Erasmus Exchange Programme

During their studies, students of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics can gain valuable experience abroad. The Faculty participates in particular in the Erasmus programme of the European Union.


Key data:

  • Currently 32 partner universities in Europe
  • Exchange possible during bachelor's and master's programmes
  • One or two semesters


  • Financial contribution for extra costs abroad
  • Organizational assistance and academic support
  • Exemption from university fees at the partner university
  • Arrangements on the recognition of learning achievements

Advice and support with the application, and support during and after the stay abroad are carried out jointly by the faculty Erasmus Coordinator and the International Office.

You can find more informations in this praesentation (in German, date 02.12.2019).


Applying for an erasmus placement

The application procedure consists of a few steps, taking about 10 months to complete. The good news is that the individual steps do not require much effort.

Prior to the actual application, it is advisable to consult the Erasmus coordinator e.g. on destinations or timing. The optimal application procedure is described below:

  • Step 1: by 26th January

    Written application to the Dean of Studies Office for the next winter or summer semester for a place on the Erasmus programme. Please include the following:

    • Short letter of motivation
    • Current list of grades
    • Preferred university and at least two alternative destinations
    • Proof of your language skills in the language of teaching
  • Step 2: by 5th February

    Erasmus students are selected by the Erasmus coordinator and the Dean of Studies Office.

    If there are not enough places at individual universities, we will try to find suitable places at other universities in consultation with the applicants. After this, the applicants will be informed by us whether they have received a place.

  • Step 3: by 15th March

    Students who have been selected must apply online at the LUH International Office by 15th February at the latest. The form can be found on the relevant page of the International Office.

  • Step 4: March

    Nomination of ERASMUS candidates at the partner university

    Students who have been selected are nominated at the partner universities by the International Office, if the online application has been received in time. The students will usually also be informed of the further application procedure and application deadlines by the partner university. In exceptional cases, they should obtain this information themselves from the partner university, or search the internet pages of the partner university.

  • Step 5: Subsequently

    Application of the Erasmus candidates at the host university.

    Nominated students apply independently to the partner university as "Erasmus-exchange student". Generally, the official admission of the students is carried out by the partner university.

  • Step 6: 15th July

    The following documents are to be submitted:

    • Printout of online application,
    • Copy of acceptance letter from host university,
    • Grant agreement of Mobility Committee in Iinternational Office for financial contribution application (150€ - 252€ per month, depending on country category),
    • Copy of signed learning agreement between the home university and partner university,
    • Notification for tax office in duplicate.

Erasmus coordination

Dipl.-Ing. Axel Peter Köhler
Programme Coordinator
Appelstraße 11/11a
30167 Hannover
Appelstraße 11/11a
30167 Hannover