In general, you will need a language certificate for the working language at your host institution. If you apply for a study abroad, you will have to issue a language certificate for the taught language of your courses. If you apply for an internship, you will have to hand in a certificate for the working language in your host company/institution.
There is a possibility to complete a free language certificate issued by Goethe University, the so-called Language Proficiency Certificate (see contact information here). You can also complete one of the many language certificates using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. We also accept the Duolingo Test. But we do not accept language certificates older than two years.
If you are part of a bilingual or English-speaking degree program, you may use the language certificate you used to apply for this degree program (even if it is older than two years).
The final funding amount will be calculated by the Global Office and communicated in writing in the scholarship agreement.
In case of a large number of applications, the Global Office reserves the right to support selected scholarship holders either with a partial scholarship OR a travel grant in order to support as many applicants as possible. It is also possible to shorten the funding period.
In principle, double funding from public funds for the same funding purpose is excluded. Please contact us at an early stage to check whether scholarships can be combined in individual cases.
The prerequisite for a PROMOS application is the acceptance of a host institution (university, internship provider, etc.). With this you can initiate your PROMOS application.
If you have a confirmation for a stay abroad, please check whether PROMOS funding is generally possible (see: PROMOS application instructions or the application instructions per funding line).
Please also note the application deadlines!
You are welcome to contact us for advice if you have any questions.
Parallel to compiling the application documents, you can already create an application account. After completing the application form, you will automatically receive an application account on the Mobility online platform. Here you will have to upload all the required application documents.
After you have uploaded all documents and we have confirmed that we have received the review, please confirm the completion of your application in your application account. Only applications that have been confirmed to be complete can be considered. All application documents must be received by the deadline.
As described in the scholarship agreement, the PROMOS scholarship requires final documents. These must be submitted after the end of your mobility - no later than eight weeks after your return to Germany. If you fail to meet the deadline, we can demand the full scholarship back. We will remind you by e-mail to submit the final documents by the deadline.
The graduation documents consist of:
1. the Participation Certificate, with which the host institution in the destination country confirms the actual period of stay. This should be uploaded to the application account as soon as possible after the end of your mobility.
2. the Experience Report, in which you report on your experiences abroad based on our template. The aim is that your experience report will help other students in planning and carrying out a stay abroad.