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Studying in Latin America

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Spanish and Portuguese are spoken throughout the world. Latin America is known for its cultural diversity, with a varied landscape and towns with their own unique character. Studying in Latin America gives you the opportunity to discover a lively, emerging continent. The Latin American exchange programme at FAU allows students to study abroad at selected universities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Columbia, Mexico and Uruguay.

The latest presentation from the information event held in the Kollegienhaus on 24 April 2018 on studying at partner universities in Latin America as part of the central exchange programmes is available (in German) at: Presentation on studying abroad in Latin America 2019. [/notice-tipp]

Up to date information on applying for a place in the central exchange programmes and studying in Latin America is available (in German) in the Latin American information leaflet 2019.

All free places left in central exchange programmes are advertised on this page from approximately mid November 2018.

Partner universities

1. Universidad Nacional de La Plata, (province of Buenos Aires)

Possible degree programmes:

  • Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology; Geography

Teaching language: Spanish

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

2. Universidad Nacional de San Martin, San Martin, (province of Buenos Aires)

Possible degree programmes:

  • Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology; Faculty of Engineering

Teaching language: Spanish

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

1. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte

Possible degree programmes:

  • Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology; Faculty of Engineering; economics; biology; mathematics; geosciences

Teaching language: Portuguese

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

2. Universidade da Região de Joinville (UNIVILLE), Joinville

Possible degree programmes:

  • Automation engineering, biology, chemical engineering, computer science, dentistry, economics, English studies, geography, history, industrial engineering, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, medicine, pharmacy, Portuguese studies, psychology, religious studies, sport, teaching.

Teaching language: Portuguese

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

3. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis

Possible degree programmes:

  • All subjects

Teaching language: Portuguese

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

4. Universidade de Sao Paolo, Sao Paolo

Possible degree programmes:

  • Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology: Book and Media Studies
  • Faculty of Business, Economics and Law: Economics
  • Faculty of Engineering: Materials science

Teaching language: Portuguese

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

5. Universidade de Brasilia (UnB), Brasilia

Possible degree programmes:

  • All subjects

Teaching language: Portuguese

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

1. Universidad de la Serena, La Serena

Possible degree programmes:

  • All subjects

Teaching language: Spanish

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

2. Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia

Possible degree programmes:

  • All subjects except for medicine

Teaching language: Spanish

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

Exchanges at the School of Business and Economics are organised directly by the International Relations Office in Nuremberg.

3. Universidad Metropolitana de las Ciencias de la Educación, Santiago de Chile

Possible degree programmes:

  • Teaching (sport, religion, German, Romance languages, English, geography, philosophy)

Teaching language: Spanish

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

4. Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaiso

Possible degree programmes:

  • Engineering e.g. computational engineering, chemical and bioengineering

Teaching language: Spanish

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

Universidad de Costa Rica, San José

Possible degree programmes:

  • Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology

Teaching language: Spanish

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

Universidad del Norte, Baranquilla

Possible degree programmes:

  • Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology; Faculty of Engineering; Faculty of Sciences; Faculty of Medicine

Teaching language: Spanish

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

Exchanges at the School of Business and Economics are organised directly by the International Relations Office in Nuremberg.

 

Universidad de Antioquia, Antioquia

Possible degree programmes:

  • Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology; Faculty of Engineering

Teaching language: Spanish

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

Exchanges at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology are organised directly by the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology. Exchanges at the Faculty of Engineering are organised directly by the Office for Student Information and Advice at the Faculty of Engineering.

1. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey

Possible degree programmes:

  • Faculty of Business, Economics and Law; Faculty of Sciences; Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Theology

Teaching language: Spanish

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

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2. Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato

Possible degree programmes:

  • chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, Romance studies

Teaching language: Spanish

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

3. Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara

Possible degree programmes:

  • All subjects

Exchanges at the School of Business and Economics are organised directly by the International Relations Office in Nuremberg.

Exchanges at the Institute of Economics at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology are organised directly by the Institute itself.

4. Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México

Possible degree programmes:

  • All subjects

Exchanges at the School of Business and Economics are organised directly by the International Relations Office in Nuremberg.

Universidad Católica del Uruguay, Montevideo

Possible degree programmes:

  • Engineering e.g. computer science, industrial engineering, electrical engineering
  • Humanities and social sciences e.g. sociology, psychology, political science

Exchanges at the School of Business and Economics are organised directly by the International Relations Office in Nuremberg.

Applications

The deadline for applications for exchanges in the 2nd semester of the academic year 2019 in Latin America is 31 January 2019.

Applications should be submitted online. The application procedure is explained under application documents.

The Latin American 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.
  • At the time of application you have not yet exceeded the regular duration of study for your degree programme.
  • Students enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree programme are required to have completed at least two semesters and passed the preliminary examination (GOP) before starting to study in Latin America.
  • You have a good knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese (at least level A2; for some partner universities at least level B2).
  • It is possible for you to be admitted to a degree programme in a suitable subject at the host university in Latin America.

Places in the Latin American exchange programme are advertised twice a year:
  • First application deadline: mid June
  • Second application deadline: mid/end January (only places which are still available after the first application deadline has passed; applications only possible for an exchange in the 2nd semester in Latin America)

All application documents can be found under downloads.

  1. Please apply online via the given link. You may state your preference for up to three host universities in your application.
  2. The selection committee checks all submitted applications and decides how places are to be allocated. The final decision is based on the submitted documents and possibly also a selection interview (held in German and Spanish).
  3. You are informed of the decision by e-mail approximately four weeks after the deadline for applications.
  4. If you are selected by the committee for a place in the Latin American exchange programme, you must inform the Central Office for International Affairs by e-mail whether you intend to accept the place. This decision is binding.
  5. You should then submit your application to the host university in Latin America. Please note that some partner universities require additional documents. The final decision on acceptance is made by the host university.
  6. As soon as you have received your letter of acceptance from the partner university in Latin America you can apply for your visa and start to organise your journey.
  7. Semesters at the partner universities in Latin America start between January and March (1st semester) or July/August (2nd semester).
  8. 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 members are Prof. Dr. Andrea Pagni (Latin American Studies), Prof. Dr. Aldo Boccaccini (Materials Science) and Prof. Dr. Petra Bendel (Centre for Area Studies).

The decision is based on the following criteria:

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

Applications must be submitted online. You can access the application via the application portal. Please be sure to read all information on applying included on the website and the information sheet 2019 carefully, and have all your application documents ready to upload. You can apply as soon as the link has been activated. Please contact Elzbieta Garza if you have any questions relating to your application.

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

Additional information and documents:

Contact

Elzbieta Garza, M.A.

  • Job title: Studierendenmobilität Lateinamerika (Beratung und Betreuung)
  • Working group: Office of International Affairs
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65167
  • Email: elzbieta.garza@fau.de