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Erasmus+, or Erasmus Plus, which was started in January 2021, is the new programme combining all the EU's current schemes for education, training, youth and sport. The previous Erasmus programme is integrated into the new programme. Based on its Erasmus declaration for the full duration of the Erasmus+ programme, MSH Medical School Hamburg was awarded the Erasmus-Charta

With the award of the Erasmus-University Charta, valid until 2027, the Medical School Hamburg is entitled to apply for Erasmus+ measures and to implement these.

The following countries take part in the Erasmus+ programme: all 28 EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, the former Yugoslavian Republic, Mazedonia and Turkey. Exchange procedures with Switzerland do not run through the Erasmus+ Programme, but are completely financed through Switzerland.

Prerequisite for admission into the programme is the successful passing of an inter-institutional Erasmus+ agreement between the courses of degrees of the academic home institution and the partner exchange institution. You can find an overview of the existing network of cooperation academic institutions from abroad here.

Through Erasmus+ the following mobility measure can be supported:

  • Study abroad for students (SMS)
  • Internship abroad for students (SMP)
  • Internships abroad for graduates
  • Mobility of lecturers (STA)
  • Mobility of professional staff (STT)
  • Features of the promotion through Erasmus+
  • Full waiver of study fees at the partner university
  • Intense support and mentoring at home- and partner university
  • Linguistic preparation
  • Accreditation of the courses studied abroad
  • Guaranteed internship opportunities through EU-Internship contract
  • Mobility benefit based on three country categories:
    • Group 1 (monthly 500 Euro): Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Austria, Sweden
    • Group 2 (monthly 450 Euro): Belgium, Greece, Iceland, Croatia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Cypress
    • Group 3 (monthly 400 Euro): Bulgaria, Estland, Lettland, Lithuania, Malta, former Yugoslavian republic Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary.
  • Erasmus+ interns are provided with an additional 200 Euro, which makes 700 Euro in Group 1, 650 Euro in Group 2 and 600 Euro in Group 3.

Eligibility requirements

  • Enrollment at MSH Medical School Hamburg
  • Completion of at least one year of study prior to going abroad
  • Knowledge of the language taught abroad on level B2
  • Preferably some elementary knowledge of local language
  • Participation in a preparational language course

Other than in the former Erasmus-Program, students in Erasmus+ can now be supported in any phase of their studies (i.e. Bachelor, Master, PhD), for up to 12 months. A combination of studying and a traineeship/internship is possible.

Selection criteria and application deadline:

Please submit the following for your application:

  • Motivational letter of intent with details on duration and destination of your internship abroad
  • Curriculum vitae (in table form)
  • Current transcripts
  • Other supporting documents (e.g. reference letters, proof of memberships or other social involvement)

Please send your application exclusively per email in one combined file (preferably as PDF) to the International Office.

Deadline is the 15th of July (Wintersemester) for periods abroad with the commencement date of August until February and the 15th of February (remaining spaces and summer semester) for periods abroad with commencement date from March until July.

Shortly after the deadline, an internal selection committee of the academic team will assess the suitability of the candidates and make a timely resolution. 

Language skills (Online Linguistic Support, OLS)

For mobility measures between the participating countries and for the languages covered, the intern or the students is obliged to take a language test prior to the mobility phase and a final test at the end of the mobility phase. Native speakers are exempted from this role, as well as other sufficiently proofed exceptional cases (e.g. internship for people with special needs).

The completion of the OLS-Test prior to going abroad is prerequisite for the mobility phase. The test takes place after the selection of the interns or the students and prior to signing the contract of learning, or alternatively, the contract of financial support.

Irrespective of the (obligatory) OLS-Test, every participant has access to a license to take a voluntary OLS-course. This license allows you to attend an online-language course – free of charge – to be well prepared for your experience abroad. The program is compatible with smartphones.

Find more information on OLS here.

Support for participants with special needs and for participants with children

People with special needs can apply for an extra grant to cover extra expenses in line with the Erasmus-time abroad. This is for all Erasmus+ mobility phases (studying, internship, mobility for teaching and mobility phases to undergo further training, as well as for the preparation of travel and intensive programmes).

Students with children that will be single-parent during the time abroad, can also apply for extra grants.

Personal mobility ST

Mobility for teaching measures/ teachers mobility (STA)

Erasmus+ promotes guest lectureship at European partner universities that obtain a valid Erasmus-Charta for Universities (ECHE). Guest lecturers are herein encouraged to strengthen the European dimension of the partner university, to supplement their teaching and to pass on their technical expertise to students that cannot or do not wish to study abroad.

Ideally, the joint development of study programs of the partner university and the exchange of curriculum content and –methods should be the focus of this exchange.

It is also possible to invite staff from external enterprises and organization to teach at a German University.

Staff mobility must take place in a partaking country which is not the country of the sending University (exempt incoming-mobility, see below) und does not have the headquarters in the primary country of residence of the applicant.

For the exchange of teaching, the academic staff of a German University with ECHE may be supported to take up work at an accepting University with ECHE (Outgoing mobility) as well as staff of a different institution in a different program country (incoming-mobility) which is active on the labour market or in the field of general and professional education or youth (Example see attachment c) for teaching at a German University with ECHE.

Teaching duration within Europe generally lasts between two days and two months (each exclusively travel time), the teaching workload is placed at a minimum of eight hours per stay or per week.

The following group of people can be supported:

  • Professors and lecturers with contractual relation to the University
  • Lecturers without remuneration
  • Casual teaching staff with work contracts
  • Emeritus professors and retired lecturers
  • Academic management staff (bitte überprüfen! – was ist mit Unternehmenspersonal gemeint?)

Mobility for further education and training (MFET)

Erasmus+ provides opportunities for further education and training of academic staff in exchange partner countries for the expansion of the international network.

For educational- and training reasons, academic staff of a German University with ECHE can be supported for training at a receiving University with ECHE or another in a different country placed institution that is placed on the labour market or in the field of general or vocational education or youth.

The period abroad generally lasts a minimum of two days and a maximum of two months. With MFET academic staff of all different field can be supported, for example:

  • General & technical administration
  • Library
  • Departments
  • Faculties
  • Finances
  • International Office
  • Public Relations
  • Student Support Centre
  • Technology & Transfer
  • Further Education

Further Education Options (examples)

  • Attendance
  • Job shadowing
  • Study visits
  • Participation in workshops and seminars
  • Participation in language courses

Advantages of going abroad with Erasmus+

  • Abroad period based on a coordinated program
  • Technical exchange and new perspectives
  • Strengthening of skills
  • Expansion of network

You can get further information on Erasmus+ on the Webpages of the German Academic Exchange Service or on the webpages of the European Commission in English language.

German Academic Exchange Service

National Agency for EU-Academic Collaboration
Kennedyallee 50
53115 Bonn
Ph.: +49(0)228/882-578
F: +49(0)228/882-555
Email: eu-programme[at]daad[dot]de

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