Study abroad

Would you like to study abroad to learn another language or to get in touch with other cultures?
On this website you will find all information required to get prepared for your individual experience abroad.

If you require further information regarding your stay abroad, contact the International Office and make a consultation appointment.

Current Announcements

Current Announcements

Erasmus+ Study (SMS)

→ Application Period: October 15, 2021 to December 15, 2021

PROMOS

→ Application Period: October 15, 2021 to December 15, 2021

BiMi

→ Application Period: October 15, 2021 to December 15, 2021

USC Australia

→ Application Period: October 15, 2021 to December 15, 2021

Otago Polytechnic New Zealand

→ Application Period: October 15, 2021 to December 15, 2021

Programmes and Information

Erasmus+ (Europe)
Erasmus+ funds to study abroad for the academic year 2022/2023

Erasmus+ programme

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad.

The aim of Erasmus+ is to contribute to the Europe 2021 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion, as well as the aims of ET2020, the EU's strategic framework for education and training.

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, called ECHE, enables the universities to take part within the program. Students have the opportunity to study or work abroad.

As a student, enrolled in your university, you are able to get following benefits with the Erasmus+ programme:

Benefits

  • exemption from payment of study fees
  • academic acknowledgement of your studies abroad
  • mobility grant
  • support and assistance during your time abroad

The new Erasmus+ programme generation 2021-2027 focuses on the following cross-cutting themes:

  • Digitalisation
  • Inklusion & Diversity
  • Environmental protection & sustainability
  • Increasing participation in the democratic process

Amount of the Scholarship 

The financial support of Erasmus+ stays is based on the different cost of living in specific countries. The following funding rates apply for the academic year 2022/23:

Group 1: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom → 450 €/ month

Group 2: Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus → 390 €/ month

Group 3: Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, FYR Macedonia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary → 330 €/month

New: Green Mobility at Erasmus+

In accordance with the ERASMUS guidelines and as a motivation for Green Mobility the Global Office of Goethe-University will pay out a bonus of €50  for the academic year 2022/23 who will travel to and from the host destination by train, bus, or car (ride-sharing with others). Participants travelling by ferry (e.g. Scandinavia) will receive the bonus as well, if the rest of the journey is being undertaken by train, bus or ride share. This also means the €50 will be paid out after the completion of the mobility, not beforehand or during the mobility. Air-travel will not be funded. Another additional possibilty of supporting for the additional time required for the outward and return journey, is by funding up to four travel days.

Here is the link to information from the DAAD on the topic of Green Erasmus+.

Erasmus+ Special Funding

1) Top Up für „fewer opportunities“ (250 € /month)

  • Students travelling with their child(ren)

  • Students with disabilities

  • Students with a chronic illness

2) Funding for „real cost“

  • Students with disabilities

  • Students with a chronic illness

More information about Erasmus+ you will find here: Erasmus+ programme and here www.eu.daad.de

Obligations of the grant holders

  • Punctual and complete submission of all Erasmus+ documents to the International Office of the university
  • Final report of the internship / stay abroad to the European Union via an online form. The related hyperlink will be sent before the payment of the last installment.
  • Participation in the OLS-Language test before and after the mobility
  • Submission of an experience report
Requirements

Students of the University of Applied Sciences in Stralsund are able to participate in the Erasmus+ program if

  • You are already enrolled
  • the stay abroad is planned for winter term 2022/23 or summer term 2023
  • the partner university and the University of Stralsund do have an Inter-institutional agreement
  • the Erasmus+ contingent is not fully used yet (90-360 days of stay, depending on the degree)
  • sufficient language skills of the foreign language already have been acquired (certificate needed!)
  • the primary residence of the student is not equal to the planned country of stay
Procedure
  1. Get informed!
  2. Choose your top 3 partner universities
  3. Apply via our online platform
  4. Be patient! Your application is being processed!
  5. Accept the offer via our online application platform
  6. Wait for the nomination made by us
  7. Apply at the partner university (according to their requirements)
  8. Submit the original grant agreement with your signature
  9. Draw up your Learning Agreement and submit it. Note that the agreement must be signed by all three parties
  10. Participate in the OLS language test
  11. Relax and arrive safely in your host country!
  12. Send in your "Confirmation of Arrival"
  13. Enjoy your stay abroad!
  14. Remember to fill out "During the Mobility" in your Learning Agreement in case there are any changes (up to 5 weeks after the start of the semester at the partner university)
  15. Say Goodbye and return back home!
  16. Send in your "Confirmation of Departure"
  17. Share your experience by writing and submitting an experience report
  18. Fill out the EU-Survey
  19. Participate in the second OLS language test (since 2021 summer no longer mandatory)
  20. Send in your "Transcript of Records"
  21. Well done! Already thinking about a new adventure abroad?

