Spending time abroad requires timely and thorough planning. Ensure that you are clear on the timing and duration of your time abroad when you are planning. You should also take your foreign language skills into account in your choice of country and host university.
FHWS is in contact with more than 170 partner universities worldwide. Your faculty International Affairs Officer will be able to help you choose a suitable host university and advise which higher education institutions are particularly suitable for your study focus. You are also able to discuss your choice of subjects at the host university with them.
If you are not offered a place at one of our partner universities, you are alternatively able to apply to another host university of your choice as a so-called Free Mover. We ask for your understanding that we are unable to support you in this search.
Please ensure that you begin planning your time abroad around one year in advance.
The deadlines to apply to study at one of our partner universities are as follows:
01.11. - 31.01. for stays starting in the following winter semester
01.05. - 30.06. for stays starting in the following summer semester
Please see below for a summary of the most important reasons to study abroad:
- Improve your foreign language skills
- Experience a new country, its people, and culture
- Explore your degree subject from another perspective
- Establish international contacts
- Gain experience abroad for future job applications
You would like to know more about a semester abroad? Have a look at our Europe Diaries! Here, we collect the experiences made by FHWS outgoing students who have told us a little bit about their time at one of our partner universities.
Every summer, FHWS in cooperation with the University of Würzburg host an international evening. During this event, you can get first-hand information about spending a semester abroad. All information about this series of events is available on the page International Evening.