Erasmus+ International Dimension - Mobility for Studies (SMS)

Financial support for ERASMUS stays was previously only available for European universities. The new generation of the ERASMUS+ program now includes an “International Dimension”.

With this European funding opportunity, TUM IC wants to promote equal opportunities in the context of the student mobility by offering a special scholarship, which puts the emphasis on personal and socio-economic criteria. This includes the cultural and/or social background of the students as well as exceptional family, mental or physical circumstances.

This scholarship is associated to the TUMexchange-Program: Only selected students can apply for this scholarship. TUM IC will contact these students directly after their nomination for a TUMexchange spot.

Partner universities

Within the scope of the International Dimension of Erasmus+ grants are available for the following TUMexchange partner universities:

  • Australia: University of Sydney
  • Israel: Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Tel Aviv University / Technion
  • Japan: University of Tokyo (UTokyo - nur Graduate School Engineering und Graduate School Information Science & Technology)/ Kyoto University
  • Russia: Bauman Moscow State Technical University / Lomonosov Moscow State University / Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University / St. Petersburg State University

Financial support

The following types of funding are available for stays abroad:

  • Duration: min 3 to max. 12 months
  • Individual support: €650/month (from project 2018 700,-€/month)
  • Travel cost support varies by country (Russia: 275,- €; Israel: 360,- €; Australia, Japan: 1.100,-€, from project 2018 on 1.500,-€).

Depending on the available budget it may not be possible to fund all TUMexchange participants (siehe "Application").

Further benefits for TUM students

In addition to the benefits of an Erasmus+ grant, further grant options and services are available to TUM Erasmus participants through the International Center:

  • Grants for language courses in preparation for the stay abroad, to be completed either in Munich (for languages not offered by the TUM Language Center) or in the host country.
  • Opportunity to participate in a training course on intercultural communication, offered by the Language Center. Further information about the “Fit for Exchange” seminar is available on the Language Center website.
  • Help from TUM students for international exchange students coming to Munich with finding accommodation.


Selected students on the TUMexchange program will be contacted directly by the International Center (approx. in February). Applications will therefore be accepted only from these students.

For the selection of the grant holders specific socio-economic criteria (e.g. income conditions, cultural and social backgrounds, particular circumstances ... ) will be taken into account.

Documents for the Erasmus grant

Your Erasmus+ grant will be released upon submission of following documents:

Before departure

1) Grant Agreement: This document will be provided to students in due time prior to the departure. The signed original form must be submitted to the International Center before the beginning of the mobility period.

2) Completion and submission of a scanned copy of the Learning Agreement for Studies (Section 1).

During your stay abroad

1) If you would like to make changes or additions to your Learning Agreement please complete Section 2 of the form and submit it between 4-7 weeks after the begin of your stay. Submission of a scanned copy (as with Section 1) is sufficient.

2) Fill in the Confirmation of stay and have it signed by your supervisor at the host university before your departure.

After your stay

1) Submit the Confirmation of Stay (as a scanned copy)

2) Submit the Transcript of Records (if possible, including your ECTS Credits) (as a scanned copy)

3) Write and upload a Post-Travel Report

4) Complete an online-survey for the European Commission. Students will automatically receive their login details from the EU database. Please read following information in order to fill in the survey correctly.

For detailed information about the above-mentioned documents and about the Erasmus+ program, please read the checklist (to be uploaded soon). 


What is Erasmus+?

Erasmus+ is the program for education, youth and sports of the European Union. For further information, please visit the website of the European Commission.

PDF documents for download
Erasmus+ University Charta (EUC) (pdf, 419 KB)
TUM Policy Statement (pdf, 146 KB)
Erasmus Student Charta (pdf, 690 KB)