Stays abroad in Europe and overseas

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  • Which partner universities does h_da have? (decision making)

    You can get an overview about our partners on our interactive worlmap.
    You can e.g. filter by department.
    For the overseas regions, there are sometimes cooperations that are open to all departments. For Erasmus+, the cooperations are department-specific. The departmental coordinator of your department can give you an academic recommendation for partner universities.

  • I can't find a partner university in the database that suits me and my studies. What can I do? (decision making)

    In this case, you can go to a university of your choice as a so-called freemover. Please note the organisational effort and the possible tuition fees. Another option would be to go through an external provider such as GOstralia!GOzealand, AsiaExchange or College Contact.

  • When are office hours at the International Office? (decision making)

    Please check our (online) office hours on our website and in the Moodle course „Auslandsaufenthalte für Studierende” (German).

  • Do I have to pay tuition fees at the partner University? (decison making)

    If you go to a partner university (exchange) in the Erasmus+ or overseas region, you do not have to pay tuition fees. If you go to a so-called "Study Abroad Partner", you will pay tuition fees but receive a discount of approximately 10%. More information can be found in the database.

    If you plan to stay at a non-partner university (also known as study on your own or freemover), you will usually have to pay tuition fees. Check with the university of your choice in good time. The DAAD scholarship HAW.International offers the possibility of a subsidy. 

  • What financial support is available for Erasmus+ and overseas study visits? (decision making)

    If you go to an Erasmus+ partner university, the stay is linked to an Erasmus+ scholarship. If you are planning a semester abroad overseas, you can apply for different scholarships separately, such as DAAD PROMOS or DAAD HAW.International. Erasmus+ funding and also DAAD scholarships can usually be combined with Auslands-BAföG.

    See more here: Funding

  • What is the application procedure for self-organized stays (freemovers)?

    In this case, please refer to the website of the respective university abroad for the specific application procedures, deadlines and documents. Especially in Europe, it makes sense to first ask whether the university accepts "freemovers".

    If you go through an agency such as College Contact, you will receive all the necessary information from the respective provider.

    In any case, an internal registration on  MoveOn is required BEFORE the respective stay.

  • What application documents do I need for the partner university? (application process)

    First you need to register in the portal MoveOn by the internal deadline. You will receive feedback on your internal application within 6-8 weeks. If you are accepted, you will also receive an email from us with detailed information on the application deadline and the documents to be submitted as well as further information. If you do not get a place at your chosen university, you can enquire about remaining places.

  • Where do I submit my application documents: the International Office of the h_da or that of the partner university? (application)

    First of all, you need to register on the h_da portal MoveOn. This will generate a registration/application PDF, which you must get signed by your department and submit to the International Office of the h_da. Make sure that you have submitted the internal application by 15.07. (summer semester), 25.11. (winter semester USA) or 31.01. (winter semester all other regions). You will receive feedback on your internal application within 6-8 weeks after the internal deadline. If you are accepted by the h_da, you will receive an email with further information about the application process directly at the partner university. In the second step, you then apply to the partner university.

  • Where do I have to submit the application documents for a scholarship? (application process)

    This varies depending on the scholarship. The following scholarships are awarded by the h_da:
    - Erasmus+ for study visits: automatically linked to studies at a partner university in Europe (Erasmus programme countries).
    - Erasmus+ for internships: Application online via the h_da International Office.
    - DAAD PROMOS (study and internship stays of up to 6 months): The application is made online via MoveOn and is possible twice a year. The funding amount may vary from year to year.
    - University grant for short stays or internships/theses overseas

    Scholarships such as HAW.International or DAAD Jahresstipendien must be applied for directly at the DAAD.

     

     

  • Can I apply for several universities at the same time? (application process)

    It is not possible to apply for several universities at the same time. If there are limited places for a partner university and you do not get a place, you will be informed and can choose an alternative.

  • When are the application deadlines for my semester abroad? (application process)

    Internal application deadline (for nomination by the department as well as registration in the portal MoveOn) at partner universities except USA:   
    Winter semester: 31.01.
    Summer semester: 15.07.

    Partner universities USA and Hessian State Programm USA:
    Winter semester: 25.11. (start of studies in the following August/September).

  • When should I take care of my visa? (application process)

    As soon as you have been accepted by the university abroad, you should start preparing for the visa.

