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Erasmus is the world’s largest scholarship and exchange programme and one of the major success stories of the European Union. Since 1987, Erasmus has given financial support to the trans-border mobility of students, university teachers and other university staff within Europe.

Alongside the 28 EU member states, the countries of Iceland, Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey have taken part in the programme. In January 2014, the programme embarked on a new programme phase – Erasmus + – which involves many changes and innovations in comparison to the former programme.

The precondition for university participation in Erasmus+ is a valid Erasmus Charta. A brief description of the co-operation strategy of the State Academy for Fine Arts in the framework of the Erasmus programme (ERASMUS+ 2014-2020) can be found in our European Policy Statement.

Erasmus+ enables students at the Academy to spend part of their studies at a European partner institution. Alongside the waiving of tuition fees and a monthly mobility allowance, it is above all its network structures that make the programme attractive. Among these are simplified application procedures at the partner institutions, academic contacts on site, support in the search for accommodation and often free or very reasonably-priced language courses.

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Applying for an exchange semester at State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe

Further information and advice on Erasmus mobility measures can be gained from the

German Academic Exchange Service
Nationale Agentur für EU-Hochschulzusammenarbeit
Kennedyallee 50
53115 Bonn
Tel.: +49(0)228 882 8877
Fax: +49(0)228 882 555