Wednesday 27th January 2021, 4.00 pm
Zoom link: https://t1p.de/ErasmusMeeting
Zoom meeting ID: 856 1294 2872
Deadline for applications:
1st March 2021 (for stays abroad between Sept 2021 - July 2022)
Submit your application documents to the International Office.
Are you looking for an interesting, worthwhile way of spending time abroad? Would you like to go to university in another European country? Then you should consider applying for Erasmus+ or a separate exchange with one of the Department of English Studies’ European partner universities. Whether you are studying English as your major or minor subject, or as part of your BEd degree, you're welcome to apply for these exchanges.
The Department of English Studies has partner institutions in a variety of countries (see map below). Not all of the countries are English-speaking but all universities offer interesting academic perspectives for your studies (classes in English!) as well as contributing to your personal development. This page gives you information about our partner institutions who particpate in Erasmus+, where you can benefit from the funding and support provided by the programme. Note that, despite Brexit, the UK will continue to participate in the Erasmus+ programme until summer 2022. However, you will need a passport to enter the UK, and a “student visa” if you stay there for longer than 6 months. YOu can check the visa information here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa For the time after summer 2022, we aim to create separate agreements with our UK partner universities that offer you comparable conditions to Erasmus+ exchanges (e.g. no tuition fees!); the difference is that your stipend would then come from a different programme (DAAD Promos).
The information booklet below will give you more thorough information on which universities are available for an Erasmus+ exchange through the Department of English Studies, information you should consider before you apply, and how the application process works. If you have further questions you are welcome to contact the departmental Erasmus+/European Exchange Coordinator, Mrs C Maas (cmmaasuni-trierde), her assistant, Carlotta Müller (s6camueluni-trierde), or the departmental study advisor, Dr B Kraft (kraftbuni-trierde).
After you have been selected and nominated for one of our partner universities, you will need to fill in a "Learning Agreement". This is where you list the classes you intend to take abroad, and what you wish to have acreditted on your return. See here for an example. Mrs Maas can help you to decide which classes are suitable for you and roughly equivalent to what you would need to take in Trier. We are generally fairly lenient in our understanding of what is 'equivalent' as we see value in spending time abroad, beyond merely collecting credit points. Nonetheless, as a rule of thumb, to get a linguistics or literature class acreditted in Trier, you need to attend a linguistics or literature class at your host university. The credit points and topics of the classes are most important; not the modes of assessment. Before you make an appointment to discuss this with Mrs Maas, draw up a rough list of classes from your host university which interest you and are appropriate in their topics and level of study.
Once you have returned from your time abroad and have received your transcript from your host university, you will need to complete an 'Antrag auf Annerkennung von bisher erbrachten Leistungen' which can be found, alongside other information and instructions, on the website of the FBII Dekanat. You will need to submit your Learning Agreement to show which classes should be acreditted, and all documents should be submitted to the Dekanat of FBII. With any questions, please contact Mrs Maas or Dr Bettina Kraft.