You have already received a confirmation for your study abroad? Congratulations! Here you will find faculty-specific information for the next steps.
In the following FAQ we have summarised the most frequently asked questions and the answers to them for you.
Have a look at the Downloadcenter of the International Office for important information and documents that you will need for going abroad. Before starting your exchange semester or year, you have to prepare a Learning Agreement.
The Learning Agreement should be filled out before starting your exchange semester. It includes a list of courses, which the student should attend at the exchange university. It represents an agreement between the student, the home university and the host university.
For this purpose, you fill out the template and sign it. Afterwards, you consult with your academic advisor and send the signed Learning Agreement to your exchange university. In the last step, you submit the Learning Agreement signed by all three parties (part: »BEFORE mobility«) before going abroad via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject »[DOK] Learning Agreement«.
Please inform yourself on the webpages of your exchange university. If it is not possible to define the exact courses which a student will attend before lessons start, fill out the Learning Agreement on the basis of the general disciplines offered or the courses offered last academic year.
It is common that your courses may change during the time abroad, even several times. A change of the Learning Agreement due to changed or adjusted courses is provided within a period of up to four weeks after the start of lectures. This form must again be signed by you as well as your exchange university and your academic advisor and handed in.
The Transcript of Records documents a student's performance by listing the courses taken, the ECTS credits earned, and the local grades achieved. You will receive this from the exchange university. You may have to apply for this, it is best to inquire with the partner university before your departure.
For the recognition and converting of grades, students submit the recognition form together with the ToR to the Student Advisory Service. The Student Advisory Service checks the acquired achievements and decides on the recognition. The converting of grades is carried out centrally by the International Counsellor. From there, the grades are reported to the examination office of the faculty responsible for the study program.