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International experience is becoming increasingly important in a globally interconnected world and, especially in architecture, discourses are conducted globally and developments are advanced through international cooperation and exchange.

For students, the eight-semester Bachelor's program at the Department of Architecture therefore allows for a semester/year abroad or an internship. In the new bachelor study regulations from 2014, this is even better integrated into the curriculum through a mobility window in the 5th semester. We recommend a stay abroad starting in the 5th semester.

The international exchange of teaching staff and other groups of employees is also important to us in order to get to know new perspectives and to initiate constructive processes of change and cooperation.

It is advisable to start planning for longer stays abroad one to one and a half years before the stay in order to make a well-founded choice in terms of content, to use all options for financial support and to be able to make all necessary arrangements in the department, in the International Office of the FH and, if necessary, in the BAFÖG office or for language certificates. 

In addition to studying abroad and doing an internship abroad, there are other ways to gain international experience during your studies. 

The following formats can be mentioned as examples:

  • Summer / Spring / Winter Schools
  • Theses abroad
  • Language courses / programs abroad
  • Graduate programs, e.g. internships after graduation or between BA and MA
  • Conference visits
  • Excursions

For information on stays abroad and international activities, please contact:

Awarding of Erasmus and Denver scholarships by the faculty

For study-related stays abroad under the Erasmus program, the EU provides financial support for participants. The Department of Architecture selects candidates for the Erasmus and for a Denver scholarship (tuition waiver) on the basis of submitted application documents. Please contact us in good time; the submission deadlines at FB are 1. Feb. for Erasmus stays for the following winter semester and for the summer semester of the next year. For the Denver scholarship, the application deadline at FB is 15. Dec. for study visits in the winter semester of the following year.

Incoming Students and Staff

The Department of Architecture welcomes students from partner universities and freemover students as well as faculty and staff from other universities! Please contact us first in German or English for further questions regarding the content of the study program and for other possible cooperations.

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