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Interesting short-term programs at Universidad de los Andes, Chile

GO CHILE! and GO SPANISH! are two interesting short-term programs for students organized by the Universidad de los Andes, Santiago de Chile:

GO CHILE! takes place from July 1 - 19, 2019:

In 2019 Chile is the host of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. For that reason the GO CHILE! program concentrates not only on insights into chilean culture and history, but especially focusses on the chilean economic and Chile's significance in Latin America and the Asia Pacific region.

Spanish language skills are not necessary, as the hole program is hold in english.

Further information you can find here.



GO SPANISH! from July 1 - 26, 2019:

This short-term program is an intensive language course. You are able to get to know this narrow but large country behind the Andes. Discover regional markets and the city centre of Santiago de Chile. Immerse yourself in the culture and the history of this exciting country.

The intensive language course is suitable for students who want to reach the Spanish B1-Level.

Further details you can find here.


The application for both programs ends on May 1, 2019.

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Summer School at HSE Perm, Russia

"Culture of totalitarian society and memory studies cases"

Summer School at HSE Perm, Russia
from August 20-31, 2019

The objective of the Summer School is to bring together the perspectives from different disciplines to study the totalitarian society and its images in late soviet and post-soviet cultures and to familiarize the participants with the phenomena of the past and complex phenomena of modern historical memory.


More information about the Summer School:

Online applicacion until April, 30:

The International Office is closed for the Easter holidays

The International Office will be closed from 19 April to 22 April.
Due to holidays of our team members there may be delays in replying to emails between 18 April and 26 April.
We wish you a Happy Easter.

We are moving!

This week the International Office is moving into new rooms.

Please note:

from Tuesday until Friday (9th and 12th of April) the International Office will not be able to be reached.

From April 15th our team is available again and you can find us in our new building Domplatz 8 (2nd floor), Eichstätt.

Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation

From July 3 - 23, 2019 the Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation is a worldwide unique summer school program of coursework and hands-on learning for law students and legal practitioners.


More information:


Application open until May 31, 2019

Our partner universities are top universities of Latin America

Our partner universities are among the best universities in Latin America!

Students of KU can therefore come to three of the most prestigious universities of Latin America without fees via our exchange programms:

1. Pontificia Universidad de Chile (Photo)
2. University of Sao Paulo
3. University of the Andes

There are also cooperations with another 5 universities in the top 10. So let's go to Latin America!

Further information (in Spanish) on the Website of the news magazine "Semana".

Scholarships for studying in Poland

GFPS-Polska will again award the GFPS scholarship for students and doctoral students of all disciplines to study in Poland in the summer semester 2019.

We offer scholarships* for the summer semester 2019: 01.03.2019 - 31.07.2019 e.g. at the universities in Poznań/Posen, Kraków/Krakow, Warszawa/Warsaw, Wrocław/Breslau, Szczecin/Stettin, Opole/Oppeln, Toruń/Thorn, Łódź/Lodsch, Katowice/Kattowitz and others.

* for participation in regular teaching within a course of study in the national language.

The benefits of the scholarship at a state university include enrolment in a Polish-speaking course of study, a monthly scholarship of approx. 1,450 Złoty (approx. 350 euros, subject to funding commitment, from March to July inclusive) and free (compulsory) participation in the GFPS Polska seminar programme during the semester. If possible, all scholarship holders in the offered cities will be personally supervised by local students (so-called GFPS city groups), who will help with finding accommodation, enrolling at the university, integrating into university life and with everyday matters.

More information:

Travel grants from the Society for Canadian Studies (GKS)

The Society for Canadian Studies (GKS) coordinates and supports Canada-related scientific activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The travel grants are very interesting. Every year, two GKS travel grants of 1,000 euros each are awarded to students of all disciplines whose diploma, state examination or master theses deal with a topic specific to Canada and therefore require a research stay in Canada. The funding is intended to make it easier to carry out the work on site, e.g. study visits, field studies, library work, interviews etc. in preparation for or at the end of the respective project.

More information at



Participation in the DAAD programme "Europa macht Schule" (Europe goes to school)

Dear Erasmus+ Alumni,

back in Germany with a thousand impressions and full of energy?

With the "Europa macht Schule" programme, you can be active and give European guest students a special experience here. And: You can turn the lessons of German school classes into European encounters!

The DAAD and the Association "Europa macht Schule e.V." are looking for volunteers to organise the "Europa macht Schule" programme:

The programme invites guest students from all over Europe to a project with a German school class. There they can present their home country in a creative way: By playing Gaelic football with the pupils, by staging the French presidential elections, by letting the children experience a Turkish school day etcetera.

In this way the pupils get to know a European country very concretely and vividly, and the students immerse themselves in a piece of German reality outside the university. They are in contact with locals and feel welcome as guests. A special experience for both sides.



Would you like to support "Europa macht Schule" and its colourful and exciting projects?

As part of the EmS location team you can do that. The activities of the volunteers consist among other things of advertising and support of the participants as well as the organisation of a kick-off event and a local farewell party.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the DAAD Coordination:

Hans Leifgen 


Phone: +49 (0)228 - 882 8629 

Further information can be found in the flyer and on the website


We are looking forward to your feedback and remain with cordial greetings

Hans Leifgen

Speaker for the programme "Europa macht Schule" (Europe goes to school)


Free online guide "Studying & Living in France"

The Centre for European Consumer Protection e.V. presents the second edition of the free online guide "Studying & Living in France". Caution: The guide is in German! This guide is intended for students, interns and trainees planning a stay abroad in France. The guide is available for use on the website of the Centre for European Consumer Protection. The project is supported by the Franco-German Youth Office (OFAJ), which made it possible to print the flyers.


Why the guide? Anyone who dares to step into a neighbouring country has many questions: 

  • Which administrative procedures have to be carried out? 
  • How do I find an apartment? 
  • Which insurances are required? 

The interactive guide answers these and many other questions. It also contains practical tips and helpful links to meet the special needs of students.


Download the guide: Studieren und Leben in Frankreich 

Download the flyer: Studieren und Leben in Frankreich