German Year / German Seats,
First semester / winter semester 2024 - 25
Application deadline: 20th of February 2024
Date: 19.02.2024
i. Program Description
Erasmus+ is the European Union’s (EU) funding program for education and training between 2021 and 2027. The Erasmus+ program builds on the achievements of 30 years of European programs in the fields of education, training, and youth.
The German Jordanian University has successfully established several partnerships with distinguished universities all over Europe under the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM). It encourages the student to study and work in Europe. It promotes transnational cooperation projects among Universities across European countries.
The Erasmus+ program provides GJU students with the opportunity to spend one semester at one of our partner universities. The program supports students with a monthly scholarship that covers living expenses for up to five months as well as travel allowance. More details about what you can expect from your home University and the receiving University at each step of your mobility, rights and obligations as ERASMUS+ students you will find in the Erasmus Student Charter.
ii. Additional funding for participants with fewer opportunities
Equal opportunities are a central concern in the Erasmus+ program. In order to enable more people with fewer opportunities to participate in the program in the future, the German National Agency for Erasmus+ University Cooperation in the DAAD has increased the scholarship rates for students, expanded the target groups for receiving additional financial support and simplified access conditions. If you have a disability, chronical illness, child or children, are the first student in your family or working to finance your studies, you can apply for extra funding. Proof of your situation has to be uploaded here. The decision is made by our German partner Universities.More info here:  
iii. Who can apply?
All GJU undergraduate students who start their German Year in the first semester/ winter semester 2024 / 2025 can apply to participate in Erasmus+ International Credit Student Mobility (check list of partners below!). All partner universities require proficiency in English and some in German (B2). Additionally, students form the Master program Social Work can apply for seats.
The Erasmus+ scholarship call for applications is opened now for students who will do their German Year in the first semester/ winter term 2024/25. A second call for applications for European Seats will open approx. in March 2024.
For the German Program:
• All GJU undergraduate students who will do the study semester of the German Year during first semester/ winter term 2024/25 and who are eligible for the German Year, can apply to participate in Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility for the German Program. Criteria for German Year here.
Before applying for the German seats:
• Students are required to choose from the ERASMUS+ Partner Universities list a suitable University that offers mobility programs acknowledged by their school. Assistance in the process can be given by the exchange coordinator/officer or dean of each GJU school.
• Students are responsible to find max. 2 courses taught in English (max. 12 ECTS) and the rest must be in German, that match their study plan and will be recognized after their return to GJU. Again, assistance is given by exchange coordinators/officers or deans.
• For the course's recognition, students are asked to contact their exchange coordinators/officers at their schools to discuss the recognition and the equivalency of the potential courses abroad. And before applying! Please fill a preliminary learning agreement (Erasmus+ not German Year) and upload it in the online-application.
• Erasmus+ requests the students to have a workload of a minimum of 18 ECTS (some partners ask for more) for their ERASMUS+ semester abroad unless the partner university has another workload requirement which should be considered. Thus, we advise the students to plan between 25-30 ECTS in case one or two courses are failed! Additionally, the German Year study plan must match as well.
• Read through the Rules and Regulations!
A step-by-step application guide

• The first step is to check your German Year eligibility.

• The second step is to check the courses at your preferred partner University and that match your major and your study plan. Under partner Universities you can browse through all the partner Universities. You can name a first and second choice for your host University. All partner universities require proficiency in English (min. B1 when you arrive).
• The third step is to prepare your documents. The online-application needs to include the following documents:
1. Fill the Online-Application form on myGJU.
2. Transcript of Record
3. Updated CV
4. Language Certificate English and/or German (optional)
5. Letter of motivation in English and German (one page)
6. Preliminary learning agreement (Erasmus+)
7. Optional: Proof for extra funding (fewer opportunities)


The letter should include:
• Why you choose the partner University that you picked?
• What do you wish to improve by studying a semester abroad?
• How do you intend to improve?
• How do you intent to inform others about your Erasmus+ experience?
You apply through the above-mentioned Microsoft form and upload all your documents there. Please fill in the requested questions carefully and upload the required documents in PDF format.
Erasmus+ Scoring Criteria
There are four criteria on which the students are assessed on; each criterion is weighed on a different level. There are also two aspects set by the assessment center that will play a role in students’ ranking; the Formal Aspect (application documents) and the performance of the students during the meeting at the assessment center. A scholarship committee will review the students documents and rate their performance at the assessment center meeting in order to find suitable candidates at each stage. The weights/points assigned to each criterion are defined and approved by the International Affairs Department and the presidency. The below table describes each criterion in details:
Erasmus+ Scoring Criteria Points /Weight (from Total Estimation)
Formal Aspects:
• Academic Merit Scoring (GPA)
• CV; quality, and experience
• Letter of intent; grammar, structure and especially the content
60% including:
• 80% weighed
• 10%
• 10%
Performance during the meeting at the assessment center 40%


Which partner universities are available?

The attached 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 given above. Be aware that the mobilities will be distributed according available seats and offered majors, this is every semester different.

Application deadline is 20.02.2024. Only complete applications will be considered.

After the deadline the applications will be reviewed by the International Affairs Department. In case there are more eligible applicants than available seats, suitable candidates will be invited for an interview with a GJU selection committee. If other partner Universities offer us more seats during the call we will offer the new seats in the assessment center. The assessment center will probably be in the week between 25.02. - 29.02.2024. The results will be communicated to the candidates by approx. first week of March 2024. After, there will be a appeal phase of 48 hours. Only appeals sent in the phase and to will be considered. Disclaimer: IAD is executing the selection procedure on best knowledge according GJU regulation and according available mobilities. In case of changes of budget at the side of the partners, proven mistakes from side of IAD, untruthful provided data from students or involved parties, wrong data displayed at MYGJU etc. the scholarship can be withdrawn. Furthermore, it is the right of the partner university to reject the selected candidate.

To submit your application or for further inquiries please ask the following contact person at the International Affairs Department for assistance:


Scholarship Coordinator
Campus Madaba
Building F, Office F017