Introduction of the Erasmus+-program

The Erasmus+ program offers an opportunity for bachelor and master students to spend a semester abroad in an European country including the following benefits:

  • No tuition fees at the partner university
  • Possibility to receive the Erasmus+ funding
  • As an Erasmus+ student you are part of the biggest network of exchange students in the world
  • Support by the Erasmus+ tutors of our faculty before, during and after your stay

At the start of the stay abroad, all courses of the orientation phase must be completed (for two subject Bachelor students: successful completion of the compulsory economic modules). Thus, a semester abroad can be scheduled from the 3rd semester on.
No special requirements.

Language requirements:

  • English/Spanish/French: B1 at the time of application to the faculty
  • Other languages: A2 at the time of application to the faculty
  • Possibly higher language requirements: until one month before the stay (please note the requirements of the host university)

Important: A language certificate must be provided for the chosen course language (at least 50% of the courses have to be studied in this language during the Erasmus+ semester).

The following language certificates are valid (for the application period of 2023/24):here.

The following degree programs are part of the Erasmus+ program of the business administration department:

  • Business Administration (B.Sc.)
  • Business and Human Resource Education (B.A.)
  • Business Information Systems (B.Sc.)
  • Management (M.Sc.)
  • Finance, Accounting and Taxes (M.Sc.)
  • Marketing and E-Business (M.Sc.)
  • Global Business (M.Sc.)
  • Taxation (M.Sc.)
  • Business Education and Human Resource Development (M.Sc.)
  • Business Information Systems (M.Sc.)
  • Applied Statistics (M.Sc.)

The following degree programs are part of the Erasmus+ program of the economics department:

  • Economics (B.Sc.)
  • Economics (two subjects) (B.A.)
  • Sustainable Development Studies (B.A.)
  • International Economics (M.Sc.)
  • Development Economics (M.Sc.)
  • History of Global Markets (M.A.)
  • Taxation (M.Sc.)
  • Applied Statistics (M.Sc.)

The Faculty of Business and Economics offers Erasmus+ cooperations via the business administration and the economics department. Students can apply for a total of five partner universities regardless of the department.

Application deadline:
January 31st for the next academic year (winter and summer semester)

Application portal:
Erasmus + Key Action 131 online registration and nomination: here.
The application form is only available during the application period.

Application documents:

  • Letter of motivation in German and the chosen course language
  • High school diploma or another university entrance qualification (for Bachelor students)
  • Bachelor certificate (for Master students)
  • Summary of achievements from FlexNow with ranking (No. 7: “Leistungsnachweis mit Prozentrang”
  • Current certificate of enrollment
  • Language certificate
  • If applicable: curriculum vitae (CV)
  • If applicable: Confirmations of vocational training, occupation and internships
  • If applicable: Confirmations of social or political commitment

Basic requirement: fulfillment of the language requirements
The majority of our partner universities require minimum language levels. These must be met for participating in the Erasmus+-program. Language courses completed beyond the requirements will be evaluated positively.

Selection criteria:
The applicants are evaluated and selected by the Erasmus+ team. The overall impression that the applicant can convey with his or her documents is decisive. Individual criteria are listed below in order of importance:

  • 1. Presentation of the professional and personal motivation
    This is assessed based on the letter of motivation and the curriculum vitae. In addition to the professional relevance of the intended stay abroad, knowledge of the host country, social commitment or voluntary activities are also considered. Language courses completed beyond the basic requirements will be evaluated positively.
  • 2. Academic performance
    This is assessed based on the performance achieved to date, which is taken from the summary of achievements (FlexNow data sheet) and the Bachelor certificate.
  • 3. Outline of the financing
    This is evaluated based on the breakdown and evaluation of various costs for studying a semester abroad. More information about this can be found in testimonials from other Erasmus+ students.

Choosing the right partner university is probably the most important step for your application. Please find some recommendations in the following:

  • Do you want to choose a specific major that is particularly renowned at one of the partner universities, or for which a particular university offers a large number of courses?
  • Do you want to improve your language skills in a specific language or learn a new language? Note: You can study in English at many partner universities, so a stay in an English-speaking country is not necessary to improve your English skills.
  • Make your motivation clear and find out which universities offer the best opportunities for you. Make sure that the courses offered are suitable and that the language and subject requirements are met for each partner university. Not all universities are suitable for all study programs - therefore take enough time to inform yourself about the courses offered and already recognized courses at our faculty in the FlexStat recognition database (query: 336).