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PROMOS – A mobility program for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students

Our office hours
Tuesday 9:30 - 12:30 (Face-to-face consultation in the Student Service Centre and online via WebEx)
Thursday 9:30 - 12:30 (Face-to-face consultation in the Student Service Centre (except on May 19th) and online via WebEx)

Office hours on site
As of 22 March 2022, we will also be there for you in person again. You are welcome to drop by during the above-mentioned office hours. We welcome you to wear a mask to the consultation.

Virtual office hours
PROMOS consultation hours can also be held virtually. If you would like to have a consultation via WebEx, please make an appointment with us in advance. During the open consultation hours, you dial into our "meeting rooms" on WebEx. During the talks, these are blocked for other participants*. So you may have to be admitted to the meeting first. We try to keep the talks as short as possible to avoid long waiting times.

Consultation also takes place as usual by email and telephon

Mail: promos@fu-berlin.de
Phone: +4930 838 64806.

The following regulations result from the COVIS-19 pandemic:
  • You can find important information about the coronavirus in the Cornavirus FAQ.
  • Please notice the COVID-19 travel warning issued by the German Federal Foreign Office. The warning cautions against travel to certain regions, if the purpose of travel is not completely necessary, such as tourist trips. Travel for study abroad programs, internships ect., however, do not count as tourism. Scholarship holders can decide to carry out their project abroad at their own risk and make use of their PROMOS grant. Please be sure to read the country-specific advisories issued by the the German Federal Foreign Office carefully, as there may be special conditions on travel to your destination (e.g. mandatory quarantine). If you are a German citizen, please register in the crisis management list.
In regions, where there are other travel warnings issued by the German Foreign Office, due to security concerns (wars, political instability or similar), funding is excluded.
  • Information on questions regarding the recognition of shortened internships abroad can be found here.
Due to the rapidly changing situation, this information will be continuously updated. Please inform yourself regularly.

Students and doctorate candidates have the chance to finance individually organized short stays abroad (up to 6 months per academic phase). The program offers a chance to spend a period of time abroad to those, whose project or destination does not fit into any of the structured programs offered by the DAAD or Erasmus+. In addition to grants awarded to individuals, PROMOS also finances group travels (such as course excursions or travels for competitions). Our flyer offers useful insights and information about the program.

The scholarships are awarded by the Freie Universität Berlin and include a selection process. Applying to the program via the DAAD is not possible and there is no legal claim to the grant.

Please read through the following pages thoroughly. Further information about the program and the application process is summarized in this presentation.

Attention: Please note that language testing (which is needed for a language certificate) often takes place before the application phase. More information about the FU Berlin’s Language Center and its language tests can be found here.

Further Information about the PROMOS Program

1. Financial Grant

2. Application Process

3. Selection Criteria and Process

4. After the Application

5. During the Mobility

6. After the Mobility

Information session

The presentation from the PROMOS info event in October 2020 can be found here