⇒ Here you can find the Checklist to print. 

 

Application

Application documents:

  • Letter of motivation in German or English (look at Guidelines)
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form in the language of the host country or in English 
  • Language certificate of the required level at the partner institution (look at Information about language certificates)
  • Certificate of study (available in the QIS portal or in the relevant study office)
  • Certificate of transcript of grades of the university (available at the QIS portal or in the study office)

Please note implicitly the application deadline.

Selection Criteria

The selection is made by:

 

Average grade

30%

Relevant language skills

25%

Motivation

15%

Obligatory semester

20%

Social, cultural, societal engagement or work within the student self-administration

10%

Summe:

100%

The selection decision by the Rectorate in consultation with the Internationalisation Commission is expected to be communicated to the applicants probably in March 2022.

 
Insurance cover

There is no insurance cover associated with an Erasmus+ mobility grant.

Insurance costs can be financed by the participant from the mobility grant.
Students who are supported by a DAAD program have the possibility to use the combined health, accident and personal liability insurance of the DAAD for interns and students.

In addition, always talk to your existing health insurance. For stays in Europe you are already covered by your German insurance card. Participants should be in possession of such an european health insurance card.

Further information you will find here.

The following insurances should be given:

  • Travel insurance if necessary (including repatriation from abroad)
  • Liability insurance (professional and personal liability)
  • Insurance for accidents and serious illnesses (including full or partial incapacity to work)
  • Life insurance (including repatriation from abroad)
PROMOS (worldwide)
PROMOS funding rates to study abroad in the calendar year 2022

PROMOS is the mobility program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which supports study and internship stays of students worldwide at the Hochschule Stralsund - University of Applied Sciences by awarding partial scholarships.

Study visits worldwide can be applied for a minimum of one to a maximum of six months. Study visits in the Erasmus area are only possible, if there is no agreement with the university yet, but the conclusion of a new Erasmus cooperation is already intended.

Funding is also available for final theses and project work abroad. Theses that are not carried out at a university or in a company can exceptionally be funded if the relevant faculty fully supports the project and if the students submit a detailed timetable, which can be used to monitor the success of the project.

Amount of the scholarship

The scholarship holders receive a partial scholarship for the stay and/or the mobility.
Doctoral students cannot be funded for study and internship stays abroad.

The amount of the scholarship rates and travel allowances for study visits and internships depends on the respective country and is calculated according to the funding rates set by the DAAD. Partial scholarships are generally awarded for a maximum of 4 months.
 

Funding period

The funding period is from 01.01.2022 to 31.12.2022.
 

Importance of travel warnings of the Foreign Office for the allocation and execution of scholarships, study trips and competition trips

If there is a travel warning from the German Foreign Office for the country or region in question, the university may not conclude/send a scholarship agreement/grant approval.

If the Foreign Office issues a travel warning after the start of the stay, the scholarship holders must be requested to leave the country by the university. Scholarship holders are to be advised that they should register on the website of the Foreign Office (electronic registration: "Elefand"), especially when travelling to regions with a critical security situation.

Further information you will find here: safety regulations
 

PROMOS support for persons with disabilities and chronic diseases

Special needs for disabled persons can be recognized within the PROMOS programme as eligible for funding up to a maximum of 10,000 euros, if they involve additional expenses incurred abroad and other competent bodies (e.g. social insurance agencies) do not provide financial support.

The following documents must be submitted with the application, which should be sent in text form (e.g. by e-mail) to the DAAD's program management department:

  • Copy of a disability certificate (degree of disability at least 50 percent)
  • Tabular list of expected expenses
  • Proof that no financial support is provided by another competent body

Approval is granted by means of a separate grant agreement (letter of approval).

Further information regarding PROMOS you will find here:
www.eu.daad.de

Requirements

Students of the University of Applied Sciences in Stralsund are able to participate in the PROMOS program if ...

  • you are already enrolled at HOST
  • the stay abroad is planned within 2022
  • the stay abroad should take place in the 3rd semester (B.A.) or 2nd Semester (M.A.)
  • the duration of stay is between 1 to 4 months (study or internship)
  • sufficient language skills of the foreign language already have been acquired (certificate needed!)
  • the primary residence of the student is not equal to the planned country of stay
  • you have a German citizenship or are equal to Germans according to § 8 paragraph 1 number 2 ff., paragraph 2, 2a and 3 BAföG (according to the law which can be found at: www.das-neue-bafoeg.de  or if you are
  • non-German students and university graduates, who are enrolled in a course of study at a German university with the aim of obtaining a degree or a doctorate at the German university, the homeland of the student is not equal to the planned country of stay
Procedure
  1. Get informed!
  2. Choose your host country and the study semester
  3. Apply via our online application platform!
  4. Find out about the application procedure at your university of choice!
  5. Accept your PROMOS via the online application platform
  6. Return the signed scholarship agreement in original
  7. Apply at the university of your choice within time (according to their deadlines and information)
  8. Submit your Letter of Acceptance to the International Office
  9. Create your form "Recognition of exams" and submit it before the mobility starts. Note that it must contain the signature of the person responsible for the course.
  10. Inform the study office about your stay abroad.
  11. Relax and arrive safely in your host country!
  12. Submit your "Confirmation of Arrival"
  13. Enjoy your stay abroad!
  14. Remember to change the courses in your "Recognition of exams" document if there are any changes
  15. Say Goodbye and return back home!
  16. Submit your "Confirmation of Departure"
  17. Share your experience by writing and submitting an experience report
  18. Submit your "Transcript of Records"
  19. Well done! Already thinking about a new adventure abroad?

    ⇒ Here you can find the Checklist to print.

 

Application

The following required application documents must be signed and completed before submitting them:

  • Letter of motivation in German or English (look at Guidelines)
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form in the language of the host country or in English 
  • complete language certificate of the required level at the partner institution (look at Information about language certificates)
  • Certificate of study (available in the QIS portal or in the relevant study office)
  • Proof of academic achievement at the home university (available in the QIS portal or in the relevant study office)
  • Possibly „Letter of Acceptance“ from the partner university or the contract with the internship institution

Please note implicitly the application deadline.

 

Selection Criteria

The Stralsund University of Applied Sciences selects the scholarship holders on behalf of the DAAD and awards them a country-specific partial scholarship for their stay.

 

The selection is made by:

 

Average grade (min. below 2,5)

30%

Obligatory semester

20%

Relevant language skills

20%

Motivation

15%

Social, cultural, societal engagement or work within the student self-administration

15%

Sum:

100%

The selection decision by the Rectorate in consultation with the Internationalisation Commission is expected to be communicated to the applicants probably in march 2022.

 
Insurance cover

The PROMOS program doesn't include any insurance cover. Insurance costs can be financed by the participant from the mobility grant. Students who are supported by a DAAD program have the possibility to use the combined health, accident and personal liability insurance of the DAAD for interns and students.

In addition, always talk to your existing health insurance. For stays in Europe you are already covered by your German insurance card. Participants should be in possession of such an european health insurance card.

Stays abroad in countries bordering the Baltic Sea (AuslAufentFöRL M-V)
Scholarship of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture M-V for the calendar year 2022

The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture M-V supports stays abroad in the Baltic Sea countries (Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Denmark and Sweden) according to its Auslandsaufenthaltsförderrichtlinie - AuslAufentFöRL M-V.

All stays abroad will be supported, if they can be proven to:

  • serve scientific or artistic purposes
  • promote the maintenance, deepening and further development of scientific and artistic contacts between Mecklenburg- Western Pomerania and the states of the target area
  • A legal claim to the granting of a subsidy does not exist

What is the subject of the grant?

  • All scientific and artistic contacts between universities and non-university research institutions in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and partner universities or institutions, especially in Baltic Sea countries (for Russia only the European part) are eligible for funding
  • Exceptions are only permitted in specially justified individual cases
  • The participation in scientific conferences or excursions is not eligible

Type and scope of the grant:

  • The grant is awarded as project funding (fixed amount that does not have to be repaid)
  • Full financing is only permitted if third-party funds are not available and self-financing is not possible
  • Grants can be awarded in the form of full or partial scholarships for a total of up to four semesters
  • A partial scholarship will be granted if the applicant is able to cover parts of the cost of living on his own
  • The financial support for students includes the monthly expenses for living expenses (see also Federal Education and Training Support Act)
  • Doctoral students, scientists and artists can receive a grant up to 1,500 euros per month
  • A possible daily subsidy includes 1/22 of the monthly rate (up to a maximum of 22 days)
  • Expenses for travel to and from the Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (for foreign project participants) or from/to the foreign partner institution (for German project participants) are eligible up to the amount of the expenses reimbursable according to the State Travel Expenses Act
Requirements

General requirements:

  • Existence of scientific contacts between the Stralsund University of Applied Sciences and the partner university or institution in the Baltic Sea countries (Denmark/Estonia/Finland/Latvia/Lithuania/Poland, Russia (European part)/Sweden)
  • Existence of an agreed project proposal or an agreed working program (e.g. Double Degree) between the Stralsund University of Applied Sciences and the involved foreign institution
  • you are enrolled students
  • you are no state administration staff
  • the period of the stay must be within 01.01.2022 and 31.12.2022
  • the duration of the stay must be from 1 to 4 semesters
  • you receive no other funding from PROMOS, Erasmus+ or similar programs
  • the application must be submitted before the begin of the mobility (exceptions can be made with a reasonable explanation)

Participations in scientific symposiums and excursions are not eligible.

Selection process

The selection process of the grant

  • For non-university projects (in other research institutions), applications must be submitted to the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture

Request and payment procedures

  • Disbursement of awarded funds is made monthly to an account to be designated by the recipient
  • The grantee may, upon request, receive an advance payment on the travel allowance expected to be due

After the mobility / grant period

  • After completion of the project, but no later than two months thereafter, a simple proof of use must be submitted to the International Office of the Stralsund University of Applied Sciences in accordance with number 6.6 of the General Auxiliary Conditions for Grants for Project Funding (ANBest-P). This consists of a factual report and a numerical proof without submission of receipts.

  • In the case of students, the report of the receiving institution on the study results is to be submitted as a material report.

  • For material expenditures, information on the travel route as well as the travel period must be provided.

The administrative regulations to § 44 of the State Budget Code of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania apply, unless deviations are permitted in these administrative regulations, and the State Administrative Procedure Act.

Selection Criteria

Average grade | 40%

Motivation as well as social/intercultural commitment or work within the student self-administraion | 30%

Obligatory semester | 20%

Language skills I 10%

Sum: | 100%

The selection decision by the Internationalisation Commission is expected to be communicated to the applicants probably in January 2022.

Internal program from the school of Business Administration
Australia: University of the Sunshine Coast & New Zealand: Otago Polytechnic

Have you ever wanted to do a semester abroad in Australia or New Zealand? Then apply for a study place at the University of the Sunshine Coast or the Otago Polytechnic and use the advantages of an application via the Stralsund University of Applied Sciences. Additionally, you can apply for a PROMOS grant as well.

University of the Sunshine Coast & Otago Polytechnic

Australia – University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) (www.usc.edu.au)

Advantages of an application via the Stralsund University of Applied Sciences

  • Scholarships of 30% in total on study fees in 2022

New Zealand – Otago Polytechnic (www.op.ac.nz)

Advantages of an application via the Stralsund University of Applied Sciences

  • 1 scholarship for one semester per year

Besides study fees, costs are incurred for arrival, accommodation, teaching material (books), health care insurance etc.

Application:

  • Application form for international students at the University of the Sunshine Coast or
  • Application form at the Otago Polytechnic
  • Motivation letter
  • Current academic transcript that proves the completed bachelor courses with ECTS and current courses (or an additional official document, which proves the current course selection).
  • Language certificate in English or a letter of recommendation that verifies a B2-Level
  • Copy of your passport

The Application forms must be submitted to the International Office via outgoing@hochschule-stralsund.de.

