Information for Incoming/Guest Students

Information for Incoming/Guest Students

This page provides detailed information for our Incoming/Guest Students.

International contacts and opportunities for studying abroad

International contacts and opportunities for studying abroad

Go Abroad (non Erasmus)


First, every student of English should aim to spend time and immerse in a genuinely English-speaking country – not just for the language but also for the cultural experience. You can go abroad to study or to work (as a teaching assistant, au pair, to take language courses, or numerous other forms of work or work experience) which can aid you in your immersion in the language and culture in addition to being recognised towards your study program or your “Ausbildungsrelevanter Auslandsaufenthalt” for the LPA. Explore opportunities and find one that suits you!

Possibilities can be found among programmes at the Deutscher Akademischer Auslandsdienst (DAAD) and other organizations. The following links may be of interest:

https://www.daad.de/de/im-ausland-studieren-forschen-lehren/

https://www.pasch-net.de/de/udi/par/3329057.html

https://www.studieren-weltweit.de/

https://www.kmk-pad.org

If you are interested in going abroad, please ensure you have read through the Information concerning opportunities and financing provided on the RIH Website. Moreover, ensure you have read other students “Erfahrungsberichte”:

https://www.uni-rostock.de/internationales/ins-ausland/erfahrungsberichte/

For further information, visit the International House team and staff members from “Outgoing” here.

Application deadlines for programs such as Promos for other international partner universities are normally around the start of November, but it is worth informing yourselves as soon as possible at events like the “Erstberatung Auslandsaufenthalt” that can be found here.

We have recently had the following number of places at the following partner universities:

We have recently had the following number of places at the following partner universities:

Go Abroad (Erasmus+)


• Cardiff in Wales (4 places for 1 semester)

• Cork in Ireland (3 places for 1 semester)

• Galway in Ireland (2 places for 1 semester)

• Aberdeen in Scotland (2 places for 1 semester)

• Malta (3 places for 1 semester)

• Timisoara in Romania (1 place for 1 semester)

As a university as a whole, we do have other partners of whom you may have heard (Newcastle and Dublin, for example), but those are with other departments and would have to be applied to via them.

Applying and our Procedure

We generally advise starting to apply from your 4th semester onwards. Our formal application deadline is typically every November, but please ensure you have sent the application information to us at mobility.iaauni-rostockde that can be found here with information on the procedure.

The most up to date forms from the International House should be used and can be found here:

https://www.uni-rostock.de/internationales/ins-ausland/studium-im-ausland/erasmus-studium/

English Department Internal Accreditation Form

This form serves a very important purpose between you as students and our department that should reflect (but be completed prior to) the mobility forms from the International House. They provide us with more detailed information on course program descriptions and assessments in order to ensure that you can receive accreditation for your activities abroad and must be completed and sent to us (or at best discussed in office hours) IN ADDITION to the International House forms.

The form can be found here:

https://www.iaa.uni-rostock.de/storages/uni-rostock/Alle_PHF/IAA/Erasmus/Dep-Internal_Accreditation.pdf

ZPA Recognition Form

The ZPA require their respective Lehramt students to complete and submit the form found below for recognition and accreditation of activities completed abroad on return. This form has to be completed by those Lehramt students IN ADDITION to the transcript required for and from our International House.

https://www.zpa.uni-rostock.de/formularemerkblaetter/antrag-auf-anerkennung-von-leistungen/

Training-related stay abroad

Training-related stay abroad

All Lehramtstudenten are required to substantiate that they have spent at least 12 weeks (the time can be split) in a country with English as the prime native speaker language (Australia, The U.K., Ireland, Canada, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, the USA are recognised).

Verifying and processing Ausbildungsrelevanter Auslandsaufenthalt for student teachers of English   is principally carried out by Mr. Bowen, and the form can be found at this link:

https://www.iaa.uni-rostock.de/studium/wichtige-dokumente-links/vorlesungen-erfolgreiche-erledigung-von-arbeitsaufgaben/

The things we require from you in order to be able to satisfactorily process the information for the Prüfungsamt (in terms of what they like to see from us) are as follows where possible (where not, please just let us know which and why):

Further information from the ZPA

Training-relevant stay abroad and proof of further foreign languages (§ 20 LehPrVO 2012). When studying modern foreign languages, students should complete a training-related stay abroad. It serves the purpose of expanding students' intercultural communicative competence. It must be completed in a country with a corresponding official language over a period of at least three months (as a whole or in several parts).

A stay abroad that was no longer than 3 years ago at the beginning of the degree program can be credited.

The educational relevance of a stay abroad is given by studies at a college or university, language assistant work, an internship abroad, language courses in a country with a corresponding official language, au pair work (before or during studies), school attendance in a country with a corresponding official language (6 months and more), work in a country with a corresponding official language.

When registering for the First State Examination for Teaching Qualifications, the period of time spent abroad and the work/activity abroad must be verified by the academic advisor (e.g. flight tickets, employment contracts, references).

