PROMOS: Internship or Study Trip Abroad

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PROMOS: Internship or Study Trip Abroad

PROMOS is a scholarship programme granted by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Wissenschaft (BMBF) and launched by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Ruhr-Universität Bochum administers its PROMOS funds on behalf of the DAAD and awards scholarships to students who plan to study, intern or research abroad for up to six months. Thus, the above mentioned institutions contribute to the increasing mobility of students that was originally initiated by the Bologna Process.

All full-time students enrolled on one of RUB's degree programmes (Bachelor, Master, Diplom, Magister and Staatsexamen) are eligible to receive PROMOS (Student Mobility Support Programme) funding. Applicants need to be either German citizens or persons who are on a par with Germans according to § 8 Absatz 1 Ziffer 2 ff., Absatz 2, 2a und 3 BAföG. International degree-seeking students enrolled at RUB can be funded in all subprogrammes, as long as they do not intend to stay in their home country. Doctoral students may only participate in the subprogramme "Study Trips Worldwide".

The third and hence last application deadline for the PROMOS funding year 2017 is 1 June 2017, 12pm, for sojourns starting between 1 July 2017 and 31 December 2017 (excluding study abroad stays at RUB partner universities).

Please note that there are always three application deadlines per PROMOS funding year. However, it is only possible to apply once within a PROMOS year. Please weigh which application deadline would be the most suitable for you. The first application deadline for the PROMOS funding year 2018 will presumably be scheduled for mid-October 2018.

What types of sojourns will be funded at RUB?

Studying abroad for one semester (3 - 6 months) at one of RUB's partner universities via an exchange programme from either the International Office or the faculties/institutes (excluded are those universities located in the 33 ERASMUS countries). The funding period starts on 1 January 2017 and ends on 28 February 2017. Grantees receive a monthly scholarship and one-time travel allowance (which depends on the host country, see "PROMOS Funding Rates 2017" on the right).

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Conducting research in preparation for a thesis at a university or in a company or organisation abroad (1 - 6 months). The funding period starts on 1 January 2017 and ends on 28 February 2018. Grantees receive a monthly scholarship and one-time travel allowance (which depends on the host country, see "PROMOS Funding Rates 2017" on the right).

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Interning abroad in companies or organisations for 1.5 - 3 months. The funding period starts on 1 January 2017 and ends on 28 February 2018. Grantees receive a monthly scholarship and one-time travel allowance (which depends on the host country, see "PROMOS Funding Rates 2017" on the right).

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Study trips for 5 – 15 students (doctoral students included) for 5 – 12 days. The trip has to be accompanied by at least one professor (academic member of staff). The funding period starts on 1 January 2017 and ends on 28 February 2018.

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