Study and internship abroad
A stay abroad is a good idea. It strengthens flexibility and versatility, deepens and expands professional and language skills, and the exposure to a foreign culture opens up new perspectives, changes self-assessment and provides additional self-confidence.
Note: If you are thinking of going abroad for a while, please contact the InfoCenter for Study and Internship Abroad of the International Relations Office well in advance. The staff at the InfoCenter or the coordinators of the various exchange programmes can give many important tips and hints for planning your stay abroad.
For exchange visits in 2021/22, the application deadline is coming up for many programs. Please send your application to our postal address: Department of International Relations, InfoCenter for Studies and Internships Abroad, Seminarstrasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg
The Info Center for Studying Abroad is available via video-consultation, Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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Consultation by telephone or video is also offered by each exchange programme coordinators. Please contact us. We look forward to supporting you!
Erasmus enables students to complete part of their degree programme at a European partner university. University Heidelberg currently has approx. 700 subject agreements with approx. 300 European partner universities.
Exchange Programmes in Europe
The University of Heidelberg maintains exchange programmes with many European universities. In addition to the subject-related Erasmus+ programmes, there are other exchange opportunities (study visits and language courses) for which students of all subjects can apply.
Exchange Programmes in Asia
Information on exchange programmes in the regions of South and East Asia and the Arabian Peninsula.
Exchange Programmes in North and South America
Information on exchange programmes with universities in North und South America.
A stay abroad is always associated with additional costs. It is important to inform yourself about the expected costs in good time.
Scholarships and Fundings
Announcements of current scholarship programmes as well as announcements of current exchange places of the university are published here at short notice. They offer the possibility to realize a stay abroad in addition to the existing exchange programmes.
Apply the specialist knowledge acquired during your studies, gain your first professional experience and at the same time get to know a different culture and deepen your knowledge of foreign languages.
In which country (or region) to study?
The following questions can help you to make a decision: Which language do you already speak well or do you still want to learn? Are there mobility programmes in your subject or at university or in a country that is particularly important for your field of study or in which you are particularly interested? In principle, the whole world is open to you!
At what time and for how long?
The be-all and end-all of a successful stay abroad is careful preparation. Depending on your plans, you should start planning at least one year in advance, if you want to apply for scholarships or for a place in an exchange programme even 18 months in advance.
On your own or exchange program?
Those who plan their stay individually are particularly flexible when it comes to choosing the host country or the project, but also need a higher degree of initiative and organisation. In the case of self-organised study visits, any tuition fees that may have to be paid may also result in higher costs than for participation in mobility programmes, which usually include a reduction in tuition fees, as well as assistance with application and implementation.
Study visit, language course or internship?
Would you like to improve your language skills with a summer language course or gain a first insight into another university system with a specialist course in the summer? Is it more important for you to improve your practical skills? Would you like to get to know a different academic culture and get a different view of your subject by studying abroad? Or would you like to gain your first research experience in an international environment by writing your thesis abroad?