The European Union's Erasmus+ programme for the period 2021 to 2027 integrates higher education, vocational education, adult education, school education, youth and sport.
It is divided into three key actions:
Erasmus+ supports the objectives of the European education agenda, the modernisation, internationalisation and qualitative improvement of higher education in Europe. It aims to strengthen international competences, personal development and employability of students, to enhance the attractiveness of the EU as a place to study and research and to contribute to the sustainable development of higher education in third countries.
Increasing international mobility in all study cycles is a political goal in the European education agendas, which is strongly supported in Germany by the Federal and State Governments and the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD).
Students must be able to complete part of their studies at a foreign university without having to accept an extended duration of study and additional costs. Surveys among students show that the comprehensive recognition of study and exam results acquired abroad is the most important prerequisite.
In addition to automatic recognition of credits gained during study periods abroad, the new Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027) will also focus on digitalisation, environmental sustainability, inclusion and civic engagement.
In addition to the programme countries, Erasmus+ offers the possibility of cooperation and exchanges with the rest of the world, known as partner countries. Special project applications must be submitted for these cooperations.
The HNU currently has 2 projects with partners in partner countries (project duration 2019-2022):
Erasmus Charter (ECHE) of the HNU
The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) is awarded by the European Commission and proves that a higher education institution meets all the requirements for a successful participation in the Erasmus+ programme.
Erasmus Policy Statement (EPS) of the HNU
The Erasmus Policy Statement reflects the internationalisation strategy of the HNU and is an important part of a successful application for the ECHE.
This project was funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views of the author only, the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Further information and advice
If you have any questions, please contact Verena Seitz at the International Office of HNU first.
Further information is available from:
German Academic Exchange Service
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
Nationale Agentur für EU-Hochschulzusammenarbeit
phone: +49(0)800 2014 020
homepage: www.eu.daad.de (opens in a new window)