Going abroad

There are basically two ways to study abroad:


1. Exchange students:
For a temporary stay abroad, there is the possibility to use FAU’s partner programs – as a so-called exchange student.
– less effort
– Lower costs , since tuition fees are largely waived and, depending on the program, additional scholarships are granted.
– Selection limited to the university’s partnership network => sometimes great competition.

About programs of the department
Our department offers more than 130 partner universities where you can spend one or more semesters (usually without tuition fees, exceptions are marked, partly with fixed scholarships like ERASMUS, PROMOS, etc.). ). For this you have to apply directly to us.

via direct exchange “FAUexchange”
The overall FAU offers complementary direct exchange places for all faculties.
-For WiSo students additional possibility to go to a partner university.
– Partly with subject restrictions, applicants come from all parts of FAU.

More info about application modalities and deadlines can be found here


2. Freemovers:
You apply yourself to a university of your choice individually (usually with tuition fees) and take care of all administrative and subject-related issues.
– worldwide study places independent of existing contracts
– customized solutions without internal competition
– optimal use of funding opportunities such as Auslandsbafög
– longer-term planning necessary
– higher own commitment necessary
– tuition fees