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Application for Studying Abroad

Here you can find all the information about a semester abroad. Please read the instructions carefully and direct any questions to us.

Student stay in a foreign European country (Erasmus+) or outside of Europe (Non-EU) 2017/18

Student stay in a foreign European country (Erasmus+) or outside of Europe (Non-EU) 2017/18

Application deadline

Regular selection process

Left over places – "first come, first served" procedure

  • starting March 1st, 2017 (9 a.m.)

Appliction procedure

The application procedure for a study related stay abroad is conducted once a year in November/December. This is for the entire academic year: You apply at the beginning of December 2016 for a stay abroad in the Winter semester 2017/2018 and/or Summer semester 2018.

The procedure is as follows:

  1. The Viadrina enters into agreements with partner universities.
  2. You apply to the Viadrina for a stay abroad in one of these partner universities.
  3. After our selections and your confirmation we nominate you for your chosen university.
  4. Then you apply directly to your chosen partner university. An application to, or contact with, the partner university before your nomination is not possible.

Following the regular selection process an allocation of remaining seats will be held.

Please note the differences in the application details for the individual faculties:

Selection criteria

The following documents should be submitted and will be a criterion in the selection:

  • Completed courses (grades and amount)
  • For undergraduate students of Business Administration and Economics Faculty - at least 24 completed ECTS at the time of application
  • Language proficiency
  • Cover letter
  • Participation in student initiatives (i.e. Interstudis) or other organisations
  • What makes you stand out.

Step by step

September-November (applications can be submitted before)Beginning of November/Beginning of DecemberBeginning/Middle of JanuaryMiddle/End of January

Obtain information by:

Beginning of November:
Online applications for the Viadrina International Day go live.

Beginning of December:
Deadline for submitting your application documents.

If you have applied for a stay abroad outside of Europe (Non-EU), then in most cases you will be invited to a selection interview. Only in rare cases will you be invited to an interview if you’ve applied for a European stay abroad or a  double degree.

We will inform you of the result of the application procedure by email.
This is not a final confirmation of the stay abroad. The ultimate decision lies with the partner university, who will be informed of our selections. In most cases our nominated students are accepted.

End of January/Middle of FebruaryEnd of January/Beginning of MarchFebruary-MayFebruary-December

The deadline for accepting or declining your offered place.

Release of the left over places.

End of January or beginning of March:
Second round of applications using a “first come, first served” procedure.

At information events we will explain the application procedure for your partner university. You will receive practical information on studying, recognition of courses and living abroad. This information event is very important and attendance is compulsory.

We nominate you to your chosen partner university. You will then receive information concerning the necessary application documents that must be submitted to the partner university by a specified deadline.