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

Virtual office hours

Office hours are currently take place virtually. During the open office hours, you dial into our meeting rooms at WebEx. During the talks, these will be blocked for other participants. You may also have to be admitted to the meeting first. We try to keep the calls as short as possible to avoid long waiting times. For calls that are expected to take longer or cannot take place on Tuesday or Thursday, please contact us by email or phone to make an individual appointment.

Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

We are also available via email promos@fu-berlin.de and 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.


The application period for stays abroad between 01.07.2021 and 31.12.2021:

The next application period for the second half of 2021 is from 4.4.2021 to 2.5.2021. During this period you can submit your application. Applications that are not submitted during this period will not be considered.

General application deadlines:

Are you planning a stay abroad next year or even later? Find out more about the dates for the next applicatio round here.


For further information do not hesitate to contact us:

PROMOS-Team/ Anne Mbakwe
Student Mobility Unit
Student Service Center
Iltisstr. 4
E-Mail: promos@zedat.fu-berlin.de
Tel: +49(0)30 838 64 806

Office hours (currently via Webex):
Tue.: 9:30-12:30 Webex Link
Thu.: 14:00-17:00 Webex Link

You can also contact us via phone and email.