Going Abroad 2


PROMOS: Internship or Study Trip Abroad

About the program

PROMOS is a scholarship programme granted by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Wissenschaft (BMBF) and launched by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Ruhr-Universität Bochum administers its PROMOS funds on behalf of the DAAD and awards scholarships to students who plan to study, intern or research abroad for up to six months. Thus, the above mentioned institutions contribute to the increasing mobility of students that was originally initiated by the Bologna Process.


Requirements

All full-time students enrolled on one of RUB's degree programmes (Bachelor, Master, Diplom, Magister and Staatsexamen) are eligible to receive PROMOS (Student Mobility Support Programme) funding. Applicants need to be either German citizens or persons who are on a par with Germans according to § 8 Absatz 1 Ziffer 2 ff., Absatz 2, 2a und 3 BAföG. International degree-seeking students enrolled at RUB can be funded in all subprogrammes, as long as they do not intend to stay in their home country. Doctoral students may only participate in the subprogramme "Study Trips Worldwide".


Funding

⯈Travel allowance and/or monthly partial scholarship rate
(depending on the host country and duration of stay)

PROMOS funding rates 2019


Submission deadlines

Latest call for submission: 4 June 2019

There are three submission deadlines per PROMOS funding year:

⯈ Beginning of November
(for internships, research stays - thesis only - and study trips in the upcoming year as well as for a semester abroad in the next summer term)

⯈ Beginning of March
(for internships, research stays - thesis only - and study trips in the current year as well as for a semester abroad in the next winter term)

⯈ Beginning of June
(for internships, research stays - thesis only - and study trips in the current year as well as for a semester abroad in the next winter term)

Please note that it is only possible to apply once within a PROMOS year. Thus, please weigh which application deadline would be the most suitable for you.


What types of sojourns will be funded at RUB?

STUDYING ABROAD
for one semester (3-6 months) at one of RUB's partner universities via an exchange programme from either the International Office or the faculties/institutes (excluded are those universities located in the 34 Erasmus countries)

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CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN PREPARATION FOR A THESIS
at a university or in a company or organisation abroad (1-6 months)

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INTERNING ABROAD
in companies or organisations for 1.5-3 months (excluded are those companies or organisations located in one of the 34 Erasmus countries)

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STUDY TRIPS
for 5-15 students (PhD students included) and one supervisor for 5-12 days

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Links

Contact and counselling

promos@rub.de

Person in charge

Anika Odenbach


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