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The Erasmus+ programme

Erasmus+ at Bielefeld University

Erasmus+ combines the previous EU programmes for lifelong learning, youth, and sport with European cooperation programmes in higher education. The EU launched the Erasmus programme in 1987 to improve mobility of European students, strengthen cooperation between European universities, and support the closer meshing of Europe in this way.

Erasmus+ cooperations with partner universities in Europe

Bielefeld University is maintaining cooperations with many universities in Europe. Erasmus+ helps in supporting individual mobility no matter the status group. Programme officers in the faculties support exchange. Equal opportunities and inclusion are particularly important in this context: Students and lecturers with a degree of disability above 50 and single parents are eligible for special support. Several faculties maintain Erasmus+ partnerships with universities outside of Europe within the scope of independent projects. More information is available here.

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Erasmus+ supports internationalisation of Bielefeld University

Improving mobility

One of the three main goals of internationalisation at Bielefeld University is “increasing physical and virtual mobility in study, teaching, and research”.

Erasmus+ programme funding supports achievement of this goal. Bielefeld University has committed to ensuring transparency and equal opportunities in implementation of this programme in the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education. Academic mobility is possible from Bielefeld to all Erasmus countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey.

The overarching goal of the Erasmus+ programme is supporting educational, professional, and personal development in the fields of general education, vocational training, youth, and sport in Europe by lifelong learning, contributing to sustainable growth, skilled jobs, social cohesion, fostering of innovation, strengthening of a European identity, and active citizenship. The following priorities have been identified for the Erasmus+ programme period of 2021-2027:

- Inclusion and diversity

- Digital transformation

- Environment and combating climate change

- Participation in democratic life

“This project was financed with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein


For further information and advice on the Erasmus+ mobility measures, please contact the

DAAD [German Academic Exchange Service], National Agency for EU University Cooperation

Phone.: +49(0)800 2014 020 Fax: +49(0)228 882 555

Kennedyallee 50

D-53115 Bonn

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