Many paths to studies abroad
Would you like to study abroad for 1 or 2 semesters?
Find the best opportunities here:
The funding program of the European Union, ERASMUS
(European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students)
gives students the opportunity to study for 1 or 2 semesters abroad.
Benefits of the ERASMUS program
- 1 or 2 semesters of study abroad at a partner university
- tuition-fee waiver due to cooperation agreement
- payment of a mobility allowance (currently approx. €150–250 per month) for a maximum of 12 months
- support in your search for a suitable university from the faculties’ international offices and/or the Erasmus representatives for the respective subjects
- registration at (nomination to) the partner university via the International Office
Coursework and examinations completed at the partner university can be recognized on the basis of a mandatory learning agreement.
Cooperation partners in the Faculty of Business Administration (Hamburg Business School) for BSc and MSc. Find degree programs in the list of ERASMUS bilateral agreements.
The faculty offers a double-degree program with Kyoto University.
At the moment the Faculty of Business Administration (Hamburg Business School) has 10 partner institutions:
- Beijing Normal University China
- Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China
- Kyoto UniversityJapan
- Seoul National University (SNU), Business School, South Korea
- National Chengchi University, College of Commerce, Taipei,Taiwan
- National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan
- Université de Neuchatel, Switzerland
- Universidad Austral, Argentina
- Universidade de São Paulo, Brasilien
- Universidad de Chile, Chile
BSc and MSc students in the Faculty of Business Administration (Hamburg Business School) may apply at all universities. The English language requirement for all partnerships is CEFR Level B2. Use the Erasmus application form to apply to these universities. In the section where you can indicate up to 5 Erasmus bilateral agreements, enter the partner universities.An extra application is not required.
Studying as a free-mover
What is a “free-mover”?
As a free-mover you organize your entire stay abroad yourself. This gives you the opportunity to study at any university you choose. The International Office can give you advice, but cannot support you in your preparations.You must pay any tuition fees at your chosen university for your semester abroad. A grant pursuant to the German Federal Education and Training Assistance Act (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz—BAföG ) for time abroad or a scholarship can also help free-movers. Coursework and examinations you complete as a free-mover at a university abroad can be credited to your studies at Universität Hamburg as long as they are compatible with your program. Prepare well and consult closely with your degree program coordinator before you go abroad to prevent unpleasant surprises.
To apply to a university as a free-mover, get into contact with the program that interests you or the international office of the university that you wish to attend. The staff there will usually be able to tell you if the university accepts free-movers and what requirements you must meet.
Information for free-movers lists some helpful [PDF] (in German only) links.
If you are interested in an internship abroad, there are many options for support. We have listed a few of them for you below:
- The ERASMUS+ program from the EU offers you the opportunity to complete a 3-month internship abroad directly following your studies abroad. The ERASMUS grant (€150–250 per month) can continue to be paid during this time (maximum total of twelve months).
- ERASMUS+ also funds international internships in all 34 ERASMUS countries. International scholarships funded by this European Commission program are offered to students who want to complete their main internship in another European country. Stay: minimum of 92 days; funding period: maximum of 12 months. The scholarship funds are awarded by Universität Hamburg’s Department of International Affairs. You must apply directly to The Department of International Affairs.
- Universität Hamburg has a scholarship program called hamburglobal.It funds internships abroad with a one-time subsidy, monthly payments, or travel subsidies. Application periods are 1 March–1 April and 1 October–1 November of the respective year, depending on the start of your stay abroad.
- The DAAD Internet portal for internships and studies in Europe for students from Germany contains: practical information on the various countries, intercultural training material with interactive case studies, testimonials, tips and tricks from alumni, the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas with others, and much more.
- The international students’ organization A.I.E.S.E.C. offers specialist internship placement in the field of economics in more than 80 countries.
- There are also numerous commercial providers who arrange for internship placements worldwide.