German Universities Receive €220 Million to Improve International Mobility for Students & Staff

Erasmus+ National Agency Higher Education within the German Academic Exchange Service (NA DAAD) has allocated €220 million to Germany’s universities to improve the international mobility of students and university staff.

As announced by the German Academic Exchange Service (NA DAAD), funds for this particular cause have been raised by €20 million, to a total of €186 million, which was primarily aimed at international mobility in 33 Erasmus+ programme member countries, Studying-in-Germany reports.

German universities are expected to support 58,000 people who are attending a semester abroad or another academic-related teaching. The amount that universities can use to fund stay abroad in the programme countries has also increased, with 20 per cent of the total amount being allocated for this particular purpose.

EU Funding for Higher Education Institutions in Germany Up by 12%

In general, the EU funding has increased by 12 per cent with all universities, vocational training schools and other higher education institutions in Germany being eligible to benefit from the aid.

As part of the “Mobility with partner countries” funding line, another €31 million will be available to universities to promote global mobility, which is anticipated to support almost 7,000 visits to Germany by international students and university employees. The funding will support visits for two upcoming years.

The Cooperation Partnerships, another Erasmus+ initiative, will be offering German universities and organisations around €11 million to promote internationalisation across education sectors. In August 2024 all final funding decisions in the last two programme lines will be completed.

Important Tip: To Maximize Your Chances of Getting Your German Student Visa You Should Use a Blocked Account as Proof of Financial Resources.

A blocked account is a special type of bank account, to prove you have enough funds to live in Germany for one year.

As of 2024, as a foreigner in Germany you need a minimum of €934 euros per month for living expenses. So, you are required to have a total of €11,208 in your bank account before you apply for a German internship visa.

Germany Ranks Second-Best European Destination for Higher Education for 2024

A survey by Campus Advisor, which is a platform for students to assess and provide feedback on their university experience, has revealed that Germany ranks as the second-best destination for higher education, holding an overall score of 4.41 out of five.

Some of the main reasons for this outcome are affordability and the quality of education that German universities provide, as well as graduate career prospects who are highly likely to complete their studies.

According to the reviews, Germany is a great destination for higher education as it has some of the lowest tuition fees and also boasts student diversity, providing a safe environment for all students.

One of the most appealing things about Germany is the low tuition fees, especially when compared to other study destinations. This affordability makes studying in Germany accessible to a broader range of students, regardless of their financial background,” a review from a student reads.

As for other countries, the United Kingdom holds the first position, followed by Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and Denmark, all representing the big five of best destinations to consider for a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

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