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Work & Study Abroad.

Widen your Horizons & Gain International Experience

A Study Semester Abroad

Studying abroad, lasting one or two semesters, is a great opportunity to stand out from your peers, improve your language skills, learn about different environments and cultures and make new friendships. These are your possibilities:

 

Erasmus+ Studies

 

Erasmus+ is a European scholarship programme, which supports, promotes and funds student mobility around Europe.
Through the ERASMUS+ agreement, participating universities commit to:

  • Not charge any additional tuition fees
  • Support incoming students to find accommodation
  • Recognize exam results earned by students in the relevant degree course at their home university

Additional guidance can be viewed under ERASMUS+ then ERASMUS+ studies and in the International Office.
 

Study Abroad at a Partner University

 

Application documents:

Apply using Mobility Online:
After you've logged in, please upload all application documents (CV with photo, covering letter with your reasons for application, certificate of university enrolment and grade sheet). If you are in the 1st semester (especially TM students), your grade sheet can be handed in later, deadline is the end of February.

Application deadline:

The annual deadline is the 15th February for an international semester in the following academic year (winter and summer semester).

In mid April all applicants will receive an e-mail informing them at which partner university they've been accepted, and which further documents need to be handed in to the International Office in B 210 to secure their place.

After the nomination through the university: submit Learning Agreement (external and internal) together with the application documents for each respective university to the International Office B210.

Learning agreement:

After returning, please submit the written report of your first-hand experiences ("Erfahrungsberichte") as well as a transcript of records.

Useful links:

 

Independent Study Abroad or Applying through an Agency
 


You are completely free to choose any university, even as a "free mover", i.e. outside of existing university partnerships, the International Office will be happy to help and guide you.

Please register as a "free mover" on Mobility Online, because even if you apply independently you could possibly be partially funded for your studies abroad!

The following documents must always be submitted:

On return:

Please submit a written report for following students to read on Mobility Online. Hand in your certificate to the International Office.

 

Organizational Tip
 

A semester abroad should be planned at least one year in advance. Participate in university events for studying abroad and see

An Internship Abroad

The compulsory internship or a short internship during the semester break can be completed abroad. Both possibilites are explained in detail on iLearn. Please clarify regulations specified by the Administration Centre.

 

Events to Prepare you for an Internship Abroad

 

Events that take place every semester:

  • Five steps to an international internship
  • “Englische Bewerbungsunterlagen erstellen“ (writing an Engliah CV) seminar

Nach Terminvereinbarung Organise an CV check for your English CV with  Ulrike Sauckel.

"National Days" in Autumn:

  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • USA and Canada
  • Asia
  • Exotic locations
  • Australia and New Zealand
     

Tag des internationalen Praktikums im Mai:

On Wednesday during international week.

 

Compulsory Internships

 

"International Internship Day" in May:

Please clarify regulations specified by the Administration Centre.

Worldwide internships:

After attending the introductory event, arrange a personal consultation to clarify individual enquiries and look on iLearn. Company vacancies can be found on the DIT online jobboard. Additionally, you can apply to the International Office for funding or scholarships.

European internships:

Students who intend to undertake a 60+ day internship in Europe or Island, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Turkey can apply for a scholarship via the International Office. Your internship salary or financial situation is NOT relevant! Please contact Nicole Springer in the International Office.

Student-to-student exchange can be viewed on the DAAD EU-community website.

 

Short Internship in the Semester Break

 

A short work experience is more about gaining intercultural competence and knowledge of the German language, so keep your mind open and also consider a voluntary job. You'll learn German fast if you work!

 

On Returning to DIT
 

Hand in or upload your Erasmus documents, if applicable. Write a summary about your experience in our Praktikumsverwaltung for other students' to read. Please tell us about your experience at  National Days or International Week events.

