Information for students of Goethe University wishing to go abroad

Are you interested in studying abroad or doing an internship in a different country during your studies at Goethe University?

Here you will find all relevant information…

Goethe University currently maintains cooperations with almost 300 universities in over 40 countries. As part of the agreements, Frankfurt students who successfully apply for one of these exchanges do not have to pay tuition fees to the host institution. In Europe study abroad periods are mainly carried out through the ERASMUS program (over 250 universities in 29 countries) while exchanges overseas are organized through university or state cooperations (about 30 universities in 16 countries). Most of these exchanges are only for students of certain study areas, so check carefully if you are eligible to apply. Some faculties maintain exchanges overseas of their own. Please check their websites or get in touch with the coordinators responsible for the cooperations.

Of course there is also the option to organize your stay abroad on your own. You can find information about scholarships and alternative sources of funding here (in German only). Keep in mind that many of these financial possibilities are for German citizens only. Please check carefully. If you are not sure if you may apply visit us during our office hours.

If you are planning to do an internship abroad you may apply for funding. However, most programs are reserved for German or EU citizens. Citizens of other states may apply for some programs if you are a full-time student of a German university. You can find all information here (in German only). Please come to our office during office hours for more information.



The International Office is closed over Christmas and New Year's (Dec 22, 2017 - Jan 05, 2018).

The Study Abroad Team does not offer office hours from December 22, 2017- January 05, 2018

Last office hours before Christmas: Tuesday, 21.12.2017, 10 - 12 

From January 08 2018 we resume the regular schedule of our office hours as stated below.

The Study Abroad Team wishes you a merry Christmas (if applicable) and a happy and healthy 2016!


Office hours winter semester 2017/18:

Campus Westend (PEG, 2nd floor)
Studying Abroad 
Tues 9 a.m. - 12 * Wed 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. * Thurs 9 a.m. - 12
Internships Abroad:
Mon 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Campus Riedberg Studying and Internships Abroad 
Bi-weekly on the following Thursdays 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.:
26.10. Info session only * 09. + 23.11. * 07. + 21.12.2017 * 11. + 25.01.2018 * 08.02.2018
Max-von-Laue-Str. 9 in office 32 c (office of SSC = Studien Service Center)

Availability by phone: 
Tue - Thu:      Olaf Purkert   49-(0)69-798-17190
Mon - Thu:     Jule Türke     49-(0)69-798-12307


The English version of our website is currently under construction and not all sites have been translated yet. Please excuse any inconvenience. If you need assistance, please come to our offices and talk to us or write an email. Thank you.