Most active German university in EU exchange program for the fifth time in a row

TUM students use Erasmus most frequently

Students having a conversation
Making friends in other countries: TUM students avail of the Erasmus program. (Photo: A. Eckert / TUM)

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Students of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) go abroad more often with an Erasmus grant than students of other German universities. This is shown by the final Erasmus funding figures for 2015/16, which have now been published by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). This makes TUM the most active German university in this EU exchange program for the fifth time in a row.

One of the most popular ways to gain study experience abroad is the EU's Erasmus exchange program. A total of 678,000 Europeans took advantage of this opportunity in the 2015 funding year - a new record. TUM was also able to increase the number of its students in the Erasmus program: Within 10 years from 254 in 2005/06 to 1,223. 903 participants visited foreign countries for study purposes and 186 for an internship. These are the highest values among German universities in all areas. The employees of TUM also went abroad more frequently than those of other German universities and more frequently than in previous years with Erasmus funding for further education and training purposes.

Strengthening the European Awareness

TUM promotes the exchange and also strengthens the European awareness of its students and employees beyond Erasmus partnerships. This is done, among other things, through the "Go Europe" initiative, which brings together various activities of TUM on the topic of Europe. In addition to the Erasmus representatives in the faculties, the International Center is the central contact point for international mobility and partnerships. It also offers specific mentoring and support services or weekly language cafés at all TUM campuses.

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