Funding opportunities

There are also funding opportunities for shorter stays abroad as part of your studies, for example to participate in a summer school or to write your final thesis outside Europe:

Other funding opportunities and programs

HAW.International: Semester abroad and final theses

Students in Bachelor's and Master's degree programs at German universities of applied sciences receive scholarships in this program for a stay abroad as part of their studies.

The scholarship covers the following:

  • a monthly allowance based on the host country,
  • travel cost based on the host country,
  • support for health, accident and liability insurance,
  • for final theses: partial coverage of travel cost which is directly connected to the project.

Application and selection will take place through the DAAD. 

HAW.International: Congresses and fairs

With this program initiative, the DAAD specifically supports members of universities of applied sciences (HAW and FH) in their stays abroad and in their cooperation with international partners. The program module "HAW.International: Congress and Trade Fair Travel" enables active participation in international conferences and trade fairs abroad.

    The program is directed at:

  • Master's and Diploma students of universities of applied Sciences (Diploma students have to be at least in their 4th year of studies)
  • doctorate students at universities of applied sciences (independent or cooperative doctoral procedure)
  • and members of teaching and research staff of HAW/FH
The program enables active participation in designated international scientific events (symposia, conferences, congresses, etc.) abroad or in international trade fairs abroad.

DAAD Go East Scholarships for Summer Schools and Winter Schools

To motivate German students to get to know the region of East-Central, Southeast or Eastern Europe, the DAAD regularly offers scholarships to participate in a Summer School or Winter School as part of the "Go East" initiative funded by the BMBF. This first contact with the country, culture and people not only awakens interest in an exciting region, but can also be the starting point for future academic or professional careers.

From 1.03.2023 it is possible for students to apply to one of the 47 summer schools in 19 countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. 

The dual-track application procedure requires interested parties to apply to the summer school for admission and to the DAAD for a scholarship. The application deadline in the DAAD portal is identical to the application deadline of the respective summer school. 

Further information on the program can be found here.

Fulbright Summer Institute in the USA for university of applied sciences students

Fulbright Summer Institute in the USA: "Communicating Across Disciplines: New Approaches for Applied Sciences" at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia from July 19 to August 14, 2023

The program focuses on deepening and expanding communicative, especially rhetorical skills, as well as analyzing and solving complex, often interdisciplinary issues. Target group: Students of engineering and technical subjects, health sciences, economics and social sciences as well as information and media sciences.

Detailed information on the scholarship program can be found on the website.

Application deadlines: The call for applications for the 2024 program year is expected to take place in December 2023

If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Moore at usa-seminarfulbrightde

Fulbright Summer Institute in the USA for dual students

Detailed information can be found on the Fulbright webseite.

Fulbright Diversity Initiative: US summer study prorgram for students with migration background

"For students with a migration background, we offer a 4-week summer study program, which is carried out on behalf of the Fulbright Commission by Trinity University in San Antonio in the state of Texas. The short study program offers the opportunity to get to know the culture of undergraduate studies at a U.S. university as well as American society and its way of life. The Fulbright Commission provides a scholarship for participation in the program.

The short program at Trinity University is modeled on the typical learning content of a broad-based American undergraduate program. Program participants are introduced to life and study at an American campus university, attend courses, seminars, and workshops on U.S. history, politics, society, and the educational system, and receive up-to-date insights into social discourses on topics such as religion and diversity, among others, through Guest Lectures. Participants have access to the university's libraries and computer labs and to most of the sports and recreational facilities, movie theaters, and cafeterias found on the campus of a typical American university. An extensive excursion and activities program rounds out the program. Participants will be housed directly on campus and will share housing with an American student.

The summer study program is designed to develop the English language, rhetorical and work skills of the program participants, to enhance their soft skills and to give them an important knowledge advantage for their further education. It is also intended to encourage them to supplement their university studies at a later date with a longer period of study or internship in the USA."

The program runs from August 17 to September 16, 2023.

Application deadlines: The call for applications for the 2024 program year is expected to take place in January 2024.

The website below will keep you up to date on current developments.

Fulbright Leaders in Entrepreneurship: US summer study program for undergrad students in engineering and technological sciences

"The study program offers an excellent introduction to entrepreneurship with seminars, company visits and practice-oriented team projects. Participants gain a direct insight into engineering studies and life on an American campus.

