Degree Programmes


Programme Overview

Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme for education, youth and sport. Erasmus+ combines the current EU programmes for lifelong learning, youth and sport and the European cooperation programme in the higher education sector.

Regarding the higher education sector, the following mobility schemes are included in the Erasmus+ programme:

  • Study periods abroad for students
  • Traineeships abroad for students
  • Teaching Mobility
  • Staff Mobility 

Subsidies are awarded by the national agencies in the 34 programme countries (all EU countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Norway, and Turkey). In Germany, this is the task of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). 

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
Nationale Agentur für EU-Hochschulzusammenarbeit
Kennedyallee 50
53115 Bonn

Phone: +49(0)228/882-8877
E-Mail: erasmus(at)

ERASMUS+ Programme at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden

The Palucca University of Dance Dresden was awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) by the European Commission for the period 2014 to 2021. This is an important requirement for European universities in order to be able to participate in the Erasmus+ programme.

With reservation of the allocation of funds by the European Commission, regularly enrolled students of the Palucca University of Dance Dresden can apply for an Erasmus+ funding for study periods abroad and traineeships abroad.

Study period abroad at an ERASMUS partner university


• 3-12 month stays abroad at an Erasmus partner university in Europe
• Exemption from tuition fees at the partner university
• Academic recognition of academic performance abroad by Palucca University
• Erasmus+ funding during the stay abroad
• Support for subject-related and language-based preparation for the stay abroad and help from the guest university with accommodation, cultural offerings, etc.

Application requirements

• Regular enrollment at Palucca University
• Completion of first year of study
• Study period at a partner university which has an ERASMUS Cooperation agreement (inter-institutional agreement) with Palucca University of Dance Dresden
• Guest university has a valid ERASMUS university charter (ECHE)

The application for an ERASMUS study period is a two-stage process:

1. Students apply for an ERASMUS exchange at Palucca University by the appropriate internal application deadlines, also stating their desired guest universities.

2. If students are selected by Palucca University for an Erasmus exchange (the so-called "nomination"), they will then apply for a study place at the desired guest universities.

Palucca University of Dance Dresden has agreements regarding an ERASMUS exchange with the following European partner universities. Other cooperations are also possible.

Please consult the partner universities’ websites regarding the available study programmes and lectures, and admissions / language requirements and application deadlines.

Traineeships abroad in Europe


  • Traineeships are possible for students as well as graduates, provided that the traineeship takes place within a year after graduating from Palucca University and an application has been handed in beforehand
  • The duration of the ERASMUS traineeship may be a minimum of 2 months, and a maximum of 12 months
  • All EU countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, and Turkey are possible countries of destination 
  • ERASMUS trainees receive funding during the stay abroad
  • The traineeship is organised by the students themselves, they only apply to the Palucca University of Dance Dresden for financial support as part of the ERASMUS+ programme.

Application requirements

  • Confirmation of a traineeship in an eligible institution (higher education institutions, theatres, dance companies or other institutions)
  • Traineeships are not possible in European institutions or organisations, national diplomatic representations and organisations which manage EU programmes



Erasmus+ stays abroad are financially supported in regards to the living costs in the country of destination (“Programme Countries”). The Programme Countries are divided into the three following groups:


Group 1 (higher living costs)

Countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom

Erasmus+ monthly grant (30 days) for study periods: 450,00 €

Erasmus+ monthly grant (30 days) for traineeships: 555,00 €


Group 2 (medium living costs):

Countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain

Erasmus+ monthly grant (30 days) for study periods: 390,00 €

Erasmus+ monthly grant (30 days) for traineeships: 495,00 €


Group 3 (lower living costs):     

Countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey

Erasmus+ monthly grant (30 days) for study periods: 330,00 €

Erasmus+ monthly grant (30 days) for traineeships: 435,00 €


Application deadlines for the academic year 2020/2021

The application deadline for an ERASMUS study period is 24 January 2020. Applications for an ERASMUS traineeship can be handed in until 03 April 2020.

Applications, which will be handed in after this date, can only be taken into consideration if funding is still available.

Contact and further Information

Office of student affairs

Jessica Gründel
Raum A 118
E-Mail: international(at)
Telefon: 0351 25906 – 49

Accepted - now what?

After being nominated by the Palucca University of Dance Dresden for an ERASMUS study period, students are asked to apply to their guest universities of choice. Please consider the application deadlines and the required application documents which differ between universities. Late or incomplete applications may not be taken into consideration.

The guest university will check the suitability of the candidates for their programme of study. Nomination by the Palucca University is therefore no guarantee of approval by the guest university. The application also includes the learning agreement for your ERASMUS stay, the Learning Agreement for Studies.

Following approval by the partner university and the signing of the Learning Agreement, you will receive the grant agreement from the Palucca University, which lists your rights and responsibilities as a participant in the ERASMUS+ programme and the exact amount and payment methods of the ERASMUS grant.

All participants in the ERASMUS programme are obligated to take an online language test in their language of study at the guest university prior to their stay. Depending on the test result, there is the possibly of participating in an online language course in order to improve their language ability. Following the end of the stay, a second language test must be taken to evaluate the student’s improvement in the foreign language. 

Following the end of the ERASMUS study period, all participants are obligated to compile a report on the Mobility Tool Plus and submit this together with corresponding proof of their completed ERASMUS study (including proof of duration of stay).

Recognition of Academic Performance/ ECTS

The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) allows for the recognition of studies completed abroad. Academic and examination performances are assessed by the allocation of credits according to a uniform Europe-wide system. Together with the Head of the study Programme at Palucca University and the responsible coordinator or teacher of your guest university, you develop a study plan (Learning Agreement for Studies) prior to your visit abroad, which specifies the required lectures and the number of credits you are required to achieve.

Recognition of academic performance by means of ECTS does not occur automatically however. For later recognition of your academic performance abroad, you should therefore note the following:

Following your return, please see the office of student affairs in order to apply for recognition of your studies abroad. For this purpose, please provide a relevant application to the examination board and attach the transcript of records from your guest university. If possible, please also submit detailed course descriptions to the examination board to serve as proof of the content of the lectures you have attended.

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