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PROMOS Application Regulations

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Please note that we can only consider complete applications that are handed in before the end of the respective deadline. Moreover, you should arrange enough time to prepare your application and the required documents.

Application Regulations

Who can apply? Registered full-time students of the University of Freiburg:

  1. who possess German citizenship (after the start of the 2nd semester)
  2. who are equal to Germans according to § 8 Paragraph 1 subparagraph 2 ff., paragraph 2, 2a, and 3 BAföG (In this context, please see the text of the law at: www.das-neue-bafoeg.de)
  3. who are non-German students seeking a degree from the University of Freiburg.


Students in categories b.) and c.) cannot apply for stays in their native countries and they generally have to complete 60 ECTS-points prior to application.
Stays abroad should be independent from any requisite course or grade which needs to be completed abroad and should be independently elicited and organized.
Doctoral candidates should apply directly at DAAD and not at the International Office. Moreover, students studying at ALU as exchange students or incoming free movers as well as students graduating at another university are not eligible for this program, either.

Application Deadlines

Stays lasting 10 weeks or longer:

  • For stays beginning between January 1, 2020 and February 29, 2020: November 13, 2019
  • For stays beginning between March 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020: January 15, 2020
  • For stays beginning in August, 2020 or later in 2020: June 17, 2020


Should the possibility of a stay become reality only after one of these deadlines, in exceptional cases you might still submit your application at the terms of stays up to 10 weeks. Please note, that you can only apply for a travel grant then and will have to hand in the documents required for a stay up to 10 weeks, no matter how long it will be. Should this be the case, please contact us by email: promos@io.uni-freiburg.de

Stays up to 10 weeks

The application must be submitted before you go abroad and at least 3 months before the end of the project abroad.

Example: For an internship in Chile from August 06, 2020 to September 14, 2020 the application must be submitted by the June 14, 2020 at the latest.

Application

Step 1: Please read carefully the information in the program line you want to apply for, as well as the general information and the FAQs with further information on application documents. In case of any doubts, please do not hesitate to contact us by email () or to come to our office hours during the lecture period!

Step 2: Please register for one of the group advisory sessions!

Step 3: Once you attended a group advisory session and cleared up all questions, please apply online. Unfortunately, the online application does not work with all browsers. In case of problems, please use another browser (Firefox works). Please enter the same data as in your printed application documents and do not leave anything empty. In case of any doubts, please contact us before submitting your online application! Please make sure to click on “send”, once you completed your online application, so that it actually reaches us, before you hand in the documents in person.

Step 4: Submission of printed application documents upon completion of the online application: Please hand in your complete printed application documents in person. For stays lasting 10 weeks or longer, you should register for a special appointment during the group advisory sessions. For stays up to 10 weeks, you can submit your application during the lecture period during our office hours. In the semester break, you can hand it in by appointment via email. Please make sure to ask for an appointment well in advance then, to make sure you can hand in your application on time, before the end of the respective deadline.

Application documents

Your application will require different documents depending on the program line and length of your stay abroad. There are different checklists for each program line, where you can find a list of all required documents. So please klick on the program line you want to apply for and the select the correct check list (in the section program lines).

If required for your project you can download the letter of recommendation, the DAAD language test, the confirmation of the awarding of the thesis on the respective DAAD-form as well as the confirmation of departmental recommendation for the internship. There are no forms for the letter of motivation, CV or similar.

Please note:

  • The application documents will not be sent back to you after the selection process. Thus, please do not hand in any original documents!
  • Please register for a language test in the working language of your project, on time!
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered due to formal reasons. In justifiable cases, documents depending upon third parties (such letters of recommendation or confirmations) can be turned in some days later. Other documents must be turned in on time and cannot be accepted at a later date. It is the applicant’s responsibility to prepare all documents on time and register for tests well in advance of the deadline.
  • Please hand in the application documents in the same order as listed in the respective checklist.


Further information on the application documents can be found in the FAQs.