Studies and practical training abroad

A study period abroad or practical training outside your home country is considered to be a mandatory part of the academic training for high-end jobs by most employees. Intercultural competence and foreign language skills are best gained by extended stays abroad. A second foreign language besides English boosts career prospects even more.

According to a study by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) employees place greater value on graduates acquiring international experience and soft skills than on having finished their studies in the shortest possible time. Ansbach University of Applies Sciences therefore encourages students to take advantage of the opportunities to go abroad, either for a study semester or for study-related practical training in an international company.

You can find the presentation on financial aid and the steps you need to follow when going abroad here (in German).


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 Mover"

In principle, students can choose to study at any foreign university. However, students should also calculate the costs well in advance and ensure that the courses they plan to study are also recognised by their home university.
You will find information regarding the different countries and a suitable university on .

Of course, there is always the option of paying an agency to arrange everything.

Studying at one of our partner universities

If you decide to study at one of our partner universities you will have the following advantages:

  • The application procedures are less complicated
  • Our International Office knows who to contact
  • Someone in the International Office will always help you
  • Set student fees are sometimes even reduced

Studying within the ERASMUS+ programme is of an even greater advantage. You do not pay student fees and are given a mobility grant.

Planning a study abroad

We recommend you start thinking about studying abroad - the minute you start studying! You should make enquiries at the International Office at least one year in advance! The International Office organises information events at regular intervals. Keep your eyes open for posters around the campus and check the “news” category.

Financing your study abroad

Sometimes it’s possible to get a grant for traveling and living costs. Once again you will find current information in the “news” category of the International Office. For any further information please contact the International Office. 

Studying abroad can be very expensive. Any grants you receive will not cover all your costs. It is important to find out well in advance what costs are to be expected. Don’t wait too long get organised. It pays off to be well prepared.

Practical Training Abroad

The International Office cannot offer support in finding a placement in a foreign country but we can help you to get additional funding.

The ERASMUS+ programme promotes internships within Europe*. Practical training abroad allows students to improve their intercultural and language skills as well as giving them the opportunity to gain work experience in an international setting.

Practical training – be it a mandatory part of your studies or voluntary - can be funded for a period between two and twelve months. Besides funding from the European Union there are other sources for funding worldwide.

*Apart from EU institutions and other EU bodies which administer EU programmes.

Summer Schools (external providers)

Going abroad in the summer and doing something for your studies at the same time? This is what a Summer School makes possible! 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. Courses are held in the local language or in English, thus enabling students to improve their language skills. A cultural program with excursions and sightseeing is usually also offered, thus enabling students to get to know the country and its culture. Some universities in Germany also offer the possibility to participate in an international summer school. The teaching language is usually English. To find the right Summer School for you, please visit the websites of the individual universities. Important: There is usually a course fee for attending a Summer School.

Summer Schools 2021:

SeAMK  Summer School 2021 – „Towards for a Sustainable Future”
Location: Seinäjoki, Finland
Date: 2021
Application deadline: will be opened in 2021.

VAEA „Summer University Namibia 2021” – Namibia University of Science and Technology 
Location: Namibia, Africa
Date: 24.07. to 21.08.2021
Application deadline: 30.04.2021
Info: Summer University 2021

Go East Summer Schools 2021

Within the initiative "Go East", the DAAD would like to support students from Germany for study and research stays in 19 countries in Central, South-Eastern and Eastern Europe as well as South Caucasus and Central Asia. The program is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The two-track application procedure requires interested applicants to apply to the summer school for admission and to the DAAD for a scholarship. The application deadline in the DAAD portal is identical to the application deadline of the respective summer school.

Location: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Application deadline: from 01.03.2021

For more information on the program and all summer schools funded in the program, please visit:

University of Warwick Summer School 2021

Location: Warwick, UK
Date: 18.07. bis 07.08.2021
Application Deadline: EU students can apply as long as places are available. Non-EU students until 31.05.

MCI Innsbruck – ONLINE Summer short program 2021
Location: Innsbruck, Österreich
Date: 25.05.-18.06.2021
Application Deadline: 31.03.2021 

EFAP  Summer School 2021
Location: Paris and Bordeaux
Date: 01.-15.07. 2021 (Paris)
15.-29.07.2021 (Paris or Bordeaux)
Application Deadline: 15 06 2021

Mobility Grants

Mobility Grants for studying abroad can be applied for at the following institutions or programmes.

IMPORTANT: All applications must be handed in before going abroad!

ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Commission

PROMOS Program

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
Bavarian-Indian Centre
Bavarian Academic Centre for Latin America (BAYLAT)
Bavarian-French Academic Centre

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Grants for German students and graduates

Fulbright-Programme (USA)
Fulbright-Grants and Fulbright-Mobility 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, Czech.

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