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Viele Informationen zu Studium und Praktikum im Ausland (z.B. Finanzierung, Beurlaubung) finden Sie auf der Webseite des Referats für Internationale Angelegenheiten.

Allgemeine Fragen zum Auslandsaufenthalt:
Kerstin Maurer, M.A., Leiterin Internationales
Büro: Phil.Fakultät, Hindenburgstrasse 34, 91054 Erlangen
Tel. 09131 / 85 23028
E-Mail: Kerstin.Maurer@fau.de
Internet: www.io.phil.uni-erlangen.de

ERASMUS+-Programm

Das Institut für Psychologie nimmt am ERASMUS+-Programm der EU teil.

Allgemeine Informationen zum ERASMUS+-Programm finden Sie auf der Seite Austauschprogramme auf Departmentsebene.

Bei Fragen zum ERASMUS+-Programm des Instituts für Psychologie wenden Sie sich an
Dr. Martin Köllner (Dipl.-Psych.)
Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Psychologie II
Nägelsbachstr. 49 b, 91052 Erlangen
martin.koellner@fau.de

Administrative Fragen zum ERASMUS+-Programm beantwortet erasmus@fau.de

Ein Restplatz für eine Bewerbung für das ERASMUS+-Austauschprogramm im Studiengang Psychologie für das Studienjahr 2019/20 vorhanden!

Partneruniversität:

Bachelor- und Masterstudiengang

–          Université Rennes 2, Frankreich [Details] [Catalogue de cours]

Bitte stellen Sie Ihrer Bewerbung den vollständig ausgefüllten Bewerberbogen voran und reichen Sie sie zusammengefügt in einem einzigen PDF-Dokument ein.

Bitte informieren Sie sich vorab über die Deadline der gewünschten Partneruniversität und beachten Sie, dass es aktuell so aussieht, als ob keine Stipendienzusage für Nachnominierungen gemacht werden kann. Dies hängt von den zur Verfügung stehenden Mitteln ab. Daher erfolgt die Bearbeitung von Bewerbungen auf den Restplatz nach Einreichungsreihenfolge – das heißt, wer früher einreicht und die formalen, sprachlichen und inhaltlichen Voraussetzungen erfüllt, erhält direkt die Nachnominierung.

 

College Contact: Stipendien für ein Auslandssemester im Bereich der Gesellschaftswissenschaften

College Contact vergibt jährlich 10 fachbezogene Teilstipendien in Höhe von je EUR 1.000 an Studierende, die ihr Auslandssemester als „Free Mover“ über College Contact organisieren. Zwei dieser Stipendien werden an Studierende aus dem Bereich der Gesellschaftswissenschaften (auch Psychologie) vergeben. Mehr Informationen gibt es unter: https://www.college-contact.com/stipendien/college-contact-semesterstipendien-fuer-gesellschaftswissenschaften_247325

Veranstaltungsreihe zum Thema „Auslandsaufenthalte während des Studiums“

Organisator: Referat für Internationale Angelegenheiten.
Informationen finden Sie unter: www.fau.de/international/wege-ins-ausland/informationsveranstaltungen/

Das Institut für Psychologie unterstützt die Studierenden bei der Wahrnehmung von Auslandssemestern. Wenn Sie Informationen zu Inhalten, Umfängen und Prüfungsmodalitäten der einzelnen Kurse haben, ist auch bereits im Vorfeld eine feste Verabredung der Anrechenbarkeit möglich, die dann bei der Anrechnung zugrunde gelegt wird (soweit die Kurse dann auch in der entsprechenden Form angeboten und besucht wurden). Wenn die Informationen sehr knapp sind, ist zwar auch eine vorläufige Verabredung möglich, aber die endgültige Anrechnung muss sich auf ausführlichere Informationen stützen können.

Ansprechpartner ist Dr. Martin Schmucker, Mitglied des Prüfungsausschusses für Psychologie.

Alle Inhalte der https://www.psychologie.phil.fau.de/studium/auslandsstudium/ werden Ihnen ohne Gewähr zur Verfügung gestellt und sind nicht rechtlich bindend. Trotz sorgfältiger Recherche können wir keine Garantie für Aktualität, Richtigkeit und Vollständigkeit der Inhalte übernehmen.

