ERASMUS+ Programme

Programme Overview

ERASMUS+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. The ERASMUS+ Programme comprises all of the previous EU programmes for lifelong learning, youth and sport as well as the European cooperation programmes between universities.  

Under the umbrella of the EU’s ERASMUS+ educational programme, the following mobility measures are supported within higher education:

  • Studies abroad for students
  • Internships abroad for students
  • Mobility for teachers and instructors
  • Mobility for staff members

Subsidies are awarded by the national agencies in the 34 programme countries (all EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, the Republic of North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, and Turkey). In Germany, this is handled by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD).

Further general information and advice:

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Nationale Agentur für EU-Hochschulzusammenarbeit
Kennedyallee 50
53115 Bonn

Tel.: +49 (0)228 882-8877
Fax: +49 (0)228 882-555
Email: erasmus(at)daad.de
Homepage: www.eu.daad.de


The ERASMUS Programme at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden

The Palucca University of Dance Dresden was awarded the ERASMUS Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) by the European Commission for the period 2021 to 2027. This is an important prerequisite for European universities in order to be able to participate in the ERASMUS+ programme.

Subject to the allocation of funds by the European Commission, regularly enrolled students at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden can apply for ERASMUS+ funding for study periods abroad and internships within Europe.

ERASMUS Charta for Higher Education 2021-2027

ERAMUS+ Statement on University Policy for the ECHE 2021-2027

Studying Abroad at an ERASMUS+ Partner University

  • Three to twelve months’ stay abroad at a partner university in Europe
  • Exemption from tuition fees at the partner university
  • Academic recognition of the course work abroad by the Palucca University of Dance Dresden
  • Mobility allowance as partial compensation for additional expenses during the stay abroad
  • Support for the subject-related and language-related preparations for staying abroad and assistance from the host university regarding accommodations, cultural offerings etc.
  • Regular enrolment at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden
  • Completion of the first academic year
  • The study programme abroad must be at a partner university with which the Palucca University of Dance Dresden has an ERASMUS+ Inter-Institutional Agreement
  • The host university must have a valid ERASMUS+ University Charter (ECHE)

The application for an ERASMUS+ study abroad is a two-step procedure:

1.    Application to participate in an ERASMUS+ programme over the Palucca University of Dance Dresden within the respective university-internal application deadline.

2.    The nomination by the Palucca University is followed by an application for study at the desired partner university as an exchange student.

The Palucca University of Dance Dresden has entered into ERASMUS+ exchange programme agreements with the following European partner universities: Other cooperations are also possible.

Please inform yourselves at the partner universities’ websites as to what study programmes and courses are being offered as well as about the admission and language requirements, and the application deadlines.

Internships in other European Countries

  • Internships are possible for both students and alumni provided that the internship takes place within a year after completion of studies at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden and an application has been submitted beforehand.
  • The duration of an ERASMUS+ internship is a minimum of two months and a maximum of 12 months.
  • All EU countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, the Republic of North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia and Turkey are possible countries of destination. 
  • ERASMUS+ internship-holders receive a mobility allowance as partial compensation for the additional expenses during their stay abroad.
  • The internships are to be organised by the students themselves. They apply to the Palucca University of Dance Dresden only for financial aid within the context of the ERASMUS+ programme.
  • Confirmation of an internship at an eligible institution
  • Internship grants are not possible for internships at European institutions or organisations, national diplomatic missions or organisations which manage EU programmes

The application for an ERASMUS internship is a two-step procedure:

  1. Application for an internship at the desired institution.
  2. Application to the Palucca University of Dance Dresden for ERASMUS+ funding within the respective university-internal application deadline.

Under exceptional circumstances, it is also possible to apply for ERASMUS+ funding without a confirmed internship placement.

Information concerning possible partner institutions and contacts can be obtained from the heads of the respective study programmes or from the ERASMUS+ coordinator.

Funding Rates for ERASMUS+ Study Abroad and Internships

Financial support for ERASMUS+ stays abroad are oriented toward the different costs of living in the countries of destination (“programme countries”) which are divided into three different groups.

 

Group 1 (higher cost of living):

Countries: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom

ERASMUS+ funding rates per month (30 days) for studying abroad: 450.00 Euros
ERASMUS+ funding rates per month (30 days) for internships: 555.00 Euros

 

Group 2 (medium cost of living):      

Countries: Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus        

ERASMUS funding rates per month (30 days) for studying abroad: 390.00 Euros
ERASMUS funding rates per month (30 days) for internships: 495.00 Euros

 

Group 3 (lower cost of living):  

Countries: Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Republic of North Macedonia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary

ERASMUS+ funding rates per month (30 days) for studying abroad: 330.00 Euros
ERASMUS+ funding rates per month (30 days) for internships: 435.00 Euros

Application Deadlines for the Academic Year 2021/2022

The application deadline for an ERASMUS+ study abroad is 22 January 2021. Applications for an ERASMUS+ internship may be submitted until 14 April 2021. Late applications for an ERASMUS+ internship will only be taken into consideration if funds are still available.    

