Prerequisites & Application

What prerequisites do I have to meet?

Good examination results

Undergraduate students can apply for a study abroad if they have at least 50 ECTS credits at the time of the application and and average grade of 3.5 and no third examination attempt is aheadl. What is more, all exams of the first semester will have to be passed with success. Postgraduate students can apply immediately after the beginning of studies.

Sufficient language skills:

In order to study successfully abroad you must prove your skills of the teaching language of the university abroad. So you can have attended a business language course in the corresponding language at FH Aachen with a grade of at least 3.3, at least 8 points in your German general qualification for university entrance after six years (English) of language tuition, four years (French) or three years (other foreign languages or have successfully passed a language test (e.g. Toefl test or D.E.L.F.)

Application periods

Within Europe 
for the winter semester: 30th March 
for the summer semester: 30th September

Outside Europe 
for the winter semester: 30th November
for the summer semester: 30th June

Required supporting documents

The following documents must be submitted at the International Faculty Office in due time:

> Cover letter (motivation letter, desired period for stay abroad,
   list of preferred desired partner universities)

> Tabular CV according to europass guidelines

> Transcript of recordsl (incl. failed attempts)

> Proof of language skills in the language of education at the partner university

Please send the application documents mentinied above by email as a colleictive PDF file to International Faculty Office or hand them in personally at rooms E 215/ E 216.

Please keep in mind when writing application that our semester times may vary substantially from those of the partner universities!

How are the university places awarded?

The commitee for the awarding of semester abroad decides on the awards of university places at partner universities. For the selection process to run smoothly it is essential that you submit your complete application documents and your preference list of desired partner universities. As a rule, wie have enough places for all applicants, but not necessariily for the desired university or country. 

The award is effected according to the following criteria:

> Number credits gained so far in relation to study semester. 
> Average grade
> Student commitment
> Motivation letter