The Institute of Ethnology offers its students the possibility to pursue a study term abroad in Europe under the ERASMUS program. Depending on their course of study, students can apply for an ERASMUS scholarship to study at one of our nine European partner institutes.
The administrative process of ERASMUS starts several months prior to the start of the exchange semester. Accordingly students should start planning for an exchange term ahead of time. Applications for ERASMUS are accepted once a year.
The deadline for applications for the academic year 2019-2020 will be announced. For detailed information please see Dr. Markus Schleiter during his consultation (office) hours. Applications should include a letter of motivation, transcript of records, cv, and a language certificate for the medium of instructions and be submitted to the Institute of Ethnology in print.
For further information on ERASMUS and application requirements see the International Office’s homepage.
Contact person at the Institute of Ethnology: Dr. Markus Schleiter

The deadline for Erasmus Application winter term 2020/21 and summer term 2021 is 17th of January 2020!

Our institute has the following Erasmus-partners:

* Special conditions apply

Here you can find the current Erasmus announcement (WiSe 2020/21 & SuSe 2021)

"A New Passage to India"

Cooperation with the Tata Institute for Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

(DAAD Facilitation)

With the special program "A New Passage to India" the DAAD is facilitating the academic exchange with India. The Institute for Ethnology is able to cultivate a cooperation with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. This program is offering the students of the BA "Cultural and Social Anthropology" and the MA "Master in Social ANthropology" the opportunity to make an application for either a semsetr abroad, an internship with a NGO or a practical-reasearch for the Master-Thesis. The vacancies for the DAAD-Stipends will be announced.

TISS - Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
Annika Strauss is the contact person for the DAAD-Exchange-Program "A New Passage to India".
For more information and the current write up can be found here.

Study in South Africa/Grahamstown

The Institute of Ethnology established a partnership with the Department of Social Anthropology at Rhodes University in Grahamstown/South Africa Thanks to DAAD-funding we are able to send 4 BA or MA students – irrespective of their citizenship - to the Eastern Cape for studying and research (à 6 months from February to July).

Download further information here!

Deadline for the proposals will be announced!

For further questions please contact Dr. Markus Schleiter during the office hours without appointments.


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