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Q&A on Erasmus+
00. Blended Mobility (Coronavirus Pandemic)
The European Commission currently allows to begin virtual or blended mobilities. This ensures the continuation of the Erasmus+ program, despite the physical limitations currently posed by the corona pandemic.
If the host University allows, we can fund a virtual mobility in the sense of a "blended mobility" approach: a phase of virtual mobility at a host institution abroad should be followed by physical mobility abroad with the required minimum duration. However, if there are still restrictions due to the corona pandemic, the physical mobility phase can be shortened or deleted and replaced by an extension of the virtual mobility phase. Interruption days between the virtual and physical mobility phases are also permitted.
As long as you follow the virtual activities from your home country, you will not receive any financial grants. However, once the physical mobility phase begins, you are entitled to receive the regular grant for the duration of the physical mobility.
00. ERASMUS+ consultation via SKYPE
Since personal consultation at the International Office is currently not possible due to the coronavirus pandemic, I am asking you to use the SKYPE office hours instead. Please get in touch, if you have any questions about studying abroad, Erasmus+ funding, application deadlines and Erasmus+ Learning Agreements:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.You can reach Mr. Lippold with Skype via:christian.lippold_4 (live: christian.lippold_4)
01. What is Erasmus+ ?
The ERASMUS+ program is a funding program of the European Union.
The ERASMUS+ exchange opportunities of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences are based on numerous bilateral, study-specific exchange agreements with European universities
02. Erasmus+ for students with disabilities
A study stay abroad is usually a major challenge for all young people. This applies even more to people with disabilities. Erasmus+ takes an integrative approach and would like to encourage as many students as possible to stay abroad - regardless of their personal situation. Since 2019, students with disabilities (from a degree of disability [GdB] of 50) have been able to apply for preparatory travel grants for mobility arrangements or internships that have already been agreed.
- You are enrolled at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
- The receiving university is an ECHE holder and participates in the Erasmus+ program.
- The university has confirmed giving you a grant for an Erasmus+ stay in the destination country specified in the application.
- Proof of the degree of disability (ID card for severely disabled persons) has to be submitted to HS Anhalt International Office.
Further information on the application procedure, on the implementation of the preparatory trip and your obligations after the study stay abroad can be obtained from erasmus(at)hs-anhalt.de
03. Erasmus+ benefits at a glance:
The ERASMUS + program offers the following services:
- no tuition fees at the host university
- support with a grant of approx. € 330-450 per month of study abroad.
- recognition of academic achievements
- support for accommodation, health insurance and visa related questions, as well as arranging contact persons on site
04. How much funding can you receive from Erasmus?
ERASMUS+ supports mobilities with so called program countries and partner countries. For all countries, scholarships have a fixed monthly rate.
For the program countries, the amount of the monthly scholarship is based on 3 different country groups:
- Group 1: 450 € per month (Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom) - from 08/2022: 600 EUR (no UK!)
- Group 2: 390 € per month (Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus) - from 08/2022: 540 EUR
- Group 3: 330 € per month (Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary) - from 08/2022: 490 EUR)
Currently Hochschule Anhalt has active projects with the following partner countries in Erasmus+ key action 107 (Mobility with Partner Countries):
Albania, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Ukraine. Students who want to study abroad in these countries will receive an individual support of 700€ per month and a distance-related travel support (between 275€ and € 820€)
05. ERASMUS+ special funding and social top-up
Inclusion support and equal opportunities are central concerns of the Erasmus+ programme. Therefore, students and university employees with a proven degree of disability (GdB 50) can apply for special funds. ("inclusion support", formerly known as "special needs support" - "real costs required for participants with physical, mental or health related conditions to allow their participation in the mobility as well as in prepraratory visits and for accompanying persons.") Please contact the Internation Office for more information.
The Top Up for students with „fewer opportunities“ (250 € / Month) is applicable for:
• parents/students with children
• participants with a GdB from 20
• students with chronic illness
In the case of chronic illness, a medical certificate is required as proof of entitlement to this top-up. You can apply for the top-up with the online application for the student exchange. The 'social top-up' is added to the funding rate of the respective country group.
More information on: Supporting students with children
06. How long will Erasmus+ be paid?
If you want to study at an ERASMUS + partner university, the funding will be paid between 3 to 12 months.
Furthermore, repeated additional funding is possible for an additional study cycle (Bachelor / Master).
Usually the duration for a semester abroad is 4-5 months.
Each month is calculated with 30 days. The duration of stay has to be at least 90 days and must not exceed 360 days.
07. Am I eligible for Erasmus+ ?
To receive the grant, you must meet the following requirements:
- You are enrolled in one of the study programs of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
- You have completed at least the first, or even better the second, academic year of your degree program (Master students are allowed to study abroad with ERASMUS+ during their 2nd or 3rd semester)
No separate application is required for ERASMUS + funding. You apply for a study abroad in our application portal.
08. What documents do I need?
Before the stay abroad 2 documents are needed:
- The Grant Agreement covers your financial support. After successful application, you will receive it for an exchange with a European partner.
- The Learning Agreement for the recognition of course credits
Upon arrival at the partner University you have to submit:
- The Arrival Attestation, which confirms your arrival
- changes to your original Learning Agreement have to be made within the first 5 weeks after your arrival. Please use page 4 of your Learning Agreement for that purpose!
After completing your studies abroad, you have to submit:
- The Confirmation of Attendance, which determines the exact duration of your eligibility period
- The Transcript of Records, which provides information about the study Achievements such as ECTS and grades. The transcript is usually issued within 5 weeks after the examination period of your host University.
Please use our online application tool to apply for your study stay abroad:
- February 28th for the upcoming winter semester in the same year
- August 31st for the summer semester next year
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