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Erasmus+ Programme

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. The Erasmus+ Programme is designed to support Programme Countries' efforts to efficiently use the potential of Europe’s talent and social assets in a lifelong learning perspective, linking support to formal, non-formal and informal learning throughout the education, training and youth fields. Further information on the Erasmus+ Programme can be found on the EU Commission’s website.

The programme supports especially the mobility within Europe and, since 2015, also with other parts of the world. Until 2020, more than two million students shall benefit from Erasmus+ funding, including more than 250,000 students from Germany. Students from all study cycles can participate, either studying abroad or doing an internship abroad. Unlike in the past, students can be supported for 12 months during their Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD, respectively. Internships abroad can also take place after graduation. The support of teaching and learning mobility of university staff further contributes to the internationalisation of higher education institutions.

Under the umbrella of Erasmus+, the following mobility actions are supported:

Every higher education institution participating in the Erasmus+ programme has to possess a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). The ECHE proves that a higher education institution complies with all requirements for successful participation in the Erasmus+ programme.

Further information on all Erasmus+ mobility actions are provided by the

German Academic Exchange Service
National Agency for Higher Education
Phone: +49 (0)800 2014 020

This project has been funded by the European Commission. Responsibility for the content of this publication belongs solely to the author; the Commission is not liable for further use of the information contained therein.

Public Information Day 2021

How do I become an art student? How does the application process work? Can I also study to become a teacher at the HFBK? These and other questions about studying art will be answered by professors, students and staff at the HFBK during the Public Information Day on February 13, 2021. Due to Corona, only online!

Semestereröffnung und Hiscox-Preisverleihung 2020

On the evening of November 4, the HFBK celebrated the opening of the academic year 2020/21 as well as the awarding of the Hiscox Art Prize in a livestream - offline with enough distance and yet together online.

Art defies Corona: Graduate Show 2020

With a two-month delay, the Graduate Show took place this year on the 19 and 20 September. More than 140 students showed their artistic graduation projects, from painting to sound installation.

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.

HFBK Graduate Survey

Studying art - and what comes next? The clichéd images stand their ground: Those who have studied art either become taxi drivers, work in a bar or marry rich. But only very few people could really live from art – especially in times of global crises. The HFBK Hamburg wanted to know more about this and commissioned the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg to conduct a broad-based survey of its graduates from the last 15 years.

How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?

Annual Exhibition 2020 at the HFBK

The HFBK’s traditional annual exhibition („Jahresausstellung“) opens in February every year. For three days the students – from first-years to post-graduates – present a broad spectrum of their current work and projects from all the different departments. All classrooms, studios and halls in the building are used. Interested visitors are cordially invited to gain an impression of the art currently being created at the HFBK.