Application deadline for the 2018 spring semester:
15 June 2017 (submission of application form at the International Office)
Application deadline for the 2018-19 autumn semester:
20 January 2018 (submission of application form at the International Office)
Study abroad 
ERASMUS+ allows students to study in another European country and improve their social and cultural competence. They also become acquainted with the academic system in place at a foreign university and benefit from the teaching methods practiced there.
After completion of the first year of their degree course and until Ph.D. completion, students can receive financial aid for study-abroad periods at a foreign guest university lasting from three to twelve months. Financial aid for a maximum twelve months per degree course (undergraduate and postgraduate levels) is available, which can be divided up as the student chooses into study-abroad and/or internship abroad placements. Extensions are also possible as long as the number of months per course (or per study cycle) is not exceeded.
The requirements for participation in the ERASMUS+ programme are as follows: 1) a department or university has agreed on a student exchange programme with a partner university in an EU country or European Economic Area country; 2) THM has applied to the EU Commission in Brussels for the relevant grants, and 3) the application has been approved.
The countries participating in the ERASMUS programme are the 28 EU member countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia.
The advantages of the ERASMUS+ programme are:
- no tuition fees at a European partner university
- credit transfer of academic work completed abroad
- simplified application procedure at guest universities
- manageable selection of European universities
- support in preparing for placement abroad (in terms of culture, language and organization)
- support during your stay abroad
- grants for additional costs incurred abroad (special allowances for students with children and students with special needs)
For more information on details of the programmes offered by partner universities, contact the ERASMUS+ programme coordinator in your department.
Most of the places are assigned to the departments. In addition to the time of application, other criteria such as average academic performance, the student's progress in his/her course and foreign language competence may be considered in assigning places. This will depend on the department you belong to and the partner university you wish to attend. For details contact the International Office or talk to the study abroad coordinator in your department.
General requirements at THM for applying for and receiving an ERASMUS+ Programme placement
- proof of valid, current enrolment at THM
- the stay abroad must be part of an existing cooperation programme
- applicants must have completed the first year and a half (first three semesters) of their degree courses before the stay abroad (applies to undergraduates only)
- foreign language proficiency corresponding to the programme selected
- your academic pursuits abroad are relevant for your degree and represent an integral part of the course you are studying at your home institution (i.e. credit for most of the academic work you complete abroad can be transferred towards your degree at THM)
- the stay abroad must last a minimum of three months
- the ERASMUS+ grant quota has not been exhausted, i.e. for your current study cycle (bachelor's or master's level) you have not exceeded the maximum time of twelve months
- Receiving allowances from an ERASMUS+ grant will exclude you from receiving other grants (such as PROMOS)
Other selection criteria may also be considered in some cases such as foreign language competence, the degree plan selected (learning agreement) or particular academic achievements, especially when there are more applicants than the number of places available.
For more information on universities and the degree courses offered, see our list of partner institutions.
How to apply:
Request the Programme Coordinator in your department to sign your application to participate in the Erasmus+ Programme. The programme coordinator will decide whether you can be accepted to the programme. After this, submit the signed application form to the International Office as soon as possible.
Contact the Programme Coordinator in your department well in advance. The International Office is responsible for scholarship applications.
Online application (available from the middle of May)
Erasmus video (First prize in the DAAD competition)
For practical information on planning your stay abroad, go to: https://www.studieren-weltweit.de/.
Internship abroad 
ERASMUS+ provides financial support for students at a guest institution in another European country (EU institutions, institutions managing EU programmes as well as diplomatic representations of a student's home country are excluded). Students have the opportunity to gain work experience in an international environment.
In addition, students can obtain and/or improve key qualifications such as communication and teamwork skills, flexibility as well as an increased awareness of other cultures and knowledge of foreign markets.
Students can receive financial aid for a compulsory internship or a voluntary internship lasting between two and twelve months. Extensions are possible. Graduates can also receive financial aid for a maximum of twelve months after graduation (under the condition that they are still enrolled when the application is submitted).
The programme offers students the following:
+ support when preparing for the stay abroad
+ EU internship contract between the university, a company and the student
+ assistance during the programme provided by a contact at the home institution and at the company
+ credit transfer for the internship
+ monthly allowance of 300 to 420 euros per month (depending on the country) irrespective of internship pay (special allowances for students with children and students with special needs)
Erasmus+ internship grants are processed at and Erasmus+ candidates are selected by the regional contact centre in Fulda at HS Fulda (Fulda Polytechnic) and the Institut inter.research e.V. The main criterion is the question regarding just how worthwhile the internship abroad is for your degree course. The chances of being accepted to the programme are very good. Submit you application to the THM International Office.
How to apply:
For information on applications and deadlines, go to "Internships Abroad" as well as the necessary forms at www.eu-placements.de. In addition, you can contact the THM International Office.
For tips when planning and looking for an internship go to:
ERASMUS+ Student charter: The responsibilities and rights of students in the ERASMUS+ Programme are described in the ERASMUS+ Student Charter, which every student receives before traveling to the destination country. To view the student charter, go to: www.ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus/doc/esc_de.pdf
Mandatory reporting: On completion of the stay abroad, all students receiving financial aid as part of an ERASMUS+ mobility programme must prepare a report using Mobility Tool Plus and submit this report along with the relevant certificates (e.g. confirming length of stay).