  • Who is the departmental coordinator in my department/program? (application process)

    You can find a list of all departmental coordinators under our contacts

  • Can I apply for a scholarship even though I have not yet been accepted by the host university? (financing)

    If you do not have a final acceptance letter at the time of application, you can submit a proof of application (e.g. "Submit-Screenshot" of the online application or nomination confirmation email from the International Office). In this case, you can submit the final acceptance letter later. If you are NOT applying via the h_da, please also inform yourself about this point with the respective scholarship provider.

  • If I do an internship abroad, should I also register on MoveOn? (internship)

    Yes, please register on MoveOn beforehand in any case. This is important, for example, for the recognition of your achievements and also so that we can contact you in an emergency.

    If you want to apply for a grant (Erasmus+ or the university grant for overseas) you have to register your stay on MoveOn as the first step. In the 2nd step, it is possible to fill out the corresponding online form for the grant.

  • Where can I find current summer and winter schools? (summer/winter schools)

    You can find an overview of offers from partner universities and external providers on our website. You can also find out about and apply for various offers in East-Central, Southeast or Eastern Europe via the website for the DAAD GoEast Programs. The programmes for the summer are usually announced at the beginning of the year. For the winter programmes are usually announced in October.

  • Should I register my participation in a winter or summer school on MoveOn? (summer/winter schools)

    Yes, please register on MoveOn beforehand in any case. This is important, for example, for the recognition of your achievements and also so that we can contact you in an emergency.

    Registration is also necessary if you want to apply for the university grant.

  • Can I have the courses taken from summer and winter schools credited to my studies? (summer/winter schools)

    In principle, yes, but it depends on the respective program and timely consultation with your department is required.

FAQs Decision making

Outgoings - Entscheidungsprozess

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  • How far in advance should I start planning? (decision making)

    The application deadlines for a semester abroad in the winter semester are 25.11. for the USA and 31.01. for all other regions. For a semester abroad in the summer semester, the application deadline is 15.07. We recommend that you start preparing approximately one year in advance in order to be able to submit all documents in time.

  • Which partner universities does h_da have? (decision making)

    You can get an overview about our partners on our interactive worlmap.
    You can e.g. filter by department.
    For the overseas regions, there are sometimes cooperations that are open to all departments. For Erasmus+, the cooperations are department-specific. The departmental coordinator of your department can give you an academic recommendation for partner universities.

  • I can't find a partner university in the database that suits me and my studies. What can I do? (decision making)

    In this case, you can go to a university of your choice as a so-called freemover. Please note the organisational effort and the possible tuition fees. Another option would be to go through an external provider such as GOstralia!GOzealand, AsiaExchange or College Contact.

  • When are office hours at the International Office? (decision making)

    Please check our (online) office hours on our website and in the Moodle course „Auslandsaufenthalte für Studierende” (German).

  • Do I have to pay tuition fees at the partner University? (decison making)

    If you go to a partner university (exchange) in the Erasmus+ or overseas region, you do not have to pay tuition fees. If you go to a so-called "Study Abroad Partner", you will pay tuition fees but receive a discount of approximately 10%. More information can be found in the database.

    If you plan to stay at a non-partner university (also known as study on your own or freemover), you will usually have to pay tuition fees. Check with the university of your choice in good time. The DAAD scholarship HAW.International offers the possibility of a subsidy. 

  • What financial support is available for Erasmus+ and overseas study visits? (decision making)

    If you go to an Erasmus+ partner university, the stay is linked to an Erasmus+ scholarship. If you are planning a semester abroad overseas, you can apply for different scholarships separately, such as DAAD PROMOS or DAAD HAW.International. Erasmus+ funding and also DAAD scholarships can usually be combined with Auslands-BAföG.

    See more here: Funding

FAQs Application process

Outgoings - Bewerbungsprozess

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  • What is the application procedure for self-organized stays (freemovers)?

    In this case, please refer to the website of the respective university abroad for the specific application procedures, deadlines and documents. Especially in Europe, it makes sense to first ask whether the university accepts "freemovers".

    If you go through an agency such as College Contact, you will receive all the necessary information from the respective provider.

    In any case, an internal registration on  MoveOn is required BEFORE the respective stay.

  • What application documents do I need for the partner university? (application process)

    First you need to register in the portal MoveOn by the internal deadline. You will receive feedback on your internal application within 6-8 weeks. If you are accepted, you will also receive an email from us with detailed information on the application deadline and the documents to be submitted as well as further information. If you do not get a place at your chosen university, you can enquire about remaining places.

