Depending on the destination, a stay abroad can mean higher expenses in comparison to studying in Germany. To ease the financial burden, there are many scholarship programs and other financial support options available. The International Office is happy to advise you on financing your stay abroad.
Staying abroad on a tight budget?
If you can’t spend a lot of money, you might want to select countries with low costs of living. The country database of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (only available in German) provides an overview. Whether you want to spend your semester abroad in Europe or overseas is an important factor: Stays outside of Europe often entail additional costs for visa, special insurance coverage, bank guarantees, language tests, and high travel expenses. Additionally, the Erasmus grant is almost always included for stays abroad in Europe.
If you have any questions regarding your stay abroad, here you can find the respective competent contact person at your school. They will advise you on any study-related aspects of your stay abroad, including the question of when a stay abroad can be best integrated in your degree program.