The first step is to apply at the Department of International Affairs at Viadrina. After our confirmation you apply directly at the partner university.
If you wish to apply for a double degree, please check the website for international double degrees for the application guidelines.
- The confirmation, from Viadrina, that your application has been successful is not the final confirmation of your stay abroad. The final decision is being made by the partner university, which will be informed of our decision. Usually students that we nominate will be accepted.
- Please be aware that it is not possible to apply at the partner university before you have received a confirmation from the Department of International Affairs of Viadrina.
Application at the Department of International Affairs of the Viadrina
Applications should be addressed to the Department of International Affairs – Nicole Klück and Christin Reise or Julian Irlenkäuser when applying for our North or Latin American programs.
Submit in a simple folder:
Only for your first desired university – 1 to max. 2 A4-pages in German (or English if you prefer this language or apply for Berkeley as a Master student). If you wish to complete two consecutive stays abroad please include, in your personal statement, both desired universities.
Bachelor students of the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences please include your study focus (module groups) at the Viadrina in your CV.
Overview of all grades
Print out from the HIS-Portal. In case that not all of your qualifications are listed on the print-out, please use the Transcript form (Transcript-Formular) in German after you have presented the original certificates to the Department of International Affairs (AM 207 or AM 209). Master students please include a copy of the bachelor certificate.
Proof of Language proficiency
PDF-form with language course overview from ViaCampus in "My Studies - My achievements"; if applicable other certificates. If you do not have any official documentation confirming your language level, please register for a language level test with the DAAD language level confirmation form (English, French, Russian, Spanish) at the respective language department in the Language Center. Special arrangements need to be made for the Spanish, Russian and English language department.
Certificate of enrollment
Does not apply to Masters students who are not enrolled yet.
Office of the Department of International Affairs
Preferably in AM207, but also possible in AM209, AM214, AM 206 or use the mail box in front of room AM213.
December 11th 2018 1 pm. For the leftover spots, please find the deadlines on our website on leftover spots.
Application at the partner university
After you have received the confirmation of your stay abroad at a partner university we will have information sessions where you will be informed about how and when to apply at the partner university. These information sessions take place between February and May and you will be separately invited to them. In beforehand you can already inform yourself on the respective homepages about deadlines and required application documents at the partner university.
Information for Erasmus+ stays
Grant „Auslands-BAföG “
Apply early, directly after the confirmation from us. Further information can be found on our website under Financing.
Please be aware that some countries require a visa, for example Turkey, and this should be obtained ahead of time.
Specific Requirements of the Partner Universities
Some partner universities require a specific GPA (Grade Point Average) or that you have completed a specific number of ECTS credits at the time of your application. All specific requirements are included in our partner university list.
Information for Non-EU stays
Overview of all grades / Transcript forms
For some partner universities a grade statement from the ViaCampus (HIS-Portal) is not sufficient. A transcript is required (sometimes in the language of host country), please find the forms here: English, Spanish, Russian. Please fill out the form and bring it, together with your HIS-grade statement to be validated by us (AM 209/AM 207).
- The North American and Australian universities require a language certificate in the form of TOEFL. As soon as you receive the confirmation that you have been chosen by the Department for International Affairs, register with TOEFL.
- Also in Russia some partner universities require an official language certificate. You can obtain this from the head of the Russian language department at the Language Centre. Please take the pre-printed form of DAAD-language certificate with you.
Grant „Auslands-BAföG “
Apply early, directly after you receive the confirmation from us. In some cases the Bafög forms must be included with your application to the partner university. Further information can be found on our website under Financing.
A copy is required to be included with your application and it must be valid for a minimum of one year from the start of your stay abroad. Please have a valid passport ready.