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Info for students

at the UW/H

Info for students

at the UW/H

Studies Abroad

There are various funding options for studying abroad, for example Erasmus+ or PROMOS. You can find our partner universities here.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for a place at one of our partner universities, please send the following documents to international-office(at)uni-wh.deby 08 January each year for the following academic year (WS & SS):

  • Application form - download below
  • Letter of motivation (for the university of your first choice)
  • Curriculum vitae (in English)
  • Certificate of enrollment
  • Summary of grades
  • Language certificate for the working language (= language in which the lectures are mainly held):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 coursealternatively: - Proof of stay abroad for several months - Successful completion of foreign language university modules - Abitur certificate, if possible with mention of level

Selection criteria

Selection is based on a point system. Among other things, your motivation (max. 5 points), your academic progress (1 point per semester, Master's students automatically receive 6 points for their Bachelor's degree) and your grade point average (max. 4 points) are taken into account. Since you will need the help of others to settle into your new environment, you will also receive points if you can demonstrate that you are socially engaged (max. 3 points). We also give priority to students for whom this is their first opportunity to go abroad (max. 3 points).

Language skills

You must not be more than one level below the required language level. Please check the document "Language Requirements Partner Universities" for the universities you are interested in.

Decision Process

At the beginning of March each year, we will inform you about the result of the selection process. For all further information and the next steps, please refer to the Outgoing Guide in the download area.

After the official application process has been completed, vacant places can still be allocated on application as long as the registration deadline at the partner university has not yet passed.

Please make sure to inform yourself about possible travel warnings before your stay.

Places available for study abroad in the academic year 2022/2023

You would like to study abroad in the academic year 2022/2023 but have missed the application deadline? Then you still have the opportunity to apply for one of the places still available. Please note the deadlines for the respective semester and the instructions. We are looking forward to your application!

Erasmus+

Under the Erasmus+ program, 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.

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, United Kingdom.

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, United Kingdom.

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.

The modalities vary depending on the project.

Erasmus+ Project 2020 (WS 2021/2022 & SS 2022)

Target group: Participants with a child or a GdB (= degree of disability) of 30 or more

Top-up: 200€/month

Real costs: up to 10000€/semester for participants with a GdB of 50 or more

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 home (for more information, please see the "Information sheet on additional support")

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.

Erasmus+ Project 2020 (WS 2021/2022 & SS 2022).

We reward green travel (bus, train, ferry, bike) with 25€ each way (50€ round trip).

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 honor (template in download area)

And then?

  • We will inform you about the next steps. In the Outgoing-Guide_Studying Abroad you will also find answers to common questions about studying abroad and the Flowchart_Studying 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