Student Exchange within Europe
Partner Universities of the Education Department, Potsdam
- Denmark: Aarhus Universitet (Aarhus)
- France: Institut Catholique de Paris (Paris), Université Paris Nanterre, Paris
- Netherlands: Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen (Nijmegen)
- Norway: Universitetet i Agder (Kristiansand), Universitetet i Bergen (Bergen)
- Poland: Politechnika Śląska (Gliwice), Wszechnica Polska Szkoła Wyższa w Warszawie (Warschau)
- Sweden: Örebro Universitet (Örebro), Stockholm Universitet (Stockholm)
- Switzerland: Pädagogische Hochschule Luzern (Luzern), Pädagogische Hochschule Zug (Zug), Universität Zürich (Zürich)
- Slovakia: Žilinská Univerzita v Žiline (Žilina)
- Czech Republic: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci (Olmütz)
- Turkey: Yildiz Teknik Üniversitesi, English Language Teaching Department (Istanbul), Yildiz Teknik Üniversitesi, Educational Sciences Department (Istanbul)
- Hungary: Pécs Tudományegyetem (Pécs)
What are the requirements for taking part in a foreign exchange?
- At least two semesters completed (one full year) when you start the semester abroad
- Good academic performance
- Sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction in the university you wish to study in
What should I consider before applying?
- Think about which country/university you would like to go to
- Read up about your chosen university
- Check the course offers for exchange students (for instance, some universities do not offer master’s courses in education/teacher training, some only teach education courses during the summer or Winter Semester etc.)
- Check the semester dates (which, in most countries, usually start than in Germany)
- Read up on the application process
- Look into what the cost of living is in the respective country
When do I have to apply by?
- You need to apply by 31 January for the following academic year (following Winter Semester and/or following Summer Semester)
- If you apply after 31 January, there may still be remaining places available, particularly in other faculties
Which application documents do I need?
- Application form
- Personal statement explaining why you want to apply
- A short curriculum vitae, including a photo and relevant information about your language skills
- List of university courses attended so far (PULS printout); for first-semester students, you should provide copies of your highest school qualifications (i.e. certificates of your Abitur, A-Level, International Baccalaureate results, etc.)
What are the benefits of doing an Erasmus exchange?
- Registration with the host university is organised by the Erasmus coordinator, not by the applicant themselves
- No lecture, enrolment or examination fees, no fees for laboratory and library use
- Mobility grant (depending on the cost of living in the respective country)
- Upon successful completion, recognition of credits gained at your home university
- New experiences and impressions, getting to know people from different cultures, broadening your language skills
- Participation in Erasmus+ is possible for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees