Studying Abroad - Information for Outgoings
An extended stay abroad such as studying abroad offers many advantages and enriches your academic experience by:
- Complementing your technical knowledge through an interesting course
- Learning a foreign language
- Gaining international experience
- Making friends with students across the world
For students studying economics who want to work for an international company or organization, spending a semester abroad is an important asset. The Faculty of Business and Economics currently offers 88 exchange programmes in 37 countries.
For students of the Faculty of Business and Economics there are three different types of exchange programmes: the Erasmus programme of the Faculty's Department of Business Administration and Economics, worldwide Faculty programmes, and worldwide exchange programmes of Göttingen University (for all faculties). Please note that there are different application deadlines for these programmes.
This is an established programme in Europe with a partial scholarship for students from European countries. Applications are accepted once a year in January and February to study in the following academic year (for one or two semesters).
- World-wide faculty programmes
Partnerships beyond Europe. Applications are accepted every semester. The deadline to commence studies for the following winter semester is on January 15, and the deadline for the following summer semester is on June 15.
List of programmes
- University-wide multidisciplinary exchange programmes
There is a centralized and common application process for all faculties and disciplines for worldwide partnerships. The application deadline is December 1 for commencing studies for the following winter semester, and June 1 for the following summer semester.
If you would like to study abroad, our office fully supports you. The first point of contact is the Study Abroad Advisory Office (Auslandsstudienberatung) at the Student Service Centre. You can find the contact information on the right-hand column of this page. Staff members are well informed about the programmes and can assist you in organizing and preparing for your going abroad.
Every semester, our office holds multiple information sessions where we present our exchange programmes across various regions of the world (North America, Asia, Europe, etc.). Former exchange students also share their experiences as well.
What we offer:
- We help you select the right partner university for your needs
- We help you prepare for living abroad through:
Intercultural competencies (IndiGU)
Language preparation (ZESS)
Organizational and administrative support (Study Abroad Advisory Office)
- We help you secure financing and even offer some DAAD scholarships for some exchange programmes:
- We can help advise you on the transferability of ECTS credits from your study abroad:
Databank on credit recognition
Procedure to transfer credits
Upon your return, we encourage you to share your study abroad experiences with your fellow students, and offer some formal channels to do so, such as at the information sessions, through the buddy programmes, or in your reports about your experiences abroad.