Studying abroad

Study abroad with Erasmus+ #inanutshell

Student mobility – outgoings (SMS)

  • Students can receive support in each study cycle (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate) for up to 12 months.
  • 27 EU countries, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Republic of North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia and Turkey participate in the Erasmus+ programme (list of Programme Countries).
  • Switzerland finances exchange students from its own resources with the help of the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP). 
  • After Brexit, exchange stays in the United Kingdom can still be funded with Erasmus+.

Requirements for study abroad:

  • You must be enrolled as a full-time student at University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.
  • You have adequate knowledge of the language which will be used in the classes and lectures you will be attending.
  • Students are not allowed to spend their exchange semester in Germany or their country of residence.
  • The home university and partner university have a valid Erasmus+ University Charter (ECHE).
  • Learn more about your rights and duties as an Erasmus+ student in the ERASMUS+-Student Charter.


Application Deadline

For an Erasmus exchange, you have to hand in the Erasmus application form until:

June 30 for the summer semester 2022
December 15 for the academic year 2022/23, the winter semester 2022/23 and the summer semester 2023

Application criteria for partner universities (deadlines, online-application, course schedule, accomodation, etc.) can be found on the universities' websites. Many universities use the Online-Application-System EASY (European Application System). If an application with EASY is not possible, the application documents will be sent either via other online portals or by e-mail. The International Office is responsible for sending the application docuents by e-mail. 

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. Therefore, please 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. Please inform us and the partner university if you do not wish to take up your planned semester abroad.

Selection criteria
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.

The financial support for Erasmus+ study placements is based on the different costs of living in the Programme Countries. For the academic year 2021/22, the financial support is:



Group 1 (higher cost of living)

Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden
600 €/month

Group 2 (average cost of living)

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

Group 3 (lower cost of living)

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

Top-Up (additional support)

Internship: 150€/month

Fewer Opportunties (disability, parents, chronic illness, occupation, students from non-academic housholds): 250€/month

Green Travel: 50€/once per mobility*

*relevant for Call 2021

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).

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 before the mobility. 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. Before your mobility, 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 accept 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

Learning Agreement

In the Learning Agreement, you list all courses you will like to attend during your stay at the host institution. Additionally, you list all courses that shall be recognised towards your degree at your home institution. All involved parties (student, host institution, home institution) have to sign the LA.

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
  • 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.

After the presentation of all these documents, you will 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

The completion documents must be presented within five weeks after your stay at the partner university at the latest. You will then receive the remaining 20% of your scholarship.