The Erasmus+ Programme

The Erasmus+ programme (2014-2020) features a budget of 14,8 billion € provided by the European Union. Presumably, more than four million people will benefit from subsidies of the European Union until 2020. Furthermore, these people will improve their competences and employability through Erasmus+. Erasmus+ comprises programmes such as Comenius (school education), Erasmus (higher education), LEONARDO (vocational training), GRUNDTVIG (adult education), youth and sports.

Photo: Andreas Fiedler, Winner of the Poster Competition "25th Anniversary of Erasmus" (2012) Photo: Andreas Fiedler, Winner of the Poster Competition "25th Anniversary of Erasmus" (2012) Photo: Andreas Fiedler, Winner of the Poster Competition "25th Anniversary of Erasmus" (2012)
Photo: Andreas Fiedler, Winner of the Poster Competition "25th Anniversary of Erasmus" (2012)  


Erasmus+ represents one of the success stories of the European Union. Since 1987 it funds mobilities of students, professors and university employees. Until 2020 round about two million students will benefit from the Erasmus+ programme.

The following mobilities will be funded based on Key Action 1 of the Erasmus+ Programme (Learning Mobility of Individuals)

+ Student Mobility (SMS)
+ Assistant Teacher at Partner Insitutions for Students (SMP)
+ Staff Mobility for Teaching Purposes (STA)
+ Staff Mobility for Training Purposes (STT)
+ Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses

Included will be Bachelor and Master students as well as PhD students. Students might be funded up to 12 month in each degree circle. Furthermore, Erasmus+ offers the possibility to graduate in one of the Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses.

In addition, Erasmus+ offers mobilites for teaching staff and administrative personnel.

The Erasmus+ university charter (ECHE) was awarded by the committee of the European Union. The charter proofs that an institution fullfills all requirements for participating at the Erasmus+ programme.

Erasmus Charta for Higher Education (ECHE) der Leibniz Universität Hannover

All strategies and goals concerning Erasmus+ of Leibniz Universität Hannover within the time frame 2014-2020 can be found in the European Policy Statement (EPS).


The Erasmus+ programme was honoured with the Europäischen Qualitätssiegel 2006 and 2011.

By now, all faculties of Leibniz Universität Hannover take part at Erasmus+. Thus, all students have the possiblity to apply for a funded stay abroad. Round about 260 partner universities, including almost all countries of the European Union as well as candidate country Turkey, belong to the Erasmus+ networtk of Leibniz Universität Hannover and offer approximately 600 placements. Besides of the mobility grant, Erasmus+ students are excluded from tuition fees and all course achievements will be transferred as far as possible.

Placements for the Erasmus+ programme will be coordinated by the faculty coordinator of the repsonsible faculty/institute. However, the International Office also provides general information about programme partners, parnter institution and contact details.

Furthermore, in line with key action 2 (Strategic Partnerships) certain cooperations with specific partner institutions will be intensified. Thus, mutual curricula developments, short term programmes (including innovative teaching and learning approaches, development of dual study programmes and project meetings will be established.

In line with Key Action 3 (Prospective Initiatives) the Initiatives for policy innovation on European level will be centrally supported by the committee of the European Union.

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Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator