Internationalisation is actively engaged in throughout the whole university – for international and intercultural competencies are essential for (almost) everyone nowadays, not only when planning to work abroad. All Bachelor programmes include the option of theory- and practice-oriented semesters of study, as well as internships or short programmes to be carried out abroad. We cooperate with around twenty partner universities worldwide: such as in Belém, Copenhagen, Seville or Vienna. Starting with the winter semester 2015/2016, the Bachelor programme Social Work has been offering the special certificate “International Social Work”. Students opting for the additional qualification RECOS – a cooperation between universities from the Germany / France / Switzerland tripoint – will gain knowledge about the political, economic, legal and social situation in our neighbouring countries as well as about challenges that social work and education are currently facing.
Financial support for studying abroad
So that studying abroad doesn’t leave you strapped for cash, we offer financial support in the form of various scholarships or grants: ERASMUS+, Baden-Württemberg scholarships, UNIBRAL, PROMOS and Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service).
Students completing their degree in Germany without an integrated study abroad programme are still able to gain international and intercultural experiences at our university: we invite lecturers and students from partner universities to Freiburg on a regular basis, as well as experts from foreign companies and institutions, which allow them to share their perspectives and worldviews with us in seminars and lectures.
Students with an immigrant background – diversity wanted!
The International Office of the university gives advice and support to students with an immigrant background and to students from abroad. Our special offers include: support by student tutors and lecturers, seminars “German for non-native speakers” and special scholarships from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).