Further foreign languages at level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages are proven by school certificates, in particular the Abitur certificate (at least three consecutive years of language lessons), or by language certificates from further education institutions when registering for the First State Examination for Teaching Qualifications at the MV Teacher Examination Office (applies to modern foreign languages and history).

If you are unsure about the recognition of your stay abroad and/or foreign languages, you can seek advice from the MV Teacher Examination Office before registering for the first state examination.

When registering for the First State Examination for Teaching Qualifications at the MV Teacher Examination Office, the following language qualifications are also verified by school certificates, in particular the Abitur certificate, or by language certificates from further education institutions:

  • for Protestant religion (LA Gym): Latinum or Hebraicum and New Testament Greek
  • for History: Latinum
  • for Greek: Latinum
  • for Latin: Graecum

Form for proof of further foreign languages and stay abroad

Regulations for the recognition of study achievements completed abroad

Regulations for the recognition of study achievements completed abroad

When studying at a foreign university, academic achievements can be recognized as proof of participation and performance if they meet the requirements of the study regulations that apply to the Bachelor's, Master's or teaching degree courses in English at the University of Rostock.

For a certificate of achievement with a term paper, students must submit one or more papers of the total scope required for a proseminar or main seminar certificate in the study regulations applicable to them. Participation in a practical language course can be recognized with a certificate of achievement if written papers (annotated or graded) are available that meet the requirements applicable at the IAA in terms of scope and level. The grading must be at least "sufficient".

Lectures or courses in which no work has been completed can be recognized with participation certificates for the optional area. A passed "Cambridge Proficiency Examination" can be credited with a certificate of attendance (2 SWS).

Academic achievements will only be recognized if the corresponding certificates (e.g. academic transcript, student record, etc.) are submitted in the original and at least a copy of the work. Furthermore, it is necessary to document participation in courses at the foreign university as precisely as possible: Indication of the course title, the number of hours, any final exams, presentations, term papers, essays or other forms of examination as well as the signature of the teacher and stamp of the institution abroad for individual achievements that are not explicitly listed in the Academic Record (the IAA's internal form can be found here). Assessments that are only available as a forwarded e-mail will not be considered for recognition.

Students are obliged to contact those responsible for recognition at the IAA as soon as possible after completing their stay abroad or after changing universities in order to initiate the recognition of their academic achievements.

Information from the M-V Teacher Examination Office for teacher training students (on the recognition of academic achievements at foreign universities and their effects on the standard period of study).

Student teachers who are studying abroad and wish to take a leave of absence for this period are requested to observe the following regulations: If coursework completed at a foreign university by student teachers is claimed and recognized as credits or semester hours in the examination subject English when registering for the First State Examination, the semester in question - regardless of whether the student was on leave of absence from the University of Rostock for this period - will be counted as a semester of study by the Teacher Examination Office and credited towards the standard period of study. Study periods abroad can also only be entered in the certificate for the First State Examination if they are credited towards the standard period of study.

The Teacher Examination Office (http://www.bildung-mv.de/lehrer/lehrerpruefungsamt/) provides binding information on all matters relating to the organization of studies and examinations.

 

Important Forms and Documents

Important Forms and Documents

The most up to date forms from the International House should be used and can be found here:

https://www.uni-rostock.de/internationales/ins-ausland/studium-im-ausland/erasmus-studium/

The following English Department / IAA forms are relevant to English department students exclusively:

Applying and our Procedure

We generally advise starting to apply from your 4th semester onwards. Our formal application deadline is typically every November, but please ensure you have sent the application information to us at mobility.iaauni-rostockde that can be found here with information on the procedure.

English Department Internal Accreditation Form

This form serves a very important purpose between you as students and our department that should reflect (but be completed prior to) the mobility forms from the International House. They provide us with more detailed information on course program descriptions and assessments in order to ensure that you can receive accreditation for your activities abroad and must be completed and sent to us (or at best discussed in office hours) IN ADDITION to the International House forms.

The form can be found here:

https://www.iaa.uni-rostock.de/storages/uni-rostock/Alle_PHF/IAA/Erasmus/Dep-Internal_Accreditation.pdf

ZPA Recognition Form

The ZPA require their respective Lehramt students to complete and submit the form found below for recognition and accreditation of activities completed abroad on return. This form has to be completed by those Lehramt students IN ADDITION to the transcript required for and from our International House.

https://www.zpa.uni-rostock.de/formularemerkblaetter/antrag-auf-anerkennung-von-leistungen/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Study Abroad Advice for Students at the IAA

Gareth Vaughan

Study Abroad Advisor and
ERASMUS Coordinator

Room 8018

August-Bebel-Straße 28

gareth.vaughan(at)uni-rostock.de

Tel.: +49 (0)381 498-2590

Fax: +49 (0)381 498-2594

mobility.iaauni-rostockde 
(for mobility-related questions or issues)

 

Office hours during the semester

Wednesday 13.30 - 14.30
in presence or online at

https://bbb-greenlight.uni-rostock.de/b/gar-ytg-snc-fus

(Please note that changes to office hours will be announced under the menu item "News").