Harbour in Greifswald – Photo: Leonie Nikrandt

Short Periods of Stay Abroad

As an alternative to conventional periods of stay abroad, short-term stays are becoming increasingly popular. The broad range of language and subject-specific courses at institutions abroad provide you with the opportunity to advance your subject knowledge, but also to gain credit points (ECTS) that can be recognised in Greifswald. Find out more about the various options here. The International Office will be glad to provide you with information about funding opportunities.

KreativEU – Knowledge & Creativity European University

The University of Greifswald is a partner in the KreativEU alliance. Together with ten European universities, the overarching goal and vision of KreativEU is to establish a European university that places the creative potential of Europe's cultural heritage at the centre of its teaching, research and transfer activities. The KreativEU Alliance already offers a diverse programme of qualification and further education courses, BIPs, workshops, summer schools and conferences.

Subject Courses and Summer Schools Abroad

A large number of universities all over the world provide subject-specific courses during the non-teaching period. For example, you can take part in a summer or winter school and advance your subject knowledge in an international group of students, and extend your intercultural competencies. Register for a summer school at one of our partner universities.

Find further summer schools in Europe here: Summer Schools in Europe.eu.

Language Courses

Lots of universities abroad provide language courses. This not only makes it possible for you to improve your language skills in the corresponding country, but also to get to know the foreign university. Use the DAAD’s course database [de] to find a suitable language course.

Maltalingua School of English offers students scholarships for two-week language courses (including courses, certificate, accommodation and transfer to accommodation). Click here for more information. The call for applications is ongoing.


PROMOS Programme
The DAAD’s PROMOS Programme provides a one-off 500-euro grant for course fees to students and doctoral candidates who organise their own short periods of stay abroad lasting between five days and four months and taking place at state-run universities all over the world.

Go East Programme
The DAAD funds participation at summer schools in Central, South-Eastern and Eastern Europe through the Go East programme.

Further opportunities
International cultural and language institutes often offer programmes lasting several weeks. Information is available from the respective institute.

International Office
Roberta Wirminghaus
Domstraße 58a, Ground Floor
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1112