Application Documents


You need the following application documents for Erasmus +:

  • Letter of motivation in English (letter format, addressed to: Dear Sir or Madam, with signature) or national language (in Romance languages)
  • CV in English or local language (in Romance languages) (dated and signed, scanned photo is sufficient)
  • Student contract
  • Learning Agreement before the mobility (see downloads)
  • Printout of the certificate of the Central Examination Office or copy of the Bachelor's certificate for applicants of the 1st semester M.Sc.
  • Copy of your student ID
  • Copy of a current language certificate (for example grading test at the RWTH Language Center)

Learning Agreement:

First of all, you should take care of the choice of courses. If you have chosen the courses, then discuss them with your study advisor.

On the homepage of the partner university you choose the courses from their subject catalog. You need 30 CPs per semester. Choose 2 - 3 more courses that you can offer as a substitute course when advising on your study advisor at RWTH; in case your selection does not give you enough recognized CP.

In addition you download the corresponding contents / descriptions / module manuals of the courses. With selection and course description (in German translation, if there is no English version) go to your study advisor and get advice.

She or he informs you which of the chosen courses will be

  • accepted
  • not accepted
  • recognized as a voluntary additional subject
  • and / or recognized in the curriculum.

Additional step for geoscientists:

The last-mentioned courses are entered in the certificate of equivalence and are sent (including a description) to the corresponding professorial lecturers. This examines the course for equivalence with his / her course.

Equivalence certificate Earth Sciences

Now you complete the Learning Agreement:

Page 1 of the Learning Agreement:

Part "The Student".

The Faculty is "Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering", Department is "Department of Earth Sciences and Geography". Field of Education is 05.

For the part "The Receiving Institution" you can get the information from our website Partner Universities.

The contact person will let you off. The person is registered by us.
Wear on page 2 of the Learning Agreement
all courses (up to 30 CP) of the Gastuni you would like to attend.
The course link can also be found on the Gastuni page under the corresponding partner university.
The period is the beginning of the semester (+ orientation week) until the end of the exam time. Example: the semester starts on 02.09.2016, the last exams are on 28.01.2017 and there are the orientation weeks in the middle of August. Then the period is: August 2016 -January 2017.
Wear on page 3
The RWTH courses, which you will be recognized after your stay abroad.
the language level that you will have on departure.

On page 4:

At the top, choose which of the three options will not recognize all courses.
Enter your name and sign
Enter the name of the departmental coordinator in the sending institution.
Geography: Prof. Carmella Pfaffenbach,, +49 241-80-92790
Earth Sciences: Prof. Klaus Reicherter,, +49 241-80-95722.

A signature need not be obtained here. This happens with nomination.

Register the Examination Board at the sending institution and get your signature. Please take the certificate of equivalence with you.
Here you will find the current exam committee chairmen:

earth sciences


The signature of the responsible person in the receiving institution will be obtained from us.

The motivation letter should include:

General short description of your previous studies, study status and possibly specialization.
Indication of examinations planned before the start of the study abroad.
Description of your planned study abroad: intended academic achievement, i. Study project or diploma thesis as well as all other events (courses, lectures) and exams. (No list, but generally held)
Reason for the planned stay abroad, i. Why in this country, why at this university and what does it mean for your studies and your future?

Points 1 - 3: about ½ DinA4 page

Point 4: ½ - 1 DinA4 page