There is no consultation for the application forms. The applicants are self-responsible for the completeness, correctness, and readability of the forms.

The application deadline for the 2nd semester (July-November 2022) at both partner universities is the 15.12.2021. The delivery is decisive at the International Office of the Stralsund University of Applied Sciences.

The selection commission of the Stralsund University of Applied Sciences makes the inspection and selection.

Due to the ongoing closure of the border, entry for the coming trimester / semester (semester 1/2022) is not possible for students. Please pay attention to an update on the Covid‐19 situation in Australia and New Zealand.

For the University of the Sunshine Coast you find further information here  and for the Otago Polytechnic here.

General Information

FAQ
Can I have BAföG and an Erasmus+ grant at the same time?

Yes, students eligible for BAföG can take advantage of Erasmus+ for a stay abroad. The Erasmus+ grant is a subsidy for additional costs incurred abroad. It is not a basic financing and not a full scholarship.

Can I have BAföG and a PROMOS scholarship at the same time?

Yes, but PROMOS scholarships must be reported to the responsible office for BAföG.

What is the Erasmus+ Student Charter?

The "Erasmus+ Student Charter" sets out the obligations and rights of students in the Erasmus+ programme. The "Erasmus+ Student Charter" is provided to each student before the beginning of the stay abroad and is the annex to the Grant Agreement.

What is the Grant Agreement?

Before the beginning of the stay, a Grant Agreement for Erasmus+ studies and/or traineeships has to be concluded with the funded persons according to the minimum requirements of the EU COM. The Grant Agreement is only valid in the original signed and dated paper version.

What is the Learning Agreement?

The sending university and the host institution are obliged to conclude a "Learning Agreement" (Learning Agreement for Studies/Traineeships) with the students before the beginning of the stay. The Learning Agreement contains provisions for the formal recognition of learning outcomes.
The Learning Agreement must be signed and dated by three parties (home university, host university, student) prior to the stay. The Learning Agreement does not have to be a signed original; copies/scans are accepted. From 2021 onwards, the process of digitally concluding Learning Agreements will be mandatory. Subsequent completion of the documents is not permitted. Changes to the Learning Agreement after arrival of the student at the host university are possible until five weeks after the start of the semester at the host university and are to be agreed by the three parties in the part "Changes to the Learning Agreement" (during the mobility).

What is the Transcript of Records or Traineeship Certificate?

The Transcript of Records (ToR) is issued by a host university after the announcement of the results achieved by the guest students. The format of the ToR (Learning Agreement after the mobility - Table C), which is prescribed by EU COM, can also be replaced by a document developed by the host university or by an entry in the internal online examination system, provided that the university's documentation contains the minimum information required by EU COM.

The Traineeship Certificate can be replaced by a qualified job reference as long as it contains all required elements of the Traineeship Certificate.

What is the Mobility Agreement?

The sending university and the host institution (university/organization) are obliged to conclude a Mobility Agreement - Staff Mobility for Teaching/Training (Mobility Agreement for Teaching Stays/For Further Education) before the start of the stay. The Mobility Agreement does not have to be a signed original; copies/scans are accepted.

What is the EU-Survey?

Grant recipients are obliged to prepare a report (EU-Survey) on the Mobility Tool+ after the mobility is completed.

If the EU-Survey answers "No" to the question of whether the recognition process has been completed, participants will receive a second report on the recognition.
The EU-Survey is sent out on the last day of the mobility and the grant holder has 30 days to complete it, according to the Grant Agreement.

What are special funds and social top-ups?

Inclusion and equal opportunities are central concerns of the Erasmus+ program. For this reason, project sponsors for students, graduates and university staff with a proven degree of disability (GdB) can apply for special funding from the NA DAAD from 50 GdB on (individual application). Students with a GdB of 30 or more and parents with children receive a social top-up from the project management agency's Erasmus+ project funds.

