The ERASMUS+ Program
The European commission’s purpose for the ERASMUS+ program is to support the students’ mobility between European universities as well as an extensive and permanent cooperation between universities. This is a contribution to a "Europe for active citizenship" and is meant to boost economic and social development, as a consequence of the large number of university graduates participating and having gained cooperation experience in Europe.
With this background, the commission offers scholarships for stays abroad to students of the universities that are attached by cooperation contracts between universities. During the stay abroad academic performance that is acknowledged by the home university has to be delivered. The recognition of academic performance has to be arranged with the according lecturer on a case-by-case basis.
The responsible program officers from the respective cooperation program arrange study visits and professional support. In Germany, the assigns scholarships. At the University of Stuttgart the Dezernat Internationales assigns those centrally for all university cooperation contracts. The scholarship’s amount depends on the host country and all ERASMUS scholarship holders in one host country get the same monthly sum. The amount depends on the funds the University of Stuttgart gets and lies currently at about 150 Euros per month.
The cooperation programs were initially founded in consideration of specific professional aspects, that is to say there can be preferred lectures or student projects in different areas. In individual coordination, it is mostly possible to hear different obligatory and supplementary subjects and do works from different areas.
The IMWF, University of Stuttgart has existing cooperation contracts with the following universities. The study months display the maximally possible duration of stay for a student (programs in brackets: extension of the ERASMUS+ partnership is being negotiated):
More important information for the ERASMUS+ programs:
5 - 6 months (possibly to extend the stay)
Selected lectures should be attended to and possibly project, bachelor, study or master theses can be produced. The lectures and project works are specifically conducted for students with a professional focus on the IMWF’s specialisation. However, students who are alien to the subject can also apply. An acknowledgement of disciplines takes place in individual consultation with the professors.
All partner universities offer help with finding accommodation. At most universities, it is possible to get a place in a dormitory.
The application deadline for the winter and/or summer semester ends on the 15th of January. Please notice that in certain programs there cannot be offered any spots in summer. Therefore, plan your stay abroad as soon as possible.
First of all create your priority list and have it confirmed by the Dezernat Internationales. Only if your first place is a partner university of the IMWF, you enter the following application documents. In all other cases, you have to enter your application with the departmental coordinator for the partner university of your first choice.
- Letter of motivation with information about your planned academic achievements for your stay
- Priority list (signed by the Dezernat Internationales)
- Personal data sheet with picture (including date and signature)
- A copy of your Bachelor certificate (if already existent)
- A copy of your Abitur certificate
- Current notification from the examination office (current transcript of your records).
- Information, if you get benefits from the BAföG
Please send your data to the following address:
Herrn Florian Panzer
IMWF Universität Stuttgart