With Erasmus+, Frankfurt School students have the possibility to study in another European country and widen their social and cultural competencies.
They get to know the academic system of a foreign university and gain from their teaching and learning methods.
The rights and obligations of students in the Erasmus+ programme are set down in th".e "Erasmus+ Students’ Charter
The programme offers the following support:
- Assistance with the preparation of a period abroad
- Academic recognition of their studies abroad
- Exemption from study fees at the foreign university
- Mobility funding for the extra costs of living abroad of up to 350 euros per month
Compulsory online language tests
The European Commission provides an online language test in German, English, French, Italian, Dutch and Spanish. All Erasmus+ students are required to complete this in the working language prior to the semester abroad and after its completion. The test is not a selection criterion for support in the Erasmus+ programme but is intended to assess the language competence of the students both before and after their stay abroad and document the progress they have made. The comprehensive assessment throughout Europe of the development of language competence enables the effectiveness of Erasmus+ to be evaluated.
Erasmus+ stands for equal opportunity and inclusion and provides special funding for handicapped people and single parents.
The International Office of the Frankfurt School organises an information event in preparation for the stay abroad for all Bachelor and Master students one year before their semester/year abroad. This also includes a presentation of the Erasmus+ programme. After the information event, individual advice about the programme, partner universities and special funding is provided in the International Office. All students who register for an Erasmus+ partner university will be allocated places based on a ranking. Registration for Erasmus+ is based on submission of a "selection sheet for a university abroad" which will be made available at the information event.
PROMOS-Grant to increase mobility
With the PROMOS programme, the Frankfurt School provides financial support to Bachelor and Master students during their semester abroad at universities outside of Europe.
Those students may apply who will neither receive nor expect any other form of grant. The monthly grant amounts to ca. 300 Euro and is paid for three months (even for semesters abroad that are longer).
The selection criteria are based on excellent academic performance, proven extracurricular voluntary work commitment and the quality of the application. Choosing a study programme whose teaching language is neither German nor English is given special consideration.
The application process normally starts in October and finishes in the middle of December of a year for PROMOS grants awarded in the following year.