Plätze

Unsere Partnerschaften umfassen derzeit die folgenden Plätze für Outgoing-Studierende:

Frankreich, Rennes
Université de Haute Bretagne Rennes II
2 x 5 (BSc, MSc)
Großbritannien, Plymouth
University of Plymouth
2 x 5 (BSc, MSc)
Polen, Kraków
Uniwersytet Jagiellónski
2 x 5 (BSc, MSc)
Spanien, Granada
Universidad de Granada
2 x 10 (BSc)

Siehe auch: https://www.fau.de/studium/wege-ins-ausland/studieren-im-ausland/erasmus-studium/erasmus-partnerhochschulen/

Auswahlvoraussetzungen und Bewerbungsunterlagen

Die Erasmus+-Ausschreibungen inkl. endgültige Informationen zur Bewerbung werden Ende November auf unsere Instituts-Homepage hochgeladen (unter https://www.psychologie.phil.fau.de/studium/auslandsstudium/  ).

Bitte bewerben Sie sich erst, wenn die endgültigen Ausschreibungen des jeweiligen Jahres mit den aktualisierten Informationen online sind!

Bewerbungs- und Auswahlkriterien:

  • Allgemein: Zielstrebigkeit, interkulturelle Kompetenz
  • Mindestens ein Studienjahr abgeschlossen
  • Immatrikulation an der FAU
  • Mindest-Sprachnachweise je nach Universität:
    • Granada: Spanisch B1
    • Krakau: Englisch oder Polnisch B1/B2
    • Plymouth: Englisch B2
    • Rennes: Französisch B2

Die Bewerbungsunterlagen umfassen i.d.R.:

  • ausgefüllter Bewerberbogen (Ab voraussichtlich Ende November verfügbar unter „Aktuelles“ unter https://www.psychologie.phil.fau.de/studium/auslandsstudium/ )
  • Motivationsschreiben (ein bis zwei A4-Seiten; für Universitäten mit englischsprachigem Kursprogramm in englischer Sprache verfasst): Erläuterung akademischer und persönlicher Gründe für das ERASMUS+-Auslandsstudium, Beschreibung des Studienvorhabens an der Gastuniversität
  • Lebenslauf (tabellarisch)
  • Aufstellung der bisherigen Studienleistungen (Notenspiegel auf „mein campus“)
  • Kopie des Abiturzeugnisses; nur Master-Studierende: zusätzlich Kopie des Bachelorzeugnisses
  • Sprachnachweis/e
  • Nachweis/e über Praktika, ehrenamtliche Tätigkeiten oder Zusatzqualifikationen

Die Deadline zur Einreichung der Bewerbung ist jedes Jahr der 31. Januar, die Einreichung erfolgt beim Fach-Koordinator.

Weiteres

Viele weitere Informationen rund um das Erasmus+-Programm finden Sie zudem unter https://www.fau.de/studium/wege-ins-ausland/studieren-im-ausland/ , insbesondere unter

https://www.fau.de/international/wege-ins-ausland/studieren-im-ausland/erasmus-studium/ .

Dear incoming students:

The information provided here is only for your convenience and explicitly „no guarantee“ regarding up-to-dateness, accuracy, and completeness. It is neither legally binding nor can we guarantee that everything will be exactly as described here during your stay.

Please also note that even if we provide the information below in English, our institute does not offer any English courses. Thus, you should be confident in speaking and listening to spoken German to be able to follow a lecture or course in scientific psychology. To academically benefit from a stay in Erlangen, the recommended absolute minimum of German language skills for incomings is B1.

The courses of the Institute of Psychology are open to all students from abroad. The most important pieces of information are summarized in the guidelines for incoming exchange students below.

Further assistance for students from abroad is provided by the Referat für internationale Angelegenheiten (RIA). There you will find general administrative information and be able to ask corresponding questions.

For academic questions pertaining to our ERASMUS+ exchange programme in the subject area of psychology, please contact

Dr. Martin Köllner (Dipl.-Psych.)
Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Psychologie II
Nägelsbachstr. 49 b, 91052 Erlangen
martin.koellner@fau.de

Bachelor of Science

Master of Science

Available exchanges

France, Rennes
Université de Haute Bretagne Rennes II
2 x 5 (BSc, MSc)
UK, Plymouth
University of Plymouth
2 x 5 or 1×10 (BSc, MSc)
Poland, Kraków
Uniwersytet Jagiellónski
2 x 5 (BSc, MSc)
Spain, Granada
Universidad de Granada
2 x 10 (BSc)

Guidelines for incoming exchange students

Is there an orientation course?

FAU offers a wealth of assistance to incoming students and we recommend that you make use of it as early and as often as possible during your stay. Please see the correspondingy website of our faculty: https://www.phil.fau.eu/international/incoming-students/ There you will find information regarding orientation or language courses, social get-togethers, and many other resources.

