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General information and study abroad placements
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The search for new impressions does not require hours of flying. Our neighbouring countries have much to discover, too, along with the unforgettable experiences and meetings that await you. 

Every year, the FSU sends around 300 students abroad. Between the end of their initial year of study and up to a doctorate, students can be supported for a period of study ranging from three to twelve months at a host university abroad. 

The partnerships of the ERASMUS+ programme refer to the individual departments and/or courses. The coordination with partner institutes with regard to relevant departments enables a high quality exchange with course options representing a reasonable enhancement to your studies at the FSU.

Advantages of ERASMUS+ study

  • no tuition fees at the host university
  • mobility funding according to country categories
  • comprehensive support and consultation by permanent contacts before, during and after your stay abroad
  • recognition of the academic achievements 
  • possible participation in free intercultural training and language courses.
Participating countries Show content
  • member states of the European Union
  • EFTA/EEA countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway as well as Turkey, Croatia, Serbia, and Macedonia

Caution: As of the academic year 2014/15, Switzerland no longer participates in the ERASMUS programme. Studying in Switzerland is, however, still possible. As the Swiss government subsidizes exchange activities, you can receive a partial grant for the stay at one of our Swiss partner universities. For more information, please contact your host university in Switzerland.

Study on the effects of ERASMUS+ Show content

According to the Erasmus Impact Study, young people who complete part of the their studies or education abroad not only acquire new specialist knowledge but also key interdisciplinary competenceshighly valued by employers.

A new study about the effects of Erasmus, the EU-exchange programme for students, shows, that graduates with international experience are better in asserting oneselves on the job market. The likelihood to be unemployed for a longer period of time is just half the probability then for those not having been abroad for study or educational reasons. Five years after getting the degree, the unemployment rate is 23% lower.

The study has been created by independent experts and is the most extensive of its kind; it is based on 80 000 responses from both students and companies. For more information about the study please read the official press release.

Statistics Show content

Here you can see which countries your colleagues chose to spend their stay abroad as well as the most popular locations and institutions of higher education in Europe.

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