Special information for outgoings 2022/23

German version

Here you find all information concerning especially the ERASMUS year 2022/23. All further more general information concerning ERASMUS+ outgoing can be found at Information for outgoings.







Information about the effects on ERASMUS mobilities in 22/23 will be made available once we receive it. Do not hesitate to write us to outgoing@uni-frankfurt.de to request information in English, since the update of our English sites may be delayed.

In spite of the Covid 19-pandemic we go ahead with the regular process for the ERASMUS year 2022/23 as it was planned.
There is no other way to do this. Unfortunately that does not mean planning reliability for you. Please keep in mind that all acceptance letters are subject to revocation. Depending on the development of the crisis, the EU, national governments and host universities wil have to make decisions which will be binding and may seriously affect your ERASMUS mobility. If we receive relevant information, e.g. through the DAAD as our national agency, we will post it on our website and may inform you by email. We urge you to please keep yourself updated on the webpages of your host university.

Once again: Please keep in mind that all acceptance letters are subject to revocation.

You can ask for a deferral of your mobility to the summer semester 2022 with your departmental coordinator. She/He will clear this with the partner institution and will officially nominate you there for the summer semester, if they agree. Also she/he will inform us at the GO by informal email and we will change the dates in your participant's account accordingly. You can then download updated participation certificates.

Deferrals from the summer semester 23 into the winter semester 23/24 are not possible. You would have to re-apply fpr the next academic year.


BREXIT has no effect on mobilities in the academic year 22/23. You may receive funding until May 2023. Please be advised that funding will be paid out of the 202/21 budget and you will receive the old rates (450€ per month for 4,8 months maximum per semester).

Please be aware that changes to the British right of residence may occur and get information on immigration ahead of time before the start of your mobility.

DAAD-Information (in German) at https://eu.daad.de/service/was-noch-bewegt/brexit/de/77316-hinweise-zum-brexit--erasmus-und-das-vereinigte-koenigreich/



All ERASMUS participants - except for ERASMUS zero grant students and students going to Switzerland - receive an ERASMUS mobility grant on top of the tuition waiver at the host institution.

Please take note: The grant only covers the time period of your studies spent in person at the host institution/in the host country, and not virtual mobility from outside the host country or periods of online-classes not attended in the host country! Also if the host institution informed beforehand that they offer virtual mobility/online studies only and no physical mobility, you will not receive the mobility grant, even if you travel to the host country, which we advise strongly against. If your host institution has to switch to online teaching due to force majeure (e.g. covid-19) after your arrival, this is a different situation and you will receive funding.

All financial information offered here is based on physical mobility with physical start and end date proved by the host institution and a duration of 4 months/120 days per semester and 8 months/240 days per academic year. If your individual duration is shorter, the final sum of the mobility grant will be reduced accordingly.

This mobility grant, daily and monthly rate mandated by DAAD, is intended to help pay for the additional costs in the host country and varies depending on which group that country has been put into by the EU commission. 

Amount of funding in 2022/23: 

Country Group 1 - Program countries with higher living costs: 
Denmark, Finnland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden: 600€ per month (20.00€ per day)
Country Group 2 - Program countries with medium living costs: 
Austria, Belgium, France, (Germany), Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus: 540€ per month (18.00€ per day)
Country Group 3 - Program countries with lower living costs: 
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia (FYROM), Poland, Romania, Slowakia, Slowenia, Turkey: 490€ per month (16.33333333€ per day)


At first all students get a calculation of a lump sum of 4 monthly rates (for max. 120 funded participation days) per ERASMUS semester, 8 monthly rates (for max. 240 funded participation days) for a full academic year, even if the ERASMUS period may last longer.


On top of this regular ERASMUS grant other supplementary grants will be added for those students who qualify. The Social Top-Up for students with fewer opportunities is €250 per month, or €8,33 per day. The Green Travel Top-Up is a one-time bonus of €50 and maximum 4 additional grant days. Students have to fill in a querry in their participant's account in order for the global office to identify recipients for Social Top up and Green Travel.


Attention: Mobilities to UK are being funded out of the 2020/21 budget and therefore the rates of that year have to be used: 450€ per month for max. 4.8 months per semester. Please be advised that Social Top up and Green Travel Top up are not applicable for UK mobilities.

Please read the information for ERASMUS participants 2022/23 including GREEN TRAVEL on our webpage https://www.uni-frankfurt.de/60037505/spezielle_Informationen_f%C3%BCr_Outgoings_2022_23 (English translation in progress). 

The outpayment of the grant to the ERASMUS participants is administered by the Global Office of Goethe-University. Typically there will be two outpayments: 75% of the grant will be paid at the beginning of the physical mobility and the outstanding amount after the mobility. All participants starting their ERASMUS stay in the winter semester 2022/23 will receive their first outpayment once the proof of the start of the physical mobility/arrival certificate has been uploaded by the student into her/his participant's account. Students starting in the summer semester 2023 will receive their first payment in mid-January of 2023 at the earliest, also once the arrival certificate has been uploaded. After this first outpayment has been made there will be no changes possible in the grant until the completion of the ERASMUS stay, except in the case of an extension or shortening of the ERASMUS period by one semester. The extension period of one additional semester may be supported by 4 more monthly rates, if we have sufficient funds left and if you apply for additional funding in your participant's account at least one month (30 days) before the originally planned end date. If you don't apply in due time, you still might extend your stay and receive a tuition waiver, but the extension will be valued as zero grant days which means no financial support. Minimal extensions from a couple of days to a couple of weeks have to be registered by us, but will not be funded.

