Student Mobility Outgoing - Erasmus+ (KA 131) (from 2021)
With Erasmus+ (KA 131) students can study tuition-free at an Erasmus+ partner institution of the University of Göttingen in their field of study for 2 to 12 months per study programme (Bachelor, Master, PhD).
The International Office and the Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinators will support you in planning your stay abroad.
On the website of the Swiss European Mobility Programme you will find all relevant information regarding stays in Switzerland.
For interested studentsResearch
- Our exchange opportunities database "Gö abroad" gives you an overview of your Erasmus+ study opportunities. Our handout (German only) will assist you in your research.
Erasmus+ KA 131 Programme Countries
- The 27 member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
- Countries of the European Economic Area: Iceland, Liechtenstein und Norway
- Associated partners of the EU: Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey
- Your faculty webpages and seminars will also provide important information. Please read these pages carefully before applying. To the contact details of the Erasmus+ departmental coordinators, including websites.
In an individual discussion, questions can be clarified and opportunities identified. Take advantage of the offer for a personal consultation at the faculty or at the International Office Göttingen.
Who can apply?
- Explain your personal and professional motivation, including a simple outline of how you plan to finance your studies abroad (Draft: Letter of motivation (in German)),
- Certificate of enrolment for the semester of application,
- FlexNow Transcript of Records with percentile rank, university entrance qualification if applying in the 1st semester of an undergraduate degree programme or transcript of the Bachelor's degree if applying in the 1st Master's semester,
- Language certificate(s). A non-exhaustive overview of possible certificates is included in the announcement. Students who indicate their native language as their first language of instruction should use the Native Speaker Template
The programme is available to all regularly enrolled students and doctoral candidates at the University of Göttingen.
The current call for applications (see below) contains the essential information on the application process. The application and the upload of all relevant documents is done online via the Erasmus+ KA 131 Application Portal. Registration in the application portal has to be completed with the @stud.uni-goettingen.de address. Before submitting the application, it is strongly recommended to arrange a counselling interview with the Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinator.
Application deadline for the following academic year (start winter and summer semester): 31 January
Important note: For students of medicine, the deadline is 10 January!
Tip: The Study Abroad Advisory Team offers some virtual Open Office Hours in January on FAQ about the application phase.
The Erasmus+ departmental coordinators will inform you about the result of the selection process.
You will receive the form "Confirmation of Nomination" from your Erasmus+ departmental coordinator with a request to sign and return it. The form must be signed in full and submitted to the International Office Göttingen by 30 April of the academic year. Find out well in advance when the deadline for submitting the document to your faculty is.
Successfully nominated students are formally registered or "nominated" at the partner university by their departmental coordinator, usually between March and June.
The International Office Göttingen will officially schedule you for an Erasmus+ exchange after processing the nomination. Students and departmental coordinators will receive further information at the end of May to mid-June.
- Call Erasmus+ Student mobility 2023/24 (in German)
- Call central Erasmus+ KA131/ENLIGHT Student Mobility(in German)
- Closed Calls
- Overview of Erasmus+ Key Action 131 funding rates (Call 2021) – (one-semester stays winter semester 2022/23 – country group 3)
- Overview of Erasmus+ Key Action 131 funding rates (Call 2022) – (one-semester stays winter semester 2022/23 – country groups 1 & 2; two-semester stays start winter semester 2022/23 – summer semester 2023; (one-semester stays summer semester 2023) Top-up for Green Travel:
- Students who travel to their place of study with a low-emission means of transport have the opportunity to submit a supplementary application. Further information can be found here.
- Students with child/ren
- Students with disabilities (GdB 20 and/or chronic diseases)
- Students whose parents have not acquired an academic degree recognised in Germany (so-called "first-time graduates").
- Employed students who have been in regular employment subject to social insurance contributions for at least 6 months with monthly earnings of > 450.00 and < € 850.00 before the start of the mobility. Please note: Employment during the Erasmus+ study abroad period is not permitted.
- Further information
Students who belong to one of the groups listed below can apply for an increase of €250 per funded month.
After a requisition in the application procedure, the binding application is made via an online form, which is sent by the Göttingen International Office to students who have been nominated by the deadline.
The acceptance of the additional funding(s) (Top-ups) usually takes place within the framework of the issuing of the funding commitment by means of a Declaration On Honour in which the beneficiary confirms the access requirements and the existence of evidence. Furthermore, the beneficiary must declare that he or she agrees to present these documents upon request by the International Office Göttingen.
