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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 experience.

Student Exchange

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 found here.
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