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Application Process

Before take the step to study abroad a precise examination of your own interests, desires and language skills is necessary. What are my goals? Which university is right for me and fits the lecture offer? Which country do I want to go to? And why? Do I still need to build language skills?

Preparing to study abroad should begin at least 12 months before your planned stay. If students want to go abroad in the summer semester, the preparation time is even 1.5 years in advance, if there is a strong desire for a specific place. The faculty's internal application deadline for the following academic year (winter and summer) is 15 December of the previous year.

An academic year, starting with the winter semester, is divided into different phases to prepare for a study abroad with different deadlines and many opportunities to participate in information events of the faculty or the central International Office.

The exact dates for the information events of the faculty you can find in the Stud.IP system. All dates will be published via the permanent course "Studienbegleitprogramm". Dates to information events of the central International Office, such as the large International University Fair every year in November, can be found on the following LINK.

Detailed information on the application process can be found in this PDF. We recommend that you print out the document and read it thoroughly. It will guide you through the phase of the "Study abroad" project, from application to recognition.

If the document and the specified sources do not provide information on specific questions, please send an e-mail with your questions to the Office of Practice and International Affairs. If the questions are too complex, you will receive an appointment for personal advice.

The online application portal of the faculty can be found here.
Attention: After application no confirmation mail will be sent and only a white screen will appear.

The current remaining place list (as of 27.06.2019) can be viewed here: PDF.

Different Application Procedures

When applying through other faculties or through other programs, such as for Dickinson College, or as a Free Mover: Use the FB07 application portal only if you are applying for a place at a FB07 co-operation university and enter the other selection (other faculty etc.) as a reference in the comment field provided at the end of the form.

If you do not apply for FB07 partner universities, you will not be able to use the application portal. Please inquire here about the modalities of the application with the coordinators of the other faculties or the persons responsible for the program.

Important: Please turn in, ideally before applying, the first draft of a Learning Agreement with the Office for Practice and International Affairs.