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The National Agency for Higher Education Cooperation within the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has recently launched its annual report for 2017. In the academic year 2015/2016, 45,126 German students went in Erasmus abroad, showing a 1% increase compared to the academic year 2014/2015 (44,709 students). This proves the continuously growing interest in the programme. Also the staff mobility has impressively increased by 16,8%.
The report also reveals that German Erasmus students choose respectively Spain, France and Great Britain most frequently as their host country for study abroad. The same countries are also preferred destinations for internships abroad, but in a different order of preference (UK, Spain, France). 94% of German students who went abroad declare themselves satisfied with the experience.
The 2017 report is embedded in a much wider report on the 30 years since the launch of the Erasmus programme. Data are provided on all the initiatives and projects put in place in Germany during the first 30 years of the Erasmus mobility programme. In 1087, the year when Erasmus was launched, only 657 German took the chance to go to study abroad.
Full report (in German)