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Since 1987 more than 2.5 million students have participated at the ERASMUS Programme which made it one of the greatest success stories of the European Union. In 2012 this program has celebrated its 25-years-jubilee. One more reason for you to apply for participation in this program! Check now you knowledge regarding the ERASMUS Programme by answering our quiz!


In general

The ERASMUS Programme belongs to the superordinated "Lifelong Learning Programme" (for detailed information please refer to LLP) of the European Union and offers a range of exchange opportunities for study, internship and teaching mobilities in other European countries. So far, more than 2.5 million students in whole Europe were enabled to absolve a stay abroad thanks to this program.

This and the following websites will provide in addition to the description of the general objectives of this program an overview of the basics concerning the implementation of this program, of the funding opportunities, of the eligibility requirements and of important questions concerning details. 

Objectives of the program

Students shall be enabled to absolve a stay abroad in the member countries of the European Union, in Island, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey as well as since June 2011 in Croatia and Switzerland in order to profit from the local study opportunities for their professional development as well as to enlarge their linguistic and cultural competencies.

The program serves as well to the objective of strengthening the European Idea by fostering the network between European institutions of higher education through mobility and by contributing to the aim of raising transnational education experiences.

Furthermore the program strives to facilitate the financing of a stay abroad by assuming a part of the mobility costs in terms of an ERASMUS partial scholarship.

In the sub-categories Student Mobility for Studies (SMS) and Student Mobility for Placement (SMP) you will get all necessary information with regard to exchange opportunities, application deadlines and procedures as well as documents for participation at this program as a student.

As staff member of Technische Universität Chemnitz you will find all necessary information concerning eligibility and applying for funding of guest lectureships/ visits at partner universities within the ERASMUS Programme by accessing the sub-categories Staff Mobility Teaching Assignment (STA) and Staff Mobility for Training (STT).

The ERASMUS University Charter (EUC) is issued by the European Commission and serves as a proof that the university fulfills all prerequirements for a successful participation at the ERASMUS Programme.

ERASMUS Student Charter:

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European Policy Statement (2007) of Technische Universität Chemnitz

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