China


Exchange with Wuhan University

Target group
Two tuition-free study places preferably for students of Sinology (major or minor subject) with four completed semesters in BA or intermediate examination in Law at the start of the programme. MA students possible.

Benefits
Waiver of tuition fees

Further information
http://admission.whu.edu.cn/en/?c=index
Ms. Hellebrandt (Sinology), FB II - Sinology, A 355

Application deadline
Always at the beginning of December – Please note the information in the current announcement.

 

Exchange with Xiamen University

Five fee-free exchange places for one or preferably two semesters. Participants have access to both the Chinese-language and English-language BA and MA programmes at Xiamen University. English language skills and/or basic knowledge of the Chinese language are required.

Target group
Students of all disciplines who have completed four semesters of BA studies or an intermediate law examination at the start of the programme, as well as students in MA programmes.

Benefits
Waiver of tuition fees at the host university

Further information
https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/

Application deadline
Always at the beginning of December – Please note the information in the current announcement.

 

Study and/or practical semester at Xiamen University

For students of German as a Second and Foreign Language (MA DaF/DaZ and Zusatzzertifikat DaF/DaZ) and Sinology, a fee-free exchange place is available for a study and/or practical semester at Xiamen University.

Target group
Students in the additional certificate or in the Master "German as a Second and Foreign Language" (in both programmes, modules 1 and 2 must be successfully completed) who have sufficient knowledge of English; this knowledge should be documented by a language test of the Language Centre of the University, a TOEFL ibT test (at least 80 points) or by another suitable proof. Knowledge of Chinese is an advantage, but not mandatory.

Benefits
Waiver of tuition fees at the host university

Further information

admissions.xmu.edu.cn


Dr. Renate Freudenberg-Findeisen (DaF/DaZ)

Application deadline
Always at the beginning of December – Please note the information in the current announcement.

 

Exchange with East China Normal University, Shanghai

Up to four fee-free exchange places to study at the partner university East China Normal University.

Target group
Students of all disciplines who have completed four semesters of BA or intermediate examinations in law at the beginning of the programme as well as students in MA programmes.

Benefits
Waiver of tuition fees

Further information
lxs.ecnu.edu.cn/EN

Application deadline
Always at the beginning of December – Please note the information in the current announcement.

 

DAAD Self-Pay Programme in the People's Republic of China

Tuition fee waiver for Chinese-language study programmes by the China Scholarship Council, all other costs must be paid by the student.

Target group
Students and graduates

Further information
https://www.campuschina.org/

Application deadline
Applications can only be submitted via the DAAD, Section ST34, between January and April of the year in which the stay is to begin. Please contact the DAAD for the exact deadline.

 

DAAD Programme Language and Practice in the People's Republic of China

Expected to be a two-week preparatory course in language and regional studies at the Sinicum of the LSI – Landesspracheninstitut at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, approx. ten-month language course in China at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), six-month internship in a Chinese or German-Chinese company or an administrative institution in China.

Target group
Graduates from the fields of computer science, natural sciences, engineering, law, political science, economics and social sciences as well as architecture.

Benefits
Monthly scholarship instalment, travel allowance, preparatory course, insurance, assumption of the costs of the language course in China

Further information
https://www2.daad.de/ausland/studieren/stipendium/de

Application deadline
Probably January of the year in which the stay abroad is to begin.

 

PR China – Scholarship Programme of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation and the German National Academic Foundation e.V.

After a one-year preparatory language programme (during the semester breaks at the University of Trier as well as through private lessons), there is the possibility of a one-year language and subject study programme in China followed by an internship.

Target group
Students of all disciplines (except major in sinology, art, design, film and music) with excellent academic performance

Further information
www.studienstiftung.de/china

Application deadline
See information on the Studienstiftung homepage

 

Taiwan


Exchange with National Chengchi University, Taipei

Two fee-free exchange places for preferably two semesters. Participants have the option of taking full-time Mandarin courses, combining Mandarin studies in part with specialised studies, or taking specialised courses only (prerequisite for participation in specialised courses is proof of sufficient Chinese language skills, comparable to TOCFL Superior or HSK Level 4, as well as English language skills at Level B2).

