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PROMOS

Funding for semester stays, internships, study and competition trips around the world.

What is Promos?

PROMOS funds can be used to support stays abroad outside Europe. Projects such as study trips or competition trips that are not eligible for funding in any of the structured DAAD programmes (e.g. Erasmus+) are also considered in PROMOS.

Are you planning a short internship in Australia? Dreaming of writing your thesis on Mount Kilimanjaro? The DAAD mobility programme PROMOS is the funding programme of your choice.

The funds are administered and awarded through the International Office. The search for and organisation of a study or internship place or language course remains your responsibility.

What goals does Promos pursue?

Erasmus+ wants to:

  • Increasing the mobility of students and doctoral candidates at German universities
  • Setting the focus for the universities' own international mobility
  • Support and expansion of the internationalisation strategy

In the long term, the programme contributes to the development of efficient and cosmopolitan higher education institutions.

What is supported?

Study visits outside the Erasmus+ programme. This means if you want to study for a semester at a university outside Europe or at a European university with which there is no Erasmus+ contract.

The monthly scholarship rate is between 350 and 550 euros per month depending on the destination country; a travel allowance may be granted at a later date.

Study trips by a group of students under the academic guidance of a university teacher for the purpose of imparting and deepening knowledge. The trip is eligible for funding if, in addition to imparting subject-related knowledge and gaining an insight into the host country, the focus is on meeting students and academics from the local university.

The scholarship is a flat-rate stay and depends on the destination country and can amount to between €30 and €45 per person, per day.

For internships outside Europe, you can apply for a PROMOS scholarship. Internships in Europe can be funded through PROMOS if ERASMUS funding is excluded, e.g. if the ERASMUS time quota is exhausted or the internship is completed in Switzerland.

Internships at EU institutions, institutions and organisations that administer EU programmes, the German missions abroad, the Goethe Institutes and at the German Humanities Institutes are not eligible for PROMOS funding. You can apply for funding for these programmes individually at the DAAD: DAAD Scholarships

The funding rates range between 350 and 550 euros per month depending on the destination country and are based on the funding rates set by the DAAD.

Subject courses are courses with a close connection to the subject of study that serve to further academic and/or artistic training. The maximum funding period for specialised courses is six weeks. In order to receive PROMOS funding, the specialised course must be offered by state or state-recognised higher education institutions or academic organisations abroad. Successful participation must enable the acquisition of ECTS credits; ideally, the course can be recognised at the home university. Examples are summer or winter schools, workshops at universities or similar events. It is best to ask the International Office whether a course can be funded or not.

The scholarship is a travel allowance and depends on the destination country. Depending on the budget, the most outstanding applications are awarded course fees of up to 500 euros.

Travel to participate in international student competitions abroad, such as National Model United Nations in New York, World Programming Championships, EU simulation events.

The duration of funding does not have to be the same as the duration of the stay, as partial funding is also possible depending on the available funds, in order to be able to provide funding to as many students as possible.

The grant is a flat-rate stay allowance and depends on the destination country and can be between 30€ and 45€ per person, per day. The trip does not have to be accompanied by a university teacher.

Documents and deadlines
How do I apply for a PROMOS grant?

The application must be made in writing by email via the International Office. If you are considering PROMOS funding for your study abroad or internship abroad, please check the respective websites for information on how to apply. 

Deadlines
The application deadlines for all PROMOS projects are the same - 15.01 and 15.03.2023. Depending on the available budget, further deadlines will be announced. 

Please submit all necessary documents to the International Office internationaloffice.hsbe@srh.de.

  • a meaningful programme description of the study or competition trip: technical justification for the trip, presentation of the travel programme (in the case of the study trip including precise visit and inspection requests), preparation and follow-up of the participants, time schedule (1-2 pages in total)
  • participation lists with the following information: surname(s) and first name(s), gender (m/f), status (student, graduate or university lecturer), subject group (e.g. business studies, music etc.) and with the signature of all those who wish to participate
  • financial plan: estimation of the costs for flight, meals, accommodation, additional costs etc. for all participants, if necessary other sources of financing for the trip
  • if applicable, a letter of invitation from the host university or institution

Study trips are applied for by the responsible SRH university lecturer, who, in the case of a grant, is responsible for the content and financial management of the trip. Competition trips are applied for by the leader of the travel group.

After the trip, the group submits a report to the International Office, which may be published on the SRH Berlin website in compliance with the DSGVO regulations. The report is between 800 and 1500 words long and contains at least two photos and/or one or two short videos. Alternatively, a short text with a longer video (min. 3 minutes) or a detailed blog can be submitted, in which the travel preparations are also discussed.

If you are considering PROMOS funding for your study abroad or internship abroad, please check the respective websites for information on how to apply. 

  • meaningful letter of motivation: professional justification for participation in the course, a broad outline of the course programme with cultural and social aspects, preparation and follow-up of the course
  • current performance record
  • financial plan: estimation of costs for flight, food, accommodation, incidental expenses etc. and, if applicable, other sources of financing for the course and travel
  • if applicable, letter of invitation or confirmation of registration from the host institution

After the specialist course, the recipients submit a report to the International Office, which is published on the SRH website in compliance with the DSVO regulations. The report is between 800 and 1500 words long and contains at least two photos and/or one or two short videos. Alternatively, a short text with a longer video (min. 3 minutes) or a detailed blog can be submitted, which also deals with the preparation for the trip.

 

Liability clause

"This project has been funded with support from the German federal ministry for education and research. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the federal ministry cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein."

For further information and advice on Promos mobility measures, please contact the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Contact
Miriam Condé
Desk Officer and Team Leader
Tel.: 0228/882-8706
E-mail: conde@daad.de

https://www.daad.de/de/infos-services-fuer-hochschulen/weiterfuehrende-infos-zu-daad-foerderprogrammen/promos/

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