A study abroad gives for our students the chance for new or relevant impulses for professionalization and the futuere alignement. Furthermore are longer exchange studies often formative expierences.
It can be planed and accomplished by the students on their own (free mover) or they can use one of our cooperation with partner institutions world wide within the ERASMUS+ or Zentralaustausch program.
For questions and further details please contact René König.
Erasmus+ study program
For students who want to study abroad for one or two semester at one of our partner university in Europe can apply for a place within the Erasmus+ program.
Advantages of the Erasmus+ program:
- Study at a partner university
- No tuition fees
- Financial funding (150-250 EUR/per month for max. 12 month)
- Support by the department during the whole study abroad
- Guarantee for the recognition of your study achievements
Within the Erasmus framework you have the chance to do an internship at a company/research institution or university in Europe.
It’s a stunning chance to earn some international experiences in connection with a financial funding and recognition of your achievements.
Further information are available on the website of the International Office and by René König.
What is a freemover?
As a free mover you plan and do everything around a study abroad on your own instead of using the support of the university or the department. This gives you the chance to go the university/institution of your choice. Otherwise free mover usually have to pay tuition fees.
However, study achievements from a free mover study abroad will be also recognized if the correspond to the academic criteria.
Please contact René König if you plan to study abroad as a free mover.
Universität Hamburg has several exchange programs with partner universities in Australia, Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Taiwan, the USA and several Eastern European countries. Within this program you will get adminstrative support by the Department of International Affairs, Inculded is a remission of tuition fees and the chance to get a place at one of the university dorms if provided.
These exchanges are coordinated by the Department of International Affairs.
Further information are available here.
Recognition of Study Achievements
Recognition of study achievements
Since the Lisboan convention has been transferred to federal law all institution of higher education has to recognize external study achievements basically. The transfer of this regulation is regulated in §40 of the “Hamburgischen Hochschulgesetzes (HmbHG)”. The recognition process must be fair and transparent with the focus on the equivalence of the acquired competences and not on the formal or content orientated similarity. The determinant foundation is, that a qualification has to be recognize regularly.
The recognition can only be rejected if the university is able to prove that the study achievements are not similar. The onus of proof that a study achievement is not similar lies with the examination board and not with the student!
In the year 2013 the Department of Biology was awarded with a price from the DAAD for its recognition practise.
If you want to recognize your study achievement, please inform here.