Study abroad  

Study abroad

Overview


Studying abroad with Erasmus+

Erasmus+ grant

  • waiver of tuition fees at the partner university
  • Erasmus+ offers up to 10 months of financial support
  • country-dependent grant amount between €180 and €300
  • NOTE: In Switzerland, grants are provided via the Swiss European Mobility Programme - SEMP, which is the responsibility of the individual Swiss universities
  • target group

    • students of Leipzig University
    • PhD candidates at Leipzig University
    • participation is possible regardless of nationality
    • periods of study abroad lasting 3 to 12 months at a partner university in one of the 28 EU Member States + Turkey, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and FYR Macedonia

  • requirements

    • completion of first year of studies before commencement of Erasmus+ semester(s)
    • demonstration of required level of language (local language of instruction)

Multiple grants

  • Erasmus+ ‘allowance’ of 12 months at each study level (BA/ MA)
  • 24 months for Staatsexamen/ Diplom study programmes
  • additional 12 months for a PhD
  • ‘allowance’ may be used flexibly for Erasmus+ (traineeship and/ or studies)

      Erasmus+ exchange places

      Current Erasmus+ study places, contact person (Erasmus+ coordinator) for each subject & reports from past students can be found in the:

      Komplexes InformationsSystem für Studierende – KISS

      Erasmus+: financial support

      Funding takes the form of a country-dependent grant (30 days = 1 month):

      • Group 1: €300 / month

        • Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom

      • Group 2: €240 / month

        • Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

      • Group 3: €300 / month

        • Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, FYR Macedonia

      Maximum level of financial support:

      • 10 months each per study level (BA/ MA)
      • 20 months for Staatsexamen/ Diplom study programmes
      • additional 10 months for a PhD

      Information about support without a financial grant ("zero grant"): 

      Grants may be awarded to cover stays abroad in full or in part, but it is also possible that no grant is provided (“zero grant”). If the allocated funds have been used up, then it is only possible to offer support for periods abroad without providing financial grants.

      Applying for a place

      Step 1: Apply via your Erasmus+ coordinator

      Please contact your Erasmus+ coordinator at the start of the winter semester to obtain the necessary documents. It may be possible to use the following document (fillable PDF):

      Please speak to your Erasmus+ coordinator to find out which other documents are required.

      Step 2: Register with your host university

      • occurs upon successful nomination by your Erasmus+ coordinator
      • documents for this are available from your host university
      • please return the completed documents to the host university yourself

      NOTE: Leave semesters may be used for a period abroad with Erasmus+. It is no problem to have the credits you earned during your leave semester recognised.

      Step 3: Submit your Erasmus+ application to the International Centre

      Registration (online) (access using your Uni Login)

      • after nomination, at least 3 months prior to the beginning of the stay
      • you must upload confirmation of your nomination from your Erasmus+ coordinator
      • print & sign
      • hand in the original to the International Centre by post, by dropping off (letterboxes outside room 403 at the international Centre) or by coming in person during our office hours

      Erasmus+ Grant Agreement (study)

      • sign and send two copies of the original to the International Centre
      • upon approval, you will receive an original signed by the University Erasmus+ coordinator

      Online language assessment prior to the period abroad - Online Linguistic Support (OLS)

      • for the main languages of instruction:

        • Bulgarian, Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Greek, Italian, Croatian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, Slovak, Spanish, Czech and Hungarian (does not apply to native speakers)

      • upon submission of the documents specified above, you will be sent an automatically generated email (Sender: Erasmus+ Notification System)

      NOTE:

      For a language assessment result below B2, you will automatically be sent an email offering you an online language course for the language of instruction. If your test result is higher, you may still request an online language course for the respective language of instruction or the official language. Please contact the International Centre.

