Equal Opportunities: Everyone Can Study Abroad

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Amelie Meiners

Head of Division


+49 241 80-90685





Jadranka Janitzky

Family Services Center of the Equal Opportunities Office


A stay abroad during your studies is an enriching experience both personally and professionally. Our goal is to enable as many students as possible to spend a period of their studies in another country. This page is aimed at students in special life situations and helps them plan a stay abroad.

The focus here is on students with one or more children, students with disabilities or chronic illnesses, students who come from a non-academic background, and working students.

To find specific offers in the area of inclusion at universities outside Germany, you can use the Inclusive Mobility page.

Information for specific target groups is available at:


General FAQ

Who can advise me on equipment or accessibility at the host university, for example?

Please contact the Incomings office at the partner institution if you have any questions regarding what they offer.

We will be happy to assist you in making contact if necessary: Please contact the Erasmus University Coordinator Amelie Meiners (for Erasmus stays) or Benjamin Pietsch (for non-European stays).

What is the minimum number of ECTS required for the study visit?

Erasmus students of RWTH are obliged to obtain at least 15 ECTS per funded semester at the partner university and they must use the Transcript of Records to prove this to the partner university after the end of their stay.

In justified exceptional cases (for example, in the case of a disability or chronic illness), however, special permission for a lower ECTS sum can be agreed in writing in advance with the faculty's or department's international coordination.

How much does a stay abroad cost?

The costs vary depending on the destination and type of accommodation. Information on country-specific living costs is outlined in each DAAD country overview.

In general, accommodation in student residences tends to be significantly cheaper than renting privately. Please also note that you may incur additional costs if you also have to pay for your rent in Germany, besides insurance and transport costs, etc.



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