ERASMUS+ is an EU mobility program that has been supporting students, lecturers, and university staff that wish to travel and study abroad since 1987. Participants are able to attend higher education institutions or participate in internships across Europe as a result of the funding from this program. More specific information about the program can be found at the CAU Kiel International Center and the EU Commission ERASMUS+ websites.  


Who can participate in ERASMUS+?

As a student of CAU Kiel and the School of Sustainability, YOU are eligible to participate in the ERASMUS program even if your home country is not a part of the EU. Additionally, if you are a student of a European Partner University and wish to study at Kiel University for one or two semesters, then you are also eligible to participate.


Which program or university partnerships are available?

The Kiel School of Sustainability currently has 25 ERASMUS+ partner universities in 15 countries to choose from. You will always find an up to date list at the International Center partnership list; look for those partner universities where the coordinator is PD Dr. Tobias W. Donath, Prof. Dr. Joachim Schrautzer, Prof. Dr. Ingmar Unkel or Prof. Dr. Rainer Wehrhahn. If they are not the coordinators of a particular program or university that you interested in, please look if the university is listed at all on the partnership list; if so, contact the respective coordinator to clarify if you are eligible to apply.

Also contact with the Environmental Management Erasmus coordinator, PD Dr. Tobias W. Donath, or the Department of Geography Erasmus coordinator Prof. Dr. Rainer Wehrhahn, to see if it is possible to attend (and get credit for) courses at the chosen university.


How do I apply?

ERASMUS+ Outgoing

There are two stages to the application process with a deadline usually around February every year (though this differs depending on the coordinator). First, you must to apply to the respective coordinator at Kiel University. Since there are no strict regulations for what you need to submit, please visit the coordinator’s homepage or contact them directly about which information they need to evaluate your application.

When you apply for ERASMUS+ to a CAU partner institution which is coordinated by PD Dr. Tobias W. Donath, the application should contain a motivation letter, a short CV, and a current transcript of records. You send these documents merged into one pdf-file to by January 15th.

If you apply to a CAU partner institution which is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Rainer Wehrhahn at the Department of Geography, please see their regulations. After you have been short-listed, you will be able to complete the application process via the ERASMUS+ Registration tool. 

For those ERASMUS+ to a CAU partner institutions that are coordinated by Prof. Dr. Joachim Schrautzer or Prof. Dr, Ingmar Unkel please contact them directly to get information about how to apply.

There will be information events shortly before the deadline during one of the Home Classes of EM/SSE. For further information (e.g., applications, deadlines, information events, scholarships), please see the International Center of Kiel University website or for detailed information on the partner universities, please contact the respective program coordinator from Kiel University.

ERASMUS+ Incoming

First, contact your local Erasmus coordinator and follow the application procedure of your home university. After your nomination, you will receive a welcome email from Kiel University for your online application. The International Center of Kiel University is responsible for the admission process and will provide you with all other relevant information (e.g., housing, living in Kiel). For an ERASMUS+ placement, the required proof of language is for the language in which teaching takes place. Within the interdisciplinary Kiel School of Sustainability, more than 70 teaching modules are offered in English. See an overview of taught master programs and modules here.