Numerous innovative business ideas and patents can be traced back to graduates of technical and engineering degree programs. But how can brilliant ideas be turned into a successful company? Leaders in Entrepreneurship offers students of technology and engineering a practice-oriented introduction to the special corporate culture of the USA. What makes it so successful worldwide? The summer study program at the prestigious Louisiana State University enables students to interact directly with American entrepreneurs and teaches them important skills that prospective founders need to further develop their business ideas."

Program period: August 25 to September 16, 2023

Application deadlines: The call for applications for the 2024 program year is expected to take place in January 2024

Further information can be found on the website

Summer and Winter Schools

Taking a course at a university abroad during the lecture-free period? This is possible by participating in a Summer School (or Winter School). You can either continue your education in a specific subject - or get a taste of a completely different field. Summer and Winter Schools are offered all over the world. You can find a first overview of these courses in other European countries under However, not all summer schools are represented there. If you are interested in a particular university, check directly on their websites to see if summer schools are planned.

Summer Schools at our partner universities

The partner universities of the FH Münster also offer Summer Schools on a regular basis. You can find a small selection here:

3E+ Summer School 2024 at Wrocław University of Science and Technology

3 E+ stands for Energy, Excellence and Excitement. But it also stands for Extra Experience, Expanded Education and Effective Evolvement.

The participants have a unique chance to take part in a 60 hour, interactive, small-scale course (max. 10 students) which is specially designed to provide an intensive, in-depth look at ones topic of study. The school will be conducted in a hybrid format, 1 or 2 weeks online (depending on the course) and 2 weeks at # WROCŁAW TECH.

When? 1st or 8th July till 26th of July

Application deadline for 3E+ Summer School until 15th of May!

More information about school can be found here:

Students can apply here:

CHRIST(Deemed to be University)2024 International Summer Programme

We are thrilled to announce the 2024 International Summer Programme which will cover a wide range of subjects and interests. The summer programme would include the following courses: Indian Culture and Wellness · Social Outreach and Volunteerism · Indian Literature The summer programme would run from 8th July to 3rd August, 2024. The application deadline is April 15, 2024. The bank account information for remitting the course fees will be provided to the selected applicants.


This multi-faceted programme aims to provide both international and local students with an in-depth understanding of Barcelona's rich heritage by exploring its art history, architecture and the unique cultural tapestry of the Mediterranean region. The programme, fully taught in English, combines theory lessons, from Monday to Thursdays, with field trips on Fridays. The whole programme goes from 1 to 19 July 2024, but students may choose to enrol for the entire programme (3 weeks) or for individual weeks. 3 weeks (full programme): 1800€ 2 weeks: 1300€ 1 week: 750€ We encourage your students to apply to us directly by using the following application form. Applications are now open and will close on 30 April 2024. Once the application is submitted, we will inform students about the next steps to follow in order to complete their Summer programme payment and enrollment. Enrollment deadline is 15 May 2024. Finding accommodation is a challenge for most international students when travelling abroad, especially during summer time. For that reason, UIC Barcelona is collaborating with an external company to support and help students who signed up for our Summer Programme to find the right accommodation in Barcelona. In addition, this company offers a great variety of extra activities providing students with many options to immerse themselves in Barcelona's culture during their free time. Accommodation and extra cultural activities are not included in UIC Barcelona Summer Programme prices and they are not managed by UIC Barcelona. Additional services prices and conditions are described in the application form.

Soongsil International Summer School (Scholarship available)

"This program provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about Korean culture and language while also interacting with fellow international students. As a valued partner, we are pleased to offer your students several scholarships, including an application fee waiver, full or half housing fee waiver scholarship, and partial program fee waiver scholarship."

Further information can be found here.

iSummerMx Programs in Mexico

Event period and location: June 24 to July 26, 2024 in Mexico

Application deadline: 10.05.2024

Organizer: Tecnológico de Monterrey

Event program:

Do you have plans for this summer? Tec de Monterrey wants to invite you to have a great international experience participating in any of our different academic programs. From learning Spanish to participating in a research project.

Choose between different options to improve your academic and cultural knowledge while gaining invaluable experience to boost your career!"

Further information here

Language course abroad

Would you like to learn a new foreign language - or deepen your existing knowledge? Universities, private language schools and language institutes around the world offer intensive language courses. The courses are available for many languages and at different levels. With other language students, you can not only try out your new skills in class, but also test them in everyday life and learn a lot about the culture of the country along the way.

When choosing a provider, make sure that the level, course size, and offerings match your expectations.

Blended Intensive Programme (BIP)

A Blended Intensive Programme combines a virtual event with a short stay at a partner university. If your department is planning to conduct or participate in a BIP, they will inform you about it.
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