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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - School of Business and Economics

Going abroad

Welcome to our information website for outbound students (i.e. students who are preparing to study abroad or are already on their way). On these pages we will give you an overview of the various possibilities to go abroad during your studies.

The School of Business and Economics has bilateral agreements on student mobility with around 60 partner universities in more than 25 countries through the ERASMUS+ and the Swiss Mobility Programme and faculty agreements worldwide.

If this is not enough for you, Humboldt-Universität has signed university-wide agreements with around 90 universities across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. For all lists of university-wide agreements arranged according to world regions, please visit: https://www.international.hu-berlin.de/de/studierende/ins-ausland/weltweit-uv

Our agreements include student and faculty exchange and scientific cooperation on many levels.

 

 

Many roads lead to Rome. Or would you prefer to Copenhagen? If you want to spend one or two semesters abroad, there are many different ways to get there.

The most common way is to go for an exchange semester via a direct agreement with one of our partner universities. The advantage of an exchange program is that you do not need to pay tuition fees at your host university. With the ERASMUS and Swiss Mobility Programs, you can touch a monthly allowance during your stay abroad. You can find more advice on scholarships and othe rsources of funding under the service point "Financing".

 


Erasmus - the European exchange program

For many, Erasmus has become a synonym for student stays abroad. The Humboldt University of Berlin has participated in the European mobility program ERASMUS since 1991 over the years has supported more than 10,000 students with their stays abroad. On the following pages you will find more information.


Faculty agreements - exclusive exchange opportunities for Wiwis

In addition to the opportunities of the Erasmus+ program, the School of Business and Economics maintains numerous partnership agreements with universities outside Europe. These partnerships are exclusively open to WiWi students and offer the possibility of study abroad at selected universities with which our faculty members maintain close relations.

 


University agreements - HU partner universities worldwide

For further information on the university-wide agreements (open to all HU students) turn to the central outgoing team at the HU Department of International Affairs

 


Summer Schools - Short-term programs

Summer schools offer an opportunity to study for a short time at a prestigious university abroad. Summer schools generally take 2-4 weeks and bring you up to 10 ECTS. Please note: for most Summer schools you will need to pay tuition fees. Please refer to the section about "Financing" for funding opportunities.

We have prepared a list of summer schools at our partner universities which we can recommend to facilitate your research.

 


Internships - Gather international work experience!

Another exciting alternative to studying abroad is an internship. You can simultaneously expand your language skills, gain practical work experience and get to know the working environment of a foreign country.

ERASMUS - placements in other European countries

Your internship can be promoted under the Erasmus+ program with a travel allowance. The Erasmus Placement team at the Department of Internationa Affairs will happily assist you in preparing your application and stay: www.international.hu-berlin.de/de/studierende/ins-ausland/praktikum

PROMOS - internships and language courses abroad

Twice a year, HU awards short-term scholarships in the PROMOS program for semester stays and internships outside the ERASMUS area as well as language courses and research stays in Europe and worldwide. You can find more information here: https://www.international.hu-berlin.de/de/studierende/ins-ausland/finanzierung-1/promos-1

WIWEX GmbH - internships in Germany and worldwide

The WIWEX Career Service offers exciting opportunities at home and abroad, see http://www.wiwex.net/wiwexcareers/jobboard

DAAD

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is always a good first address for any questions related to international academic exchange, whether for studies, internships or funding in general. Visit https://www.daad.de/de/im-ausland-studieren-forschen-lehren/

Here is a small selection of the offer: Carlo Schmidt Program for Internships in International Organizations and EU institutions, travel subsidies, short-term grants (max. 3 months) for internships in German foreign missions or international organizations, in German schools abroad, in Goethe Institutes and at selected institutions of foreign cultural policy.

 

ZERTIKO - Certificate for intercultural competence

 

What is ZERTIKO?

An extra-curricular offer for German and international students at HU Berlin, and an internationally acknowledged certificate about your intercultural experience. You can earn the certificate during two or more semesters within all study levels (from Bachelor's degree to PhD).

How do I get the certificate?

To obtain the certificate you need to collect at least 100 certificate points (ZP) in three components. Component 1 consists of participating in an intercultural training and is mandatory whereas you can set your individual priorities in the components 2 and 3.

Contact and more information

zertiko-international@hu-berlin.de

For more information: https://hu.berlin/zertiko

 


 

 

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