Target group
Students of all disciplines with four completed semesters of BA or intermediate examinations in law at the start of the programme. Basic knowledge of the Chinese language must be available at the time of application. A grade point average of at least 2.5 is required for participation in the programme (Law students please consult Mr. Proost at the International Office).

Benefits
Tuition fee waiver

Further information
http://oic.nccu.edu.tw/

Application deadline
Always at the beginning of January – Please note the information in the current announcement.

 

Exchange with National Chengchi University, Taipei

Two fee-free exchange places for preferably two years of study and practical training at the National Chengchi University in Taipei
For students of German as a Second and Foreign Language (MA and additional certificate DaF/DaZ) and Sinology, one exchange place is available free of charge for a study and practice year at the National Chengchi University in Taipei.

Target group
MA students and students in the additional certificate DaF/DaZ (modules 1-3 in the MA and PS I-III in the additional certificate must be successfully completed) who have sufficient knowledge of English. This knowledge should be documented by a language test from the University Language Centre, a TOEFL ibT test (at least 80 points) or other suitable proof. Knowledge of Chinese is an advantage, but not absolutely necessary.

Benefits
Waiver of tuition fees

Further information
http://oic.nccu.edu.tw/

Contact
Dr. Renate Freudenberg-Findeisen (DaF/DaZ)

Application deadline
Always at the beginning of January – Please note the information in the current announcement.

 

Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) for Language Studies in Taiwan

The aim of the programme offered by the Taiwanese Ministry of Education (MoE) is to enable people with German citizenship to study in Taiwan for the purpose of learning Chinese or improving their language skills.

Target group
German citizens who are at least 18 years old and who would like to spend six to twelve months studying Chinese at a university language centre in Taiwan; no previous knowledge of the language is required.

Benefits
Monthly scholarship instalments

Further information
https://www2.daad.de/ausland/studieren/stipendium/de

Application deadline
15 October for funding to begin in September of the following year, personal presentation in December

 

Taiwan Scholarship for a full course of study

The aim of the programme offered by the Taiwanese Ministry of Education (MoE) is to enable German citizens to pursue a full course of study in Taiwan.

Target group
German citizens with higher education entrance qualification and graduates of all disciplines

Benefits
Partial payment of tuition fees, monthly scholarship instalment

Further information
https://www2.daad.de/ausland/studieren/stipendium/de

Application deadline
15 October for funding to begin in September of the following year, personal presentation in December

 

Taiwan Summer Institute Programme – Short-term Scholarships

The aim of the programme is to offer an insight into the Taiwanese cultural and scientific landscape in cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Taiwan. The stay is possible at universities and research institutions in Taiwan. This scholarship is valid for two months in August and September.

Target group
Students, graduates and doctoral candidates in the natural and engineering sciences as well as in the humanities and social sciences (with the exception of the respective regional philologies and sciences such as German studies, Sinology, Asian studies, etc.). Applications are also possible without German citizenship under certain conditions.

Benefits
One-week introductory seminar, two-month research stay, monthly scholarship instalment, travel allowance, insurance benefits

Further information
https://www2.daad.de/ausland/studieren/stipendium/de

Application deadline
Please note the current application deadline at the DAAD.

 

Japan

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Karte Japan

Exchange with Kobe University, Kobe

Up to five tuition-free places in one of the study programmes offered; good English language skills are required. Knowledge at LEVEL N1 of the JLPT is generally required for participation in Japanese language courses. Japanese language courses at different levels are available to all exchange students. In addition, attendance at regular courses may also be possible by arrangement. One-semester stays are possible. Basic knowledge of the Japanese language is required at the time of application, as well as a grade point average of at least 2.3. As an alternative to PROMOS, scholarships from the ERASMUS+ programme with non-European countries may also be available.

Target group
Students of all disciplines who have completed four semesters of BA or ZP in law at the start of the programme.

Further information
https://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/en/study_in_kobe/admission/exchange_program

Application deadline
Always at the beginning of December – Please note the information in the current announcement.

 

Exchange with Osaka Gakuin University

Up to three study places free of charge for participation in the International Exchange Programme (two-semester language and regional studies programme). Attendance at regular courses is generally also possible with appropriate language skills after consultation. One-semester stays are possible. Basic knowledge of the Japanese language must be available at the time of application.

