International studies

Internationally oriented research is also an internationally oriented teaching that allows students to open their horizons beyond regional and national borders. The Institute therefore strives to create both, for guests from abroad and for students from Oldenburg, the necessary infrastructure to ensure a high level of mobility.

Incoming students

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Sommer

* further information will follow!*

Outgoing students / studies abroad

The Institute of History supports students explicitly in their wish to study abroad. Examination results that are acquired abroad are usually recognized.

Financing options

So that the stay abroad does not fail on the funding issue, it is useful to inform yourself about various funding programmes. Here is a brief overview

(detailed information you will find on the pages of the international student office ISO):

  • Erasmus partnership/-grant: Deadlines each year are the 1st March for the following winter term and the 31st October for the summer term; here you find a Checklist for the study abroad with ERASMUS
  • Scholarships (DAAD/Promos. etc.): Please get early informed, so you do not miss a deadline for the "right" scholarship programme. Partly there are only one to two deadlines per year in the different programmes, these might be individually different depending on the country.
  • National Student Grant for studies abroad: For studying abroad, you can apply for the additional costs with BAföG, a national student grant. Whoever receives domestic BaföG, will also get BAföG for studying abroad. But even those who previously received no BaföG, certainly have a chance to receive it. Due to the higher costs abroad the BaföG requirements records will rise, so that many more students receive the education grant to study abroad as a domestic study. - Important: Applications for BAföG must be submitted six months prior to the start of study abroad at the relevant office of Student Aid.


Partner universities

Currently the following partnerships exist, some more cooperation is planned:

Application deadline

  • Please send your application for the winter term until the 15th February (each year) to the representative for studies abroad & the Master programme of the Institute of History, Prof. Dr. Michael Sommer.