Information for outgoing students

Experience abroad - whether through a study visit or a study-related practical training - is nowadays part of the requirements profile for most management positions. Intercultural competencies and business-fluent language skills are best acquired during a longer stay abroad. In addition to English, a second foreign language is becoming increasingly important for your future professional career.
According to a study by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) employers today place greater value on graduates acquiring experience and soft skills abroad than on a short duration of study. Ansbach University of Applied Sciences therefore advises students to take advantage of the opportunities offered by a stay abroad, whether as a study semester at a partner university or study-related practical training with an international company.


Information for outgoing students

Studying abroad

Living and studying abroad improves your

  • language skills,
  • chances of getting the job you want,
  • intercultural skills and
  • broadens your horizon.

Since the courses you attend abroad are also recognized at home, the duration of your studies remains the same.

Studying abroad as a "free m over"

On principle, students can complete a semester at any foreign university of their choice. However, you should find out in advance exactly what the costs will be and check with the lecturers at your home university whether the semester abroad will be recognized.
Country information and a database for finding a suitable host university can be found on the DAAD website on "Studying, researching and teaching abroad".
In addition, numerous agencies offer placement services at foreign universities.

Study abroad at a partner university

Studying at one of our partner universities offers the advantages that the application procedure is simplified, the International Office knows fixed contact persons and will always assist if you have any questions, the tuition fees are clearly stated in advance and often even reduced for students from Ansbach.
Studying within the framework of the ERASMUS+ program of the European Commission also has the advantage that fees are waived at the partner universities and students from Ansbach University of Applied Sciences receive a mobility grant.

Planning the study period abroad

It is advisable to inform yourself about the possibilities for an exchange study/internship already at the beginning of your studies. The International Office regularly offers information events that are open to all interested parties and can be helpful in deciding on a host university. The dates are announced by notice board and by circular emails.

Financing the stay abroad

Depending on the nature of the course of study, grants for travel and living expenses may be available. Please contact the IO staff for additional information.
In general, it can be said that all costs of a semester abroad cannot be covered by government grants. It is therefore advisable to think about additional financing well in advance.


Practical training abroad

In general, students must look for a placement abroad by themselves. The International Office cannot offer any special support in finding practical training in a foreign country but can help students get additional funding.

The Erasmus+ programme also supports practical training at host institutions (companies) in other European countries*. This allows students to gain practical experience and at the same time acquire foreign language and intercultural skills.

Practical training lasting between 2 and 12 months can be funded, regardless of whether it is the mandatory practical training semester or voluntary practical training.

There are also various funding opportunities for practical training outside of the European Union.

*Excluded from this are EU institutions and organisations that administer EU programmes.

Summer schools (external providers)

Going abroad in the summer and doing something for your studies at the same time? That's what you experience at a summer school!
Summer schools are usually two to four-week educational stays at a foreign university or college and take place during the semester break. A Summer School offers subject-specific or interdisciplinary courses and/or language courses.
The courses are held in the local language or in English, thus enabling students to improve their own language skills. A cultural program with excursions and sightseeing is usually also offered and gives students a chance to get to know the country and its culture. To find the right summer school for you, it is best to check the websites of the individual universities. Important: There is usually a course fee for attending a summer school!

Expected to take place from 5 August to 30 August 2024
in Qingdao, Shandong Province Shandong in the east of the People's Republic of China
Bavarian Summer University for Intercultural Chinese Studies(German)

GoIndia online seminar - Discover India with BayIND!
In our webinar, we inform all interested students from Bavaria about how we can support them on their way to India. We will also report on our Summer School, which will once again be held in South India.
Please register here for the online semiar
Time: 11 April 2024 I 13.00 hrs
Scholarships from the Bavarian Minister President
Every year, the Bavarian-Indian Centre (BayIND) awards three scholarships from the Bavarian Minister President for a study-related stay in Karnataka.
Funding amount: EUR 2,500
Application deadline: 30 April 2024
Online application

BayIND Scholarships
The BayIND scholarship is awarded twice a year for stays throughout India.
Funding amount: depending on the duration and type of stay
Application deadline: 15 April and 15 September 2024
Online application
BayIND Summer School
Bavarian students of all disciplines and degrees can travel with us for two to three weeks to South India and get to know the study opportunities, country, people and culture on site.
Period: probably 25 August - 12 September 2024
Application deadline: 02 May 2024
Online application
Information on all our programmes and funding is published here on our homepage.

Scholarships and grants

Scholarships and grants for studying abroad can be applied for at the following institutions or programmes.

ATTENTION: All applications must be submitted in before going abroad!

Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission

PROMOS programme

Programme “Internationalisation of German Universities” of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts

Bavarian Academic Centres
Bavarian Academic Centre for China (BayCHINA)
Bavarian Academic Centre for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (BAYHOST)
Bavarian-Indian Centre
Bavarian Academic Centre for Latin America (BAYLAT)
Franco-Bavarian University cooperation centre (BayFrance)

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Grants for German students and graduates
Internationalisation of Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS.International)

Fulbright Programme (USA)
Fulbright scholarships and Fulbright travel grants for students and graduates

Language training

Language offers from Ansbach University
Our language centre is offering various language courses.

Language Courses from the Virtual University of Bavaria (vhb)
The vhb offers more than 30 free courses for the following languages: English, French, Italian, Russian, Swedish, Spanish.

Recognition of academic achievements

The application for recognition of academic achievements should be handed in during the semester following the stay abroad.

It is strongly recommended that the academic recognition of courses or academic achievements is agreed upon and written down in a Learning Agreement before the mobility.

Partner universities

Ansbach University of Applied Sciences maintains close contacts with universities all over the world. Joint collaborations include the exchange of students, teaching staff and non-teaching staff as well as joint projects in research and teaching.

Partner universities