Within the international orientation of the study programmes, students are generally encouraged to raise their profile through studies abroad and improving their language skills. Therefore, students on the programme are offered the opportunity to undertake a period of study at a foreign university. The simple version is the exchange within the European Erasmus programme. Exchange or study in non-European countries is also possible, but it tends to afford greater personal and financial efforts.
If you are planning a stay at another university (and want the process to go smoothly), we ask you to read the following information carefully and attend to each individual aspect.
Careful and early planning
In order for your studies abroad to be a success, please plan the stay according to your individual needs and wishes ahead of seeking the professional advice of the International Office and/or the representative responsible for the internationality of the IPKM. The most important precondition for the success and thus the usefulness of a stay abroad is careful planning. And this depends to a great extent on your own initiative. You should not underestimate the time it takes to prepare the stay and begin planning early. For an MA programme that runs four semesters, this implies that you need to start planning in the first semester.
You basically have three possibilities:
- Within the Erasmus programme the BA Communication and Media Studies and the MA Media Culture and Globalization are linked to several universities in Europe via cooperation agreements. You will find a list of these contacts on the Erasmus-Cooperations page. An application to these universities is much easier than an individual application to a foreign university. The application procedure is clearly structured and regulated. Plus there are no fees and students get a small amount of mobility support.
- There are exchange contacts of other departments that can sometimes be used for your stay abroad (you still need to communicate this to the International Officer).Contacts of yet other departments/study programmes can also be used, but their own students will always get preferential treatment.
- You apply individually at a university of your choice. In order to do so you will ask the International Office for funding possibilities and university placements in the country of your choice. More information concerning cooperation partners of the University of Bremen can be found in the relevant search engine. You will still need to get approval for your chosen studies from the International Officer of the IPKM.
The representatives for the international affairs of the IPKM will take care of your inquiry. The tasks are divided as follows:
Simon Sax (Advice on ERASMUS+ Outgoings - Skandinavia and Benelux)
Office Hour: Thursday, 11am - 12 pm
Linzer Str. 4, Room 41.250
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218 67693
Denise Fechner (Advice on ERASMUS+ Outgoings – Southern, Eastern & Western Europe without Benelux)
Office Hour: Tuesday, 10 - 11 am
Linzer Str. 4, Room 61.040
Jeannine Teichert (Advice on ERASMUS+ Incomings)
Appointments for ERASMUS+ consultation can be booked on Stud.IP
Linzer Str. 4, Room 60.120
Tel.: +49 (0) 421 218 67671
Rieke Böhling (Advice on cooperations worldwide Incomings/Outgoings)
Linzer Str. 4, Room 60.120
Tel.: +49 (0) 421 218 67672
Prof. Dr. Yannis Theocharis (Representative International Affairs/Erasmus)
In case of other requests please send an e-mail to: intipkm[at]uni-bremen.de