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Outgoing Exchange Students

There are a number of different ways for FHWS students to study abroad: you are able to study or complete an internship in Europe or further afield, or to attend one of our 232 partner universities or another host university as a so-called Free Mover while receiving a study grant or financing your stay for yourself ...

Regardless of the route you choose, one thing applies for all: your stay abroad must be planned thoroughly well in advance. With “well in advance”, we actually mean at least one year before you wish to go abroad.

Why not take a look at our Europe diaries (in German only) to learn more about the experiences of outgoing FHWS students? We have compiled and shared students’ experiences during their stay abroad here.

The following pages contain important information that may be useful when you are planning and organising your time abroad. You will also find information to help you determine the best way to spend time abroad.

These questions may help you with your planning:

  • What would be the best time for me to go abroad during my degree programme?
  • How long do I want to go for?
  • Do I want to study or would I prefer to complete an internship?
  • Which countries would suit me best?
  • Which higher education institutions offer the best options?
  • What budget is available to me for my time abroad?
  • Am I sufficiently proficient in the national/teaching/working language(s)?

And in case you are still not making any progress: each faculty has an International Affairs Officer who is in contact with different higher education institutions and will be able to advise you. The FHWS International team is also on hand in both Würzburg and Schweinfurt to answer any questions you may have about your personal journey to spending time abroad.

Erasmus+ Student Charter

...highlights your rights and obligations and tells you what you can expect from your sending and receiving organisations at each step of your Erasmus+ experience.

Erasmus+ Student Charter


Covid-19 FAQ

Some partner institutions have already cancelled all exchange mobility for the winter semester 2020/21 whereas others have not decided yet. If you have been nominated at a partner institution you will be updated about any changes either by the partner institution or by Hochschulservice Internationales.

This is possible as long as the respective faculty at FHWS agrees to the postponement. Please note that you have to take part again in the selection procedure

Yes, each student has to apply again at the faculty and via MoveOn.

The worldwide travel restrictions are still applying to most of the countries. For detailed information, please visit the website of the German Federal Foreign Office regularly (https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReisenUndSicherheit). Please do also refer to the website of the embassy of the country of your destination in Germany.

This depends on the respective partner institution. Reliable details cannot be provided at this stage. However, we assume that partner institutions will develop a special programme, which will include digital teaching. Furthermore, we expect that all partner institutions will have a range of safety measures to protect the health and wellbeing of students and staff. You will have to observe these measures, also for your own safety.

We have received cancellations from various partner institutions so far. Each partner institution decides about exchange mobility individually.

Please let us know about your decision as soon as possible, we will inform our partner institution accordingly.

Europe Diaries

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Group of students

Why not take a look at our Europe diaries (in German only) to learn more about the experiences of outgoing FHWS students? We have compiled and shared students’ experiences during their stay abroad here.

Get first-hand information about arrival in a foreign country, initial starting difficulties with studies at a new university, and making new friends.