  • Where do I submit my application documents: the International Office of the h_da or that of the partner university? (application)

    First of all, you need to register on the h_da portal MoveOn. This will generate a registration/application PDF, which you must get signed by your department and submit to the International Office of the h_da. Make sure that you have submitted the internal application by 15.07. (summer semester), 25.11. (winter semester USA) or 31.01. (winter semester all other regions). You will receive feedback on your internal application within 6-8 weeks after the internal deadline. If you are accepted by the h_da, you will receive an email with further information about the application process directly at the partner university. In the second step, you then apply to the partner university.

  • Where do I have to submit the application documents for a scholarship? (application process)

    This varies depending on the scholarship. The following scholarships are awarded by the h_da:
    - Erasmus+ for study visits: automatically linked to studies at a partner university in Europe (Erasmus programme countries).
    - Erasmus+ for internships: Application online via the h_da International Office.
    - DAAD PROMOS (study and internship stays of up to 6 months): The application is made online via MoveOn and is possible twice a year. The funding amount may vary from year to year.
    - University grant for short stays or internships/theses overseas

    Scholarships such as HAW.International or DAAD Jahresstipendien must be applied for directly at the DAAD.

     

     

  • Can I apply for several universities at the same time? (application process)

    It is not possible to apply for several universities at the same time. If there are limited places for a partner university and you do not get a place, you will be informed and can choose an alternative.

  • When are the application deadlines for my semester abroad? (application process)

    Internal application deadline (for nomination by the department as well as registration in the portal MoveOn) at partner universities except USA:   
    Winter semester: 31.01.
    Summer semester: 15.07.

    Partner universities USA and Hessian State Programm USA:
    Winter semester: 25.11. (start of studies in the following August/September).

  • What language certificate do I need for a stay abroad? (application process)

    In most cases, a DAAD language certificate is sufficient. You can take a free test at the h_da Language Centre several times a semester during lecture times. You can find the current dates on the website of the Language Centre (https://sprachen.h-da.de/). You can register via my.h-da.de.
    If you are interested in a stay in the USA through the Hessian State Programmes, you must submit a DAAD language certificate by our internal deadline of 25 November and, if you are accepted into the programme, a TOEFL or IELTS language certificate for the application to the host university

  • When should I take care of my visa? (application process)

    As soon as you have been accepted by the university abroad, you should start preparing for the visa.

  • Who is the departmental coordinator in my department/program? (application process)

    You can find a list of all departmental coordinators under our contacts

FAQs Financing

Outgoings - Finanzierung

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  • Can I apply for several scholarships (overseas)?

    This varies depending on the scholarship. The following scholarships are awarded by the h_da:

    - Erasmus+ for study visits: automatically linked to studies at a partner university in Europe (Erasmus programme countries).

    - Erasmus+ for internships: Application online via the h_da International Office.

    - DAAD PROMOS (study and internship stays of up to 6 months): The application is made online via MoveOn and is possible twice a year. The funding amount may vary from year to year.

    - University grant for short stays or internships/theses overseas

    Scholarships such as HAW.International or DAAD Jahresstipendien must be applied for directly at the DAAD.

FAQs Internship

Outgoings - Praktikum

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  • If I do an internship abroad, should I also register on MoveOn? (internship)

    Yes, please register on MoveOn beforehand in any case. This is important, for example, for the recognition of your achievements and also so that we can contact you in an emergency.

    If you want to apply for a grant (Erasmus+ or the university grant for overseas) you have to register your stay on MoveOn as the first step. In the 2nd step, it is possible to fill out the corresponding online form for the grant.

FAQs Summer-/Winter schools

Outgoings - Sommer-/Winterschulen

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  • Where can I find current summer and winter schools? (summer/winter schools)

    You can find an overview of offers from partner universities and external providers on our website. You can also find out about and apply for various offers in East-Central, Southeast or Eastern Europe via the website for the DAAD GoEast Programs. The programmes for the summer are usually announced at the beginning of the year. For the winter programmes are usually announced in October.

  • Should I register my participation in a winter or summer school on MoveOn? (summer/winter schools)

    Yes, please register on MoveOn beforehand in any case. This is important, for example, for the recognition of your achievements and also so that we can contact you in an emergency.

    Registration is also necessary if you want to apply for the university grant.

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