Student mobility – outgoings (SMS)
• Students can receive support several times, in each phase of their studies (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate), for up to 12 months
• 28 EU countries, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Republic of North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia and Turkey participate in the Erasmus+ programme. Programme Countries
• Switzerland is no longer eligible since 2014/15, but finances exchange students from its own resources with the help of the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP)
Requirements for study abroad:
• You must be enrolled on a full-time course in accordance with the regulations at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich
• You must have completed at least one academic year before beginning the study trip abroad
• You have adequate knowledge of the language which will be used in the classes and lectures you will be attending
• Students must carry out their mobility activities in a Programme Country which is neither the country of the sending organisation nor their country of residence
• The home university and partner university have a valid Erasmus+ University Charter (ECHE)
• You can read about your rights and duties as an Erasmus+ student in the ERASMUS+-Student Charter
Applications should be made in all cases through the International Office, by submitting the application documents within the specified time. Please inform yourself about the application formalities (deadlines, online applications, range of courses, accommodation, etc.) beforehand by consulting the homepage of the respective partner university.
Applications for ERASMUS studies abroad should be presented to the International Office by 15 December. This applies to all applications for the following academic year. There is no guarantee that applications submitted later will reach the desired partner university in time for them to be considered there.
Applications can be made to many European music universities via the AEC EASY (European Application System) online portal.
If an application via the EASY portal is not possible, the application documents will be sent either via other online portals, by e-mail or by post. The application documents will be sent by e-mail or post exclusively via the International Office.
Allocation of university places by partner universities
Information about the selection results by partner universities to ERASMUS applicants or the University occurs on various different dates. Enquiries to the partner universities do not speed up the process. In this respect you are requested to refrain from making enquiries there or with us. The decisions are communicated differently – sometimes directly to the applicant, sometimes to the University / International Office. As soon as the University receives information, the applicant is informed of this by e-mail. Conversely, if applicants hear about a decision from the partner university, they are requested to inform their University to be on the safe side. Please inform us and the partner university if you do not wish to take up your planned semester abroad.
The selection of applicants takes place according to the level of skills, and for performance courses, on the basis of the submitted audio/video files of your recordings, or composition work. A study place will only be available if there is spare capacity among the teaching staff.
Level of support for study placements in the 2020/2021 academic year
The financial support for Erasmus+ study placements is based on the different costs of living in the Programme Countries.
Group 1 (higher cost of living)
Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway,
Group 2 (average cost of living)
Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus
Group 3 (lower cost of living)
Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia,
Additional payment (top-up) for all countries 105 € per month
• for disabled students and students with children, special funds are available for additional costs related to the stay abroad
• The mobility allowance can be combined with German grants for studies abroad (Study Abroad BAföG). You can find further information on the topic of Study Abroad BAföG here. Please submit your BAföG application in good time (at least 6 months in advance).
Online Linguistic Support (OLS)
The European Commission has provided an Online Linguistic Support (OLS) which is now available in 24 languages. It is obligatory for all students to complete this in their working language both before the mobility and after the period spent abroad. It is not, however, a selection criterion for support from the Erasmus+ programme and does not apply to native speakers. Taking the language assessment serves to determine students’ proficiency and record their current language level. It is taken before and after completion of the time spent abroad in order to compare the results with each other, and to assess what improvement has been made in learning the language. Depending on language skills, participants have the opportunity to access the OLS website before and during the mobility phase, and to participate in an online language course.
At the appropriate time you will receive an e-mail from the International Office with a login and password to access the OLS platform.
Students must have adequate insurance cover. The Erasmus+ mobility grant does not include any insurance cover. Neither the European Commission, the DAAD, nor the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich accepts any liability for damages resulting from illness, death, accident, injury to persons, loss or damage to possessions in connection with Erasmus+ stays abroad (courses or practical training).
The following insurances are recommended by the EU:
• Liability insurance (where applicable professional and personal liability),
• Insurance against accidents and serious illnesses (including permanent or temporary incapacity),
• Overseas health insurance,
• where applicable travel insurance,
• Term life insurance (including repatriation from abroad).
The DAAD offers students and trainees who are going abroad from Germany a special combined Sickness, Personal Accident, and Private Liability Insurance. Further information can be obtained directly from the DAAD.
You can find further information on student mobility from the DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst at www.eu.daad.de/studierende
After you have been offered a university place at a partner university
Grant Agreement (GA)
The Grant Agreement will be concluded before the beginning of the stay abroad between the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and the student. It forms the contractual and financial basis of the stay abroad and an original copy must therefore be presented. The Grant Agreement stipulates, amongst other things, the duration of the funding period, the reporting requirements of the sponsored person, as well as the Erasmus+ financial support and method of payment envisaged.
Payment of ERASMUS scholarships – duration of stay
The payment of financial contributions is contingent upon the following documents:
• the Learning Agreement signed by all parties
• the original copy of the Grant Agreement signed by you
• and the Certificate of Arrival signed by the partner university.
• You must also have taken the obligatory Online language test (OLS) at the beginning of your mobility.
Only after the presentation of all these documents will you receive the first instalment of your Erasmus+ scholarship, paid at the level of 80% of the total amount.
Please ensure shortly before the end of your stay abroad that you have your Erasmus+ completion documents so that we can remit the remaining amount of your scholarship. These include:
• Certificate of Attendance. Please have this form signed at the partner university while you are there, and send it to us by e-mail.
• Please write a report about your experiences and your stay. By doing this, you can help future students in making decisions, and it provides us with important feedback. In addition, after completing your mobility, you must fill out a participant’s report (EU Survey) within 30 days.
• After receiving your Transcript of Records and the last part of the Learning Agreement from your partner university, please forward this to us
• Please take the Online language test (OLS) again
The completion documents must be presented by five weeks after your stay at the partner university at the latest. You will then receive the remaining 20% of your scholarship.