For nominated students
The Erasmus+ Checklist & Guidelines help you to always keep an overview of your next important steps.Procedure of an Erasmus+ funded study visit
Detailed information can be obtained from the host university and, if applicable, from your departmental coordinator. You can also find helpful information in our exchange opportunities database "Gö abroad". Registration procedures at partner universities may vary. Therefore, discuss the necessary steps for nomination and enrolment with the departmental coordinator at the receiving college or university. Nomination and enrolment are not carried out by the International Office Göttingen.
The Learning Agreement is a mandatory document for an Erasmus+ stay. The learning agreement contains the courses you want to attend abroad and the courses you want to receive credit for later in Göttingen. The Learning Agreement is valid when signed by the student, the departmental coordinator or another authorised person and the partner institution.
If you want to study at a partner university for a full academic year, you should record courses for all planned semesters in the Learning Agreement. If this is not possible, you must create a new Learning Agreement before the start of the second semester.
Only after submitting the Learning Agreement, you will receive your Erasmus+ Grant Agreement from the Erasmus+ KA 131 team. Two (duplicate original) copies must be submitted.
In the Erasmus+ Key Action 131 programme, a compulsory online language assessment must be taken (from August 2022). If one of the following languages will be the first language of instruction during the stay abroad, the test must be taken before the start of the stay: English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR) or Italian (IT).
Offers in other EU languages as well as Icelandic, Macedonian, Norwegian, Serbian, and Turkish will be successively integrated.
This so-called "Online Language Support" (OLS) offers Erasmus+ beneficiaries various possibilities: Self-assessment of language skills through language assessments, as well as participation in language courses in any number of languages. However, the test is usually not the basis for selection and acceptance at the host university. Göttingen International or eu|academy will inform you if you have to take an online language test. Native speakers are exempt from the compulsory test.
Participants in the academic year 2022/23 please note: The implementation of the new EU database eu|academy for the mandatory language assessment (so-called "OLS" - Online Language Support) is delayed. Against this background, all Erasmus+ grantees will be exempted from the mandatory OLS assessment in the academic year 2022/23. However, we would welcome you to take the OLS assessment voluntarily. You will be notified by email as soon as the OLS function is fully ready. Independently of this, you are welcome to use the "eu|academy" on a voluntary basis. In addition to the virtual language tests and courses, self-study courses on other topics such as "migration & integration" or "cities, urban & regional development" are also offered.
Certificate of Arrival
After your arrival at the host university, please have the Certificate of Arrival issued and upload it in the mobility portal. Only after receipt of this document is the first instalment of your grant prepared for payment.
Certificate of Stay
During the agreed study period, you are enrolled at the host university and attend courses there. Only the period in which you are academically obligated to be on-site counts as the Erasmus+ funding period - starting with the orientation days up to the last exam. This will be confirmed by the host institution in the "Certificate of Stay" at the end of the stay.
After your stay abroad you have to submit the Certificate of Stay, the Transcript of Records and the experience reports. Please use the Programme documents for this purpose.
Preparation, leave of absence, recognition – there are a lot of things to consider for your stay abroad. Find some answers in our A–Z of planning a stay abroad.
Checklists & DocumentsChecklists & Guidelines
For participants, summer semester 2022
- Checklist & guideline for students 2021/22 - for study
- Presentation of the information event for nominated students (start summer semester 2022)
- Checklist & guideline for students 2022/23
- Presentation of the information event for nominated students of the call 2002 (start winter semester 2022/23)
- Presentation of the information event for nominated students of the call 2021 (only winter semester 2022/23)
For participants, academic year 2022/23:
Participants planning a stay in the UK can find further information here.
Please submit the required documents via the form "Document upload" with the assignment "Erasmus+ KA131 Studium" in the mobility portal:
- Template for Language Proof: Native Speaker
- Online Learning Agreement (Please make prior arrangements with the programme coordinator)
- Instruction Online Learning Agreement for students - study
- Certificate of Arrival - Erasmus+ Key Action 131
- Certificate of Stay - Erasmus+ Key Action 131 (for stays starting from winter semester 2022)
We are happy to answer any questions and offer nominated participants a virtual "Open Office Hour" on every Wednesday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am (link is sent to students directly), but you may find the right answer quickly and easily in our FAQ.
The Erasmus Student Charter provides information about rights and responsibilities and what can be expected from the home and host universities at each stage of the programme.
Advisory Services Erasmus + KA 131 /
Outgoing Students (Study & Traineeship)
Please use the username and password of your student account. The login domain is ug-student\. If you have problems logging in, please contact the IT Support.
Erasmus+ Key Action 131 Team
Phone: + 49 (0)551 39 21306
+ 49 (0)551 39 21330