Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility

Program Description

In the year 2014 the European Union launched the Erasmus+ program in order to enhance exchange between members of Higher Education Iinstitutions 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 (FH Joanneum: German).


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 27,000 students. METU has 43 undergraduate programs within 5 faculties. Additionally, there are 5 Graduate Schools with 107 masters and 69 doctorate programs and a "School of Foreign Languages" which includes the English Preparatory Department. 15 undergraduate programs and 3 graduate programs are offered in connection with METU Northern Cyprus Campus.


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.


Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Austria

FH Joanneum's teaching and research practice is guided by their responsibility for the learning process of their students and their commitment to providing them with comprehensive knowledge and skills. Applied R&D activities ensure the high quality of our teaching. FH Joanneum sees itself as drivers of innovation, working in cooperation with partners in education and business, and thus contribute to making Styria attractive as a location for industry and as a place to live. Campuses in Graz, Kapfenberg and Bad Gleichenberg reflect regional commitment. Please note that FH Joanneum requires a B1 German level. 

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 International Office:


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


Application deadline is May 10, 2018. Only complete applications (soft copy and hard copy) will be considered.


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.                             


For further information and inquiries kindly contact the following contact persons:


Ms Sarah Stötzner

Scholarship Coordinator

Building B, Office 118


Tel.:       06429-4892 




Ms Jacqueline Rogler

Deputy Director

Building B, Office 117


Tel.:       06429-4896