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Study / Internships Abroad

Studying English in Siegen and want to go abroad? Then the following information could prove useful to you:

Information and Advice


The two key addresses for you are the International Office of the University of Siegen
and the Office for International Coordination in Fakultät I.

But it can be useful to talk to someone in the “Seminar für Anglistik” too.

 

Other topics related to studying or doing internships abroad

Deadlines for Exchange Programs


The International Office offers several information meetings per year on studying abroad – see the IO website for the latest news!

Siegen Partnerships

  • University of Tulsa/Oklahoma/USA (4 places), application no earlier than 3rd semester: deadline mid-January; contact IO
  • Universities in Japan; most courses in English; elementary competence in Japanese required; deadline: mid-February; contact IO

ERASMUS programs (EU partners): application January/February (see International Office website for exact dates)  

  • National University of Ireland/Maynooth (near Dublin) (2 places, 2 semesters); contact Selvi Demir
  • University of Southampton/GB (2 places, 1 semester); contact Selvi Demir
  • University of Leeds/GB (1 place, 1 or 2 semesters); contact Selvi Demir, Marcel Hartwig
  • University of Skövde/Sweden: courses in English (5 places, 1 semester); contact IO
  • University of Aarhus/Denmark: courses in English (8 places, 1 semester); contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Habscheid
  • University of Reykjavik/Iceland: courses in English; contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Petra Vogel

Complete list of partner universities at Akademisches Auslandsamt

Also, the following programs are supported by ERASMUS subsidies:

Programs offered by organizations

  • Fulbright program to the USA: 1 July for the academic year beginning 1 ½ years later 
    • BA students are welcome to apply for Fulbright stipends.
  • DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst)  
    • “Jahresstipendien“ for GB/Ireland: deadline 15 November
    • “Jahresstipendien“ for USA, Canada: deadline 15 July for the academic year beginning 1 ½ years later
    • “Jahresstipendien“ for Australia/New Zealand: 31 March for the academic year beginning one year later
    • BA/Master students are encouraged to apply for DAAD stipends.
  • PAD (Pädagogischer Austausch Dienst) [PDF Datei]: teaching assistantships 
    • GB: deadline 1 December for the following school year
    • USA (applicant must be in at least sixth semester): 1 November for the following school year; teaching assistance at college level is possible
    • Canada (applicant must be in at least sixth semester): 1 December for the following school year
    • Australia/New Zealand (after First "Staatsexamen") deadline 1 December for the following school year
  • DAGSiWi/VDAC Stipend USA: 6 July for the academic year 1 1/2 years later; contact IO or see http://www.uni-siegen.de/start/internationales/studium_im_ausland/finanzierung/. This link also points to various ways to seek financial support for stays abroad!