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Short Visits

Would you like to spend a few weeks at one of our partner universities to gain international experience or to prepare for a planned stay abroad?

If so, a short visit might be the right option to give you some initial experience.

Short stays abroad can take the form of internships, summer/winter schools, language courses, or language assistance programmes.

For all these stays, both the organization and the funding are the responsibility of the students themselves. We are happy to provide you with information and current announcements.

Summer/ Winter SchoolsHide

Many universities around the world offer summer/ winter programmes.

Summer/winter schools are open to UBT students from all subject areas. You can find out more about the various opportunities available by visiting the website of the universities you are interested in attending.

As a rule, summer/winter schools are self-organized short-term visits that are not centrally coordinated. If you have any questions regarding individual summer/winter schools or the application procedure, please contact the host university abroad.

Most summer/winter schools take place during the semester breaks, which means that they can be easily integrated into the general course of studies. In addition, ECTS points can often be earned during the summer/winter schools.

Summer/Winter school opportunities can be found at:

Language CoursesHide

Language courses offer students the opportunity to learn a language at a place where it is spoken. A wide range of language course providers can be found on the web.

Some language courses are also offered in summer/ winter schools at universities around the world. The DAAD’s language course database provides a brief overview of language courses available.

Language Assistance ProgrammesHide

By enrolling in a language assistance programme, students can gain insights into foreign educational systems and teaching methods. Many programmes are mainly geared towards prospective teachers.

For more information about such programmes, have a look at the following:


Summer/winter schools in Europe are not covered by the ERASMUS programme.

You can apply for a DAAD PROMOS scholarship (administered by the University of Bayreuth) to help finance a short visit to a non-European country. For further details, see the current PROMOS announcement.

Additional scholarship opportunities can be found using the DAAD’s scholarship database and the websites of the university centres:

Personal ReportsHide

Reports provided by former students can be helpful in deciding where to study abroad. These reports can be found here, via the e-Learning platform by searching for Praktikum / Kurzaufenthalte im Ausland – Erfahrungsberichte.

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