As an opportunity to gain experience abroad, in addition to internships, the ERASMUS program offers 1-2 semesters of study at a university in another European country.

3 to 12 month partial scholarships are offered through the Erasmus+ program for living expenses.

The Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering has signed an ERASMUS agreement with 38 partner universities within 16 countries. Please note that a stay abroad through this program is only possible at one of these participating universities.

On this website will we inform you about application, recognicition and documentation.

If you have any questions about your stay abroad or need help, we will be happy to advise you during our open consultation hours on the following topics:

  •     General information on the ERASMUS+ program (and other programs to a limited extent)
  •     Study opportunities and offers as well as admission requirements at the partner universities
  •     Application procedures
  •     Study abroad program and learning agreements
  •     Recognition of academic achievements abroad

and all other subject-specific questions related to the ERASMUS+ program.

If you would like to make an appointment outside office hours, please contact us by e-mail.

The department is responsible for providing specialist advice, selecting applicants, allocating them to partner universities and providing academic support before, during and after their stay. You should therefore first seek advice from us before applying via the online portal. Please use our consultation hours or contact us by e-mail.

Application deadlines

31.01. for the coming winter semester and the following summer semester
30.06. only for remaining places in the coming summer semester

Application procedure

You must first apply online via the website of our international affairs department. Please read the information on the website carefully.

Applying via the online portal

Your application will be assessed on the basis of your first preference. To increase your chances of being accepted, we recommend that you specify at least two other universities.

An application includes the following documents:

  •     Online application form
  •     passport photo
  •     Letter of motivation in German answering the following key questions with regard to your first choice:

    1) What is your motivation for studying abroad via Erasmus+?
    2) Why did you choose this country/place?
    3) How will the project at the chosen partner university contribute to your academic career and why should you be sent to this university in particular?

  •     curriculum vitae
  •     Current transcript of records including failed attempts (available from your examination office)
  •     Language certificates, if applicable: In your application, please provide evidence of your language skills at the time of application. You do not need to have reached the level specified in your application.
  •     Intermediate diploma, Bachelor's degree and/or other certificates, if applicable
  •     If applicable, other certificates, e.g. for practical activities, voluntary work during your studies

Your documents will only be forwarded to the department once you have uploaded them in full.

Tips for the application

No separate cover letter is required for the other desired destinations (the assessment is based on the initial request)
Semester: When planning your semester, please note that the lecture periods abroad are often different from ours. In France, for example, the summer semester often begins in January/February. In many countries, attendance at classes is compulsory.
The personality profile is taken into account as a criterion in the selection process and should be conveyed as a whole in the application. Extracurricular activities indicate initiative, versatility, creativity, maturity, etc. and should therefore be described in more detail. It is important that you provide evidence of your commitment. Only proven activities can be considered.

Selection of applicants

After the application deadline, a selection will be made on the basis of the documents submitted. Applicants are selected according to the following criteria: academic progress / academic achievements (40%), letter of motivation (25%), CV (10%), internships & social commitment (10%), relevant language skills (15%). Applicants then receive an acceptance or rejection letter by e-mail.

If you would like to listen to a lecture/course from your examination catalog abroad and have it examined, you must first obtain the consent of the RPTU examiner regarding the equivalence of the examination results. Please use our template "Antrag auf Anerkennung für im Ausland erbrachte Studienleistungen". You will receive the template during office hours or by email on request.

You must also complete a so-called Learning Agreement. This defines your study plan abroad and ensures the subsequent recognition of your achievements after your return to Kaiserslautern.

In addition to your Learning Agreement, you will need proof of your achievements abroad - a Transcript of Records. This will be issued by the partner university and must be requested by you once you have completed your examinations in the host country.

About countries, reports of experience and previous recognitions

Contact persons & Opening Hours

Departmental Coordinators

Daniela Faßbender & Dr.-Ing Marcus Ripp
Fachbereich Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik
Building: 44
Room: 370

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
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