Since we are obliged to record the exact duration of your ERASMUS period from actual start date to actual end date, we will do this once you have uploaded your Confirmation of Period of Study, proof of the end date of your physical mobility. If this shows the duration to be shorter than 4 months (120 days) per semester or 8 months (240 days) per academic year, we are obliged to request a backpayment from you for the difference in days. Mostly though a reduction in the outstanding second outpayment suffices to cover the difference.

The outstanding amount of the grant will be paid out to the participants after the completion of their mobility, once they completed the upload of all mandatory ERASMUS documents into their participant's account and handed in their original Grant Agreement as a paper document plus completed their EU Online Survey and the first OLS language test. You are only entitled to 100% of the grant if you provide all documents in due time.

Please note that changes to the process may occur due to the Covid 19 situation.



Language courses at Goethe University: If an ERASMUS participant successfully completed a language course offered by the Sprachenzentrum (Language Center) of GU in the semester before the ERASMUS mobility (no earlier courses), we will reimburse the course fee. For preparatory ERASMUS language courses in Spanish and French as well as for other courses of the Sprachenzentrum the participants have to upload the course certificate into their ERASMUS participant's account together with the payment slip, which is possible only after the start of your mobility. Be advised that course fees of language courses other than those offered by the Sprachenzentrum of GU will not be reimbursed.

Language courses at the host university: Some host universities offer preparatory or semester long language courses - some free of cost, some with fees. If you have completed such a course successfully, please upload the course certificate into your participant's account. If course fees applied, please include the payment slip in that pdf-file. This is possible only after the start of your mobility.

For the reimbursement of language course fees only limited funds are available in ERASMUS. We reimburse the actual course fee for maximum 2 language courses up to a maximum amount of 100€ in total per ERASMUS participant in 2022/23. Participants in language courses prior and during the winter semester 2021/22 have to upload their course certificates until March 1, 2023 and receive the money in the second half of March 2023. Participants in language courses prior and during the summer semester 2023 upload their course certificates until July 15, 2023 and receive the money in August 2023. If you miss the winter deadline, you will be included in the summer outpayment. If you miss the July deadline, you will not be reimbursed for the language course fees.


If you want to extend your period of stay, you have to apply for that extension in your participant's account in the part "During the mobility". This is possible only once you have uploaded your arrival certificate. Further information can be found here

You have to apply for an extension of the ERASMUS period at least 30 days before the originally planned end-date, either if your start date was earlier or you will conclude your study period later than originally planned. 

This you do in your participant's account and applies to minimal extensions from a couple of days to a couple of weeks to extensions by a module or full semester. Minimal extensions from a couple of days to a couple of weeks have to be registered by us, are important to receive full funding, but cannot not be funded if your ERASMUS period exceeds 120 days per semester/240 days per academic year.

A minimal extension does not require permission by the departmental coordinator or the host institution. Please pay attention when marking the correct field in your participant's account. 
For extensions for a module or semester, trimester or placement/internship at the host institution please mark this accordingly in the participant's account first. Then talk to the responsible person at the host university and your departmental coordinator at GU, because these two have to give written permission by email to outgoing@uni-frankfurt.de that the extension is granted within the ERASMUS program. Only after receiving these emails your application for extension can be processed in the participant's account. You will then be provided with a Changes to Original Learning Agreement form for the extension period in your participant's account.
Additionally in all cases of extension an updated Grant Agreement will be provided. Please complete and upload these into your account in due time.

Please notice: An extension period has to immediately follow the current mobility period. Extensions past the summer semester cannot be permitted, because the fiscal administration of ERASMUS at Goethe University is done by academic years. For officially confirmed additional examination periods or studies an extension can be granted until the end of the official ERASMUS period, September 30. Maximum duration is 12 months per regular study cycle though; for students in the traditional study programs Diplom, Magister and Staatsexamen (state examination) up to 24 months.

An extension by a second semester after the summer semester into the winter semester of the following academic year is possible only by submission of a new application for the new ERASMUS study period with your departmental coordinator, who has to decide if another placement in the program is possible. Please contact him/her as early as possible.

If enough funds are available for all extensions for a module/semester that reach the GO in due time, cannot be determined at this point. This is a case-by-case decision in the order we receive the applications for extension, that depends on the number of cancellations, terminations and shortenings of ERASMUS mobilities. If the funds available are not sufficient, you may still extend your ERASMUS study period under the tuition waiver, but the extension will be valued as zero grant days which means no financial support. In prior years though all extensions could be funded up to the possible maximum.