Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility
In the year 2014 the European Union launched the Erasmus+ program in order to enhance exchange between members of Higher Education
institutions in Europe and the rest of the world. Since then GJU has established several partnerships with distinguished universities all over Europe.
The Erasmus+ program provides GJU undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one semester at one of our partner universities listed below. The program supports you with a monthly scholarship that covers living expenses as well as a travel allowance.
You will have to follow a full semester workload of classes (around 30 ECTS) in your field at the host university.
The mobilities at the universities below cannot be counted as part of the German Year.
Who can apply?
Generally all undergraduate students who have spent at least 3 semesters at GJU (at the time of the beginning of the mobility) can apply to participate in Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility. Some host universities accept graduate students. Nevertheless most of our partnerships concentrate on specific study fields only.
All partner universities require proficiency in English.
Who are our partner universities?
Vilnius Technical University, Lithuania
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) is an innovative Lithuanian University, educating highly qualified and creative specialists. The University is a leading institution of technological science education, ensuring modern studies, orientated to the labour market. Scientific research and experimental development is performed by 14 institutes, 2 research centres and 33 research laboratories.
University College Odisee, Belgium
With 13.000 students, Odisee is the third largest University College of Applied Sciences (= Hogeschool) in Flanders. Odisee offers bachelor study programmes in 4 Flemish cities: Brussels, Ghent, Aalst and Sint-Niklaas. Exchange students at Odisee will have the opportunity to take part in an internship (can be recognized at GJU instead of the Local Field Training) and are supposed to take a minimum of 2 courses.
Istanbul Şehir University, Turkey
İstanbul Şehir University (ŞEHİR) is one of the most prestigious and leading non- profit foundation universities in Turkey. Motivated by the joy of producing and sharing knowledge at a global scale, ŞEHİR was officially founded by the deep-rooted Foundation for Sciences and Arts (BİSAV) in 2008 in İstanbul.
Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Middle East Technical University (METU), a state university founded in 1956, currently has about students. METU has within . Additionally, there are with and and a "School of Foreign Languages" which includes the English Preparatory Department. and are offered in connection with METU Northern Cyprus Campus.
University of Deusto, Spain
The University of Deusto runs a wide range of academic programmes which are outstanding for their quality, modern methodology and international focus. 36 Bachelor’s degrees and over 40 Master’s degrees are taught for its 11,000 students. Deusto University is located in the city of Bilbao in northern Spain.
University of Bologna, Italy
The origins of the University of Bologna go way back, and it is considered to be the oldest university in the Western world. Its history is intertwined with that of the great names of science and literature, it is a keystone and a point of reference for European culture. The University of Bologna has a multi-campus structure, ensuring the opportunity to learn and promoting stable research activities throughout the region, aiming to improve the operations and quality of life for the university community.
University of Catania, Italy
This table gives you an overview of which partner universities are relevant for your GJU study program. Please only choose a university that is listed as partner university for your study program.
How to apply?
The application needs to include the following documents and has to be submitted to the IO:
1) Application form (find the application form here)
2) Updated CV
3) Letter of intent in English (or German) – the letter should state:
- Why do you want to study at this university
- At least three subjects that you would be interested in taking from the academic course offer
- Which benefits do you expect to gain?
- Which challenges do you expect to face?
4) Transcript of Record from the Registration Department
The application period for the upcoming summer term 2018 is over. We will receive applications for the winter term 2018/19, approximately starting April 2018.
After the deadline applications will be reviewed by the International Office and the respective faculties. In case there are more eligible applicants than available seats, suitable candidates will be invited for an interview with a GJU selection committee. The results will be communicated to the candidates in due time.