Study abroad within Europe with Erasmus+

Would you like to get to know your European neighbors and expand your professional, linguistic and intercultural skills? With the Erasmus+ program, the TUM enables about 1,000 students per year to spend an unforgettable stay abroad in 32 European countries. Take advantage of the benefits of Erasmus+ and gain valuable study experience abroad.

The Erasmus+ program provides financial support and there are no tuition fees at the partner university. The semester abroad will be automatically recorded in your Diploma Suppplement. Academic achievements abroad can be recognized in consultation with your faculty. Find out about further advantages in the index.

How it works

  • Apply online via MoveON after announcement of application period
  • After that Selection and Nomination by the Faculties
  • Then Advertising to the partner university
  • Before mobility Submission of documents for the first grant installment
  • After mobility Uploading of documents in MoveON for the second installment

Requirements for participation

Students must meet the following requirements in order to apply for the Erasmus+ Student Mobility Program:

  • Enrollment in a TUM degree program
  • Successful completion of the first year of studies
  • Planned stay of a minimum duration of three months and a maximum duration of twelve months
  • Sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction in the host country.
  • Successful completion of at least two semester-accompanying course at the partner university as a prerequisite for the Erasmus+ grant


Please only apply for an exchange semester for the academic year 2020/2021 (WS 2020/21 and SoSe 2021) as of December 1, 2019 via the database MoveON. Please use the form Application for Erasmus+ SMS, Switzerland, Double Degree and Departmental Program 2020/21. The new application form will be available under the link mentioned above as of December 1, 2019.

For registration use only your TUM e-mail address. You can list up to four destination preferences. Please upload the following application documents:

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Language certificates
  • Academic records of previous semester
  • Preliminary study plan* at the host institution

Make sure to hand in your application as soon as possible because we connot exclude technical problems.

Please also note:

  • You can fill in the online form with up to four wishes only once.
  • Please keep your login data in mind. You will need it again later on.

The application deadline in most departments is January 9, 2020 at noon (except for Medicine). Please contact the Erasmus coordinator of your department to check if this is also applicable for your department and to check whether you need to hand in other additional documents.

Faculties using an additional application system to MoveON are: Faculty of Architecture and School of Management. Please contact these faculties directly for further information.


*Please find all templates in the Downloads section.

To dos for the Erasmus grant

The Erasmus+ grant will be released after you have submitted the following documents:

Before departure

  • Grant Agreement This document will be provided to students  via e-mail. The signed original form must be submitted to the International Center.
  • Learning Agreement for studies (Section 1) and annexes. Please also read the Guidelines on How to Complete the Learning Agreement.*
  • OLS language test Invitations to complete the language test will be sent automatically via Mail by the OLS system. In addition, the EU offers free tutor-led online language courses via the OLS platform.

During your stay abroad

  • Learning Agreement. If you would like to make changes to your Learning Agreement please complete the section "During Mobility" (section 2) of the form and submit it via e-mail to TUM International Center no later than 5 weeks after the start of your semester at the partner university. 
  • Confirmation of Stay* You must have it signed by your supervisor at the host university before your departure.

After your stay

  • Confirmation of Stay 
  • Transcript of Records (if possible, including your ECTS Credits) 
  • Course Alignment*
  • Experience Report*
  • EU Survey for the European Commission. Students will automatically receive their login details from the EU database.
  • OLS online language test Invitations to complete the language test will be sent automatically via Mail by the OLS system.


All documents have to be uploaded in MoveON via the form "After Mobility Documents (Erasmus SMS and SMP, SEMP, Double Degree)". You can only submit the complete filled form. Please make sure to use the same login data as in your application. Do not register with another e-mail account.If you have forgotten your password, you can request a new one there.

For detailed information about the above-mentioned documents and the Erasmus+ Program, please see the checklist. 


*Please find all templates in the Downloads section.

Additional Services

  • 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. Please request the application form via e-mail ( and submit it together with a copy of the original receipt for the paid course fees and your certificate of attendance no later than 4 weeks after your return
  • Opportunity to participate in a training course on intercultural communication, offered by the Language Center.
  • Support for subletting accommodation from TUM students to international exchange students coming to Munich.
  • Cost reimbursement for visa applications for non-EU students and graduate. You can request the application form at Please submit this form as well as a copy of the invoice and a copy of the visa by e-mail no later than 4 weeks after your return.
  • Special funds for handicapped students
  • Special funds for students with children

Contact persons for questions regarding Erasmus+ SMS

There are two main places to go if you have any questions regarding the Erasmus+ Student Mobility program:

  • The Erasmus Office of the International Center provides general information about the Erasmus+ program and grants. The team also supports you with valuable information regarding linguistic and intercultural preparation. 
  • Consultation hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 10 am - 12 noon
  • Pick-up of Erasmus documents: Monday - Thursday, 3 - 5 pm


Contact person by destination

Sara Basurco: Austria, Bulgaria, Cypres, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey

Susanna March: Danmark, Finland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

Sabine Pascale: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Netherlands, Spain

Partner universities

Please inform yourself in our MoveON database about our more than 300 Erasmus+ partner universities.

Experience Reports

You would like to get information about study abroad of students of TUM and their experiences? Read the reports of fellow students.

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)