Welcome to the part of the International Office website for Outgoing Students (i.e. students thinking about, preparing for, and/or currently studying abroad)!
Studying abroad is an exciting and broadening experience that enriches any educational curriculum. On this website you will find information about our partner universities, application guidelines, financial support options, student experiences, and much more!
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) offers one of the most expansive ranges of opportunities for students to study abroad. We recognize how important it is for our graduates to be able to live and work in an increasingly global environment, and therefore, we encourage all students to explore the many opportunities available. You’ll broaden your perspective and open the door to a whole world of possibilities.
If you need further information about ERASMUS please do not hesitate to contact our ERASMUS Outgoing Student Advisor:
Office hours - summer term 2013
Tue: 11:00 - 13:00
Thu: 12:00 - 14.00
and by appointment
Email: outgoings-wiwi [at] hu-berlin.de
Tel: +49 (0) 30 2093 5996International Office - ERASMUS
School of Business and Economics
Spandauer Str. 1 - Room 145
Click on the globe to see an overview of all our ERASMUS partners!
Why go abroad?
There are many reasons to study abroad. Besides improving your language skills and getting to know another culture, studying abroad means discovering a whole new system of higher education. You will collect valuable experiences that contribute to your personal development. Students in higher education may spend a study period in another country within the framework of agreed arrangements between the universities. The accreditation of examinations can be ensured before departure. Thus the credits achieved abroad will be taken into account with your studies at HU.
Where to go?
We have an impressive range of international partners, including some of the leading universities around the world. European exchanges that are organized through the International Office are available through the ERASMUS scheme. The Erasmus scheme is a European-wide exchange program for students in higher education. Worldwide university exchanges such as those in the U.S. or China are organized either by the Abteilung Internationales or you may choose one of our partner institutions.
If you need some help for the decision or you would like to have more information about the specific partner university, see the Student Experience Reports (Erfahrungsberichte). Previous outgoing exchange students have the best information about what a semester abroad is really like. Many students also have an email address listed, so don’t be afraid to ask them your questions!
When to go?
The optimal moment for the stay abroad should be based on your individual study plan. Take into consideration that the beginning of the terms vary from country to country: the fall term often starts in August or September and ends in January. If you plan carefully before you leave you can save some time by integrating an internship into your curriculum (this can be financially supported by Leonardo).
Other options are the International Summer School of Economics and Management in Cuba (ISSEM) or a wide range of Summer Schools offered by our partners.
How to apply?
For HU students interested in studying abroad, we offer two exchange programs at the departmental level.
- The ERASMUS Exchange Program for study within Europe
- The International Exchange Program for study beyond Europe
A description of the application procedure, necessary paperwork, and information for assistance can be found under:
Furthermore, there are more university-wide exchange programs where students of the School of Business and Economics can participate:
- Bilateral university agreements (both within and outside of Europe): the International Exchange Program of the "Abteilung Internationales".
- The International Summer School in Economics and Management (ISSEM) in La Habanna, Cuba: www.issem.de
- Summer Schools: if you want to study abroad for a shorter amount of time at a foreign university, there is the possibility to participate in summer school. The courses usually run about two- to four-weeks and academic recognition of the courses you take is generally possible.
If you are interested in working in another country please visit the Internship support of the Abteilung Internationales.
Where to get financial help?
Studying abroad is also linked to new expenses. However, there are many institutions that provide scholarships and other financial support. In most cases, it is worth applying and we have compiled a short selection for you to look through. Please note that most scholarships depend on to which host university you have been accepted. Because of this, an application for financial support can only be submitted after you have been accepted by your chosen host university. However, we recommend that you take care of this as soon as possible after receiving your letter of acceptance as some scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.