Semester abroad

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You want to go abroad?

A semester abroad is more than just relocating the lecture hall. It's a chance to expand your knowledge in a global environment and experience a variety of cultures. Develop intercultural skills, make lifelong friends and open the doors to exciting career opportunities.

Why go abroad?

A semester abroad promotes your personal development in many ways. You become more independent, more self-confident and learn to master challenges.
During your semester abroad, you will make contacts with people from different parts of the world. These international connections can prove extremely valuable later on, whether professionally or personally. Of course, you will improve your language skills when you study in a country where a different language is spoken. A semester abroad gives you the opportunity to explore new places and experience adventures. Use your free time to explore the surroundings, travel to new countries and make unforgettable memories.
In addition, each university has its own teaching approach and focus. By spending a semester abroad, you can benefit from different teaching methods and subject areas. This expands your knowledge and skills.
In summary, a semester abroad is a valuable opportunity to grow both personally and academically. It broadens your horizons, strengthens your skills and enriches your life in many ways.

How do I plan my semester abroad?

If you can imagine spending a semester abroad, you should find out about your options as early as possible. A year in advance is often a good amount of time to start preparing. However, we recommend at least 6 months in advance to guarantee a smooth process.

How do I finance my stay abroad?

For students who want to go abroad with an ERASMUS+ scholarship, for example, there is no uniform application deadline for all departments/fields. Please enquire about the relevant deadlines and other formalities with the responsible cooperation officer.

If you do not require funding or are a freemover, you can also organize your semester abroad more spontaneously.

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