Study semester abroad

On this page we have summarized information concerning the funding opportunities and programs for you, as well as details about the recognition of credits received abroad. You will find further information regarding stays abroad, especially regarding finance possibilities on our useful links page.

Here you can find our leaflet (in German) for a study semester abroad

With about 100 cooperation contracts existing with European Universities as part of the Erasmus+ program, the following advantages are provided:

  • Up to 12 months financial aid for stays abroad at partner universities within the EU, Iceland, Croatia, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey
  • Minimum period for studies abroad 3 months (90 days) / minimum of 2 months (60 days) from summer semester 2022 onwards
  • Multiple funding BA, MA, PhD is possible (maximum 12 months per cycle, studies abroad and internships abroad will be summed up). The days stayed abroad without ERASMUSgrant (Zero Grant) will also be counted towards the max. contingent.
  • No study fees.
  • Possible monthly mobility grants:

These are the ERASMUS+ rates for studies abroad for the academic years 2020/21 and 2021/22:

- Group 1 (higher costs of living): Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom: 450 € per month (30 days)

-Group 2 (average costs of living): Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus: 390 € per month (30 days)

-Group 3 (lower costs of living): Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Rumania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary: 330 €

Internships in the UK can be supported with the ERASMUS grant until May 2023, provided that there are still enough Erasmus funds.

Calculation example: A mobility of 100 days equate to a full mobility of 3 grant-months and 10 days (3x monthly rate + monthly rate/30 days x 10 days)

  • Recognition of the credits received abroad (credit transfer) according to the learning agreement
  • Counseling during the preparation and followup work as well as during the stay itself by the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer
  • Simplified process of application
  • Experiences in terms of exchange are available

Application: Please consider the current announcements for the available university places of your faculty (in February/march). Find out about your future host university/institution and coordinate projects and study contents with the coordinators of your degree course within the faculty. The internal online application (including current enrollment certificate, overview of your grades, proof of language skills, as well as CV and motivation letter) have to be submitted until 31.03. (degree course IBA beginning of March, the rest of the faculty Business Studies until mid-March). In case of remaining places for the summer semester, places will be allocated in accordance with the receipt of the applications, but financial aid can’t be guaranteed at this point.

Selection: The decision about the allocation of places will be made by the faculties. Decisive selection criteria are the qualification and the performance of the student, the evidence of purpose of the intended stay with regard to the previous studies, the motivation as well as existing language skills that are necessary for the execution of the stay abroad.

Finally, the nomination at the host university including completion of the application documents from your future host university will take place. Further information concerning the application and the payment of the mobility grant are provided in the International Office of the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer.

Further information about the ERASMUS study stay abroad can be found in the short explanation-clip of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). 

A direct link towards the Erasmus+ program of the European Union is available here.

Maybe also virtual or blended mobility could be interesting for you. Here are some reasons for this.

Mit folgenden Hochschulen bestehen Verträge im Rahmen des Erasmus+ Programms (KA 107):

  • Polotsk State University, Belarus
  • ITMO University Saint Petersburg, Russische Föderation
  • NArFU Arkhangelsk, Russische Föderation

Ein Aufenthalt im Rahmen von ERASMUS+ bietet Ihnen folgende Vorteile:

  • Bis zu 12 Monate Förderung für Studienaufenthalte an Partnerhochschulen
  • Mehrfachförderung BA, MA, PhD möglich (max. 12 Monate insgesamt je Zyklus; hierbei werden Studienaufenthalte und Praktika zusammenaddiert). Es werden auch Aufenthaltstage ohne ERASMUS Zuschuss (Zero Grant) auf das max. Kontingent angerechnet.
  • keine Studiengebühren an der Gasthochschule
  • Reisekostenpauschale abhängig von der Distanz und monatliche Mobilitätsstipendien i.H.v. 700 Euro
  • Anerkennung der im Ausland erbrachten Leistungen gemäß Learning Agreement
  • Betreuung während der Vor- und Nachbereitung sowie während des Aufenthaltes durch die Hochschule Emden/Leer
  • Vereinfachtes Bewerbungsverfahren

Bewerbung: Bitte beachten Sie die aktuellen Ausschreibungen über die zur Verfügung stehenden Studienplätze Ihres Fachbereichs. Informieren Sie sich über Ihre zukünftige Gasthochschule und sprechen Sie Projekte bzw. Studieninhalte mit Ihren Studiengangskoordinatorinnen im Fachbereich ab. Die internen Bewerbung (online Application, aktuelle Immatrikulationsbescheinigung, Notenübersicht, Sprachnachweis, Lebenslauf und Motivationsschreiben) reichen Sie bis zum 31.03. im International Office (FB T) bzw. in den Auslandsbüros Ihrer Fachbereiche ein (FB SAG + FB W). Sollten für das Sommersemester noch Restplätze übrig sein, ist eine Bewerbung bis 01.09. möglich.

