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ERASMUS+ Programme

The Erasmus Programme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students from European universities who want to spend a period of time studying in Germany, earning credits to transfer back to their home university.

The University of Koblenz-Landau holds Erasmus Agreements with numerous European universities.

How to apply

In order to apply to study at University of Koblenz-Landau as an Erasmus student, there must be an Erasmus agreement between your home university and University of Koblenz-Landau in your subject area, and you must be formally nominated to study at University of Koblenz-Landau by your home university.

All incoming Erasmus students should be nominated by their home university prior to their application. Please inform our office about your nomination and
send us the required documents by the application deadline:

  • Application form (to be filled in, printed and sent to the International Office at Koblenz campus respectively Landau campus)

  • (Proposed) Learning Agreement (changes are possible upon arrival)

  • Copy of Passport or National Identity Card

Application deadline for winter semester (October start): May 31.
Application deadline for summer semester (April start): November 30.

If your application has been successfull we will send a letter of acceptance with further information.

ERASMUS Code: D KOBLENZ02
European University Charter (Selection Year 2014): 28509

Academic calendar

The academic year is divided into two semesters: "Wintersemester" (winter semester, October - March) and "Sommersemester" (summer semester, April - September). The winter semester begins officially on September 1 and ends on March 31. The summer semester begins on April 1 and ends on September 30. However, the lecture period only runs from mid-October until mid-February and from mid-April until the end of July. The remaining time is intended for exams/internships/semester break. For all exchange students welcome and orientation days take place in the week preceding lectures.

You can find the academic calendar here.

Tuition fees ("Studiengebühren")

Erasmus students are exempt from paying any tuition fees to University of Koblenz-Landau, provided that they have been formally nominated to study at University of Koblenz-Landau by their home university.

However, all students - including exchange and ERASMUS students - have to pay a so-called "Sozialbeitrag" (social contribution) of currently € 100 which is levied upon all students. This contribution is collected by the University and contributed towards the social institution and services of the University and includes a public transport ticket. The amount has to be paid by bank transfer, this is done after your arrival. Thus fee payment is a necessary prerequisite for enrolment.

Enrolment takes place at Koblenz campus respectively Landau campus.

 

Grading system

 

ECTS Grade
Local grade
Definition
A
1,0 …1,2
EXCELLENT - outstanding performance with only minor errors
B
1,3 … 1,5
VERY GOOD - above the average standard but with some errors
C
D
 
1,6 … 2,5
2,6 … 3,5
 
GOOD - generally sound work with a number of notable errors
SATISFACTORY - fair but with significant shortcomings
E
3,6 … 4,0
SUFFICIENT - performance meets the minimum criteria
F
5,0
FAIL - considerable further work is required

 

For more information:

ECTS User's Guide (English Version)

Health Insurance

All students have to submit a certificate providing evidence of health insurance coverage to the university upon regsitration. EU Citizens (plus students from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland): Before arriving in Germany, request the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from your health insurance provider in your home country. Students from Turkey: Before arriving in Germany, you must request the A/T 11 from your health insurance company.

The EHIC (or A/T 11) guarantee care in the event of medical emergencies or need for urgent treatment abroad, taking out additional insurance might be advisable.

After arriving in Germany, take the EHIC (or A/T 11) to a German health insurance company. The German health insurance company will issue a certificate exempting you from the student health insurance requirement in Germany. You must present this certificate when registering at the university. You will get a list of German insurance companies at the International Office. Nationally recognized health insurance providers, i.e. Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse (AOK).

Accomodation

Please note: Admission to the University does not automatically include accomodation. The Studierendenwerk are responsible for student housing. These independent organizations are affiliated with but independend off the University. The International Office works with these organizations to reserve rooms for exchange students.

Studierendenwerk Koblenz

Studierendenwerk Landau

For general information on studying in Germany we recommend:
Deutsche Welle's webportal "Study in Germany"
DAAD webportal "Studying in Germany"
Koblenz: City of Flowers
Landau

Students are provided, at their departure, with an exchange period certification. The dates shown on certificates are those of students arrival and departure registration at the counters of the international offices.
The transcript of records will be sent via normal post to partner universities one month after students departure registration.

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