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Info for students

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Info for students

at the UW/H

Studies Abroad

There are various funding options for studying abroad, e.g. Erasmus+ or PROMOS. You can find a list of our partner universities here.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for a study place at one of our partner universities for the acad. year 2023/2024 (Winter semester 23/24 & Summer semester 2024), please send the following documents to international-office(at)uni-wh.de by 08 January 2023:

  • Application form (template in the download area)
  • Letter of motivation (for the university of your first choice; approx. 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificate of enrollment
  • Transcript of Records (issued by your department)
  • Language certificate: you must not be more than one level below the language level required by the partner university at the time of your application. The language requirements of the partner universities are listed in the following document: "Language Requirements of Partner Universities" (in the download area). If you would like to apply for several partner universities that require knowledge of different languages, please submit proof for each of the languages.
    Accepted proof:
    preferred:
    - official language certificate (English: e.g. TOEFL; French: e.g. DELF DALF; Spanish: e.g. DELE; Italian: e.g. CELI)
    - confirmation of participation in language course
    alternatively:
    - proof of stay abroad for several months
    - successful completion of foreign language university modules
    - school leaving certificate mentioning the attained language level
  • if available: Proof of voluntary work during your studies
  • if applicable: Erasmus+ Additional Funding - Declaration on Honour (information + template in the download area)

 

Selection process

The selection will be made on the basis of the following criteria: Letter of motivation, study progress, grade point average and honorary commitment. We will inform you about the result of the selection process in February.

You can apply for places that are still available after the regular application deadline, which will be advertised here.

 

Erasmus+

Under the Erasmus+ programme, students receive a mobility grant. The amount of funding varies depending on the country group and project (see below).

To be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant, the stay abroad must last at least 2 months. The maximum funding period per study cycle is 12 months for Bachelor's or Master's degree programs or 24 months for state examination programs. Already completed Erasmus+ stays in the same study cycle will be counted towards your funding quota.

Please note the information on compatibility of scholarships and taxation (in the download area).

Liability Clause: This project is funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Erasmus+ funding rates

Funding rates for stays in the academic year 2021/2022 and 2022/2023

Group 1 (450 euros per month): Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden.

Group 2 (monthly 390 euros): Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain.

Group 3 (monthly 330 euros): Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, FYROM, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey.

Funding rates for stays in the academic year 2023/2024

Group 1 (600 euros per month): Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden.

Group 2 (monthly 540 euros): Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain.

Group 3 (monthly 490 euros): Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, FYROM, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey.

Erasmus+ Fewer Opportunities and Inclusion Support

Participants with fewer opportunities can apply for a monthly top-up payment and, if applicable, payment of real costs. For detailed information, please refer to the document "Erasmus+ Additional Funding - Information" in the download area.

The modalities vary depending on the project.

Erasmus+ Project 2021 (from WS 2022/2023)

Target group: Participants with a child, a GdB of 20 or more or a chronic disease

Top-up: 250€/month

Real costs: up to 15000€/semester for participants with a GdB of 20 or more or a chronic disease

Erasmus+ Project 2022 (from WS 2023/2024)

Target group: Participants with a child, a GdB of 20 or more or a chronic illness, working students and students from a non-academic household

Top-up: 250€/month

Real costs: up to 15000€/semester for participants with children, participants with a GdB of 20 or more or a chronic illness.

Erasmus+ Green Travel

To reduce the environmental footprint of the Erasmus+ program, green travel will be financially rewarded. For detailed information, please refer to the document "Erasmus+ Green Travel - Information" in the download area.

Erasmus+ Project 2021 (from WS 2022/2023) and Erasmus+ Project 2022 (from WS 2023/2024).

You can receive a one-time top-up payment of 50€ and additional funding of up to 4 travel days for green travel. Please submit a declaration on honour (template in the download area)

And then?

  • We will inform you about the next steps. In the Outgoing-Guide Study Abroad you will also find answers to common questions about studying abroad and the Flowchart Study Abroad will guide you step by step through the process.
  • If you would like to rent out your apartment during your time abroad, please send us an email or contact ESN Witten.

Do you have any questions? Then contact us.

Downloads and templates