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Program for increasing the mobility of students

The mobility program supports part-scholarships for a maximum of 4 months per study period (BA / MA) for study-related stays outside the Erasmus area worldwide. The funding period runs from January 1 until December 31. In case of sufficient funds, the support can be extended to 5 months. In addition to the four months, a one-off contribution of 500 euro per course can be applied for for a language course or a subject-related course.

Only students enrolled with the goal of achieving their degree at the University of Bremen can apply. Students in a cooperative degree program are only eligible to apply if, according to the Office for Student Affairs, the administrative responsibility is officially at the University of Bremen at the time of application.

The program supports student studies, practical and language stays abroad. Under certain circumstances, doctoral students may also be eligible for support by partial scholarships. Excluded are countries for which a travel warning has been issued by the German Foreign Ministry. Measures in a student’s home country cannot be supported.

The monthly funding for studies, thesis writing and internships amounts to 300 euro.

Only measures are supported for which there is no separate DAAD funding line (IAESTE, annual DAAD scholarships, etc.). The grant is awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Funding period: 01.01.2018 until 31.12.2018

  • Study Scholarships (1 to 4 months)
    Study stays and the writing of final theses are eligible for support. Doctoral candidates cannot apply under this program. It is also not possible to assume the cost of tuition fees or scholarships in the Erasmus area. In the event that students are writing their final thesis at a university, no courses may be attended in the host country at the same time. If the theses are not embedded at universities or in companies, a detailed and binding work schedule must be included in the motivation letter.
  • Internships (6 weeks to 4 months)
    Student internships outside the Erasmus area are generally eligible for funding worldwide. Internships which fit into the separate DAAD funding lines cannot be funded under the PROMOS program.
    By way of exception, internships can also be sponsored by PROMOS during the period between the Bachelor's degree and the start of the Master's program. However, the prerequisite is that there is proof of pre-admission to the Master’s or a similar connection to the German university.
  • Language courses (3 weeks to 4 months)
    Full-time language courses for students and postgraduate students at public and private universities abroad can be funded with the one-off sum of 500 euro, provided they consist of at least 25 hours per week.
    Information about language courses at universities abroad can be found at
  • Subject-related courses (up to 6 weeks)
    The participation of students and doctoral students in subject-related courses (for example summer courses) offered by foreign universities can be subsidized in the amount of 500 euro per person or a flat rate subsistence allowance.

Students with a disability (at least 50%) can apply for additional funding, provided it is to fund costs incurred abroad.

PROMOS may be purchased for a maximum of 4 months per study period in the form of the partial scholarship plus a one-time course fee for an additional language or specialized course.

The PROMOS application and PROMOS funding must also be reported to all other scholarship donors.
Students applying for BAföG or other funding are also obliged to state this in their PROMOS application and at the BAföG office. If necessary, the International Bafögstelle will clear the bill.
DAAD individual scholarships and PROMOS scholarships may not be used at the same time.
Deutschlandstipendium and PROMOS can be obtained without restrictions at the same time.
In addition to PROMOS, scholarships may be obtained from other private scholarship donors, but not from other public funds.

Only travel allowances are also possible from other public funds, as they are not taken over PROMOS.

Applications can be submitted only once within the given deadline. Applications that incomplete or submitted at a later date will not be considered.

Deadline for the submission of applications:

  • October 31, for students starting their stay abroad between January 1 and June 30 of the following academic year (for example, if your stay abroad starts on May 15, 2018 and ends on September 9, 2018, you must apply by November 7, 2017 at the latest).
  • March 1, 2018 for all students starting their stay abroad on or after July 1.

There are PROMOS officers in each subject area or degree program, to whom the applications have to be submitted.
The list of PROMOS representatives can be found on the right in the download area.

Only full and timely applications will be accepted. Everyone always has to apply in their own department, even if foreign-departmental exchange places are used.

You are only allowed to submit a single PROMOS application for each activity, always via your own main subject, even if you are taking an exchange position from a foreign department. To ensure equal opportunities, all double applications will be disqualified.
In the case of two main courses with the same title (two-subject Bachelor), the main subject is the one on the enrollment certificate.
Together with a jury, the PROMOS representatives prepare the nomination lists in the departments and forward them to the International Office. Accordingly, the International Office makes the scholarship allocations and sends the grants by e-mail to all students who have applied.

Please note that a complete application must be submitted for each action. Accordingly, two applications must be submitted if, for example, you wish to apply for a language course followed by an exchange semester.


Here you will find the link to the online applications portal which will be opened 4 weeks before the deadline.

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The most important selection criteria are:

  • Academic accomplishments (grade report)
  • Meaningfulness of the planned stay abroad
  • Extracurricular activities.

All applications must submitted online and ALL required documents must be uploaded onto online portal before the deadline. Apart from submitting the application online, Students may need to submit a hard copy to the PROMOS representatives if requested by the representative in their department.

When filling out the application form, please read all instructions carefully and thoroughly.

The application consists of the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation in English or German plus the language of instruction, maximum 2 pages.
  • Curriculum Vitae in English or German plus the language of instruction. It must state the applicant's nationality.
  • Copy of passport page 1 including nationality
  • Transcripts of academic records (for example PABO-/FlexNow)
  • Language certificate (at least B1, preferably B2 in the language of instruction. You can get a language certificate at the FZHB)
  • Current proof of enrolment at Bremen University

The confirmation of acceptance from the host institution must be submitted as soon as possible (as for internships, students must submit a confirmation letter from the employer, which states the financial support that is provided).

All scholarship grants for PROMOS will be made by the International Office in December and April.

The basis for this are the nominations of PROMOS representatives in the departments.
All students enrolled in the PROMOS grant have the opportunity to take out a DAAD group insurance. This is a foreign insurance that includes health, accident and personal liability insurance. Information can be obtained from the DAAD insurance office at

Support may only be granted if there is no travel warning from the Foreign Office for the host country or the relevant subregion ( If a travel warning is issued after the start of the stay, all students must leave immediately and report this immediately to the International Office, the PROMOS representative and the host institution. The PROMOS grant cannot be continued thereafter. All students should in principle be registered on the website of the German Federal Foreign Office, especially when traveling to regions with a critical security situation ("Elektronische Erfassung von Deutschen im Ausland - Elefant").