The Erasmus+ programme of the European Union offers students the opportunity to spend one or two semesters at a European partner school, gain international experience and expand their network.
Erasmus+ students do not need to pay student fees (other than potential administrative fees) at the partner school. Generally, the students receive an Erasmus+ scholarship granted by the International Office. A transfer of credits from the exchange will be awarded based on the relevant examination regulations upon the return.
Below you will find a list of our current partner schools. If you are interested in attending a school that is not already a partner, please contact the International Office. When deciding on a programme, be sure to consider fit based on your personal academic goals.
The application process for Erasmus consists of two steps.
Internal applications must be submitted by the deadline (January 10) to your department.
Voice, (Music Theatre) Direction, Lied Interpretation
Strings, Harp, Guitar, Winds, Percussion
Piano, Composition, Electroacoustic Music
Once you have been accepted by your department, you then have to apply to the partner school.
Our partner schools all have varying application processes (application portal, per post, per email) and differing requirements. Please check the relevant partner school's website for information regarding the application process and required application documents (e.g. CV, transcripts, audio/video recordings, recommendation letter).
As soon as you have prepared your application and collected the relevant documents, please make an appointment with the HfM International Office to discuss the next steps.
Applications to partner schools that must be send per email or post are submitted via the International Office.
After the Erasmus+ exchange, you should submit the following documents:
You are still required to re-register while studying abroad. Part of your semester fees may be reimbursed. It is also possible to apply for a leave of absence during your time abroad. The transfer of credits from your exchange will be awarded based on the relevant examination regulations upon your return.
Please note that there is no insurance cover for the programme. For students who go abroad during their studies in Germany, DAAD offers a combined health, accident and private liability insurance. Further information on terms and conditions and can be found here.
Through the International Office, you can request a license for a language course and test of the language of your host country.