Study within Europe

The German Sport University (GSU) offers its students exchange opportunities at over 40 partner universities in Europe. Scholarships and grants are covered by the ERASMUS+ program of the European Union. 

The German Sport University (GSU) offers its students academic exchange and facilitates the cross-accreditation with its partner universities. Worldwide, the GSU partners with 60 universities. These include over 40 ERASMUS+ partners - a list of these can be found in the right column. 

Due to deadlines it is vital to engage in early planning and communication regarding the exchange.

The following points should be taken into consideration: 

  • What do I want to study and does the partner university offer suitable modules?
  • Am I qualified culturally, academically and in terms of language skills?
  • In how far am I informed about the country, university and culture?
  • Have I informed myself about funding opportunities and scholarships? 



The German Sport University has been awarded the
ERASMUS Charta for Higher Education (ECHE)
by the European Commission.

European Policy Statement
describes the strategy, objectives and priorities of the GSU within the framework of the ERASMUS+ program (2014-2020).

ERASMUS+ Student Charta
comprises the rights and duties of students within the framework of the ERASMUS+ program. 


The application process takes place in two steps:

  • Submission of hard copy application
  • Selection interview


  • Fully enrolled student status at the GSU
  • Successful completion of the first year of studies (1st and 2nd semester; valid for BA-students)
  • Successful completion of the first semester of studies (valid for MA-students)
  • Language skills of the respective country
  • Scholarships only available for ERASMUS+ partner universities 
  • High motivation and study interest
  • Knowledge about the potential partner university

The application must be complete and submitted to the International Office (main building, room 104) in accordance with the deadlines of the International Office. Late submissions will not be considered (the actual submission of the hard copy defines the date - not the date stamp).
An applicant may apply for one university within the ERASMUS+ program (per application process). An application for the overseas-program is possible.

Application deadline (once annually) for the winter term 2021/2022 and summer term 2022:

postponed to January 29th,2021 - 11 am

A complete application consists of (5 documents):

  • Print-out of the application form
  • The signed Europass-CV in the respective language which can be accessed here.
    Please fill it out with your personal data and add a passport photograph.
  • Signed Letter of motivation in the respective language
    The letter of motivation should contain personal and academic ambitions, study interests and any other motivation for the application. It can also include intercultural and personal skills and qualifications and make apparent why the country and university has been selected and is suitable for an academic exchange. The letter of motivation should not exceed two DIN A4 pages. 
  • Language acquisition
    The Language acquisition should list information from primary school level through secondary to university level (in a written text). Additionally, exchange activities, language courses, studies of foreign languages etc. The languague acquisition is not a part of the letter of motivation. Prior and following the mobility a mandatory language test is required. During the mobility an online language course is available, currently in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and German. All tests are serviced by the Online Linguistic Support (OLS) and can be accessed after a successful application throuh the International Office of the GSU.
  • Copy of the current transcript of records
    The transcript of records can be obtained via the examination office or LSF. 

The whole application should be written in the language of the respective country or in the respective teaching/course language.

With immediate effect, the "vacant places" procedure is suspended until further notice. If changes occur, these will be published here.


Succesfull ERASMUS+ applicants receive a study place at the partner university, receive a scholarship covering the tuition fees and a monthly grant varying from 300€ to 420€.

To receive funding, the minimum duration of the semester abroad is three months. Beneficiaries financed through the project 2019/2020 can receive funding for a maximum duration of five months. In case of a longer stay it is therefore possible that the duration of the applicants' stay can vary from the duration of the financial funding.

Students studying with children or disabilities can apply for additional funding.

  1. Is a cross-accreditation possible?
    Academic modules, courses and activity classes can be accredited as long as they are accepted by the module- and course coordinators of GSU. This must be negotiated prior to the exchange. During an exchange semester at least 20 ECTS or equivalent must be succesfully completed to receive a scholarship. Following the exchange the host university issues a transcript of records, which can be transferred and accredited at GSU.
  2. Can I apply for several mobility actions at the same time?
    Yes, an applicant can apply for overseas and European exchange options (exchange programs AND internships) at the same time.
  3. Is there an ideal time for an exchange?
    It is recommended to discuss the exchange period with the respective program leader at GSU. The basic studies (first year, BA or first semester, MA)  have to be succesfully completed before the exchange.
  4. What funding possibilities are open to me?
    ERASMUS+ scholarships (waiving of the tuition fees + monthly grants)

+++ Until further notice, all appointments and personal meetings can only take place following prior arrangement by telephone or e-mail.+++

  • The Withdrawal Agreement foresees that the UK will continue to participate in the current 2014 2020 EU programmes, including Erasmus+, as if the UK was an EU Member State until the closure of the programmes.