Erasmus (European Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) is an EU funding programme that enables European students to spend a semester abroad in one of the 34 participating programme countries (27 EU countries plus the UK, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Serbia and Northern Macedonia) .

The exchange places of the programme are subject-specific. As a student at RUB, you can study at foreign universities where there is an Erasmus cooperation with your department.

You will not incur any costs for your stay at a foreign higher education institution; any tuition fees will be waived through the funding programme. In addition, you will receive funding to cover your costs for the duration of your stay.

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Your application - How to start the Erasmus programme

In order to participate in the programme, you must apply in good time. It is advisable to start planning at least one and a half years before your stay abroad. First of all, you should find out which partner universities in the Erasmus network are suitable for your department. You can find more information in the FAQ below. Our Erasmus coordinators can also advise you on this.

You will need the following application documents for your application:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Proof of the required language skills
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form with photo
  • Transcript of Records from eCampus (copy of other certificates if applicable)
  • For Master students: Copy of the Bachelor's certificate
  • A signed version of the Online application

Info event

We invite you to an information event on the Erasmus program on 15 December 2023 at 3.00 pm. Here you can find out all about your application options and meet students who have already completed an Erasmus semester.

If you would like to apply for Erasmus, please note the current application deadline, which ends on January 19, 2024.

Erasmus Coordinators

Dr. Dirk Meyer

Dr. Dirk Meyer

Counselling Bachelor

NB 04/595
Tel.: +49 234 32 23198


Dr Ivonne Möller

Dr Ivonne Möller

Counselling Master

NB 02/169
Tel.: +49 234 32 29105


You can also find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Erasmus programme in our FAQ below. Our FAQ is constantly being updated.
If your question has not yet been answered, please feel free to email our Erasmus coordinators.

FAQ Erasmus

Do I have to apply for the Erasmus programme?

Yes, you must apply for the programme at the announced application rounds. For details on the application process, please refer to the relevant section on our website.

How can I find out which partner universities are suitable for me?

We currently maintain an exchange with these universities:

France: Orléans, Paris-Sud/Orsay
Italy: Catania, Turin
Netherlands: Leiden
Norway: Tromsø
Portugal: Lisbon
Sweden: Uppsala, Stockholm
Spain: Madrid, Leioa/Bilbao, Valencia
Czech Republic: Brno
United Kingdom: York

A list of all partner universities of the RUB can be found here.


How do I submit my application documents?

Please send us your application documents as one PDF file via E-mail.


Our FAQ is constantly being expanded. If you have any further questions about participating or applying for the Erasmus programme, please contact our coordinators.

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