 

Summer School

Apart from studying abroad or doing an internship abroad it is also possible to visit a summer school (usually 3-8 weeks) in a foreign country
The summer school programme more than often combines specialised courses, language courses and also information regarding the country itself and it's culture. There may be excursions, too. It does not substitute the semester abroad but is a great additional chance to go abroad.

View your weekly Karrierenewsletter to see current offers, under No.15  "Summer Schools / language courses".

Funding a Semester Abroad

If you are an enrolled DIT student, there are several opportunities to partially finance your semester abroad through a scholarship. Read on to find out if you're eligible:

 

DIT Scholarships

 

The Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts supports advanced students with scholarships to drive the internationalisation of its higher education forward. Students must be attending their first bachelor or master degree course.

The benefits are granted as scholarships or as once-off study grants (for foreign students) or as an allowance for the additional living costs arising from the stay abroad (for German applicants). No allowances are granted for language courses abroad or for tuition fees charged by foreign universities. Collaboration and internships with universities in foreign countries are strongly encouraged. The extent of the support is determined individually and depends entirely on individual requirements. It is between 100 and 615 Euro per month. In cases of special hardship, once-off study grants are possible (minimum rate 250 Euro).

Eligible students:

  • Highly qualified foreign students enrolled at a Bavarian university
  • German students during a semester abroad within the framework of their studies at a Bavarian university.

University checks:

  • The financial requirements of the applicant (there is no requirement, if the applicants fulfil the preconditions in accordance with § 8 BAföG or have resources of more than 600 € per month)
  • Professional aptitude (successful and advanced professional study)
  • Possibly the expert opinion of a Bavarian university professor
  • Significance of the study project/stay abroad, duration (description of about one page)

There is no entitlement to support, as resources are available only to a limited number of recipiants each year.

The scholarship programme PROMOS promotes the overseas mobility of DIT-students studying abroad or completing an internship abroad with scholarships and/or transportation cost allowances for short term stays (up to 6 months).

 

 

The foundation supports DIT students during a study or internship semester abroad by a one-off allowance.

 

Required documents:

  • Application form
  • Letter of motivation (one A4 page) in German or English
  • Financial plan
  • CV in tabular form
  • One passport photo, can be scanned
  • Current transcript (grade sheet)

Hand your application into Ulrike Sauckel, B203.

DIT Scholarship Application Procedure
 

As all the scholarship programmes outlined here are administered in the International Office, you only need to submit ONE application. Applications may be handed in to the International Office; there is no defined application deadline

Required documents:

 

Other Scholarships

 

This financial support programme is for German or international students who are fully-integrated and have their long-term perspectives in Germany (e.g. European citizens or students with long term residential visas). Grants are based on personal assets, wages earned and parental or partner income.

 

 

 

This initiative supportes exchange with countries in Central-, Southeast- and Eastern Europe and the CIS countries

 

 

Scholarships for internship semesters in non-German speaking countries around the world.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit will support you to find a placement, apply for scholarships, or get reimbursed for business trips.

 

  • Scholarships for a study semester in the USA including travelling costs
  • Apply to the international office or via the Fulbright Commission website

View the Deutsche Stiftungen website.

 

The Bavarian university centre for China (BAYCHINA)

BAYCHINA is a service facility for all public universities in Bavaria. On the one hand, it is aimed at students in Bavaria and China who are interested in or enrolled in a course of study abroad or in an exchange programme and have questions or suggestions regarding this. On the other hand, BayCHINA is an institution which fosters and promotes specific exchange between lecturers from both partnership institutions, collaboration in research and teaching in general, as well as contacts with Chinese institutions and scientists.

BayChina is the contact and the service centre for the university and research cooperation between China and Bavaria.

BayFrance (Franco-Bavarian University cooperation centre) is the contact and the service centre for the university and research cooperation between France and Bavaria.

Baylat aims to intensify cooperation in research and teaching with the universities in Eastern Europe. It awards a wide variety of grants to Bavarian students and university members of Eastern European universities.

