International Affairs

Erasmus+ Program

You’ll find here everything you need to know about Erasmus+, credit points, and mobility grants.

Program overview

Erasmus+ supports the objectives of the European education agendas; promotes modernization, internationalization, and the qualitative improvement of higher education in Europe; increases the EU’s attractiveness as a place to study and research; and contributes to the sustainable development of higher education in third countries. In addition, it strengthens students’ international competences, personal development, and employability.

Mobility measures are the origin and core of the Erasmus+ programs. A wide range of mobility offers both within and beyond Europe are available to students, instructors, and staff at German universities. A wide range of cooperation and partnership programs further offer extensive opportunities for institutional exchange between universities in Europe and around the world.

Erasmus+ program lines beginning 2021:

  • Key action 1: mobility in higher education
  • Key action 2: partnerships for cooperation
  • Key action 3: support to policy development and cooperation

Further information is available here.

Student Mobility & International Students is responsible for the program line “Key action 1: mobility in higher education - mobility of individuals." This program line provides funding for mobility offers in program and partner countries.

The priorities of the current Erasmus+ program generation 2021-27 are: digitalization, inclusion and diversity, “green” Erasmus, and participation in democratic life.

Participating countries: Erasmus+ program countries include the EU members states as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Serbia, North Macedonia, the United Kingdom, and Turkey.

In addition to the European program countries, partner countries - that is countries outside of Europe - can also take part in the Erasmus+ program. You can find further information on the DAAD website.

Mobility measures: The following mobility measures are funded under the umbrella of the EU’s education program ERASMUS+:

  • Student mobility for studies (SMS)
  • Student mobility of placement - internships (SMP)
  • Staff mobility of teaching assignments (STA)
  • Staff mobility for training (STT)

The program is open to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral students. 

    Erasmus+ benefits

    • Waiver of tuition fees at partner universities for all Erasmus+ exchange students 
    • Monthly grant (amount depends on current budget)
    • Additional funding for students with fewer opportunities
    • Additional funding for “green” travel to and from your study destination
    • Support for Erasmus+ students before, during, and after their mobility from TU Berlin by the responsible university professor and Erasmus+ team in the Department of International Affairs as well as the Erasmus+ advisors at the partner institution 
    • Academic recognition of study credits earned abroad upon prior agreement with the respective examination chairperson
    • Guarantee of a general quality framework on the basis of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 

    Amelie Krüger

    ERASMUS+ (KA 103) Coordinator, Program development Europe, European Academic Networks

    +49 30 314-71429

    +49 30 314-24067

    Organization name Student Mobility
    Room H 0042

    Nicole Schimko

    Scholarship administration for ERASMUS+

    +49 30 314-24694

    +49 30 314-24067

    Organization name Student Mobility
    Room H 0041c

    Kira Joy Dellert

    Scholarship administration for ERASMUS+ (Students)

    +49 30 314-75001

    +49 30 314-24067

    Organization name Student Mobility
    Room H 0041c

    Erasmus+ mobility grants & Top Ups

    Monthly grant

    In addition to a study place at the partner university, a key component of the Erasmus+ program is a monthly mobility grant (amount depends on current budget). For the 2022/23 academic year, the grant is guaranteed for a maximum of four months (=120 days, if studying abroad for one semester) or eight months (=240 days, if studying abroad for two semesters). The grant is intended to help cover living costs and is financed and determined by the European Commission. TU Berlin is not responsible for it in any way. Funding amounts vary each year, depending on the current budget, number of students, and duration of stay.

    Country group 1: 
    Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    Monthly grant, Group 1:
    2020 & 2021: EUR 450
    2022 & 2023: EUR 600

    Country group 2:
    Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus
    Monthly grant, Group 2:
    2020 & 2021: EUR 390
    2022 & 2023: EUR 540
    Country group 3:
    Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary
    Monthly grant, Group 3:
    2020 & 2021: EUR 330
    2022 & 2023: EUR 490
    Switzerland has not been an Erasmus+ program country since 2014/15. Nevertheless, TU Berlin students can study at Swiss partner universities without paying tuition fees. However, you generally receive the mobility grant from the respective Swiss partner university instead of TU Berlin.

    Additional funding for students with fewer opportunities

    Beginning winter semester 2022/23, Erasmus+ students with fewer opportunities can receive additional funding amounting to EUR 250 per month (EUR 8.33 per day) in addition to the mobility grant. You can only submit an application for additional funding through one of the following funding lines:

    Those who wish to apply for a Top up should meet one of the following criteria:

    • Working students
      -  can receive the Top up if they have to give up a job for the stay abroad, in which they have worked for at least 6 continuous months prior to the mobility and have earned between 450€ and 850€ net on average per month. The TU Berlin has decided to allow an averaged calculation of the income, provided that the net income averaged over 6 consecutive months is above 450€ and below 850€ per month as a result.
      -  The period in which the job was held should be within a time window of 6 months before the start of the mobility.
      -  Termination of employment is not a prerequisite for receiving the top up, the employment contract can also be paused.
    • First-generation students
      -  Students whose two parents or one single parent do not have a degree from a (technical) higher education institution or a comparable degree (for example, from a university of cooperative education) can apply for Top up.
      -  Whether a degree is considered an academic degree can usually be looked up on the website Hochschulkompass of the HRK as well as on the website of the Foundation Accreditation Council.
      -  In the case of foreign degrees, students must be able to prove that they do not count as an academic degree.
    • Students who start their mobility with child/ren
      -  and take at least one child with them during their entire stay can receive a Top up regardless of the number of children.
      -  If both parents go on a stay abroad, double sponsorship of a child is excluded. If both parents take two or more children with them, both can receive a grant.
    • Students with a chronic illness
      -  can apply for the Top up if they have additional financial needs abroad due to a chronic illness.
    • Students with a disability
      -  who have a degree of disability of 20 or more can also apply for Top up if they have additional financial needs abroad due to their disability.

    Additional funding for “green” travel

    Additional funding for “green” travel

    Beginning in 2022, Erasmus+ students who use sustainable modes of transport can receive an additional one-time grant of EUR 50 to help cover travel costs. Travel days (maximum 2 days outward journey and maximum 2 days return) can be funded in addition to the general funding period.
    The “green” travel grant aims to encourage more students to choose environmentally friendly modes of transport and reduce the ecological footprint of the Erasmus+ program.
    To receive the grant, you must travel to and from the host university using an environmentally friendly mode of transport. This means, you cannot solely travel by plane, boat, or car.

    Liability clause: This project is financed with the support of the European Commission. The author is responsible for the content of this publication. The EU Commission bears no liability for any further use of the information contained herein.

    Information from the DAAD: Further information and advising on Erasmus+ mobility measures is available from the

    German Academic Exchange Service
    National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation
    Kennedyallee 50
    53115 Bonn

    Tel: +49(0)228/882-8877
    Fax: +49(0)228/882-555