Auswahl: Die Entscheidung über die Platzvergabe erfolgt durch den Fachbereich und das International Office. Entscheidende Auswahlkriterien sind die Qualifikation und Leistung der/des Studierenden, die Sinnhaftigkeit des geplanten Aufenthalts in Bezug zum bisherigen Studium sowie bestehende Sprachkenntnisse, die zur Durchführung des Aufenthalts notwendig sind.

Anschließend erfolgt die Nominierung bei der Partnerhochschule. Nach der Nominierung bewerben Sie sich bitte an der Partnerhochschule. Weitere Infos zur Bewerbung bzw. zur Auszahlung des Mobilitätstipendiums erhalten Sie im International Office der HS Emden/Leer.

Weitere Informationen zum Programm, der Finanzierung und dem Ablauf entnehmen Sie bitte dem Merkblatt.

Persönliche Daten sind vertraulich und werden entsprechend den jeweiligen Bundesgesetzen nur insoweit weiterverarbeitet als das für Ihr Ansuchen und Ihre Teilnahme am Programm Erasmus+ notwendig ist.

Einen direkten Link zum Erasmus+ Programm der Europäischen Union finden Sie hier.

You would like to study at a university that cannot be funded with the ERASMUS + program or other DAAD programs? For a study semester of 1-6 months you can apply for the PROMOS program directly at the International Office of HS Emden/Leer. Here you will find the current call for tenders. For advice and questions about the PROMOS program, please contact Ms. Janine Hülsen (janine.huelsen|at| Further information on the program can also be obtained directly from the DAAD at:

Please note the following:

Support may only be granted if there is no travel warning from the Foreign Office for the region in question. See

Scholarship holders with physical disabilities can sign up for a special requirement. Therefore, an informal application must be submitted to the International Office.

There is a selection process. The approval rate and amount depends on the respective financial allocation. The selection takes place in a selection committee, which consists of representatives of the faculties/departments, employees of the International Office and the Vice President for international affairs.

Please address feedback and criticism of the selection process to Dr. Sandra Koch (sandra.koch@hs-emden-leer).


HAW.International programme of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for studies abroad of 3-6 months or for periods abroad of 1-6 months in the framework of the final thesis

We rather recommend the HAW.International Programm for freemover or stays outside of the ERASMUS countries. You have to apply individually via the DAAD portal, thus there can be no counselling from the International Office or the international faculty coordinators. In case of questions, please inform yourself in the announcement text/FAQs or contact the DAAD directly. Please inform the International Office if the HAW.Interntional scholarship has been granted to you in order to avoid two grants at the same time as this is not allowed for the same purpose.

You will find further information in regard to this programme on our announcement page.

Here you will find a link to the DAAD Scholarship Database, which shows you further ways to finance a study abroad.

You can find a good overview of possibilities to finance your stay abroad in the scholarship brochure of the DAAD, including scholarships of other organisations as well (brochure is in German).

Under certain circumstances, students who receive the regular BAföG and also students who are not eligible for the regular BAföG may receive funding for studying abroad (Auslands-BAföG).

Application: At different BAföG offices, depending on the target country ==> if possible apply 6 months before your stay abroad

Amount of exemption: 300 Euros per month of a scholarship are not considered for the calculation of "Auslands-BAföG"

Funding: If applicable regular BAföG-funding + lump sum for travel costs + subsidy for insurance + subsidy for a stay outside of the EU and Switzerland + study fees up to 4.600 Euros per year

Further information: 


You can find everything about recognitionof the effected performances abroad of study achievements abroad (including documents) here.


Please also remember to check your insurance (eg. health insurance, liability insurance, accident insurance) for validity abroad before your stay abroad! Even within Europe e.g. the health insurance is very limited without additional protection. A good option is provided by the DAAD Group Insurance (health insurance, liability insurance, accident insurance). Further information about costs, requirements, services, etc. can be found here