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Semester abroad

On this page you will find helpful information about all of our semester abroad options. Please refer to the menu to find out which options you have in your faculty/study program to complete a semester abroad. If you have any questions about organizing a semester abroad, please book an appointment with us:

Benefits of a semester abroad

Using the time of your studies for a semester abroad offers an incredible number of advantages! You will get to know a foreign city in a foreign culture up close and personal. In just a few months, you will gain an incredible amount of experience that will not only benefit you intellectually, but will also make you grow as a person. You will meet many new people from all over the world, deepen your language skills and acquire further hard and soft skills that will help you to start an (international) career. A stay abroad will set you apart from the crowd in later job application situations and can open doors for you! Many of our students describe the semester abroad as „the best time of my life so far.“ So, take the chance and let us advise you which semester abroad suits you best!

SEMESTER ABROAD TYPES AT A GLANCE

Study Abroad
  • 100% crediting (no loss in study time)
  • Organization through International Office
  • Study fee: Fresenius + one-time payment
erasmus+
  • Partial crediting
  • Individual organization (consulting by International Office)
  • Study fee: only at Fresenius
  • Erasmus+ funding
direct exchange
  • Partial crediting
  • Study fee: only at fresenius
  • Organization through International Office
freemover
  • Partial crediting
  • Individual organization (consulting by International Office partner)
  • Study fee: University abroad

Faculty of economics and media

Here you can find your semester abroad options for the Faculty of Economics and Media. Please read all the information carefully and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or doubts.

Study abroad

Erasmus+

With the Erasmus+ Program you can study abroad within Europe, learn more about the program here.

Here you can find an overview of our Erasmus+ partner universities:

Please note that the partner universities are subject to change!

Freemover

If you are planning a Freemover semester please contact our partner World of Students and schedule an appointment with them to learn more about their partneruniversities.

Book an appointment here:

Faculty of design

Here you get an overview about the different semester abroad options for the faculty of Design. Please click on your study program to see your options. Find out more about the Erasmus+ Program here.

Please note that the partner universities are subject to change! Please book an appointment with us to plan your semester abroad individually:

Study Abroad

Erasmus+

During 3rd semester = fall semester

Direct Exchange

Mobility during 3rd semester

Study Abroad

  • Berkeley College, New York, USA, more infos here.
  • Istituto Marangoni (Florence, Italy), mobility period 3rd semester, only in spring!

Erasmus+

  • ESMOD (only in fall term), Paris, France
  • LISAA (only spring term) Paris, France

Direct Exchange

Study Abroad

  • Griffith College (Dublin, Ireland), application in the 3rd semester; mobility period 4th semester

Erasmus+


Direct Exchange

Erasmus+

Direct Exchange

Study Abroad


Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (Rome/Milano, Italy) during 6th semester
Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, Canada, during 6th semester


Erasmus+


Kingston University, Kingtson upon Thames, UK (possible starting from spring 2025) during 6th semester

Freemover

If you are planning a Freemover semester please contact our partner World of Students and schedule an appointment with them to learn more about their partneruniversities.

Book an appointment here:

Faculty of Health and social studies

In the faculty of Health and Social Studies you have the possibility to participate in all our short programs abroad (Network & Travel, New York Summer Weeks and as a Master’s student the Master’s Weeks).

Unfortunately, a semester abroad is not possible for your degree program. But you can still do an internship abroad and get Erasmus+ funding for it, learn more here:

Faculty of chemistry and biology

In the faculty of Chemistry and Biology you have the possibility to participate in all our short programs abroad (Network & Travel, New York Summer Weeks and as a Master’s student the Master’s Weeks). Unfortunately, a semester abroad is not possible for your degree program. But you can still do an internship abroad and get Erasmus+ funding for it, learn more here:

Ecosign

As an Ecosign student you have different options to spend a semester abroad:

If you are planning a Freemover semester please contact our partner World of Students and schedule an appointment with them to learn more about their partneruniversities, book an appointment here.

charlotte fresenius university

As student of the Charlotte Fresenius University you have the possibility to participate in all our short programs abroad (Network & Travel, New York Summer Weeks and as a Master student the Master’s Weeks). You can also decide to spend a semester abroad, but it must be checked in each individual case whether and how your modules can be credited.

Online PLus

As an Online Plus student you can study abroad in: New York, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, London or Sydney. You are also able to do a Freemover Semester. If you are planning a Freemover semester please contact our partner World of Students and schedule an appointment with them to learn more about their partner universities.

More detailed infos about spending a semester abroad are also available Study Net.