Extensive exchange with partner universities in Europe and worldwide

Justus Liebig University Giessen scores again in the EU programme Erasmus+ and raises a record sum of around 1.84 million euros in funding

In 2023, 36 years after the Erasmus+ programme was founded, JLU was able to raise the highest funding amount in its Erasmus history: with around 1.84 million euros, JLU students, lecturers and university staff can be funded within the Erasmus+ programme for a stay abroad at an Erasmus partner university or European institution. With the opening of the Erasmus+ programme across Europe’s borders, the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility offers scholarships for stays at strategic partner universities of JLU worldwide.

Around 1.25 million euros are available for exchanges with partners in the 33 Erasmus+ programme countries in and around Europe in the academic year 2023/24. In addition, JLU was again successful in Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility with scholarship funds of around 600.000 euros: among the already existing partner universities in (South) Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, the successfully acquired funding for exchanges with partners in Australia and Colombia is of particularly great importance. Scholarship funds are now also available for exchanges with the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the USA.

The First Vice President of JLU, Prof. Dr. Katharina Lorenz, warmly congratulates all those who have contributed to the successful applications in the Erasmus+ programme: “Intensive exchange with international partners at all levels is more important than ever in these uncertain times. These scholarships are available to all members of JLU and thus create a broadly effective offer for financing stays abroad. This is internationalization in action at all levels.”

Students and doctoral candidates can spend two to twelve months abroad or at JLU with Erasmus+. So-called blended mobilities are also possible. These are short stays of between five and 30 days combined with a virtual experience abroad. In addition, lecturers can be funded for a teaching stay and university staff for a training period abroad. Partial scholarships or travel and subsistence allowances are available for all exchanges. 

In order to strengthen inclusion in the Erasmus+ programme, additional financial support is available for disadvantaged students. They can apply for a top-up of their Erasmus grant of 250 euros per month. For sustainable travel, there is also the possibility to receive a one-time top-up of 50 euros.