BayHost is the Bavarian Academic Centre for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. All details about scholarships programmes are on the website.

The Bavarian-Indian Centre for Business and University Cooperation has been set-up in order to coordinate and promote the university cooperation between Bavaria and India.

 

Erasmus+

ERASMUS+ is a European scholarship programme, which supports, promotes and funds student mobility around Europe.

Students who join the ERASMUS+ programme, study for at least 3 months or complete an internship for at least 2 months in another European country.

The programme guarantees that the period spent abroad is recognised by their home university on return, as long as they abide by the agreed conditions and terms. Through ERASMUS+, students do not pay additional tuition fees to the host university.

 

 

The European Commissions' Student Charter highlights your rights and obligations and tells you what you can expect from your sending and receiving organisationsat each step of your Erasmus+ experience.

 

Erasmus+ is a European scholarship programme, which supports, promotes and funds student mobility around Europe. Through bilateral agreements, universities involved are committed to the following principles:

  • To waive tuition fees
  • To help and support students in finding local accommodation
  • To acknowledge achievements obtained in respective degree programmes

Beratung und Infos erhältst du im International Office.

Selection criteria and scholarship amount:

All enrolled DIT students can take part in this programme, their nationality is irrelevant. Eligible countries for ERASMUS+ visit, only possible with partner universities that have a valid Erasmus + contract with DIT.

Country classifications and funding level:

1. Denmark, Finland, Irland, Island, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden, UK 450 Euro / 30 Tage
2. Belgian, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus 390 Euro / 30 Tage
3. Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Rumania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slowenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary 330 Euro / 30 Tage

 


 


Duration of funding:

When students stay abroad for one semester, they are funded for 120 days. When they stay for two semesters, they are funded for 240 days.
An ERASMUS + stay, either studying or in work experience, has a maximum duration of 12 months financial support for each level of study (bachelor, master). A renewed scholarship for the master level is possible.


Application documents

Apply by following this link. After registration, applicants receive an email containing a link and login details. The applicant then must follow the link and enter a password, before entering further details and uploading the following application documents:

  • CV
  • Grade sheet
  • Photo
  • Covering letter / letter of motivation
  • Confirmation of university enrolment


Application deadline

The annual application deadline is 15.02. to participate in the programme either in March or October of the following year. Around mid to the end of March, all applicants receive an email in Mobility Online, notifying them of their accepted place in a partner university and also of any other information or documents required. All further organizational matters can be viewed in Mobility Online.


Required documents for ERASMUS+ study:


Selection criteria

  • A complete and puntual application
  • Vacant study places must be available in the host university
  • Applicant must be suitablefor the host university and the degree
  • Acceptable grades and language competence (good knowledge of lecture language and basic knowledge of local language)
  • Appropriate motivation and voluntary work
  • Subordinated consideration: return-to-home country students (foreign students who are looking for ERASMUS + Studies in their home countries)


On return

 

 

If you are completing an internship in an EU country or in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Turkey that is 60 days or longer, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Your personal financial situation is irrelevant and is not taken into consideration!

  • For detailed advice and to look into the internship database, contact Ulrike Sauckel in B203.
  • For information about the Erasmus+ Scholarship programme, contact Frau Nicole Springer in B209.
  • The application documents for financial support must be submitted to the International Office.

Eligibility requirements:

  • You must be DIT student
  • Internship of at least 2 months’ duration (60 days) in an ERASMUS+ country
  • DIT graduates can also receive funding if they apply while still enrolled
  • Internships in EU institutions and organisations, national diplomatic authorities, or organisations which manage EU programmes are not eligible

Advantages of participating in the Erasmus+ internship programme: :

  • Students receive a EU internship contract between the university, the company and the student
  • Students receive academic recognition of the internship
  • Students receive support during the internship through a contact person at both the home university and in the company
  • Students receive funding to cover the extra costs of living abroad
  • Students receive cultural, language, organisational support in preparation for the internship
  • Students with disabilities receive special funding

Country classification and funding groups:

Keine Berücksichtigung von Praktikumsentgelt, Förderdauer ist abhängig von den zur Verfügung stehenden Mitteln. Pflichtpraktika werden bevorzugt.

