Study abroad

Erasmus+ stipends for student mobility

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe between 2021 and 2027. With an overall budget of 26.2 billion euros, the programme provides various opportunities for Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. The programme places a strong focus on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, as well as on promoting young people’s participation in democratic life. More information can be found on the website of the European Commission.

In April 2021, the Hertie School (D BERLIN25) was awarded with the Erasmus Charter of Higher Education, which is the prerequisite for participation in the new Erasmus+ programme generation.

Within the framework of KEY ACTION 1 the Hertie School currently offers support for student and staff mobility. The following projects can be funded:

  • A study period at a partner higher education institution
  • A traineeship in an institution located in an Erasmus+ programme country


Any student, regardless of nationality, is eligible to apply for an Erasmus+ mobility grant for a study period or internship in an Erasmus programme country (min. 60 days). PhD candidates can also apply for funding for short-term mobility (up to 30 days). Students can receive Erasmus+ funding for a maximum period of 12 months per study cycle. Limited funding is availble for mobility within Erasmus partner countries. Details will be communicated in the weekly campus newsletter.

Students can also receive an Erasmus+ grant for an internship up to 12 months after graduation, provided that they submit their funding application while still being an enrolled student. However, please note that priority will be given to students who apply for funding for their mandatory internship.​​​​ Internships at EU institutions (see full list here) or at any agency in charge of EU programmes (for example DAAD) cannot be funded.


  • Learning agreement between employer, university, and student
  • Academic recognition of the stay abroad
  • Payment of mobility grant
  • Support for cultural, linguistic and administrative preparation
  • Top-up (50€) for green travel
  • Top-ups for students with fewer opportunities

The minimum monthly benefits per country can be found here.


The application deadline for study abroad is 1 February. Students who apply for mobility with an Erasmus partner university will automatically be considered for Erasmus funding.

Applications for internship funding as well as funding for PhD short-term mobility have to be submitted via MyStudies at least 1 month before the planned start date of the internship. They will be evaluated on a rolling basis. As funding is subject to availability, we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

Students with special financial needs (for example students with children) and students with disabilities who wish to apply for additional financial support are encouraged to contact the international office before submitting their application.

If you have any questions regarding your application or Erasmus+ in general, please don’t hesitate to contact erasmus[at]hertie-school[dot]org.


Erasmus Charter of Higher Education | Erasmus Policy Statement

More information about Erasmus+ mobility actions is provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):

Nationale Agentur für EU-Hochschulzusammenarbeit
Kennedyallee 50 | 53115 Bonn | Germany
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