Studying in Europe
Studying abroad within Europe can be funded by the ERASMUS+ programme. It offers students the possibility to stay in a European country for one or two terms.
Advantages of the ERASMUS programme are:
Ξ Elimination of the study fees of the host university
Ξ Financial support of the students
Ξ Acknowledgement of the passed courses on the basis of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
|November 2017||ERASMUS+ information event|
|15th December 2017|
Application deadline for ERASMUS+ places (register on the IPS list)
|31st January 2018||Deadline for registration and upload of all application documents on Mobility Online*|
Choice and announcement of the ERASMUS+ scholarship holders by the Department of Spatial an Environmental Planning
|from March 2018||Official registration at the foreign university (The exact date depends on the respective foreign university)|
from September 2018, respectively February 2019
|Start of the ERASMUS+ exchange|
As an alternative to the ERASMUS+ programme you can take part in an exchange programme as a free mover.
Internal free movers
If you are planning to study at a European university which does not have an arrangement with the Faculty of Spatial and Environmental Planning or if the places are already taken you have the possibility to apply via another faculty (e.g. architecture).
- The other faculty has still free places.
- The ERASMUS co-ordinator of the other faculty is willing to arrange the exchange of the Free Mover with the partner university.
- The choosen partner university accepts the Free Mover outside the subjects area.
Important advice: Universities in Great Britain usually do not accept Free Movers; in Spain 50% of the applicants are declined.
External free movers
Students, who don't want or can't do their studies abroad within a exchange programme from the University (missing cooperation agreement, no free places), can organize their stay at a host university of their choice on their own.
You should start at least 1,5 years before your stay abroad to plan it to make sure that no application deadlines for scholarships are missed. You can apply at any foreign university.
- Inform yourself on the homepage of your prefered university (key words can be: "Study Abroad", "Non-degree seeking students" or "occasional students")
- contact the "International Office" of your prefered university
Advice: In countries with study fees the chances are quite good. (e.g., Australia, the USA, Canada, Great Britain). But also in countries like France, Spain and Italy the inquiry is worth it despite lower study fees.