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Info for students

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Info for students

at the UW/H

Studies Abroad

If you are interested in studying abroad at one of our Erasmus+ partner universities, please read the  Erasmus+ section carefully. Switzerland does not currently participate in the Erasmus+ programme, but supports foreign students via SEMP (Swiss-European Mobility Programme).

If you are interested in a stay abroad at one of our global partner universities, please read the section Global Partners carefully.

A list of our partner universities can be found here.

In the Outgoing Guide Study Abroad (see "Download Area Erasmus+" or "Download Area Global Partners") you will find answers to common questions about studying abroad and the  Flowchart Study  Abroad (see "Download Area Erasmus+" or "Download Area Global Partners") will guide you step by step through the mobility process.

If you would like to rent out your apartment during your stay abroad, please send us an email or contact ESN Witten.

Do you have any questions? Then feel free to contact us.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for a study abroad stay at one of our partner universities in the academic year 2024/2025 (WS 24/25 & SS 25), please submit the following application documents in pdf format via our mobility software Mobility Online by 07 January 2024: Mobility Online - Application process

Our "Mobility Online User Guide" (see below) will guide you through the process step by step.

Application Documents

  • Letter of motivation in German or English(for the university of your first choice; approx. 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificate of enrolment
  • 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". If you would like to apply for several partner universities that require knowledge of different languages, please submit proof for each of the languages. Please note that this proof must be submitted for the UW/H internal application procedure. The partner universities have their own requirements and may only accept official language certificates.
    Accepted proof (for the UW/H internal application procedure):
    - 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
    - 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 volunteer work during your studies
  • if applicable: Erasmus+ Fewer Opportunities - 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, previous experience abroad and volunteer work during one's studies. We will inform you about the result of the selection process at the end of February/beginning of March.

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

Erasmus+ Learning Mobility of Individuals (KA131)

Students who spend a semester abroad at one of our Erasmus+ partner universities 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 2023/2024 and 2024/2025

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

Participants with fewer opportunities can apply for a monthly top-up payment or, if applicable, payment of real costs. For detailed information, please refer to the information sheet in the download area.

The modalities vary depending on the project.

Erasmus+ Project 2022 (from WS 2023/2024) & 2023 (from WS 2024/2025)

Target groups:
- Participants with a child
- Participants with a degree of disability of 20 or more
- Participants with a chronic illness which causes additional financial expenditure abroad
- Working students
- Participants 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 which causes additional financial expenditure abroad.

Erasmus+ Green Travel

To reduce the environmental footprint of the Erasmus+ program, green travel will be financially rewarded. You can receive a one-time top-up payment of 50€ and additional funding of up to 4 travel days for green travel. For detailed information, please refer to the document "Erasmus+ Green Travel - Information Sheet".

Global partners

A stay at one of our global partner universities is not automatically accompanied by financial support. However, some of our partners waive or reduce the tuition fees. In addition, you have the opportunity to apply for a PROMOS scholarship through us once you have been accepted. You can find more information about PROMOS here.