PROMOS – Program to increase mobility 2024


Study, practical and language stays of students through partial scholarships and travel allowances worldwide. The amount of the scholarship rates depends on the respective target country and the total funding available. Tuition fees can only be funded if there is a surplus of funds.

Payment of travel allowances depends on the amount of the approved funds; these may not be granted in favor of a larger number of scholarship holders. Because of this, the maximum funding period is initially limited to 3 months.

It is not possible to extend the scholarships beyond six months.


Deadline for submission is expected to be January 07, 2024, the application documents, funding rates and modalities can be found in the right menu bar on this page. The application includes:

  • Application form (declaration of acceptance, "Annahmeerklärung"):
  • List of study achievements (list of grades from QIS is sufficient),
  • Letter of motivation / brief description of the project (free text, max. one page)
  • An expert opinion from a university lecturer (see form)
  • Notification from the foreign institution about the admission of the applicant (if already available, otherwise hand in later)
  • Proof of language proficiency in the language of work/teaching (proof not older than 3 years, not required for language course stays)

The documents can be submitted by e-mail (in pdf format), only the 2nd and 3rd page of the declaration of acceptance and the professor's report (if this was not sent directly to the International Office by the lecturer) should be submitted in paper form (original).

If you are awarded a PROMOS scholarship:
In order to be able to pay out the PROMOS grant, a certificate of enrolment at the foreign university is required. Please send us a "Certificate of Enrolment" or "Acceptance Letter" (pdf format) upon arrival at your host university.

After your stay abroad:
No later than one month after your return from abroad, please submit a short report on your experiences and adventures during your stay (max. one page with photo). You should explain to what extent your expectations, goals and wishes were fulfilled during your stay, the academic benefits of your stay and what experiences you had.

Contact: Mrs. Claudia Careglio, Dipl.-Ing., International Office (Building G, Room 107), c.careglio(at), Phone: 0651/8103 - 378 (Office hours: Monday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.).

Environmental Campus Birkenfeld Contact: Mrs. Daniela Haubrich, Mrs. Daniela Haubrich. All necessary documents can be handed in to Mrs. Haubrich,, by students of the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld.

Detailed list of eligible measures:

1. Study Scholarships (1 to 6 months)

Both short-term scholarships (e.g. for theses) and scholarships of up to six months for student study visits can be funded. Doctoral students cannot apply for this program. Tuition fees cannot be covered.

Semester scholarships in the ERASMUS area are generally only possible where there is no ERASMUS cooperation for this department. Exceptions are students who have already been funded within an ERASMUS cooperation and therefore can no longer receive a grant under ERASMUS or if the contingent of the existing cooperation has been exhausted. Doctoral students are not eligible for funding.

Theses can be funded under the following conditions: 
1. The stay is justified by the completion of the thesis.

 2. No regular courses are attended at a university. Theses that are neither carried out at a university nor at a company can be funded in exceptional cases if the relevant department fully supports the project and the student submits a detailed timetable.

2. Internships (1 to 6 months)

Internships for students are generally fundable worldwide. Internships in EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey cannot be funded due to overlaps with the ERASMUS internship program.

Exceptions are students who have already been funded for an internship stay within the framework of ERASMUS and therefore can no longer receive funding under the ERASMUS program. Doctoral students cannot apply for this program.

3. Language Courses (3 weeks to 6 months)

Language courses for students and doctoral candidates can be funded at universities and established language institutes abroad worldwide. In addition, depending on the total funds available, a one-off course fee allowance of EUR 500 per person can be applied for. However, only courses with at least 25 hours per week can be funded.

 Specialised courses (up to 6 weeks)
The scholarship for specialised courses supports the participation of students in specialised courses of up to 6 weeks. It includes a one-off course fee of € 500. Specialised courses include, for example, summer courses/schools, workshops at universities or similar events.

4. Study Trips, including Competition Trips (Will only be funded subordinately)

Study trips abroad by groups of students under the direction of a university professor can be funded for up to 12 days worldwide (detailed regulations on request at the International Office, applications can only be made via an accompanying lecturer). The funding consists exclusively of a flat rate per participant and day. This is EUR 45 for all countries.


Important information

Funding can only be provided for regions for which there is no travel warning issued by the Federal Foreign Office. If a travel warning is issued during your stay, you are required to leave the country. Funding will not be continued in these cases.

Please ensure that you have adequate insurance cover during your stay in the host country (international health insurance, accident insurance, liability insurance). The DAAD offers the possibility of group insurance. You can find tariff information about the DAAD group insurance at:

Combination with BAföG benefits: Students who also receive BAföG abroad during their stay abroad can receive a partial scholarship (€350-550 per month, depending on the country rates) as a top-up scholarship. As a rule, this is not deducted from the BAföG abroad. Travel allowances may not be granted when receiving BAföG abroad (these are usually reimbursed as a lump sum within the framework of BAföG abroad). A PROMOS scholarship must be reported to the responsible office for BAföG abroad.

General information PROMOS from the DAAD

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