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Going abroad from Hof

International experience is getting ever more important. Studying, interning or learning languages abroad helps you acquire new skills which give you a substantial advantage in the labor market.

Going abroad demonstrates you are flexible, adaptable and possess organizational skills –competences which are in high demand with employers. It is definitely worthwhile to shape your profile by staying in another country, as is confirmed by the positive feedback from those who have ventured abroad.

Apart from benefiting your career, going abroad also helps you grow as a person. You will get to know a different culture while becoming aware of your own cultural background. The experiences you have and the friends you make while staying abroad will shape you for life.

Therefore, we would like to encourage you to venture into the unknown. You will certainly not regret it!

Studying abroad

Internship abroad

 

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Studying abroad

Students enrolled at Hof University have the chance to spend one or two semesters at one of our partner universities. The application deadline for the academic year 2023/24 is January 31, 2023. The application needs to be submitted online.

For a study semester abroad, students need to be in their third semester at Hof University or in a higher semester. To find out which semester is the most suitable one for your studies, please have a look at the webpage of your specific study program. 

You should start planning your semester(s) abroad about 10 to 12 months in advance.

To find out which partner universities we have, please have look at the Exchange Database.

Information on financial support can be found on the Erasmus+ page. 

Further important information on studying abroad can be found on Moodle: 11. International Office > Wege ins Ausland > Auslandsstudium.

 

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Internship abroad

International internship experience is getting more and more important. Going abroad gives you the opportunity to discover other business cultures, improve your foreign language skills, broaden your mind and round out your personality.

Interning abroad requires both initiative and diligent planning. You should start gathering information and get in touch with our Career Service at least one year before the internship.

 

FAQs about internships abroad

You can intern from the first semester onwards until graduation (or sometimes even after graduating). In order to be recognized as part of your studies the internship must fulfill the criteria established by your study program. It is usually a good idea to conduct more than just the mandatory internship during the course of your studies.

You can find placement offers in all big international career portals. In addition, our own portal StellenHof and the job portal of Bavarian universities list all placement offers sent to us by employers.

If you are planning to intern in Europe, you can apply for an ERASMUS scholarship. Further information on scholarships and funding is provided here.

Other things to consider include visa, insurances, accommodation, travel or legal requirements for working in your country of choice.

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