Teaching and research abroad

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Research or teaching stay abroad

There are many opportunities for researchers at TU Braunschweig to gain international experience in research or teaching. The Mobility Office and the Research Services of TU Braunschweig will be happy to answer any questions you may have when it comes to spending time abroad. You can find a first overview of possible ways to stay abroad and financing options on this page.

Doctoral studies abroad

The best time for a stay abroad is usually in the middle or towards the end of your doctorate. By that time, your doctoral project will have already been clearly defined and you can use your stay abroad for targeted research or experiments.

If you are writing your doctoral thesis in Germany but do not want to miss out on acquiring the additional qualification of “experience abroad”, you can carry out certain phases of your doctorate, series of experiments or field research abroad. What is important in preparing your stay abroad is:

  • that you coordinate your research goal well with your academic supervisor at TU Braunschweig,
  • that you find someone at the foreign university who supports your project,
  • and that you think about ways of financing and funding well in advance.

Financing and funding options

Regardless of which financing model is right for you, the funding programmes generally have lead times of six to twelve months, and you need to think about which scholarship programmes would be suitable for you in good time.


Research stay abroad

By spending time abroad for research, you can expand your international academic network, deepen your language skills and gain new perspectives on your own subject area.

TU Braunschweig encourages its academic staff to gain international experience and to develop their skills in an international and intercultural context. A stay abroad will give you new ideas and perspectives for your own research—something that both you and your students will benefit from. The Mobility Office and the Research Services at the International House will be happy to advise you on how to organise your stay abroad.


Financing and funding options

You can find an overview of possible funding programmes for research-related stays abroad on this page. Please note that the funding programmes generally have lead times of six to twelve months and you need to think about which programmes would be suitable for you in good time.

Teaching period abroad

The Erasmus+ programme supports short teaching stays, e.g. lectures in the context of seminars or modules, in other European countries within the framework of the Teaching Mobility. Lecturers and students at both partner universities alike benefit from international teaching opportunities.

As part of the programme, it is possible to apply for a contribution to funding through Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching (STA). The target groups of the programme are:

  • professors and lecturers with a contractual relationship to the university
  • lecturers without endowment
  • instructors with service contracts
  • emeritus professors and retired instructors
  • research associates


Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator

Dott. Francesco Ducatelli

 ☎  +49 531 391-14 373

Consultation: by appointment, room 302, 3rd floor Bültenweg 74/75, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany

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