For master students from the study programme "International Business and Finance", a semester abroad during the second semester (summer semester) is mandatory.
In order to help you finding the right universities for a semester abroad we have the following options available for your consideration:
Our partner universities
There are a number of partner universities from all over the world you can choose from. Tuition fees are waived for partner universities in Europe (except in Great Britain and Denmark), in Asia (except universities in Shanghai), in Australia (except University of Sunshine Coast) and Mexico.
You also have the liberty to spend your semester abroad in any accredited university (refer to anabin.kmk.org for the list of recognized University) in the world in a Master Program in Business (MA or MSc), other than our partners, as a “fee-paying, non-degree seeking, visiting student”, provided that the curriculum and the respective courses you are going to enrol, in the form of a “Learning Agreement”, are being approved by either Prof. Dr. Anton Frantzke or Prof. Dr. Wolfram Schönfelder before the application. As a Freemover you have to apply directly at your desired university.
The application process, requirements and deadlines vary from institution to institution. Therefore, it is necessary that you are well informed of your desired university and get in touch with their International Office and /or Office of Admissions.
Please hand in a copy of your application form, the Learning Agreement (with the signature of either Prof. Dr. Anton Frantzke or Prof. Dr. Wolfram Schönfelder) and a letter of acceptance to Ms Wong for our reference.
Semester abroad with our university
Only applicable for foreign students who are either being the first time in Germany or have resided in Germany before in a time span of six months or less.
Partner Universities for master students
List of Partner / Non-Partner Institutions
On average there are two places available for each partner university with some exceptions. Detailed information will be availabe at the Boot Camp.
Western Sydney University
Prof. Frantzke, Prof. Schönfelder
The course list for 2018 is not available yet , it is similar to semester 2 in 2017.
INSEEC Business School in Bordeau and Paris
|Italy||Università degli Studi di Genova||Prof. Schönfelder|
|Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia||Prof. Schönfelder|
|Università degli Studi di Perugia||Prof. Schönfelder|
|Latvia||RISEBA (University of Business Arts and Technology)||Prof. Frantzke|
Please log in and read the report from students who have spent a semester abroad at this university.
|Poland||University of Economics Katowice||Prof. Frantzke|
2) For the courses inside the MSc in Business Economics, lectures will take place in the evening: from 18:30-21:30.
|Slovakia||University of Economics in Bratislava||Prof. Frantzke|
|South Korea||Ajou University||Prof. Frantzke|
|Dongguk University||Prof. Frantzke|
|Inha University||Prof. Frantzke|
|Switzerland||Hochschule Luzern||Prof. Frantzke|
Factsheet available underneath in the download area
|Turkey||Istanbul Bilgi University||Prof. Frantzke|
|University of Ulster – Jordanstown & Magee||Prof. Schönfelder|
Edinburgh Napier University (as fee paying visiting students)
Every student who goes on exchange to a partner university of Hochschule Augsburg within Europe will receive an Erasmus grant(on the condition that you have not received it already in your Bachelor study). Excluded are universities which do not have any Erasmus contract with our university and partner universities in Great Britain.
Information on the amount of the Erasmus grant could be found on the website of our International Office
There is no direct financial support for students spending their semester abroad outside of Europe but some kind of scholarships is available. Depending on the contract, tuition fees would be waived in most cases.
Up-to-date information on Scholarships or grants available for our outgoing students could be found on the website of our International Office
Numerous institutions, like the DAAD, offer scholarships for students doing a semester abroad.
Where should I live?
As soon as you receive your letter of acceptance you should contact your host university about the possibilities of accommodation. Usually, the partner universities will help exchange students to reserve a room at student dormitories or provide relevant information on accommodation.
Re-enrollment for the following semester
Even if you are going abroad, you have to re-enroll with our university for the semester. Information could be found on our website.
Do I need a Visa?
For Non-EU citizens, student visa might be required for countries winthin or outside of Europe.
For EU citizens, student visa might be required for countries outside of Europe.
Once the letter of acceptance is received, you should contact the German embassy, or the embassy of your home country, about the entry requirements of your host country. You might need to contact the embassy of the host country as well. There ccould be additional costs for applying for a visa. This varies among different countries.
Back to Germany after semester abroad
Transfer of Credits after the Semester Abroad
Upon your completion of the “Semester Abroad”, you have to have your credits acquired at the host university to be transferred back to our university.
Please make an appointment with the respective International Coordinator (either Prof. Dr. Anton Frantzke or Prof. Dr. Wolfram Schönfelder) to have your credits and grades acquired from the Host University accredited.
Required documents are:
- Application form for the Accreditation (Antrag zur Anerkennung von Studienleistungen):
- Official Transcript with authorized signature and /or stamp from the host university
- A copy of the latest Learning Agreement
- A report on your experience at the host university