Mobility Programmes and ERASMUS+

At a Glance


European Commission  

Furnished with a total budget of € 14.7 billion, the EU education programme ERASMUS+ for the project period from 2014 to 2020 includes the areas of general and vocational education, youth and sport. Information on the Erasmus+ programme can be found on the website of the European Commission.

The programme has three key actions (German only  Deutsche Flagge):

  • Key action 1: Mobility for individuals;
  • key action 2: Partnerships;
  • key action 3: Support for policy reform.


The ERASMUS university programme, one of the European Union's greatest success stories, has funded the cross-border mobility of students, university lecturers and university personnel in Europe since 1987. To date around two and a half million students and almost 250,000 lecturers have undertaken a foreign placement under this programme.

The 28 countries of the EU, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey take part in the ERASMUS programme.

The following mobility programmes are funded by ERASMUS under the umbrella of the EU programme for lifelong learning:

Further information and advice on the
ERASMUS mobility programmes is available from
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
National Agency for EU University Cooperation
Kennedyallee 50
53115 Bonn
Phone +49 228 / 882-578
Fax +49 228 / 882-555
Email: (German only  Deutsche Flagge)

ERASMUS at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

OVGU's ERASMUS university coordinator is Ms. Reena Schliephake. Together with the International Office team, she organises and coordinates all of the university's ERASMUS activities (lecturer, employee and student mobility).

OVGU has been involved in the programme since 1991 and in 2003 first received the ERASMUS university charter (German only  Deutsche Flagge). It contains important principles relating to ERASMUS activities. Only those universities that possess this university charter may be funded under the ERASMUS programme. At present OVGU cooperates with 129 Erasmus partners from 28 countries in the areas of student and lecturer mobility as well as curriculum development.

An overview of the obligations that arise for us from the ERASMUS university charter (German only  Deutsche Flagge) can be found here.

ERASMUS objectives at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

1. Internationalisation of teaching
  • increase in the number of internationally developed curricula at all levels;
  • increase in the mobility of lecturers and the international teaching capacity;
  • increase in student mobility;
  • intensification of cooperation agreements with Central and Eastern European countries.
2. Enhancement of collaboration with institutions and companies outside of the university
  • funding of foreign work placements;
  • university staff abroad for "training periods".
3. Internationalisation in the areas of organisational and human resource development
  • funding of foreign stays by administrative staff in the form of study visits;
  • human resource development measures;
  • increased participation in multilateral projects and intensive programmes.

The ERASMUS University Charter (ECHE) was awarded by the EU Commission; it proves that a university meets all of the requirements for successfully participating in the ERASMUS programme.

The ECHE of OVGU Magdeburg: 28744-EPP-1-2014-1-DE-EPPKA3-ECHE Top

OVGU offers a variety of mobility programmes for its students, teaching staff and employees. An overview of the most important aspects is contained in the following pages.


This is a new DAAD funding programme for German and international post-doctoral students who have received a doctorate from a German university and see their future in Germany.

More information on this programme.

Eastern Partnerships

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Funding of semester grants within the framework of university cooperation agreements

The DAAD distributes funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to German universities so that they can send German students to cooperating universities in the countries of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and the CIS.

More information on this programme (German only  Deutsche Flagge).


International Study and Training Partnerships (ISAP)

The DAAD finances programmes for the internationalisation of German universities from Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funds. By funding international study and training partnerships (ISAP), it is intended that lasting cooperation agreements will be developed between foreign and German universities. In the ISAP programme, groups of highly-qualified German and foreign students are helped to complete a fully recognised part of their studies at the respective partner university.

More information on this programme (German only  Deutsche Flagge).


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