Studying Abroad

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 150 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 31 January for stays starting in the following winter semester and 31 July 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