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Special information for outgoings 2018/19
Here you find all information concerning especially the ERASMUS year 2018/19. All further more general information concerning ERASMUS+ outgoing can be found at Information for outgoings.
REIMBURSEMENT OF LANGUAGE COURSE FEES UP TO MAX. TOTAL OF 100€ PER ERASMUS PARTICIPANT
All ERASMUS participants - except for ERASMUS freemovers and students going to Switzerland - receive an ERASMUS mobility grant on top of the tuition waiver at the host institution. This is intended to help pay for the additional costs in the host country and varies depending on which group that country is in:
Amount of funding in 2018/19:
Country Group 1 - Program countries with higher living costs:
Denmark, Finnland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom: 420€ per month (14.00€ per day)
Country Group 2 - Program countries with medium living costs:
Austria, Belgium, France, (Germany), Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus: 360€ per month (ca. 12.00€ 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: 300€ per month (10.00€ per day)
All students receive a lump sum of 4.33 monthly rates (for min. 130 days) per ERASMUS semester, 8.66 monthly rates (for min. 260 days) for a full academic year, even if the ERASMUS period may last longer.
CG1: 1,820€ per semester / 3,640€ for 2 semesters
CG2: 1,560€ / 3,120€
CG3: 1,300€ / 2,600€
The outpayment of the grant to the ERASMUS participants is administered by the international office of Goethe-University. Typically there will be two outpayments: 75% of the grant will be paid in advance, and the outstanding amount after the mobility. All participants starting their ERASMUS stay in the winter semester 2018/19 will receive their first outpayment in early September 2018. Students starting in the summer semester 2019 will receive their first payment in mid-January of 2019. 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 four 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 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. If this shows the duration to be shorter than 4.33 months (130 days) per semester or 8.66 months (260 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. You are only entitled to 100% of the grant if you provide all documents in due time.
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 of 53€. 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 2018/19. Participants in language courses prior and during the winter semester 2018/19 have to upload their course certificates until March 01, 2019 and receive the money in the second half of March 2019. Participants in language courses prior and during the summer semester 2018 upload their course certificates until July 15, 2019 and receive the money in August 2019. 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. Funding for the extension period is not guaranteed and only possible, if sufficient funds are still available. We at the IO will check availability of funds once the oks for the extension are in from the departmental coordinators at Goethe and host university by email directly to email@example.com