ERASMUS+ is the European Union's programme for education, youth and sports. ERASMUS+ combines the previous EU programmes for life-long learning, youth and sports as well as the European cooperation programmes in the field of higher institution. The programme is characterized by three guidelines: Learning mobility from single persons, cooperation for enhancing innovation and exchange of proven processes and support of political reforms. 

ERASMUS+ should improve competencies and employability as well as foster the modernization of systems for general and professional education. Information about ERASMUS+ can be found on the European Commission’s Website.

Besides the development of social and cultural skills amongst the scholarship holders, ERASMUS+ contributes to the university’s internationalisation. The mobility support is distributed by the National Agencies. In Germany this obligation is fulfilled by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

In order to participate in the ERASMUS+ programme a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) is necessary.

The ERASMUS+Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) was assigned by the EU commission and proves that Macromedia meets all requirements for a successful participation at the ERASMUS+ programme. 

ERASMUS+ enables students from Freiburg campus to go abroad and spend a semester at one of our  ERASMUS+ partner institutions. The participation has a lot of benefits: 

  • Academic recognition of performances acquired abroad
  • no tuition fees at the partner university (please note: insurance fees, social insurance contributions as well as costs for using different materials are not considered tuition fees)
  • grants to additional costs related to the stay abroad
  • support for the preparation (regarding culture, language and organisation) 
  • additional grants for students with disability

Students‘ rights and duties within the ERASMUS+ programme are recorded in the ERASMUS+ Student Charta.


The scholarship is available to B.A. students from Freiburg campus having completed their first study year and planning a study stay at a partner institution Macromedia university has an ERASMUS+ cooperation agreement with. PLEASE NOTE: During the semester abroad tuition fees still have to be paid to your home institution and double funding by the EU or the DAAD is not allowed, i.e. you cannot receive an ERASMUS+ scholarship and an EU or a DAAD scholarship at the same time.


  • Curriculum Vitae
  • signed motivation letter
  • Transcript of Records (English)
  • passport-sized photo
  • Portfolio (e.g. for music: demo material / audition  -> max. 3 pieces of music played by the student - various styles, various instrumental expression)
  • Proof of required TOEFL scores

Application deadline

The application deadlines depend on the partner institution and the semester chosen and are published in the community. For music students a stay abroad only in winter term is advisable.

Are you interested in ERASMUS+ and do you have questions about it? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the IO in Freiburg (Tel.: 089 – 544 151 876; Email: Ihr Kontakt zur Hochschule ).

ERASMUS+ Partner Institutions

Ècole de Communication Visuelle - Paris and further sites, France (Design)
Website Ècole de Communication

Visuelle Ècole supérieure d'art des Pyrénées - Tarbes - France (Fine Arts)
Website Ècole supérieure d'art des Pyrénées

Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest - Hungary (Fine Arts/Design)
Website Moholy-Nag University of Art and Design Budapest

HEAR - Haute école des arts du Rhin - Strasbourg - France
Website Haute école des arts du Rhin

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Helsinki - Finland (Popular Music)
Website Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Conservatori del Liceu - Barcelona - Spain (Popular Music)
Website Conservatori del Liceu

Newpark Music Centre Dublin - Ireland (Popular Music)
Website Newpark Music Centre

Karelia University of Applied Sciences - Joensuu - Finland (Popular Music)
Website Karelia University of Applied Sciences

University of the Art Helsinki - Finland (Fine Arts)
Website University of the Art

Vilnius College of Design - Vilnius - Lithuania (Fine Arts/Design)
Website Vilnius College of Design

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us:
  • Phone numbers:
  • Munich +49 89 544151-0
  • Stuttgart +49 711 280738-0
  • Cologne +49 221 31082-0
  • Hamburg +49 40 3003089-0
  • Berlin +49 30 2021512-0

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