The Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University gives high priority to internationalization of studying and teaching. Our strategy focuses on two main dimensions: to promote internationalization at Bielefeld University and to support international mobility of students and staff.
Internationalization at Bielefeld University entails a commitment to an international study culture and support of international career perspectives of our students. To this end, the number of international courses taught in English as well as other languages has been continuously expanding and reflects the great variety of teaching subjects represented at Germany's largest sociological department. Starting with the winter semester 2010/11 the faculty also offers an International Track in its MA Sociology programme. This programme not only allows students to pursue a programme of study exclusively in English, but also to combine these with courses taught in German and other languages and offers the opportunity to spend a semester abroad.
Our billboard informs you about regular courses, additional events, and further information for studying and working abroad as well as academic training and international guest lecturers.
In addition, the Faculty of Sociology offers manifold exchange opportunities for staff and students to teach or study at our partner universities abroad. Opportunities for academic mobility will provide you with new ideas, help you to learn about different cultures and to discover many common values. It will be beneficial for your communication and foreign language skills. Support to international academic mobility includes students and teaching staff exchange.
Student mobility can take place within the framework of the various Erasmus agreements maintained by the faculty. There is also a cooperation between Bielefeld University and St. Petersburg State University, which allows for bilateral exchange. It is coordinated by the Centre for German and European Studies (ZDES/CGES). This cooperation includes short term exchange and the MA-Programme „Studies in European Societies“.
On this website you find information about our partner universities and the responsible Erasmus coordinators as well as the Erasmus application process and about the proceedings within the bilateral agreement with St.Petersburg State University. In addition, this website provides you with useful information on (international) internships.
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.