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Erasmus+ Exchange Semesters

The Erasmus program is a comprehensive funding program of the European Union and the largest mobility program at TU Dortmund University. It enables students to spend a semester abroad at universities with which the respective departments have entered an exchange agreement The Department of Business and Economics currently has contracts with more than 20 universities in other European countries.

Funding is available for stays of up to two semesters. Participants receive a waiver of tuition fees at the host university and the credits earned abroad can be counted for their studies. Furthermore, students receive a mobility grant, the amount of which depends on the destination country. Special grants, for example for students with chronic illnesses or for traveling with children, are possible. Grants or scholarships in students' home country, for example through BAföG, can usually continue to be received in parallel.

The following explanatory video from the DAAD briefly summarizes the Erasmus exchange program (German with English subtitles):

Study abroad with Erasmus+ #inanutshell

Supported by the Department and the International Office

Our Erasmus students are supported during their stay abroad by both the department and the International Office of the TU Dortmund University. The International Office assists students with applications for mobility grants and provides a checklist for stays abroad. Interested students can find comprehensive information about the Erasmus program on the pages of the International Office as well as attend the information events offered there.

Erasmus pages of the International Office

The Erasmus Coordination of the Department of Business and Economics selects and nominates applicants and supports students in the academic planning of their semester abroad.

Interested students should inform themselves about requirements and partner universities and then apply at the department for a place in the exchange program. The application deadline is January 10 for the upcoming academic year. At the end of the selection process, students will be contacted and offered a place or, if there are more applicants than places, may receive a rejection. If the selected students accept the place, they will be nominated at the host university and can then apply there.

Flowchart: Preparation, then application, then nomination and then application to host university and online acceptance. © Dekanat​/​TU Dortmund

An online declaration of acceptance must also be submitted to the International Office by the end of May.