ERASMUS is a European mobility programme which gives European students
the opportunity to study up to 10 months at a European host university.
The ERASMUS programme is due to a resolution by the Council of the European
Union on 15th June 1987. Since its initiation, more than 1,5 million students
from 31 different European countries have participated in the ERASMUS programmme.
Erasmus of Rotterdam
The ERASMUS programme is named after the Dutch philologist and philosopher
Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536), who spent important years of his lifetime
in several different European countries, including France, Italy, UK, Switzerland,
and Germany. Erasmus of Rotterdam was one of the most distinguished and influential
representative of European humanism in his age, who in particular had great impact
on the European idea.
The ERASMUS programme supports mobility and exchange between students
and teaching staff of European universities. ERASMUS helps
strengthen professional qualifications, but it is also aiming at the
enhancement of language skills and other intercultural comptences,
where students will view their discipline from a different perspective.
This will lead to useful and longlasting international contacts. Likewise,
exchange students will enrich the diversity at their host university by
their own social, cultural and educational background. In this way,
students will acquire useful soft skills, enhance their flexibility,
with improving their professional qualification.
In conclusion, the ERASMUS exchange programme offers a unique opportunity
for students to acquire useful intercultural and professional and life
The ERASMUS programme is part of a broad European mobility concept,
which allows our "outgoing" Hamburg Mathematics students to spend
one semester (5 months) or two semesters (10 months) of their
undergraduate studies at one Mathematics Department of our European
partner universities, where we currently have partnerships with
24 different universities in twelve European countries.
Likewise, "incoming" Mathematics students from our partner universities
are welcome to study one semester (5 months) or two semesters (10 months)
at our Mathematics Department in Hamburg.
The individual partnerships with these 22 universities are based on
bilateral contracts, where each contract specifies capacities
for students exchange and teaching mobility.
Information for Incoming Students
More detailed information for potential incoming students can be