Study Abroad with Erasmus+

Calendar indicating the application deadline of January 31, 2023.

Erasmus+ is a higher education program of the European Union that has been promoting cross-border mobilities of students, faculty, and staff in higher education in Europe since 1987. The 27 EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, and Turkey participate in Erasmus+.


After completing your first year of study, you can receive funding through the Erasmus+ program for a period abroad of between two and twelve months at a host institution of higher education, up to and including your doctorate. To date, some two million students and nearly 200,000 faculty members across Europe have spent time abroad with this program.

The office hours for Erasmus+ consulting are available at the bottom of this page.

Switzerland has not been an Erasmus+ program country since 2014/15. Students of the University of Potsdam can still study at the Swiss partner universities free of charge, but they will not receive the mobility grant from their home university but from the respective Swiss partner university.

Elements of the Erasmus+ program

Partner universities and Exchange Coordinators

You can find an overview of the faculty contacts for the Erasmus+ program as well as the link to our search engine here.

Erasmus+ step by step

You will find all the information you need from the application to the completion of your Erasmus+ semester abroad here.

Erasmus+ scholarships

You will find all the necessary information on the scholarships in the Erasmus+ program and their conditions here.

Erasmus+ download center

You will find all necessary documents, templates, and information material for your stay here.

Erasmus+ FAQs

You can find answers to most questions on the Erasmus+ program here.

Whether you are planning to study or do an internship abroad, first-hand information is always useful when preparing for your trip. On the following pages, you will therefore have the opportunity to gather ideas for your stay abroad by reading students' testimonials. Information on your host country from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are also helpful. The Buddy Program and Language Tandem are further opportunities to prepare for your own stay abroad or to expand your own language skills and intercultural knowledge.

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Buddy Program

While in Potsdam, you can already get in touch with students who come from your future host country, help them find their way around and improve language skills at the same time.

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Stories of Exchange

Read what Potsdam students have experienced around the world and what useful tips they can give you to improve your stay abroad.

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DAAD country information

You will find country-specific scholarship programs, university projects, research cooperation projects, information on the higher education system of the respective country, visa requirements and muc

Further information on the Erasmus+ program is also available on the websites of the European Commission and the National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation of the DAAD, which manages the Erasmus+ program in Germany.

Your rights and obligations as an Erasmus student are regulated by the EU in the "Erasmus+ Student Charter".

Contact for Erasmus+

Study Abroad with Erasmus+

International Office

 

Campus Am Neuen Palais
Am Neuen Palais 10, 14469 Potsdam
Haus 8, Raum 0.38

 

consulting hours
Office hours:
Until further notice, there will be no face-to-face office hours.

Telephone office hours:
MON, TUES & THU: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon & 01:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.

Zoom office hours:
On request

Employee in charge of student mobility

International Office

 

Campus Am Neuen Palais
Am Neuen Palais 10, 14469 Potsdam
Haus 8, Raum 0.38

 

consulting hours
Julia Willfurth

Office hours:
Until further notice, there will be no face-to-face office hours.

Telephone office hours:
MON, TUES & THU: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon & 01:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.

Zoom office hours:
On request

Logo von Erasmus+ und DAAD
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