Student and staff mobility

All CARPE members support and run international exchange programmes for their students. This provides them with key skills for a successful start into their future world of work. Studying and learning together in an international setting improves the quality of any academic education, contributes to a deeper intercultural intercommunication and understanding, improved language skills and a stronger self-confidence. Up to more than 400 students have taken part in exchange programmes among CARPE partners.

A major part of the CARPE network’s exchange programmes are being financed by Erasmus+, the EU’s major programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. In order to participate, universities must hold an ‘Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education’, which is the case for all CARPE members. In addition to study abroad programs, students can also apply for Erasmus+ funding for traineeships abroad. There is also special funding available for students with physical, mental or health-related conditions. Agreements between sending and receiving institutions list the range of courses students can enroll in and ensure credit recognition. Staff mobility is also part of these Erasmus+ agreements, both in teaching and non-teaching capacities. Examples of staff mobility include teaching, job shadowing or training mobilities.

Overview of Erasmus+ mobilities for CARPE partners

  • Student Mobility for Studies Abroad (SMS)
  • Student Mobility for Internships Abroad (SMP)
  • Staff Mobility for Teaching (STA)
  • Staff Mobility for Training (STT)

The International Offices and Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinators of the respective CARPE member are the points of contact for more information:

In addition to a high number of vibrant Erasmus+ partnerships, all CARPE members have partner universities around the world and have defined strategic regions for an intensified exchange of students, staff and research.