PROMOS Scholarship - Funding of Foreign Visits

Through the PROMOS mobility programme, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences facilitates shorter overseas visits (up to six months) using funds provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Through the scholarship, the university is seeking to increase the international mobility of students and support high quality projects abroad.

Notice on the restrictions of the PROMOS-programme due to corona pandemic

Please note that we are currently accepting and processing applications for the PROMOS programme as usual.

However, the grant for PROMOS funding is currently always subject to the proviso that circumstances permit the stay abroad. As this is a very dynamic situation, it is not possible to assess all circumstances in advance in the long term.

Possible factors in this regard are:

  • Restrictions on leaving Germany
  • Restrictions on entry into the host country
  • Travel warnings by the Federal Foreign Office (no stays in the areas for which a travel warning exists!)
  • Availability of the host institution for the stay in the desired period (some institutions decide whether to accept students or interns at short notice)
  • The intended project can only take place virtually and not in the host country

When planning and carrying out activiities abroad, students are required to continuously observe the travel and safety instructions and in articular the (partial) travel warnings issued by the Federal Foreign Office: (German)

Students are asked to register with the crisis prevention list of the Federal Foreign Office for the duration of their stay (electronic registration: "Elefand"

Further important information on safety precautions can be found at the following link: Information on general safety precautions for travelling abroad and staying abroad

What is funded?

Study scholarships (1 to 6 months)

  • short.term scholarships (for example for a final thesis) as well as scholarships for stays of up to six months
  • semester scholarships in the Erasmus+ region (EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey) are only available where there is no existing Erasmus cooperation. An exception to this is students who have already had a course of studies funded by the Erasmus+ programme who are not entitled to further ERASMUS+ funding.

Internships (6 weeks to 6 months)

  • In principle, internships can be funded worldwide.
  • Internships in the Erasmus+ region (see: study scholarships) cannot be funded due to overlaps with the Erasmus internship programme. An exception to this is students who have already had an internship funded by Erasmus+ who are not entitled to further Erasmus+ funding.

Language courses (3 weeks to 6 months)

  • Language courses at state universities abroad that are relevant to the student´s specialist course of study may be funded worldwide.

Specialist courses (up to 6 months)

  • Participation in a specialist courses that are offered by universities or scientific organisations abroad can be funded worldwide

Who can receive funding?

This programme is targeted at qualified students of all subjects who are enrolled on a regular basis at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Scienes.

Applications for a Bachelor´s degree programmes are possible from the 2nd semester of study; for language courses and Master´s programmes, applications may be made from the first semester of study.

Funding may only be awarded if there is no travel warning for the relevant region from the Federal Foreign Office.

For further information, please see the call for PROMOS applications.

Call for PROMOS applications

When and where can I apply?

Applications deadlines for stays abroad in 2024:

  • 15.11.2023 for stays from January 2024
  • 15.05.2024

Applications can only be made via the online portal 

Scholarship recipients are selected by the university´s own PROMOS committee

Which documents do I need to submit?

The details of the programme and the applications documents required can be found in the call for PROMOS applications

Call for PROMOS Applications

Please also use the PROMOS checklist to help you draw up your scholarship applicaiton

PROMOS checklist

How do I obtain a language certificate?

If you are currently undertaking a relevant foreign language course at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, you can have a certificate issued by the course leader. The language certificate should contain information about your proficiency in the main official language in the host country.

Should you possess a language certificate such as TOEFL, DELE or similiar, obtained within last 2 years, you can also submit this with your application.

Any student not covered by this may take an English, French or Spanish language test at the Berlitz Language School in Magdeburg. This test cost 55 euros. You will be given a receipt, which you can then submit to the International Office of Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences for the reimbursement.

Berlitz Sprachschule
Hasselbachplatz 3
D-39104 Magdeburg
Tel: +49 (0)391 541 4688

For reimbursement, please submit the following application, the receipt for the language test fee and proof of the reasin for having the language certificate issued. The PROMOS application itselft, or reference to a PROMOS application that has already been submitted, will be accepted as proof.

Application for reimbursement

For her semester abroad, Anika Stiawa went to New Zealand.
Journalism student Kevin Oder´s path took him to ZDF in New York
Tobias Hartmann, who studies Water Management, attended a Summer School at the GJU in Jordan.
Dana Popp, a student of journalism, spent her semester abroad at the Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina.
Anika Stiawa took part in a Summer School in Riga, Lativia, with the help of PROMOS.
Anika Stiawa took part in a Summer School in Riga, Latvia, with the help of PROMOS.
Anna Stahl completed her internship in the USA.
Journalism student Felix Träger completed his radio internship in Namibia.
Above the roofs of Amman: Tabea Hertel during her semester abroad in Jordan.


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