1.  Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom 555 Euros / 30 days
2. Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain 495 Euros / 30 days
3. Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania,North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey 435 Euros / 30 days

 

 

1 month = 30 days, min. stay = 60 days. No consideration of internship fees, funding duration depends on the funds available. Compulsory internships are preferred.

Selection criteria

  • Completed application documents
  • Recognised intership (funding for volunteer internships as well, if they are relevant to the programme of study)
  • Average grades and language skills (good command of the working language, basic knowledge of the local language)
  • Motivation for an internship abroad

Application documents

  • Bewerbungsbogen,
  • deinen Lebenslauf mit Foto,
  • dein Notenblatt,
  • ein Motivationsschreiben,
  • Immatrikulationsbescheinigung,
  • den Praktikumsvertrag (kann nachgereicht werden) und
  • den BAföG-Bescheid (falls BAföG-Empfänger)

im International Office ab.

Stipendienzusage

Nach Stipendienzusage reiche

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Rückkehr

Am Ende deines Praktikums musst du die Seite „After the Mobility“ des Learning Agreements ausfüllen und von deinem Praktikumsunternehmen unterschreiben lassen. Dieses schickst du zusammen mit einem ausführlichen Bericht (als Word Dokument) per E-Mail an nicole.springer@th-deg.de.
Des Weiteren wist du im Mobility Tool der Europäischen Kommission einen kurzen Bericht eingeben müssen. Hierfür wirst du automatisch am Ende des Aufenthaltes von der EU eine E-Mail erhalten.
Für Praktika außerhalb des ERASMUS+ Raumes gibt es neben Auslands-BaföG ebenfalls Fördermöglichkeiten. Hier bitte im International Office sowie bei Frau Ulrike Sauckel nachfragen.

 

 

Compulsory language test for ERASMUS+ students and interns

The European Commission has provided an online language test for EN, ES, FR, IT, NL. For ALL students / interns, this must be completed in the working language / language of instruction both before the start of mobility and after the end of the stay. However, it is not a selection criterion for funding in the Erasmus + program and does not apply to native speakers. Once the participants to be funded in Erasmus + have been selected, the implementation of the language test should serve as a placement test to document their current language level.

ERASMUS + students or interns can be licensed by the home university for a free online language course. The International Office issues licenses after checking the documents and language skills. In addition, language courses subject to a fee can be subsidized BEFORE starting your studies or internship abroad. Funding is only possible if sufficient financial resources are available.

English courses are not funded, only in exceptional cases. If you are interested, please contact the International Office

 

 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. DIT web administrators are solely responsible for the content of this publication; the Commission is not responsible for any use which may be made of the information.

 

More details and support can be viewed at :

Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst
Nationale Agentur für EU-Hochschulzusammenarbeit        
Kennedyallee 50        
53115 Bonn   
Germany
Tel.: +49(0)228/882-8877      
Fax: +49(0)228/882-555        
E-Mail: erasmusdaad.de    
Homepage: www.eu.daad.de

Special Circumstances during ERASMUS+ Trip


For people with disabilities

Useful information on universities for disabled people from the European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education: www.european-agency.org.

Students with children

Students who take their child (s) with them to a Erasmus + study visit to a programme country and are single parents there during Erasmus + mobility can receive a special grant as a lump sum. The maximum monthly funding amount is specified by three country groups.

Partner Universities

 

Preparing to go Abroad

 

How do I apply for an ISIC?

Directly on the www.isic.de website. Follow the  "get your card" link.

 

  • Checklist for your semester abroad. Are you ready?

 

Literature

The library has many useful books all about working or studying abroad, to be found on the inbetween floor between the 1st and 2nd floors.