      Learning Agreement (p. 1-5)

      • fill in, in consultation with subject representatives
      • must be signed by the host university, subject representative (person responsible for recognition) and student
      • paves the way for recognition of credit earned abroad
      • obtain all signatures then send a copy / scan to the International Centre & the subject
      • keep the original in case you need to use it later

      WHILE studying abroad with Erasmus+

      Certificate of Registration

      • have this filled in by the host university
      • send a copy / scan to the International Centre & the subject no later than 4 weeks after officially enrolling

      INFORMATION ON PAYMENT OF 1st INSTALMENT: Upon submission of your online registration, Learning Agreement, Erasmus+ grant agreement and Certificate of Registration from the host university, you will receive the 1st instalment of your financial grant within 30 days: whole amount minus one month's grant (30 days)

      Amendments to the Learning Agreement (tables A2 & B2, p. 6-8)

      • if there are changes involving your study programme
      • please leaves attached the pages already filled in (tables A1 & B1)
      • obtain all signatures then send a copy / scan to the International Centre & the subject within 4-7 weeks of your enrolment

      Certificate at the End of the Study Period Abroad

      • have this filled in by the host university
      • send a copy / scan to the International Centre no later than 4 weeks after officially deregistering

      Transcript of Records

      • have this created by the host university
      • you may also use forms provided by the host university
      • please ask your host university where the original of the Transcript of Records will be sent
      • hand in to your subject to facilitate recognition
      • send a copy / scan to the International Centre

       AFTER studying abroad with Erasmus+

      Recognition Results

      • fill this in and sign it based on the Transcript of Records
      • you may also use equivalent documents used internally by your subject
      • please also fill in if no credits are recognised: Cross through table D and put a cross next to "Aufnahme ins Diploma Supplement" below, then have the form signed
      • send a copy / scan to the International Centre

      Online language assessment after the period abroad - Online Linguistic Support (OLS)

      • You will be sent an automatically generated email containing a link (Sender: Erasmus+ Notification System)

      Erasmus+ online report

      • complete your report online within 30 days of being requested to do so
      • upon completion of your Erasmus+ period abroad, you will be sent an automatically generated email containing a link (Sender: EUSurvey). Please check you spam folder

      Information on payment of 2nd instalment: 

      Upon submission of your certificate showing your study abroad period has finished and of your Erasmus+ online report, you will receive the 2nd instalment of your financial grant (outstanding amount) within 45 days as well as a grant notification detailing the exact amount of Erasmus+ funding received. Please also hand in copies of your Transcript of Records and Recognition Results form to the International Centre and complete the language assessment and online report.

      All of the documents mentioned can also be found together in our Erasmus+ essentials pack "Wegzehrung".

      Extending your period of study abroad

      Extensions are generally possible, provided you have sufficient time left in your "allowance" (see maximum funding period). Depending on the length of the extension, a separate application may be required.

      Extension less than 30 days: no application

      You do not need to apply to extend the original end of your study period abroad by fewer than 30 days. You can simply prove when the study period abroad ended by submitting the

      Transcript of Records or the

      Certificate at the End of the Study Period Abroad 

      Extension more than 30 days: subject to application

      Any extension of more than 30 days must be applied for no later than 1 month before the original end of your study period abroad and approved by your subject and the host university. If your extension application is not submitted on time, the grant you receive will be based on the originally scheduled end date.

      Application for extending the mobility stay abroad (link)

      You can simply prove when the period abroad ended by submitting the Transcript of Records or theCertificate at the End of the Study Period Abroad

      If the extension results in changes to your original Learning Agreement, please fill in the following form:

      Amendments to the Learning Agreement (tables A2 & B2, p. 6-8)(see also the information on the procedure for studying with Erasmus+)

      2nd instalment of ORIGINALLY approved financial support:

      Payment of the (potentially provisional) 2nd instalment will occur at the end of the originally planned period after submission of the extended Certificate of Registration from the host university.

      Please note:

      The approval of an extension to your Erasmus+ study period abroad does not automatically mean additional financial funding. Whether this can be provided depends on the available Erasmus+ grant funding at Leipzig University. A decision cannot be made until all extension applications have been received and checked at the end of the academic year (after September 30).

      Special needs funding

      Disabled students and students with a child / children can apply for special funds. If granted, these funds are paid out in addition to the regular (country-specific) funding rates.


      last update: 26.10.2017 

      Contact

      International Centre
      General Advice and Info:

      Ninon Müller
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      Jane Moros
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      Support (after Nomination):

      Ines Remer
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