Virtual Mobility with eMobi@Dg2
STUDY ABROAD WITHOUT TRAVELING
The virtual mobility program eMobi@Dg2
As of January 2021, Universität Hamburg students have had the opportunity to attend one or more courses at partner schools abroad from the comfort of their own homes. You can enjoy the advantages of studying abroad—improving language skills, gaining intercultural skills, discovering other ways of teaching and learning, new curricula—flexibly while continuing with your studies in Hamburg.
There are also other benefits to the virtual eMobi@Dg2 courses abroad, including:
- no additional costs
- you can still meet familial and other obligations in Hamburg
- recognition of completed coursework (in accordance with a learning agreement)
- wide range of courses from different universities in various languages
- flexibility with regard to course plans and scope of study
- easier, faster application process
Universität Hamburg is a partner in the eMobi@Dg2 network for virtual mobility run by universities in Canada, France, Switzerland, Columbia, and Brazil. Currently, the network offers roughly 200 virtual courses in French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The first courses begin in January, February, March, April, and May 2021. The courses are regularly updated throughout the semester.
What is eMobi@Dg2?
The eMobi"AT"Dg2 program is a project of the Réseau Dg2 network formed by universities from 9 countries on 4 continents with the aim of conducting virtual mobility projects. The eMobi@Dg2 project enables regularly enrolled students to take distance-learning courses at 12 hosting universities while working towards their degree at their home university.
The Dg2 network provides module descriptions and explanations for participation conditions (dates, language, content, instructor, ECTS credits, BA/MA).
Who can take part in eMobi@Dg2?
All Universität Hamburg students (with the exception of visiting students) who are in at least their third semester of a bachelor’s program can apply for courses at a total of 2 partner universities.
What courses are available?
Consult the website for a virtual course overview.
Course descriptions contain all information about the courses, including participation requirements such as language skills. Remember to make note of the different time zones.
In addition to Universität Hamburg, the following universities are taking part in the network: Université Laval (Canada), Université de Strasbourg (France), Université Cote d’Azur (France), Université de Bordeaux (France), Université de la Réunion (France), Université de Genève (Switzerland), Universidad del Rosario (Columbia), and UNESP—Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” (Brazil).
How do you apply?
You may attend courses only if you successfully apply and are nominated by the Department of International Affairs. Apply online via the application portal. You can apply for courses at 2 different universities. You must submit an application for each course.
An application is complete when it contains the following documents:
- short letter of motivation (max. 1 page in German or English)
- Learning Agreement (due to the current situation, unstamped academic performance overviews will be accepted providing that the person issuing these sends directly by email)
- StiNE overview of academic performance or current transcript of records in English
- current language certificate for the language of instruction (pursuant to course requirement), placement test in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Please save a screenshot of your test results and upload to the application portal.
Once we review your application documents, you will receive a reply immediately. You will also receive a letter of nomination or recommendation if you are nominated. With these and other required documents in hand, you can then apply before the start of the course via the network website.
What deadlines need to be observed?
Note the different starting dates for the individual courses and also plan ahead by at least a week.
Université Laval (Canada)—January (8, 15, 25)
Université de Strasbourg (France)—January (13, 18, 20, 28)
Université Cote d’Azur (France)—January (4, 5, 13, 18)
Université de Bordeaux (France)—presumably Winter Semester 2021/22
Université de la Réunion (France)—February (15, 17, 18)
Université de Genève (Switzerland)—February (22)
Universidad del Rosario (Colombia)—January (25)
UNESP—Universidade Estadual Paulista „Júlio de Mesquita Filho“ (Brazil)—March (1) and April (21)
What are the selection criteria?
To take part in eMobi@Dg2 courses, you must fulfill all course participation requirements and submit a complete application. We will select applicants in the order applications are received and in view of the places available.