Semester abroad in Germany
With partner programs to Germany...
...or on your own
Those who want to come to Germany on their own can do this as well they just have to apply at the universities. The question of “when” cannot be answered overall. There are study programs that have a certain time where they have to do their semester abroad others don’t have rules at all. It is often said that doing it after the third bachelor semester meaning the basic studies is the best time because one already knows the important basics and can do the studies in a different language. In the end everybody has to decide on his or her own involving the situation and personal opinions. Very important for the semester abroad is to ask if the grades from the other university can be added to the grades and achievements of the home university. Especially in the Bachelor and Master programs it is possible to credit exam achievements. If something can be charged or not depends on the home university. It is always a good idea to ask before the time in Germany what achievements can be charged and concentrate on these. Those who decide themselves for a semester abroad in Germany find themselves before a big mountain of organization efforts and questions. The foreign office of the German University can help with these questions and answer them. It is always a good idea to get all the information early enough to see possible problems that could occur and solve them. Those who have planned assiduous do not have to worry.