Expect the following costs to generally be higher when you study abroad:

  • Tuition fees (none for exchange studies)
  • Travel costs to and from the university 
  • Language courses 
  • Accommodation (mostly higher than in Germany, especially compared to Weimar) 
  • Additional costs for health insurance and preventive measures (e.g. vaccinations) 
  • Higher living costs
  • Semester contributions and fees

Please note that some countries require you to provide proof of financing for your studies. You will need to present this when you apply for a student visa (J-1 exchange visa for the USA) or to the responsible immigration authorities.

Main sources of funding for stays abroad:

Students of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar completing part of their studies abroad as part of an exchange programme can apply for an Erasmus+ mobility grant.


The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar provides funding especially for study visits and internships in non-European countries through the DAAD’s PROMOS programme.


If you are planning to study or complete an internship abroad, then you are eligible for foreign BAföG. See here for details.


Educational loans are another option for financing education and training. They are available in addition to BAföG and are not based on the income or assets of you or your parents. No credit assessment is conducted.


Country-specific funding