A semester abroad
The Department of Business offers support when planning a semester abroad. The semester abroad can be spent studying at a university abroad or completing an internship abroad.
The semester abroad is a mandatory part of the Bachelor International Business Administration. It can also be individually organized within all other study programmes. Within the master study programmes the study abroad semester may prolong the course of study from three to four semesters, but there are also ways to integrate it.
The Department of Business has many partnerships in Europe, North and South America, as well as some in Australia and Asia. Each university usually has a different focus. Enrolled students can obtain detailed information about each partner university from the department’s e-learning platform eFBW.
A second degree from a foreign university can be obtained both within the Bachelor International Business Administration and Master International Management. Further information on this can be found under the respective study programme.
Studying abroad usually is subject to tuition fees. However, many partner universities offer fee waiver or a certain number of tuition-free study places. With most European partners funding is available through the Erasmus+ program of the EU.
Study abroad in Europe with Erasmus+
If you are interested in studying abroad within the Erasmus + program of the EU, you may apply each year until January 15th for places available in the fall and summer of the next academic year.
A list of all partner universities is found here.
The application has to be handed in at the International Coordinator’s Office in the Department of Business. The application comprises a motivational letter, CV, the transcript of records and a language certificate. Members of the Dean’s office will undertake selection. Selection criteria are: average grade, language skills and further commitment (e.g. being active in the student body etc.). Please use this application document for Erasmus+.
You will receive an acceptance or refusal till mid or end of March.
After you have been accepted to the Erasmus+ program, you will be nominated at the partner university. Further documents have to be handed by yourself to the partner university. Amongst those the Learning Agreement, which covers your module choice at the university abroad.
You can find more details about the subject choice in the efbw.
By completing an internship abroad you gain, next to professional experiences, intercultural competences and extend your professional and social network. Internships can be completed all over the world in companies as well as non-governmental organizations with a business division. The internship is usually compensated.
Many employers with an international orientation require graduates, who apply for a job, to have work experience abroad.
Internship abroad in Europe with Erasmus+
Internships in a member state of the European Union or the overseas territories, as well as in Turkey, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway can be funded by the Erasmus+ program.
The internship has to be in the country of destination for the whole period, there are further conditions which have to be fulfilled. Please find further information here: www.eu-placements.de
Further information and advice
Further information organizing the semester abroad, as well as an overview on partner universities and financial support options can be found on the website of the International Office Fulda.
For further individual questions and consultations please also refer to the contact persons of the Department of Business: