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The European Commission's Erasmus+ programme was introduced to promote international academic mobility within Europe. It is available for students of all disciplines and all types of higher education institutions who have completed at least one academic year (60 ECTS). The programme includes studies and internships/placements. You may even consider doing a so-called graduation internship, i.e. you are eligible to receive Erasmus funding for up to twelve months after your graduation.

Recognition of outcomes:

The Erasmus+ programme provides for the recognition of your learning outcomes acquired at the host institution. However, this does not include learning outcomes in which you failed at your home institution. Prior to your stay abroad please make sure that your studies or internships are recognized. The modules that you want to take during your studies should be entered in a Learning Agreement. Notify your supervisor of any changes during your stay and make sure that the recognition of credits is not affected.

Submit your transcript or internship certificate to the International Office after your stay to have your achievements recognized.

Possible length of stay:

  • 3 - 12 months (study abroad)
  • 2 - 12 months (internship abroad)

Monthly remuneration:

  • From 330 euros (studies) and 435 euros (internship), staggered according to country groups
  • Please note: Erasmus+ can be combined with BAföG (up to 300 euros), Deutschlandstipendium and scholarships from the Bavarian University Centres
  • Additional funding for students with special needs

If you wish to benefit from Erasmus+, please start your preparations at least six months ahead of your planned stay abroad.

Applications should be made to the International Office. Please submit the following documents:

  • Erasmus+ application form
  • Learning Agreement / Traineeship Agreement
  • Internship Contract
  • Certificate of enrolment
  • Transcript of Records (for studies)
  • Language certificate, if applicable

Deadline for applications:

  • Winter Semester 01 April
  • Summer Semester 15 October
  • For internships, there is no deadline

European Policy Statement

Within the framework of the PROMOS program to increase the mobility of students at German higher education institutions - funded by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) - the International Office awards scholarships for internships, specialist courses and summer schools, language courses, study and competition trips, and study visits to non-European countries.

Depending on the funded activity, the scholarship holders will receive partial scholarships for subsistence, travel costs, tuition and course fees as well as a flat-rate residence allowance.
Applications are open to OTH Amberg-Weiden students of all disciplines who have completed at least 2 semesters at the OTH-AW.

Application deadline for projects in the summer semester: 31 December each year (announcement of results: 31. January at the latest).
Application deadline for projects in the winter semester: 31 May each year (announcement of results: 15 June at the latest)

Please submit the completed application form with the following application documents to the International Office

  • Your letter of motivation, description of your project (maximum 1-2 pages)
  • Internship contract or letter of invitation from the university/language school (if these are not yet available, we reserve the right to withhold payment of the funds until the above-mentioned documents have been presented)
  • Tabular curriculum vitae
  • Proof of knowledge of the language in which the internship/summer school is conducted
  • Latest transcript of records
  • Certificate of enrolment
  • Copy of the identity card
  • BAföG notice or notice of refusal (if applicable)

Applicants will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • Study achievements
  • Purpose of the stay abroad
  • Language skills
  • Motivation
  • Social commitment
  • Recommendation of the faculty

PROMOS - Scholarship holders can look forward to additional support which the Institut Ranke-Heinemann, in cooperation with the DAAD, awards exclusively to them: the Down Under Grant. This reduces the tuition fees for a semester abroad in Australia and New Zealand by 10% - i.e. between 700 and 1200 Australian or New Zealand dollars, depending on the study programme. Please apply here.

Further information is available from the International Office.


Within the framework of the "OTH International" program, the OTH Amberg-Weiden awards scholarships of the Free State of Bavaria for German students who are studying or doing an internship abroad outside the Erasmus area (EU) as well as for foreign students regularly enrolled in a German higher education institution.

Applicants should have completed at least 2 semesters at OTH Amberg-Weiden.

The funds are limited.

Application deadline: please contact the International Office directly.
Contact person: Annabelle Wolff


Application Form OTH International

The completed and signed application form must include:

  • Proof of the stay abroad (internship contract / admission for study abroad)
  • Proof of travel expenses for the stay abroad
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificate of enrolment
  • Copy of the current transcript
  • Copy of the identity card
  • If applicable, copy of the BAföG refusal notice
  • Copy of income statements and other financial support, if applicable

In the event of a successful application, the experiences of the scholarship holders* will be posted to the foreign blog "Zugvögel" of the OTH Amberg-Weiden.

If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail to make an appointment.

Förderung von Studienaufenthalten und Abschlussarbeit

Programme goal

The practice-oriented degree programs at Universities of Applied Sciences (HAW/FH) are highly regarded both in Germany and around the world. The DAAD supports HAW/FH students during their stays abroad and the universities in cooperation projects with international partners.

What is funded?

Funding is provided for study visits and stays abroad as part of a final thesis. Simultaneous funding via Erasmus or PROMOS and HAW.International is excluded.

Who can apply?

Applications are open to students of all subject areas in Bachelor's, Master's and Diplom programmes at German HAW/FH.
If you are not a German citizen, applications are possible under certain conditions.

What is funded?

Funding is available for study visits and stays abroad as part of a final thesis. Simultaneous funding via Erasmus or PROMOS and HAW.International is excluded.

Duration of funding

The duration of the support varies according to the type of stay:

  • Study visits 3 to 6 months
  • Stays of 1 to 6 months in the context of final theses.

Scholarship benefits

The scholarship includes the following benefits:

  • a monthly scholarship instalment, determined according to the host country
  • Travel allowance, the amount of which varies according to the host country,
  • Health, accident and personal liability insurance benefits,
  • for study visits: Grant for any tuition fees, up to a ceiling depending on the destination country,
  • for final theses: Grant for travel in the host country directly related to the project.

Further information on the application procedure can be found  here.