Welcome to the Study Abroad information page of the Department of Sports Science. In the different sections, you will find information about a stay abroad for students as well as lecturers.
Information events are held on a regular basis. To prepare yourself, please read the information on the homepage. In addition, please register by e-mail with the ERASMUS coordinator.
Due to the current situation, study abroad opportunities will not be available again until the summer semester of 2022. The application period begins on November 1, 2021 and ends on January 31, 2022.
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Workspace II: Neurocognition and Action- Biomechanics Research Group
Workspace III: Sport and Society
Please submit your application with the following application materials:
Note: Declaration (no proof) of sufficient language skills for the ERASMUS+ study (consultation with the supervisor). For English, this is not necessary (but may be requested by the university abroad).
The application deadline for the following academic year is January 31.
Please send applications in digital form only (in a PDF) via email to Sina Gerten AND Dr. John Elvis Hagan Jr.
Meaningful letter of motivation
Knowledge of the host country/preparation for the stay abroad
Sufficient language skills in consultation with the ERASMUS+ Officer.
Forms for already nominated (ERASMUS) students
The Learning Agreement must be coordinated with the ERASMUS Coordinator of Sports Science before the stay abroad. In addition, the Learning Agreement must be signed by the responsible recognition officer. Please, use the respective office hours for this purpose. Please fill out the form for the Learning Agreement exclusively on the PC.
Learning Agreement [DOCX]
Please follow the instructions below when completing the Learning Agreement.
The recognition of your achievements abroad after your stay will be done according to the procedure described here.
Depending on interests and focus of study, different fields of work and organizations can be considered: International organizations or companies, German organizations or companies based abroad, foreign organizations/companies that have relations with Germany, etc.
It is advisable to allow sufficient planning and lead time. The organization of a stay abroad requires the consideration of various aspects. To ensure that all formalities are settled before departure, planning should begin at least 6 months before the start of the internship. As a general rule, the earlier the better.
It is helpful to have a basic knowledge of the language and culture of the respective country by the time of departure.
The following contact persons can support you in your search for an internship:
DFJW (German-French Youth Office)
Dr. Stefan Pfaff is responsible for the recognition of and advice on mandatory internships (in Germany and abroad) fort he Department of Sports science.
If necessary, it is advisable to contact the German Foreign Office and inquire about the regulations regarding a work permit or visa. It should be emphasized that this is an internship (the regulations change frequently and vary depending on the country).
Health insurance/accident insurance
There is also the possibility to apply as a so-called "Free Mover" at a university of your choice. This is possible if there is no bilateral ERASMUS+ agreement between the universities (i.e., if your favorite university is not a cooperating university of Bielefeld University). For more information about "Free Mover" please visit the homepage of the International Office.
In addition to ERASMUS+ and, Free Mover and Internship, there are other alternatives to realize a study period abroad. It is possible to apply individually to a university abroad.
Information on how to apply independently to a university abroad can be obtained from the International Office. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) also publishes country study guides that provide assistance with individual applications. These are available in bookstores or can be borrowed from the library and the International Office.
In addition, the DAAD is currently promoting study-related stays abroad to high school and university students with its campaign "studieren weltweit - ERLEBE ES!" ("study worldwide - EXPERIENCE IT!").
Additionally, you can apply for a scholarship at an intermediary organization. Here you can also get information from the International Office.
Voluntary service in sports
Live and work for a year in an African country, immerse yourself in a new culture and share your passion for sports. In the mornings you can support physical education at an elementary school and also promote your own project ideas in the afternoons.
This is what ASC Göttingen von 1846 e.V. has been offering as a volunteer service through the weltwärts program since 2008. With more than 10,000 members, the association is the largest in Lower Saxony and already has a lot of experience with sending volunteers.
Note: The year abroad starts in August. The application deadline is December 31 of the previous year. All information about the application process can be found here.
Ms. Annabelle Brand studies Physical Education and English in Bielefeld and is one of the correspondents who regularly report on their stays abroad as part of "study worldwide - EXPERIENCE IT!" She is currently doing an internship as a German teacher at a school in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and reports about it on her profile page. Ms. Brand is thus part of the worldwide Correspondents Network created by the DAAD.
The ERASMUS+ program enables you as a professor or staff member of one of our ERASMUS+ cooperation universities to complete a teaching stay at the Institute of Sports Science at Bielefeld University.
Please provide the ERASMUS coordinator with a concrete proposal of the topic you would like to teach at Bielefeld University.
Please also attach the following documents:
The ERASMUS+ program enables you as a professor or staff member of the Institute of Sports Science at Bielefeld University to spend a teaching period at one of our ERASMUS+ cooperation universities.
If you want to go to one of our cooperating universities for a teaching stay, you will find a schedule for the organization of this stay here.
University: Radbound Universiteit Nijmegen (NED)
Language: English B2
Course of studies: BA, MA
University: University of Isabel, Spain
Faculty: Sports Science
International Relations Coordinator: Dr. Alicia Herraiz
Erasmus Coordinator: Anna Julia Munch
Phone: ( +34 ) 947 671 731
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