Social Top-up: Additional funds for students with disabilities (from GdB 30)
Students for studies or internships with a degree of disability (GdB) of at least 30 receive a top-up of 200 EUR per month.
The subsidy is financed by grants from the project management organization; they are given preferential consideration in the redistribution of funds. Zero grant periods cannot be funded.
In the case of SMP mobilities, the social top-up replaces the top-up for interns, since the two cannot be combined. The social top-up is added to the funding rate of the respective group of countries
The GdB will be documented by a proof to the university or the mobility consortium. The relevant documents remain with the project management organization.

Social Top-up: Additional funds for parents with child(ren)
Students for studies or internships who start their mobility with one or more children receive a top-up of EUR 200 per month.
The additional funds can also be granted to couples. The double funding of a child is then to be excluded. The grant is financed by the project management organization's subsidies, which are given preferential consideration in the redistribution of funds. Zero grant periods cannot be funded. In the case of SMP mobilities, the social top-up replaces the top-up for interns, since the two cannot be combined. The social top-up is added to the funding rate of the respective group of countries.
The taking along of the child will be proven to the university or the mobility consortium by travel documents or proof of care. The relevant documents remain with the project management organization.

What is OLS?

The promotion of language competence and language learning is one of the main objectives of the European educational program Erasmus+. The European Commission supports Erasmus+ participants in program countries in the acquisition and deepening of working and/or national languages. In the higher education sector, this offer applies to funded persons who spend a period of time in another European country for study or internship purposes. The online language support system (OLS) includes both a language test (before and after a mobility) and a language course. Language tests and language courses are available for all 24 official languages of the European Union (Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish Gaelic*, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Slovak, Spanish and Swedish). There are currently no language courses available for languages marked with *. The completion of the second language test is not an eligibility criterion in 2020.
In order to ensure that all grantees (including Zero Grant) can receive an OLS language test, licenses are available without restrictions for each grantee. All granted licenses are project-related and only valid for the duration of the respective grant agreement. OLS language tests must not be a selection criterion for an Erasmus mobility grant.

OLS language tests online
After the selection of funded participants, Erasmus+ students and trainees are invited to a language test in the working language of the mobility (exception: native speakers). The first language test must be taken before the mobility and the second language test after the mobility. Only the first language test is compulsory. The test measures the development of the language level through international mobility. It thus provides important feedback on your own abilities. In this respect it is not a selection criterion for Erasmus+ funding. If the language test is completed before the mobility with the language level of C2, the language test after the mobility is not required.

OLS - several language courses
Before the first language test is taken, students have the opportunity to select additional language courses in one or more national languages in addition to the language course in the working language. This is no longer possible if students have already started a language course in the working language. Example: Erasmus+ students aiming to study in Belgium can, if registered early, take up to four language courses at the same time (working language: English, national languages: German, Flemish, French).

What are the current funding rates?

Students receive Erasmus+ funds during their stay abroad as a subsidy to cover additional costs incurred.
The Erasmus+ guidelines for the subsidy rates are based on the cost of living in the country of origin and the country of destination. The program countries are divided into three groups.
Since the 2018 project, monthly funding rates per country group have been set by the NA DAAD. Special funding is an exception to this rule.
Interns and graduates are funded at equal rates.

Erasmus funding rates Project 2019

  • Group 1 (450 euros per month): Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom.
  • Group 2 (390 Euro per month): Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain.
  • Group 3 (330 Euro per month): Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Macedonia (FYROM), Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary.

Erasmus funding rates Project 2020

  • Group 1 (450 euros per month): Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom.
  • Group 2 (390 Euro per month): Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain.
  • Group 3 (330 Euro per month): Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Republic of Northern Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary.

The entitlement of students to support (through national scholarships or loans) at their home university should be maintained for the duration of their stay abroad. It is not possible to credit third-party funds by reducing the individual Erasmus+ grant amount. A company salary for internships/placements may not be credited against the Erasmus+ grant. The final grant is calculated on the basis of the confirmed or recognized length of stay.

What is a zero grant?

Funding without a financial Erasmus+ grant is possible as long as the quality assurance framework is taken into account. The grant as a Zero Grant will count towards the maximum duration of 12 months per study cycle.

Can I take part in an Erasmus+ exchange if I’m not an EU citizen?

Yes! All students that are regularly enrolled in the HOST can take part in an Erasmus exchange. This includes students from a joint study program at the HOST with another German university. Please note that in some cases, students may need to apply for a visa for the host country. 

