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Going abroad with Erasmus+

Doing a semester abroad with Erasmus+? Applications for winter semester 2019/20 and summer semester 2020 need to be submitted prior to 31 March 2019

Why do you become a fish in Italy on the 1st of April, what does "Lentokonesuihkuturbiinimoottoriapumekaanikkoaliupseerioppilas" mean when you're in Finland, and why should you not travel to Buñol in Spain at the end of August without a sufficient supply of tomatoes? During a semester abroad with Erasmus+ there is plenty of opportunity to get to know your host country, make international friendships, and also find answers to some rather unusual questions. Important information on the Erasmus+ programme, as well as how to access the online application for an Erasmus+ semester abroad, can be found on the International Office's website. The application deadline is March 31 2019.

The Faculties and Departments of Chemnitz University of Technology provide Erasmus+ exchange places at more than 220 universities in 31 countries all over Europe. No matter if you choose a classic host country like Spain or explore 'new territories' in the Baltic States or Middle and Eastern Europe - fascinating insights into the host culture are always guaranteed.

"Erasmus+ is a great opportunity for our students to make international experiences and broaden their scientific and personal horizons", says Oliver Sachs, Erasmus+ Coordinator of the TU Chemnitz International Office. An Erasmus+ semester abroad has many advantages: Students can receive financial support, and tuition fees at the host university do not have to be paid.

Furthermore, the International Office, as well as the Erasmus+ Faculty Coordinators, take care of all outgoing students in terms of organisational matters before, during and after the stay abroad. "Along with many other things, we offer preparation meetings and intercultural training, prepare the necessary documents, keep in touch with the partner universities, and are always available in case of questions. Our students rate their stays very positively", Sachs emphasises.

For further information please contact: Oliver Sachs, Tel. +49 (0)371-531-37972, E-Mail:

(Author: Oliver Sachs / Translation: Jeffrey Karnitz)

Matthias Fejes

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