In addition to cooperating with ERASMUS+ partners, HSBA has also partnerships with universities outside of Europe. One of our specific goals is to continuously expand our range of international contacts at all levels.
To support your semester abroad HSBA provides scholarships of the DAAD funded PROMOS programme on a yearly basis.
Please note that some Partner universities (such as the University of Dubai) charge tuition fees.
PROMOS is a scholarship programme offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) that is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The aim of the programme is to provide funding for short-term periods abroad and thus to support the Bologna Process.
Currently we co-fund study abroad stays (excluding ERASMUS), Summer Schools and study trips. Calls for applications will be sent to HSBA students via email about twice a year.
In addition to the BaföG study-abroad funding, BaföG recipients can get a reduced part-scholarship instalment from PROMOS funding (the part-scholarship instalments do not have to be credited up to a figure of EUR 300.00). However, they are not entitled to any travel expense allowances. Students who already receive study-abroad funding from the DAAD or from other public-sector sponsors do not qualify for any other funding. This does not apply to any funding provided by Verein der Freunde und Förderer der HSBA.
Students are selected based on their written application and subsequent interviews.
By accepting the scholarship, students agree to write a detailed report on their study-abroad period.
Applying for a stay abroad at a partner university takes place in two stages: Applying at HSBA and applying to the partner university. As soon as you have received approval from HSBA we will nominate you to the partner university. The partner university will then send you all of the important information for the application.
Closing date for applications is 15 March for a study abroad semester in the upcoming winter or summer semester at a partner University. Announcement of approvals/refusals: by no later than 1 April (via e-mail).
Remaining places will be announced approx. in Mai and August.
Prerequisites for your application
Some of our partner universities require language proficiency in the language of instruction. For information on this, please refer to the information materials of the respective university. Consequently, these documents are a prerequisite for your application at HSBA. Outside of English-speaking countries, pre-existing language skills in the local language are also assessed positively. It is therefore recommended that you acquire basic skills in the language of instruction or the local language before you go abroad. In order to be able to participate actively in events, we recommend language skills at a minimum B2 level of the European Framework. Language skills must be verified as required by the university. We will gladly provide a confirmation of your language skills if sufficient.
Applicants are selected based on the following criteria:
For your application at HSBA, please submit the following documents:
Notes on the application:
When you have been selected by HSBA for your chosen university and you have confirmed your participation, we will nominate you to the partner university. The partner university will send you all further information on applying to that university. You can get confirmations of your English skills from the International Office, while Examination Office will be happy to issue transcripts of records (please specify that you need the transcript for a study-abroad period).