Erasmus+ enables you to spend time as an exchange student at a European university in another Erasmus+ programme country.
What are the benefits of choosing the Erasmus+ programme for your semester abroad?
Students can receive multiple grants, up to a maximum of 12 months per study programme (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate). Funding is limited to a maximum number of months per semester abroad, see "Amount of grant".
Students who complete a semester abroad on the Erasmus+ scheme get their tuition fee abroad paid plus a monthly mobility subsidyin the form of a partial grant to help cover additional costs incurred abroad, not a full grant.
The amount of this monthly mobility subsidy depend on the category of country and the academic year in question. This is included in your overall grant, so you don’t need to apply separately for this subsidy. You automatically qualify for an Erasmus+ mobility subsidy if you are awarded an exchange with an Erasmus+ partner university and haven’t yet used your full 12 months’ allowance per programme of study.
Mobility that is exercised purely virtually in your home country – i.e. without physically attending the partner university – doesn’t qualify for Erasmus+ funding. However, virtual students are awarded Erasmus+ status (incl. exemption from tuition fees at the partner university) and offered OLS linguistic support.
If a virtual component is combined with a short stay at the partner university, then an on-site stay lasting 5–30 days can be funded. The online studies can completed either before or after the on-site stay and must be worth 3 ECTS in total.The same applies for mobile participants on blended intensive programmes (BIP).
Duration of stay
|Grant||Social top-up||Green top-up|
|Days 5–14||€ 70 per day||€ 100 one-off plus travel support||€ 50 one-off|
|Days 15–30||€ 50 per day||€ 150 one-off plus travel support|
Before you commence your semester abroad, you will be invited to take the mandatory EU Academy language test (OLS = Online Language Support).
The result of the language test simply helps you to evaluate your own skills and then gives you the option of taking an online language course free of charge.
Online language support is available for all 24 official languages in the European Union: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Estonian (ET), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Irish/Gaelic (GA), Croatian (HR), Italian (IT), Latvian (LV), Lithuanian (LT), Hungarian (HU), Maltese (MT), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Slovakian (SK), Slovenian (SL), Finnish (FI), Swedish (SV).
please ensure that you submit your completion documents within 4 weeks of finishing your studies abroad to obtain the remainder of your Erasmus+ funding .
Please ascertain before you leave the partner university how your transcript of records will be sent. We can only accept a document by email if the partner university sends it directly to international(at)hs-kempten.de .
You can find further information under Recognition of exam performances.
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