Insurance

Please speak to your own insurance company, as the following enquiries need to be answered:

  • Is my present insurance valid in my chosen country for my semester abroad?
  • Is an additional insurance recommended to cover all aspects of travelling abroad?

After you've consulted your insurance company, you can decide whether additional private accident and liability insurance is required.

Transfer of Credits

Die Fächeranerkennung sowie die Notenumrechnung von im Ausland erbrachten Studienleistungen sind wichtig und mit den unten genannten Formularen gut zu regeln. Bei Fragen können Sie sich jederzeit an die unten genannten Personen wenden! Prüfungsleistungen aus dem Ausland, die bereits an der Technischen Hochschule Deggendorf erbracht wurden (inkl. Fehlversuchen) können laut Rahmenprüfungsordnung (§17 Abs. 3) nicht anerkannt werden.

Ansprechpartner studienübergreifend:

Notwendige Formulare:

 

Ansprechpartner der einzelnen Studiengänge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Auslandsbeauftragter: Prof. Dr. Karl Hain
  • Anerkennung sonstige Kurse: Lehrende des Studiengangs

 

  • Auslandsbeauftragter: Prof. Dr. Karl Hain
  • Anerkennung sonstige Kurse: Lehrende des Studiengangs

 

Vorgehensweise

 

Externes Learning Agreement bzw. ERASMUS+ Learning Agreement und internes Learning Agreement ausfüllen und von den jeweiligen Fachdozenten und vom Auslandsbeauftragten unterschreiben lassen. Ausführliche Kursbeschreibungen mitnehmen und frühzeitig einen Termin vereinbaren.
Bei Studierenden der Betriebswirtschaft, International Management sowie Angewandte Volkswirtschaftslehre ist lediglich eine Absprache mit dem Auslandsbeauftragten notwendig.
Diese Learning Agreements im International Office (B 210) einreichen. Das Externe Learning Agreement wird häufig sehr früh benötigt (je nach Frist der Partneruni), das interne Learning Agreement muss lediglich VOR Abreise im International Office eingereicht werden(keine feste Frist).

 

 

Kursänderungen im externen Learning Agreement bzw. ERASMUS+ Learning Agreement „Änderungen/Changes“ wie auch internen Learning Agreement erfassen.
Information über die Kursänderungen vorab mit dem zuständigen Professor/Auslandsbeauftragten per E-Mail abklären und das International Office in Kopie setzen.
Den Bereich „Änderungen/Changes“ im Learning Agreement (extern und intern) ausfüllen und das Learning Agreement inkl. Kursbeschreibungen an das International Office schicken (E-Mail). Das International Office leitet das Learning Agreement weiter.
Kursänderungen sollten innerhalb von vier Wochen den Auslandsbeauftragten und International Office mitgeteilt werden und alle Änderungen im Learning Agreement (extern und intern) erfasst werden.

 

Das Studienzentrum nimmt die Notenumrechnung vor, sobald das Zeugnis von der Partnerhochschule vorliegt. Sofern dies in den Prüfungskommissionen nicht anders geregelt wird, wird zur Notenumrechnung die vom Prüfungsausschuss empfohlene Tabelle (s.o.) verwendet. Zwischennoten werden linear interpoliert.
Die anerkannten Leistungen werden, sofern es sich um Modulnoten handelt, im Notenblatt erfasst; für Teilmodul-Leistungen wird vom Studienzentrum ein Leistungsschein ausgegeben.

Erfahrungsberichte

Die THD-Studierenden, die einen Auslandsaufenthalt während ihres Studiums absolvierten, haben ihre Erfahrungen in einen Bericht zusammengefasst um anderen einen Einblick in ihren Auslandsaufenthalt zu geben. Nutze die Erfahrungsberichte anderer Studierender um dir ein Bild zu machen, wie ein Auslandsaufenthalt ablaufen kann.

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