Erasmus+ coordination, advice for university staff and students with special needs

Christa Weers

+49 (0)441 798-2438

A12 3-301


Erasmus+ advice for students

Andreas Männle

+49 (0)441 798-2484

A12 3-319a

Doctoral candidate mobility (PhD students)

Opportunities for doctoral candidates

The latest round of the Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027) has seen a significant increase in the number of opportunities to spend time abroad.

Depending on their status, doctoral candidates have the following opportunities to work, study, teach, or do research at another (European) university:

  1. Student status
    If you are a student at the University of Oldenburg, you can apply for Erasmus+ funding for:
    1. Long-term mobility lasting between two and twelve months (optionally combined with a virtual period)
    2. Short-term mobility lasting between five and 30 days (optionally combined with a virtual period)
    3. Participation in a BIP (with an obligatory virtual period)
  2. Employment contract with the home university
    If you are employed at the University of Oldenburg, e.g. as a member of the academic staff, you can apply for Erasmus+ funding for:
    1. Staff mobility for teaching (optionally combined with a virtual period)
    2. Staff mobility (optionally combined with a virtual period)
    3. Participation in a BIP (with an obligatory virtual period)

Information on Erasmus+ funding for internships is available here.

Requirements for long- and short-term mobility

Who is eligible?

Doctoral candidates at the University of Oldenburg can apply for Erasmus+ funding under the terms of the Erasmus+ programme.

What is funded?

Funding is available for periods of study in an Erasmus+ programme or partner country, provided that inter-institutional agreements (Erasmus contracts) have been concluded between the universities. Find out more here.

Duration of funding

  • For long-term mobility, the duration of the stay is two to twelve months.
  • For short-term mobility, the duration of the stay is five to 30 days.

It is also possible to combine any period of mobility with a virtual component.

How to apply

Applications for funding through the Erasmus+ mobility programme can be submitted to the University of Oldenburg’s International Office.

Application deadline

There is no application deadline; funding is awarded on an ongoing basis.

The allocation of funding depends on the available budget and the number of applicants. If you are interested, please contact us directly, preferably at least three months before you plan on going abroad.

Once you have received our approval, you can submit the funding documents.

Required documents

For mobility for study purposes, the relevant Erasmus+ documents must be completed.

The procedure for short-term mobility is the same as for ‘regular’ long-term mobility (see here) In addition, please provide further information on your stay abroad (short-term mobility, expected dates, PhD supervisor at the University of Oldenburg) in the online application under point 9.
All documents can be found in our download area.

Financial support

Grants are awarded subject to sufficient funding being committed by the National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation (DAAD).

1. Long-term mobility
Information on the level of financial support for classic long-term study periods abroad can be found here (Financial support for student mobility).

2. Short-term mobility
The level of financial support for short-term study periods abroad is explained below.
Financial support for short-term mobility is calculated on a daily basis.

The Erasmus+ programme offers the following financial support for physical short-term mobility (for project 2021):

Duration of mobility

How much?**

Possible
top-ups

Possible
top-ups
Day 5-14 of
physical mobility

€70/
Day

Fewer opportunities*:
One-off payment of €100
Green travel:
€100 + up to 4 additional
days once
Day 15-30 of
physical mobility

€50/
Day

Fewer opportunities*:
One-off payment of €150
Green travel:
€100 + up to 4 additional
days once

The daily allowance can be supplemented by a travel allowance, based on the distance to the destination:

  • for students with fewer opportunities*
  • in the case of being posted to a programme or partner country: 
Travel distance How much?** Amount for green travel***

10 - 99 km

€23

-

100 - 499 km

€180

€210 

500 - 1999 km

€275 

€320 

2000 - 2999 km

€360 

€410 

3000 - 3999 km

€530 

€610 

4000 - 7999 km

€820 

-

8000 km or more

€1500 

-

* Definition DE 2021: Participants with a degree of disability (German: GdB) of 20 or more, students with a child and students with a chronic illness.
** One travel day before and one travel day after mobility can be funded with individual support.
*** Green travel is defined as trips where the majority of the journey is made by low-emission means of transport such as bus, train or car-pooling. Trips involving air travel are not eligible.

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