Information for students of Goethe University wishing to go abroad


Please note: due to the Corona virus, office hours are suspended until further ado.
Please e-mail or call us if you have any questions.

Phone office hours winter semester 2020/21 (Nov 01, 2020 - Feb 19, 2021):

Studying Abroad 
Tues 10:00 - 12:30 * Wed 13:00 - 16:00 * Thurs 13:00 - 15:30 (not on public holidays)

Phone: (069) 798 -17194 / -12307 / -17190

Internships Abroad:
Mon 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (not during Christmas season)

Phone: (069) 798- 17195

Availability by phone: 

phone office hours (see above):  +49-(0)69-798-17194
Mon - Fri:      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.

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Study Abroad

You want to study abroad for one or two semesters? Please find here all the information on our exchange programmes (Erasmus+ and worldwide), summer universities as well as freemovers.

Goethe University currently maintains cooperations with more than 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.

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Internships Abroad

You want to complete an obligatory or voluntary internship abroad? Please find here some tips how to find an internship as well as information on possible scholarship and funding possibilities. 

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Staff Mobility

As academic staff of Goethe University you have the possibility to teach and do research abroad. Please find here all the information on guest lectureships, research funding possibilites and arrangements of new partnerships.