
Study abroad with Erasmus+
The Erasmus+ programme is a great way to gain valuable experience abroad by studying in another European country.
Students can go abroad for 3 months minimum to 12 months maximum (including a complementary traineeship period, if planned). Virtual mobility phases in the home country are not included. The same student may receive grants for studying or being trained abroad totalling up to 12 months maximum per each cycle of study (Bachelor, Master, PhD).
Students may be awarded an Erasmus+ EU grant to help cover the travel and subsistence costs incurred in connection with their study period abroad. Erasmus+ students – whether or not they receive an Erasmus+ EU grant – are exempted from paying fees for tuition, registration, examinations and access to laboratory and library facilities at the host institution.
Study abroad with Erasmus+
The programme offers several advantages, including:
- tuition fee exemption at the host university
- grant to help cover the travel and subsistence costs (approx. EUR 330–450 per month)
- administrative support from both your home and host universities
- recognition of academic achievements in accordance with study agreements
- special support for students with accompanying children and students with special needs
Please notice the requirements to take part in the programme:
- You must be enrolled in a degree programme at the University of Oldenburg (no exchange students!).
- You must have studied for at least one year before starting an exchange programme.
- You must be proficient in the language of instruction.
Please have a look at our overview of the existing Erasmus + partnerships of the University of Oldenburg to find out which host university and departmental coordinator is right for you. For further details, check our website on the Erasmus+ application process and our Erasmus+ checklist (pdf)
The annual application deadline is 1 March (1 June for exchanges in the summer semester).
Please contact us to get general information about possibilities to study abroad as well as the modalities to apply and to receive an Erasmus+ EU grant.
Please contact the departmental coordinator to get information about the selection process, the selection criteria and the possibilities to recognise the abroad studied courses.
Social participation and diversity are guiding themes of the Erasmus+ program generation 2021-2027.
Learners from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or with special needs will have easier access to the program. A wide range of funding opportunities are available.
In order to be eligible for the Erasmus grant, at least 15 ECTS per semester must be proven with a Transcript of Records issued by the host university. Please note that the partner university or your study program may require more ECTS than the Erasmus programme does.
If there is a valid and verifiable reason for not achieving the minimum amount of credits (e.g. certified illness), the funding does not have to be repaid.
In order to facilitate the crediting of examinations taken abroad, an area of specialisation has been integrated into the Bachelor's examination regulations. This means new flexibility for the Bachelor's program in the extracurricular area: Up to 45 CP from the study abroad can be credited in the professionalization area. However, you should consult your academic advisor in advance.
All Erasmus+ students must agree in writing on a clearly defined study programme in a Learning Agreement before starting their study abroad. This agreement is signed by both, the host and home institution and the student and ensures easier academic recognition.
After studying abroad, students must then submit an application for recognition of their study achievements from abroad.
Students automatically receive a diploma supplement upon completion of their studies.
The procedure for issuing certificates, transcripts of Records and diploma supplements is regulated by the examination regulations applicable to you.
Non-study-related voluntary achievements, such as the Erasmus internship, can also be included in the Diploma Supplement. In this case, please contact us at the International Office.