More Info are here.

Preparation for your stay abroad
External commercial providers

Here you can find further offers and information provided by external providers:

 

The University of Applied Sciences Stralsund does not assume any liability for external contents and offers. These originate in part from commercial providers. Therefore, please inform yourself in advance if any costs or the like arise from the use of such content.

Decision guidance

Here you find points of guidance to plan your stay abroad:

  • Aim of the stay
  • Period of stay - time and duration
  • Target country (including language skills and language of communication)
  • Financing of the stay (BAföG, scholarship etc.)
  • Insurance abroad (liability, accident and health insurance etc.)
  • Visa, if necessary (please note the time period for application)

The information research should start about 1 to 1.5 years before the stay.

Further information regarding your stay abroad you will find on the website of the DAAD

Language skills

Those who want to study abroad should have at least a basic knowledge of the language of the host country. At some foreign universities, certain language tests are required for admission, e.g:

It is advisable to take an intensive language course before a stay abroad. Information about language courses can be found on the following homepage.
Verbraucherorganisation "Aktion Bildungsinformation ABI e. V.

Recognition of ECTS Points

ECTS is the European Credit Recognition System. It was developed by the European Union to provide a common approach to guarantee academic recognition of study achievements abroad.

60 credits correspond to the workload for one academic year and 30 credits are usually awarded for a semester and 20 credits for a trimester. Credits are only awarded if the subject has been completed and the required examinations have been passed successfully.

Procedure for the recognition of achievements abroad

Before the stay:

  1. Before staying at an university abroad, the subjects of the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund and the host university will be compared.
  2. This will be then discussed with the responsible professor / lecturer. For this purpose, the number of credits should be taken into account and the contents of the course (module description) should be presented
  3. The professor confirms with his signature the professional recognition, so that students have security for the later recognition before the beginning of the stay abroad.
  4. Erasmus students should then complete "Learning Agreement" and have it signed by the responsible ECTS coordinator. The other students should complete " Recognition of Examination Achievements" and have it signed by the responsible professor / lecturer.

After the stay:

  1. After the semester or year abroad, the form for "Learning Agreement" or "Recognition of Examination Results" must be submitted to the International Office together with the English or German transcript of grades of the foreign university for grade recognition.
  2. The recognition of grades is done according to the valid grade conversion at the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund and according to the principles and recommendations for the conversion of grades during temporary stays abroad.

ECTS coordinators of the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund

ECTS coordinator of the University - Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Koch
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Birgit Steffenhagen; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael, Bierhoff
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Olaf Lotter
Faculty of Economy - Dr. Acácia, Malhado

 

Data Privacy

Use of (1) data in the context of the application procedure as well as (2) experience reports together with photo and video recordings in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO).

Purpose and legal basis of data processing

(1) Personal data in the context of funding programmes
Personal data and documents provided serve the purposes of selection and implementation within the framework of the Erasmus+, PROMOS and Ministry of Education programmes. The processing of the data (collection, storage and transfer to third parties, see under 5.) is based on the express consent of the person(s) with parental authority or the person(s) concerned, thus in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter a DSGVO. Possible recipients of the personal data are, in addition to Stralsund University of Applied Sciences, in particular cooperating universities abroad, the German Academic Exchange Service e.V. and the European Commission.

(2) Field reports together with photos and video recordings
Experience reports as well as photos and video recordings provided shall serve the purposes of press and public relations work, advertising for further events and internal documentation of the event. The processing of the report and the photos or videos (collection, storage and transfer to third parties, see under 5.) is based on the express consent of the person(s) with parental authority or the person(s) concerned, thus in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter a DSGVO. The publication of the report and selected image files in (print) publications of the organiser(s) as well as on their homepage/Facebook account or similar is necessary for the public relations work of the organiser(s) and thus serves the legitimate interests of the participants, Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO.

In addition, the General Privacy Policy of Stralsund University of Applied Sciences applies. You can find it here.

Contact Person

Xu Xiao

Outgoing-Koordinatorin

Tel:

+49 3831 45 6539

Room:

126, Haus 1

Office hours:

by telephone: Monday and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

online (by appointment only)https://www.gotomeet.me/IntOff/outgoing

Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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