Study abroad advisor

Karolina Dymek

+49 (0)441 798-4669

(Erasmus+) student mobility

Andreas Männle

+49 (0)441 798-2484

(Erasmus+) mobility for students with special needs

Christa Weers

+49(0)441 798-2438

Office hours

Availability by phone
9 -12 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. 
Thursdays: 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Face-to-face office hours in the SSC
2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 
Thursdays: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Erasmus+ funding

Student mobility for studies (SMS)

Financial support for students studying abroad within the Erasmus+ programme is based on the different living costs in the programme countries. Starting from 2022, the following minimum student mobility for studies (SMS) grants will apply across Europe for the three programme country groups:

  • Group 1 (EUR 600 per month): Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom.
  • Group 2 (EUR 540 per month): Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus.
  • Group 3 (EUR 490 per month): Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary.

Time spent studying abroad may also include Zero Grant periods. This means time spent studying abroad without receiving Eramus+ funding while maintaining Erasmus status. For more information on Erasmus+ funding for studying abroad, please contact the International Office.

Top-up amount for students with fewer opportunities (beginning with Erasmus project 2022):
Students with a chronic illness (see RKI website) or a degree of disability of at least 20% can apply for a monthly top-up of 250 EUR. Alternatively, it is possible to apply to the National Erasmus Agency for funding of the real costs (so called "long application"). Students going abroad with child(ren), first-time academics as well as students who had a job subject to social security contributions for at least 6 months prior to their mobility abroad and earned more than 450 EUR and less than 850 EUR per month can also apply for the social top-up. More detailed information can be found here.

Top-up for green travel:
For "green travel" to the host university and back, a one-time grant of one-off payment of 100 EUR and an allowance for up to four days of travel is provided. Students who travel to the host university mainly on foot (hiking) or by bicycle will receive a one-off grant of up to 350 EUR. For further information please click here

Erasmus+ special funds

Special funding is available to enable students with disabilities (degree of disability of 20% or more,  50% or more for the comprehensive application) and students with child(ren) to realise the Erasmus+ stay abroad.

Top-up for students and university staff with disabilities or chronic illnesses

2022 Erasmus project and 2023 Erasmus project

1. Lump-sum grant (only for students)

Students and graduates who have been accepted by their home institution for an Erasmus+ funded study programme or an internship abroad can receive a lump-sum grant if they have

  • a degree of disability of 20 or higher,
  • a documented disability leading to additional financial need or
  • a chronic disease.

Please inform the International Office about your additional needs. The monthly allowance is EUR 250, regardless of the country you will be spending your stay abroad in.

Students who cannot participate in a regular physical mobility, for example due to their field of study or due to fewer opportunities for participation, have the possibility to combine a short physical stay with a compulsory virtual component (blended-short-term mobility).

In the case of blended-short-term mobility, students and graduates receive 70 EUR per day for physical mobility up to the 14th funding day of the mobility measure and 50 EUR per day from the 15th to the 30th day of the mobility measure. In addition, one day of travel before and one day of travel after the activity may be taken into account in the calculation of the financial support, provided that the duration of the travel is appropriate.
Students and graduates with fewer opportunities receive an additional one-off amount of 100 EUR for a physical mobility of 5 to 14 days or a one-off amount of 150 EUR for a physical mobility between 15 and 30 days in the case of a blended short-term mobility.

2. Funding through a stand-alone application ("long application")

Do you require barrier-free accommodation, travel assistance, medical care abroad, adaptation of learning materials or an accompanying person?  Depending on your additional financial requirements, you can apply for a one-off grant or submit a full application for additional funds.

Students with a degree of disability of at least 20 or a chronic disease who have successfully applied for Erasmus+ funding for a study period/internship abroad from their home institution can apply. Staff funded by Erasmus Teaching or Training staff mobility (STA or STT) can also apply.

Students can apply for the top-up of up to EUR 15,000 per semester and EUR 30,000 per academic year/mobility, Staff can apply for the special funds of up to EUR 15,000 per mobility here at the International Office. The total is determined according to your personal needs and paid out in addition to your regular Erasmus+ scholarship. Please note that additional costs can only be taken into account if they

  1. are not covered by national agencies (integration offices, health insurance, regional associations, social welfare offices, Studentenwerk).
  2. result from the stay abroad, for example airfares and costs for accommodation for accompanying assistants or for barrier-free accommodation.

You will be required to provide evidence of the difference between the costs at home and abroad, so make sure to allow sufficient time for the application.

You should submit your application to the International Office at least three months before your planned departure date. The International Office will then forward your application to NA DAAD.
The special funds will then be calculated on the basis of the actual additional costs incurred.

Top-up for students with children

Students who are funded by Erasmus+ for a stay abroad and travel abroad with their child/children can apply for a monthly lump sum via their university, which is paid in addition to the regular Erasmus+ funding instalment.

The lump sum subsidy is EUR 250 per month (regardless of the number of children).

Please contact the International Office well in advance of your stay abroad so they can send you the application form for special funding.

Further information on special funds (in German, provided by DAAD)

Preparatory travel

NA DAAD provides financial support for trips designed to prepare for an Erasmus+ stay abroad in programme countries for study or internship purposes. Funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the purpose of such trips should be to explore local conditions (low barrier housing, campus conditions, mass transit, etc.).

Who can apply?

2021 Erasmus project

  • Participants with a degree of disability of 20 or higher or a chronic disease plus an accompanying person

2022 Erasmus project

  • Participants with a degree of disability of 20 or higher or a chronic disease plus an accompanying person
  • Participants who take their child/children with them during the entire stay abroad

2023 Erasmus project

  • The trips are usually available to potential grantees with a disability and their accompanying persons who need to explore local conditions to find out whether a longer stay is possible.


Top-up for "first-time academics" (beginning with Erasmus project 2022)

This top-up can be applied for by students whose parents have not acquired an academic degree (university of applied sciences or university) recognised in Germany. In the case of single parents, this regulation only applies to the respective parent with whom the child lives.

Top-up for "working students" (beginning with Erasmus project 2022)

Students who were employed before starting their studies abroad and who are unable to continue their employment during their stay abroad are entitled to apply for this top-up.
For employments subject to social insurance contributions, the following applies:
    - monthly earnings 450-850 EUR
    - regular employment for at least 6 months before the start of the mobility
Attention! Students who are self-employed are unfortunately excluded from applying.

(Changed: 23 Nov 2023)  | 
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