How to fund your semester abroad?
There is no need to cancel your plans on staying abroad because of financing issues. The International Office advises about diverse funding possibilities
- A semester or internship within Europe (including Turkey and several countries oversees, excluding Switzerland) can be promoted by the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU Commission
- Planning on doing a semester abroad in non-EU countries you can apply for the Baden-Wuerttemberg Scholarship
- Planning on doing an internship abroad in non-EU countries you can apply for a travel allowance at the PROMOS-Programme
Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.
Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad. Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn't just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations.
Participating countries are all 28 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, FYR, Macedonia, Norway, Turkey.
Every year, the SRH University Heidelberg awards their best students with the desired Baden-Wuerttemberg Scholarship, a programme supported by the Baden-Wuerttemberg-Foundation.
The application for the scholarship is only possible for students, who have applied for a non-EU partner university at their faculty.
Application deadline is March 31st 2017 for the year 2017/18 (starting at Juli 1st 2017 - June 30th 2018).
PROMOS - travel allowance for internships abroad
This DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Auslandsdienst) Programme gives german Universities the possibility, to encourage their students to go abroad and grant them individualised areas to focus on, by supporting their mobility financially.
The SRH University Heidelberg focuses on travel allowances for interships in non-EU countries (with a minimum duration of six weeks). The Scholarship consits of a one-time travel allowance payment, according to the country list of the DAAD.