Contact

Jessica Gründel

Telephone: +49 (0)351 25906-49

Email: international(at)palucca.eu  


Information for ERASMUS+ Participants

ERASMUS+ Study Abroad

Application to the Host University

After having been nominated for an ERASMUS+ study abroad, it is necessary to submit an application to the desired host university. Please pay special attention to the application deadlines and the required application documents as these differ from university to university. It is possible that late or incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Learning Agreement for Studies

The host university will assess the aptitude of the candidate for their respective programme of studies. A nomination by the Palucca University of Dance Dresden does not guarantee admission to a partner university. The application also includes the Learning Agreement for ERASMUS+ studies abroad.

Grant Agreement

After being admitted to the partner university and signing the Learning Agreement, you will then receive a grant agreement from the Palucca University of Dance Dresden. This document lists your rights and obligations as a participant in the ERASMUS+ programme as well as the exact scholarship amount and payment modalities.

ERASMUS Online Linguistic Support (OLS)

Prior to beginning a stay abroad every participant in the ERASMUS+ programme is obligated to take an online language test in the working language of their respective host university. Depending on the test results, students can participate in an online language course in order to improve their language competence. Furthermore, at the end of their stay abroad, a second language test must be taken to evaluate improvements in their language competence. 

Disbursement of ERASMUS+ Funds

The disbursement of the first payment of the Erasmus+ funds is usually made as soon as the signed Grant Agreement and the Learning Agreement has been submitted and the online language test has been passed.

The first payment amounts to 70% of the total amount of the funds. The second payment will be disbursed after the end of the stay abroad when all of the necessary documents and reports have been presented.

Final Documentation and Report

The final report of the ERASMUS+ study abroad is to be completed online. At the end of your stay abroad, you will automatically receive an email from the EU Survey tool containing login information and the link to the report. The report contains questions about the study-related and language-related development during the study abroad as well as questions about the handling of the administrative issues with regard to the Erasmus+ programme. Furthermore, a Transcript of Records from the host university and proof of duration of stay are to be submitted. In addition to this, a second language test must be taken at the end of your study abroad.

The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) allows for the recognition of courses completed abroad. Academic performance and examinations are assessed using a uniform pan-European credit system. Prior to your study abroad and together with the respective competent Head of Studies at the University and the contact at the host university, you will have worked out a study plan (Learning Agreement) in which the required courses and the number of required credits are defined.
Still, the recognition of your attended courses and examinations abroad through the ECTS does not happen automatically. Therefore, in order to get your academic achievements abroad recognized at a later time, it is important to observe the following:

After your return, please contact the Department for Study/Examinations and Academic Affairs to apply for recognition of your academic achievements abroad. The appropriate application together with the Transcript of Records from the host university must be submitted to the Board of Examiners. Please submit detailed course descriptions, which serve to verify the contents of the courses attended, to the Board of Examiners.

ERASMUS+ Internships

Learning Agreement for Internships

The Learning Agreement is the basis for the ERASMUS+ internship. It must be agreed upon by the student and the institute where the internship is to take place prior to the start of the internship. The Learning Agreement basically defines the contents of the internship and areas of responsibility. One important point here is the question regarding insurance during the internship. This should be definitely clarified with the receiving institution and, if necessary, appropriate insurance should be arranged.

Grant Agreement

The so-called Grant Agreement is the scholarship agreement in which the amount of funding, payment modalities as well as the participants’ rights and obligations are set out.

ERASMUS Online Linguistic Support (OLS)

Prior to beginning a stay abroad every participant in the ERASMUS+ Programme is obligated to take an online language test in the working language of their respective internship. Depending on the test results, students can participate in an online language course in order to improve their language competence. Furthermore, at the end of their stay abroad, a second language test must be taken to evaluate improvements in their language competence.

Disbursement of ERASMUS+ Scholarships

The disbursement of the first payment of the ERASMUS+ funds is usually made as soon as the signed Grant Agreement and the Learning Agreement has been submitted and the online language test has been passed.

The first payment amounts to 70% of the total scholarship award. The second payment will be disbursed after the end of the stay abroad when all of the necessary documents and reports have been presented.

Final Documentation and Report

The final report of the ERASMUS+ internship is completed online. At the end of your internship, you will automatically receive an email from the EU Survey ool containing login information and the link to the report. The report contains questions about study-related and language-related development during the internship as well as questions about the handling of the administrative issues with regard to the ERASMUS+ programme.

Furthermore, a Certificate of Internship must be submitted as verification of the completed internship. In addition to this, a second language test must be taken at the end of your study abroad.

Liability clause

This project is financed with the support of the European Commission. The author takes sole responsibility for the content of this publication; the Commission is not liable for other use of the information within this document.