Target group
Students of all disciplines who have completed four semesters of BA or ZP in law at the beginning of the programme.

Benefits
Waiver of tuition fees and free accommodation with a host family (to be clarified).

Own contribution
1600,- EUR (to be clarified)

Further information
www.osaka-gu.ac.jp/english/int_exchange/index

Application deadline
Always at the beginning of December – Please note the information in the current call for applications.

 

Exchange with Sophia University, Tokyo

Five (possibly more) tuition-free places to participate in the Regular Exchange Program of Sophia University; in addition to English-language courses (TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC required), language courses in Japanese can be taken. Knowledge at LEVEL N1 of the JLPT is generally required for participation in Japanese-language courses. Intercultural courses of the Department of German Studies are open to all German-speaking students. One-semester stays are possible. Basic knowledge of the Japanese language is required at the time of application, as well as a grade point average of at least 2.0.

Target group
Students of all subjects who have completed four semesters of BA or ZP in law at the beginning of the programme.

Further information
www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/exchangeprograms

Application deadline
Always at the beginning of December – Please note the information in the current announcement.

 

Exchange with the Department of German Studies at Sophia University, Tokyo

Two tuition-free places to study at the Department of German Studies at Sophia University. In addition to Japanese language courses, students can take intercultural courses offered by the Department of German Studies. Furthermore, it is possible to take courses in English offered by the Department of Foreign Studies and the Faculty of Global Studies (TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC required). Basic knowledge of the Japanese language must already be available at the time of application.

Target group
Students of Japanese Studies

Further information
https://dept.sophia.ac.jp/fs/international/ryugaku/zaigai/en/

Application deadline
Always at the beginning of December – Please note the information in the current announcement.

 

Exchange with Waseda University, Tokyo

A tuition-free place in one of the study programmes offered; participation in English-language courses of the respective faculties is possible (TOEFL/IELTS required). Knowledge at LEVEL N1 of the JLPT is generally required for participation in Japanese-language courses. Participation in the Japanese Language Program is also possible. In addition, attendance at regular courses may also be possible by arrangement. Basic knowledge of the Japanese language is required at the time of application, as well as a grade point average of at least 2.0.

Target group
Students of all disciplines who have completed four semesters of BA or ZP in law at the beginning of the programme.

Further information
www.waseda.jp/inst/cie/en/exchange/application

Application deadline
Always at the beginning of December – Please note the information in the current announcement.

 

Exchange with Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo/Yokohama

Two tuition-free places in one of the study programmes offered; prerequisite is a good knowledge of English (TOEFL/IELTS required) or a basic knowledge of Japanese (at least two semesters). Knowledge at LEVEL N1 of the JLPT is generally required for participation in Japanese-language courses. In addition, attendance at regular courses may also be possible by arrangement. Japanese language courses are offered at various levels. A grade point average of 3.0 is required.

Target group
Students of all disciplines with four completed semesters of BA or ZP in law at the start of the programme. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Proost.

Further information
www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/en/about/international

Application deadline
Always at the beginning of December – Please note the information in the current announcement.

 

DAAD Programme Language and Practice in Japan

A two-week preparatory course in Japanese language and culture at the Japonicum of the LSI - Language Institute of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, a ten-month language course in Japan (at a language school in Tokyo), followed by a six-month internship in a Japanese or German-Japanese company in Japan.

Target group
Graduates in computer science, natural sciences, engineering, law, political science, economics and social sciences

Benefits
monthly scholarship instalment, travel allowance, insurance benefits, preparatory course and language tuition in Japan

Further information
www2.daad.de/abroad/study/scholarship/en

Application deadline
As a rule, in January of the year in which the stay is to begin.

 

Japanese Government Scholarships (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) for Research Stays in Japan

Scholarships – possibly including a six-month intensive language course – for one and a half to two years (from April or October of the following year until March of the year after next) to carry out the respective study or research project.

Target group
Graduates of all disciplines

Further information
www2.daad.de/abroad/study/scholarship/en

Application deadline
Visual arts/design/film, music, performing arts: last quarter of the year in which the stay is not yet commenced
Architecture (except doctoral studies) and Music: usually separate deadline in the last quarter of the year 
All other subjects: March of the year in which the stay begins.

