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Europe (not ERASMUS+)

Studying in Europe

Church of St Nicholas and Prague (image: Colourbox.de)

Church of St Nicholas and Prague (image: Colourbox.de)

FAU offers students the possibility to spend time at selected partner universities, predominantly in Northern and Eastern Europe, as part of the Europe (not ERASMUS+) exchange programme. There is a lot in favour of studying abroad at Yekaterinburg, Ljubljana, Prague, Riga or Szeged: you can explore vibrant European cities and young, dynamic university towns and make the most of courses offered in English or in some cases even German at the partner universities, whilst at the same time picking up a foreign language, which will help you stand out from the competition in the future when you start to work.

The deadlines for applications for the academic year 2019/2020 are 24 February 2019 (for exchanges beginning in the winter semester 2019/20 or summer semester 2020) and 15 September 2019 (for exchanges beginning in the summer semester 2020).

Partner universities

Univerzitet u Sarajevu (Sarajevo)

  • Approx. 27,000 students

Teaching language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, English (especially at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies and the Sarajevo Business School)

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

Students from all faculties can apply for an exchange at the Univerzitet u Sarajevu.

Université de Rennes 1 (Rennes)

  • Approx. 23,000 students

Possible degree programmes:

  • Please note that you can only study one subject at this university, even if your degree programme at FAU covers several subjects.

Teaching language: French

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

Exchanges at the Université de Rennes 1 are predominantly open to students at the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering, but students at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology (philosophy, communication science, journalism, media studies) or the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law may also apply.

1. Latvijas Universitate (Riga)

  • Approx. 22,000 students

Teaching language: Latvian and English (especially at the Faculty of Economics and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art and in courses offered as part of the Baltic Study Programme)

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

Students from all faculties can apply for an exchange at Latvijas Universitáte.

2. Rigas Tehniska Universitate (Riga)

  • Approx. 15,000 students

Teaching language: Latvian, English

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

Only students from the Faculty of Engineering can apply for an exchange at Rigas Tehniska universitate.

Universitatea Babes-Bolyai (Cluj Napoca)

  • Approx. 45,000 students

Possible degree programmes:

  • A wide variety of courses is available in German (English/French), in particular for students of economics, European studies and communication science.

Teaching language: Romanian, German, Hungarian, English, French

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

Students at the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Sciences, the School of Business, Economics and Society and the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology can apply for an exchange at Universitatea Babes-Bolyai.

*Exchange possible with DAAD Go East scholarship*

1. Vladimir State University (Vladimir)

  • Divided into 8 institutes

Teaching language: Russian

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

Students from the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Sciences, the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology (with the exception of psychology) and the School of Business, Economics and Society can apply for an exchange at Vladimir State University.

2. Ural Federal State University (Yekaterinburg)

  • Approx. 23,000 students, 20 faculties

Teaching language: Russian and English (in particular at the Faculty of International Relations and the Faculty of Economics and Management)

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

Students at the Faculty of Sciences, the School of Business, Economics and Society and the following subjects at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology: teaching methodology, linguistics, intercultural business communication.

Univerza v Mariboru (Maribor)

  • Approx. 21,000 students, 16 faculties

Teaching language: Slovenian, English (e.g. some courses offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics)

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

Students from all faculties can apply for an exchange at Univerza v Mariboru.

Univerzita Karlova v Praze (Prague)

  • Approx. 46.000 students

Teaching language: Czech and English

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

Students from the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology, the School of Law and the Faculty of Sciences can apply for an exchange at Univerzita Karlova v Praze.

V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Kharkiv)

  • Approx. 12,500 students, 21 faculties

Teaching language: Ukrainian

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

Students from all faculties can apply for an exchange at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.

Applications

The Europe (not ERASMUS+) exchange programme is open to all students at FAU.

The requirements for taking part in the exchange are as follows:

  • You are enrolled at FAU.
  • You remain enrolled at FAU whilst you are abroad.
  • You have studied for at least 2 semesters at FAU before beginning to study abroad.
  • It is possible for you to be admitted to a degree programme in a suitable subject at the host university.
  • You have a good grasp of the teaching language.

Places in the Europe (not ERASMUS+) exchange programme are advertised twice a year:
  • First deadline for applications for stays in the winter semester or winter semester + summer semester: February
  • Second deadline for stays in the summer semester: September

All information regarding the online application procedure will be announced here in good time.

  1. Please submit your application to the Central Office for International Affairs in February or September, respectively. You may state your preference for up to two host universities in your application.
  2. The selection committee checks all submitted applications and decides how places are to be allocated.
  3. You are informed of the decision approximately two to four weeks after the deadline for applications.
  4. If you are selected by the committee for a place in the Europe (not ERASMUS+) exchange programme, you must inform the Central Office for International Affairs whether you intend to accept the place. This decision is binding.
  5. Once you have been nominated for an exchange place by the internal FAU selection committee, you still have to apply to your host university. The final decision on acceptance is made by the host university.
  6. After completing your exchange abroad please submit your final documents to the Central Office for International Affairs: confirmation of exchange, experience report and a copy of your Transcript of Records.

The decision on how places are allocated is taken by a selection committee. The selection committee is made up of representatives of the Central Office for International Affairs.

The decision is based on the following criteria:

  • Course achievements and academic qualifications
  • Reasons motivating you to apply for the exchange
  • Language skills

The application can be submitted online and accessed using the following link. The deadlines for applications are 24 February 2019 (for exchanges beginning in the winter semester 2019/20 or summer semester 2020) and 15 September 2019 (for exchanges beginning in the summer semester 2020). Please send any questions you may have about your application to Julius Wiedersich (erasmus@fau.de).

Please ensure you use your FAU IdM login to log onto the Mobility Online application portal.

The following documents have to be included with your application:

  • Online application form
  • CV (in German or English)
  • Letter of motivation (1-2 pages, in German or English)
  • Certificate of enrolment at FAU
  • Overview of course achievements (e.g excerpt from Mein Campus portal)
  • Proof of language skills in the teaching language, and the language spoken in host country if applicable

All application documents can be submitted online via the application portal.

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