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ERASMUS stands for European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students. The EU have created the ERASMUS exchange program in order to support and encourage the mobility of European students. The goal is to enable as many students as possible to spend at least a part of their studies in another European country and to study in another European language so that graduates will be well qualified for their professional life in a Europe without borders.

ERASMUS PLUS is the latest program generation for EU universities from 2014 to 2020.

On the basis of ERASMUS PLUS exchange contracts, the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University offers its students the opportunity to study at one of its numerous partner universities in Europe for one or two semesters. You will find relevant information about the ERASMUS PLUS program on the websites of the International Offices and DAAD ERASMUS PLUS, or in the FAQ section.

If you have any further questions about ERASMUS PLUS, please feel free to contact the School's Exchange Coordinator, Britta Schneiders, or send an email to Please ensure that you have read all the relevant information on the following pages as well as in the FAQ section so that you have a basic knowledge of the exchange procedure before you come for a consultation. We can advise you much more efficiently if you are already equipped with the basic information!


The Procedure for Going Abroad to Study: ERASMUS PLUS

Prior to going abroad to study, the following aspects must be taken into consideration:

  • For the entire academic year (winter semester and the consecutive summer semester), the deadline for applications for a place at a European partner university is January 15 of any year.
  • Places will be allocated by mid-March at the latest.

For more detailed information, please consult our booklet (in German): Wegweiser für Ihren Weg ins Ausland.