Study trips

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There are funding options available for group trips and excursions for students and doctoral candidates. The application must be submitted by a member of the teaching staff. Keep reading to find out how this works and what you need to take into account.

Study trips are intended to give students and doctoral candidates the opportunity to meaningfully supplement their studies with group activities in an international context. For this reason, formats that allow students and doctoral candidates to interact with other international students from different universities and acquire in-depth specialist and intercultural skills are deemed particularly worthy of funding.

Transferable credits and foreign languages are an advantage

It is an advantage if the credits that students earn as part of the group trip can be transferred, and the activities of the study trip take place in a subject-focussed foreign language.


  • The application for excursion funding must be submitted by the group leader
  • The funding amounts will depend on the host country and be based on EU and DAAD guidelines
  • Funding is available for a maximum of 12 days, although the trip may last longer

  • Project outline
  • Programme and itinerary
  • Financial plan (preliminary)
  • Proof of contact with / invitation to the (academic) institution in the host country
  • List of attendees (or at least the number of students if names are not yet known)
  • Information on the project management/project coordination team and endorsement by the faculty/department

31 December

for excursions taking place between 1 January and 30 June of the following year

30 April

for excursions taking place between 1 July and 31 December of the current year


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