 

For students of Japanese Studies, further exchange places in Japan are also available within the framework of partnerships of the subject Japanese Studies. Further information is available here.

Korea


Exchange with Sungshin Women's University, Seoul

Two to three two-semester study places free of charge

Target group
Students of all disciplines who have completed four semesters of BA or ZP in law at the beginning of the programme

Benefits
Waiver of tuition fees 

Further information
www.sungshin.ac.kr

Application deadline
Always at the beginning of December – Please note the information in the current announcement.

 

NRF Short Stays in South Korea for German Graduates

In cooperation with the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), the DAAD arranges scholarships for a short research stay in Korea as part of the "Summer Institute Programme". This stay is possible at universities and research institutes in the country. The stay, which is scheduled for July/August, is divided into an introductory seminar with excursions on the country, an introductory language course and culinary experiences and a research stay of approximately two months at universities and non-university research institutes. The scholarships are awarded for a period of two months and cannot be extended.

Target group
This programme offers young graduates (Bachelor's degree and above) and doctoral students of all disciplines a direct insight into the Korean cultural and academic landscape.

Benefits
The scholarship awarded by the Korean side in the amount of approx. 1,000 EUR/month covers the costs of the stay in Korea (subject to change). The DAAD provides a travel allowance and takes out health, accident and liability insurance abroad for the duration of the scholarship.

Further information
daad.de/go/stipd50015437

Application deadline
15 February

 

Other Information


Asia in general: DAAD scholarships to study Asian languages

The aim of the programme is to give university graduates the opportunity to improve their existing knowledge of Asian languages. Funding is provided for participation in a language course to deepen language skills already acquired during, alongside or after studies at a university or recognised language school in the host country. The scholarship is valid for the duration of one academic year (two semesters or three trimesters) and cannot be extended.

Target group
Applications are open to all well-qualified university graduates with basic knowledge of one of the advertised Asian languages, preferably from technical, scientific, business or administration-related subjects. Graduates in Asian philology and regional studies who are eligible for funding under the general one-year scholarship programme are not eligible to apply.
If you do not have German citizenship, an application is possible under certain conditions: Further information

Benefits
The scholarship includes the following benefits:

  • A monthly scholarship rate, depending on the host country: Here you can see the monthly DAAD scholarship rate for a specific country/status: Scholarship calculator. In this programme, the rates for students/graduates apply. 
  • Travel allowance depending on the host country
  • Health, accident and personal liability insurance benefits

In addition, further benefits may be granted upon application under certain conditions:

  • Subsidy for tuition fees, if applicable, up to a maximum limit: Further information
  • Family benefits for accompanying spouses or partners and/or children: Further information
  • Subsidy for travel in the host country directly related to the project (please submit an estimate of costs with confirmation from the supervising university teacher with the application)

Further information
www2.daad.de/abroad/studieren/stipendium/en/

Application deadline
The application deadline can be found here.


Please also note the funding opportunities under Funding.

Recognition of study abroad results

As part of the agreements with our partner universities, mutual recognition of academic credits is provided for and encouraged. The recognition process is similar to the European Erasmus program:

  • You consult with the coordinator for study abroad in your program about possible courses at the host university and whether/in what scope they can be recognized for your studies here.
  • The departments have their own information on the recognition process on their websites: 
    Fachbereich IFachbereich IIFachbereich III, Fachbereich IVFachbereich V, Fachbereich VI
  • Please use the Non-Erasmus Learning Agreement to make the recognition agreement.
  • Fill out the Learning Agreement (LA) yourself (digitally) after consultation with your coordinator, sign it and have the coordinator sign it (digitally).
  • Then send it by email to the International Office of the host university and ask for signature and return of the LA.
  • If you would like to make any changes to the courses during your study abroad, you must update the LA and have it signed again by the home university and the host university (this way all parties are always up to date).
  • After your return, submit the LA together with the "Transcript of Records" to your home coordinator and ask for recognition of the completed achievements (if necessary with a separate "Application for Recognition" – depending on the subject area).
  • The "Prüfungsausschuss" of your department will then review the application. You will then receive written notification of the recognition.

Learning Agreement

Non-Erasmus Learning Agreement for mobilities outside the Erasmus programme

Template Learning Agreement Non-Erasmus