General Information


ERASMUS+ is the name of the EU-program for general and vocational education, youth and sports since beginning of 2014. The following well established programs are being continued:


  • COMENIUS (school education)
  • ERASMUS (higher education)
  • LEONARDO DA VINCI (vocational training)
  • GRUNDTVIG (adult education)


ERASMUS+ is not only structured alongside the different educational fields, but mainly by the following key actions:

  • Key action 1: individual mobility
  • Key action 2: partnerships
  • Key action 3: policy


The grant budgets for most of the mobility support measures as well as for strategic partnerships are being handled by the national agencies of the EU member countries (NA’s). In Germany the German Academic Exchange Agency is the


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holds a contingency of funds from ERASMUS + for its students.



The ERASMUS+ mobility grants are structured according to three groups of countries, recognizing the general expenditure for costs of living. The exact sums depend on the number of students participating in the program each year. Nominated students will be informed about the exact amount granted when signing the grant agreement.


Group Countries Monthly grant
Group 1 (higher costs of living) Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Norway, Sweden, Great Britain 350 EUR to 700EUR
Group 2 (medium costs of living) Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey 300 Euro to 650 EUR
Group 3 (lower costs of living) Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Macedonia 250 Euro to 600 EUR



ESMOD Berlin – Students can apply for individual mobility support for


  • Traineeships (2 - 12 months)
  • Studying abroad (3 -12 months; including an optional traineeship)


The same student may receive grants for studying or being trained abroad totalling up to 12 months maximum per cycle of study.


  • Master Study Loans

Available approx. mid-2015

  • For students of the ESMOD Berlin Master Program coming from member-countries of the EU or partner countries, they can apply for a study loan in their respective country of residence
  • ESMOD Berlin students who have received their Bachelor Degree and want to continue their studies within a Master Program.

Please find further information here:




7 Steps – The ERASMUS+ Traineeship Grant


  1. Requirements


  • You must be a registered student at ESMOD Berlin – International University of Art for Fashion
  • You have successfully finished the first semester.
  • You have agreed on a traineeship preferably with an internationally operating company, organisation or design studio and have finalised a written agreement with the receiving organisation.


Receiving organisations for traineeships can be any public or private organisations active in the labour market.

  • Any public or private organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth.
  • For example, such organisation can be:
  • A public or private, a small, medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises)
  • A public body at local, regional or national level
  • A social partner or other representative of working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions
  • A research institute
  • A foundation
  • A school/institute/educational centre (at any level, from preschool to upper secondary education, and including vocational education and adult education)
  • A non profit organisation, association, NGO
  • A body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services.


Traineeships in following entities cannot be granted funding through ERASMUS+:

European institutions, national diplomatic representations or embassies as well as organisations managing EU-programs.



  1. Application

Please send following documents to ESMOD International Office (see below):


  • Letter of Application
    • Please also note whether you would like to participate in a language course (only for the language of receiving country for traineeship)
  • Documents concerning your studies
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Traineeship Agreement between the student and the receiving enterprise/institution (see attached template)
  • Documents/knowledge of language (receiving country)



  1. Application deadlines



Ongoing applications.

  1. ESMOD ERASMUS+ - Commission


  • The ESMOD ERASMUS+-Commission selects Erasmus students in a fair and transparent way
  • The Commission decides on the amounts granted according to the frame defined by the ERASMUS+- regulations (see above General information, country groups)
  • The Commission decides on grants for language courses
  • The Commission informs the nominated students shortly after decisions


  1. After nomination

And prior to the departure the Erasmus+ student is provided with:


  • A grant agreement covering the mobility period and signed between the student and his or her sending higher education institution;
  • A “Learning Agreement” regarding the specific programme for the traineeship, approved by the student, the sending institution and the enterprise;
  • The “Erasmus+ Student Charter” setting out the student’s rights and obligations with respect to his/her period of training/work experience abroad.


  1. During Traineeship and grant period


When all the necessary documents are finalised and signed the ERASMUS+ student receives

  • The license to participate in the Online Language Support OLS

Since October 2014 all students participating in the ERASMUS* program are obliged to participate in this test prior to departure as well as after finishing the traineeship (not for native speaker) The language tests are not yet available for all European languages. Please find further information here:

  • 90% of the total grant amount


  1. After traineeship

At the end of the period abroad the student

  • Writes the traineeship report (also online report M+; further information in due course)
  • Participates in the 2. part of the online languages test OLS
  • After completing entire documentation receives 10% of the total grant amount.



Students with further questions about taking part in Erasmus+ should check the frequently asked questions(276 kB)



International Office

Dr. Annette Hulek

Consultation Hours: Every Wednesday respectively from 12pm to 2pm by appointment only

Tel: +49(0)30 6112214