Interested in spending a semester abroad for study, practicum or thesis work?
Start at last one year before your planned stay with the preparations. There are numerous things to prepare and deadlines to keep!
The most recent information (June 2016) on programs for FIN-students to go abroad can be found here: FIN-Woanders-studieren (in German)
On the page Study Abroad you can find existing cooperations of the Faculty of Computer Science for studying abroad.
NOTE: For some cooperations a selection process may be in place, where applicants will be admitted based on personal interviews and we expect a grade of at least 2.4 for modules taken at OVGU.
What possibilities are there for studying abroad?
The Faculty of Computer Science has a double degree program ("Doppel-Abschluss") with the German Engineering and Economics Faculty ("Fakultät für deutsche Ingenieur- und Betriebswirtschaftsausbildung (FDIBA)") at TU-Sofia. You can spend a semester there studying in German, an internship at several German companies located in Sofia, or even get a second Bachlors degree!
Through Worldwide you can spend a semester at different institutions outside of Europe.
As a Freemover you can even spend you semester at a University, which has no official relationship with OvGU.
Can I get CP for my studies abroad?
In order to get credit points for the courses you are planning to take, fill out a learning aggreement and get it signed from your study supervisor ("Studiengangleiter"). You can find the learning aggreement form for ERASMUS on the homepage of the OvGU International Office. If you are not going through the ERASMUS program, you can use the form as a guideline.
How can I finance my study abroad?
Even outside of the official programs, there are a multitude of possibilities to finance your semester abroad. Scholarships., Auslands-BAFöG, ...
You can find information on all of the programs and funding possibilities on the homepage of the OvGU International Office
The following websites contain an overview of scholarships, also including scholarships for studies and internships abroad:
On the page Internship / Thesis Abroad you can find a selection of existing partnerships with international institutions and companies.
Through IAESTE you can find internships in the field of engineering all over the world.
There are many more opportunities for internships abroad. You can find information on all of the programs on the homepage of the OvGU International Office.