Erasmus+ student mobility

Andreas Männle

+49 (0)441 798-2484

A12 3-319a

Erasmus+ coordinator

Christa Weers

+49 (0)441 798-2438

A12 3-301


Special funds for environmental friendly mobility

Environmentally friendly mobility is now supported under the Erasmus programme

The new generation of Erasmus programmes promotes environmentally friendly practices, including the use of sustainable means of transport.

Erasmus students who study in other European countries from the Erasmus project 2021 onwards (i.e. the mobility starts in the 2022 summer semester or later) will receive a top-up amount for environmentally friendly travel in addition to their grant.

What are the top-ups for green travel?

Students will receive a one-off payment of €100 and, where applicable, additional support for travel days of up to 4 days for a return journey.

What does environmentally friendly or green travel mean?

Green travel is defined as travel that uses low-emission modes of transport such as bus, rail or carsharing for the majority of the trip.

How do I get the payment?

The travel days (up to 4) should be justified or documented by tickets, if possible. If this is not possible, this can be done by a solemn declaration of the participants. This declaration should address the number of travel days. 
The additional payment (top-up plus support for up to four travel days) is made at the end of the study abroad.

Available immediately:
Additional funding option for particularly sustainable travel on foot or by bicycle

In addition, particularly sustainable forms of travel, i.e. students who travel to the host university mainly on foot (hiking) or by bicycle, will receive a one-off grant of up to 350 euros.

Prerequisite for this additional funding:

  • Informal application with a description of the project (including a listing of additional costs)
  • For a journey of up to 200 kilometres to the host university, 200 euros will be reimbursed; for a journey of more than 200 kilometres, 350 euros will be reimbursed.
  • Proof or self-declaration on the journey made (type of travel, reference to environmental friendliness)

Grantees are required to write a report using the hashtag #UOLinternational ( will be happy to provide support).

Grantees should take care to ensure that the CO2 savings achieved by a sustainable form of travel are not cancelled out e.g. by sending their luggage separately by air or by flying back home, so students should make it clear that the aspect of environmentally friendly travel is a particular focus of their project.

Funding is granted as soon as the study abroad has begun and proof/self-declaration on the journey has been provided.

Environmental-friendly mobility

Photos of Lennart Zembsch on his way to Greece for his semester abroad

(Changed: 2021-12-01)