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ERASMUS+ Programme

ERASMUS+ is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014-2020, starting in January 2014.

ERASMUS+ aims at boosting skills and employability, and modernising Education, Training and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion. This represents a 40% increase compared to current spending levels and shows the EU's commitment to investing in these areas.

ERASMUS+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. In addition to providing grants for individuals, ERASMUS+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe. It will also support national efforts to modernise Education, Training and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.

ERASMUS+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, ERASMUS+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education, Training and Youth sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.

Applications are handled by the ERASMUS office at the Institute of Cognitive Science.

Partner Universities of Osnabrück University

In addition to the ERASMUS+ Programme, Osnabrück University maintains bilateral partnerships with many universities throughout the world. These partnerships usually involve exchange opportunities that enable students to spend a semester abroad without having to pay study fees. The application procedure is also simplified in most cases. While there is no direct financial support for studying at partner universities, you may apply for a grant from various funding bodies.

Applications for exchange stays at partner universities outside the ERASMUS+ Programme are handled directly by the International Office.

Partner Universities of the Institute of Cognitive Science

Currently we have ond partner university (UFBA in Brazil). Applications are handled by the ERASMUS office at the Institute of Cognitive Science.