Hamburglobal Study Excursions
University instructors only may submit applications for funding for study excursions.
For the application deadlines see below. Send applications to the study abroad team(hamburglobal.pv"AT"uni-hamburg.de).
1–31 March for study excursions that will begin between 1 July and 31 December of the current calendar year.
1–31 October for study excursions that will begin between 1 January and 30 June of the following year and for study excursions that are in an advanced planning stage, even if the excursion is planned to take place between 1 July and 30 September of the following year. In this case, a renewed application in the following March for the same study excursion is not permitted; the funds will be disbursed no earlier than 2 months before the excursion begins.
For study excursions already in advanced stages of planning, you may apply for funding as early as the October application period even if the trip is not scheduled to take place until the period between 1 July and 30 September of the following year. In this case, you may not apply again in the following March for the same trip, and the money will be disbursed no earlier than 3 months before the study excursion begins.
Students and doctoral researchers who want to go on study excursions may receive subsidies to cover daily expenses from DAAD PROMOS. This subsidy is €45 per person and day for all states. In accordance with DAAD guidelines, funding is provided for up to 12 days at most. Funding to cover participation in a study excursion is limited to once per level of education, each ending respectively upon completion of a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, Diplom, Staatsexamen (state examination), or doctorate. You may not receive support from other DAAD funds or public funds for the same purpose. Inform your students: If you are taking part in a study excursion, you may not apply for individual funding from Hamburglobal for the same period as the study excursion. There is funding available, however, for prior or subsequent stays abroad in compliance with funding conditions. Advise your students who may be affected to contact us in advance. One university representative accompanying the study excursion may also receive this subsidy to cover daily expenses. Funding will be disbursed no earlier than 2 months before the excursion starts.
The excursion should focus on gaining knowledge of the subject, insight into the host country’s culture, and getting to know students and academics. You may also apply for subsidies for mandatory and/or regularly planned trips. Trips with a focus on sightseeing, presentations and conferences, or travel to mock sessions or competitions are not eligible for funding.
Submit your informal funding application (max. 10 pages) for a study excursion in writing. Include:
- a description of the project including its academic conception;
- a timetable;
- reasons why you selected these students;
- a list of all participants; and
- a cost breakdown (student contribution should be clear).
To better assess whether a study excursion is sustainable, please state in your application whether or not the faculty/department will co-finance the study excursion and whether or not the applicant worked to obtain such funding. If the applicant is an adjunct lecturer, he or she must state in the application whether or not the faculty/department has endorsed the study excursion and how the sustainability of the excursion will be ensured.
Study excursions eligible for funding will be selected based on the following criteria (in order of priority):
- The plan clearly shows how the destination contributes to or is unique for the development of practical assignments.
- The focus is on the training and education of Hamburg students.
- Participants have been chosen by instructor based on the quality of their academic achievements and contribution to the planning and preparation of the study excursion.
- Students are actively involved in the study excursion program (e.g., conducting small individual research projects, preparing presentations, and establishing contact with people in the destination country before the trip).
- Work is predicted to yield lasting results (e.g., documentation, evaluation, and use of data collected on the trip).
- Students should gain insight into the scientific community of the country and the discipline and learn more about current research projects/approaches. International networking with students in the target country is desirable, provided this does not interfere with the practical assignments.
- There will be opportunities for interacting with civil society groups.
- Plans must be environmental sufficient and sustainable (e.g., are the duration of the trip and the flight distance reasonable? Have carbon offsetting options been considered in the case of air travel?).
After completing the excursion, submit the following documents to the Department of International Affairs:
- report about the study excursion
- original copy of the list signed by the participants confirming receipt of the visit package