Exchange within the EU (ERASMUS+)

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130 partner universities in Europe

The most popular and easiest way to arrange a semester abroad is the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union. The programme is designed to promote student exchanges within the EU and simplify the accreditation process of completed studies. HTW Berlin maintains cooperation partnerships with around 130 European partner universities and numerous student exchanges take place every year.

Duration of funding

With ERASMUS+ you can spend a period of time in another European country at any stage in your study programme:

  • Up to 12 months at a time each during your Bachelor’s, Master’s or doctorate study programme or 24 months for study programmes subject to state examinations (medicine; law etc.)
  • Study in other European countries for periods of 3 to 12 months (also multiple times)
  • Internships in other European countries for periods of 2 to 12 months (also multiple times)
  • Internships within one year of completing your degree (graduate internship) if an application is submitted during the last year of the degree

Funding and support

  • Support with preparing to go abroad
  • Academic accreditation of modules completed abroad
  • Exemption from tuition fees at the host university
  • Mobility grant of up to 300 euros per month to cover additional costs related to being abroad

Documents and forms

Online language courses and tests (Erasmus+ OLS)

If you want your studies abroad to be successful, you will need good language preparation. The ERASMUS+ programme offers online language courses in the following languages:

  • German, English, French, Dutch, Italian and Spanish at all levels.
  • Czech, Swedish, Danish, Greek and Polish at A1 level.
  • Portuguese to B2 level.

The language course licenses are issued by the International Office.

All students have to take an online language test both before and after their Erasmus exchange semester. The results will not be used as a selection criterion for the ERASMUS+ funding. The test merely serves to assess the level of language knowledge for EU statistics.