In addition, we recommend that you connect to your fellow students whenever possible. Getting to know other international students and German students at certain events is very helpful in terms of “insider knowledge” and enhances your social experience at our institute. You can also gather support by local students via the Buddy programme https://www.phil.fau.eu/international/incoming-students/ > Buddies

Do I need a Learning Agreement?

Some home universities agree upon a list of courses which are to be taken at the host university with their students. This document is called Learning Agreement.

Before coming to Germany, please find out from your home university whether you have to fill out a Learning Agreement, which courses you have to take at FAU and how many ECTS credits you need.

FAU does not stipulate a minimum or maximum number of ECTS credits. However, we recommend 20 to 30 ECTS credits per semester.
Your Learning Agreement must normally be signed by the following:

  • you
  • the person responsible at your home university (please note: In some cases, there may be two responsible persons, your subject co-ordinator for ERASMUS and the person responsible for recognition of the course credit you obtained at your host university)
  • your subject co-ordinator (departmental co-ordinator) at FAU

I am confused by the different online portals. Where do I find what?

  • StudOn: think of StudOn as a personalized storage room for all your courses. On StudOn, the instructors upload lecture material and information, you can upload assignments and communicate with your peers / fellow students. You can join groups for all your courses there (some are password restricted, you will get the password in the first lecture). It is also where the instructors post all updates and news relevant to the course.
  • MeinCampus: think of this as an administration office. This is where you can get all official documents, certificates and grades. It is also where you register for an exam and find information on its date and status.
  • Univis: think of it as a public catalogue for courses. This is where you can see all courses offered with the relevant information. You can also select and download your courses as a pdf schedule and see offers for next semester already.

Where are the classrooms of our Institute?

As our lectures and courses are held in many different places throughout Erlangen, please consult the Univis for exact locations.  In the course description on Univis, you can click on the hyperlink with the room number and it will pop up exact GPS coordinates you can use on your phone. See https://karte.fau.de/ for reference.

How do I set up my class schedule?

There is no pre-set class schedule, you are free to put together your own schedule. However, we cannot guarantee that you can take any course you want. There are sometimes restrictions with respect to the number of students per course. Regular students who have to take a specific course as a mandatory course have a privilege in this case.

Many modules and the associated courses offered by our institute span two semesters. Thus, if you consider a one-semester only stay here in Erlangen, you may

  • Not have the opportunity to take all the courses you are interested in. Please check the “Vorlesungsverzeichnis” (see link above) to determine which courses will be available during your stay.
  • Be unable to take exams referring to the whole module. In this case, please contact the person responsible for the module in the course catalogue (see link above) to determine whether they can present you with an individual exam. The possibility, nature (oral or written), duration, and content of this exam is at the sole discretion of the respective examiner.
  • Not register for the exams pertaining to two-semester modules via MeinCampus. You will get an individual proof of a passed test issued by the chair of the respective examiner (German: “Schein”).

Where do I find the offered courses?

All courses offered by our Institute can be found in Univis here . Alternatively, you can get there manually: go to univis.fau.de > “course list” (left side bar) > Faculty of Humanities, click “alle anderen Studiengänge…” > scroll down to “Psychology”.

Note that you can select the semester in the top right-hand corner. In Univis, you can also find courses from all other Departments and Faculties. In the search bar at the top, you can use the drop-down menu to search by instructor, title or topic, please see the next question for more information on courses offered by other Institutes, Departments or Faculties. If you use “Lecture List” > “Search for a lecture”, you can use the option “expert search”. This option allows you to find all courses taught in English if you select “Englisch” under “Sprache”. Again, please be aware that there are no English courses offered by our Institute.

How many courses or credits can I take / should I take?

Please check with your home university whether there are requirements regarding the minimum/maximum number of ECTS you have to take and whether specific modules are mandatory.

The number of ECTS for each course is usually indicated in the course description in Univis.

How do I sign up for courses?

For many courses from our Institute, you have to sign up via Studon before attending (In Univis, you can see this reflected in statements like “Für diese Lehrveranstaltung ist eine Anmeldung erforderlich.”/” Registration is required for this lecture.”). This is often done even before the start of the semester. In the first class, the instructor will tell you everything else you need to do for that specific course. Attending a class does not obligate you to take the exam, but also does not mean you are automatically registered. This is a separate process, see topic on Exams.

Exceptions:
a) language courses have a separate sign-up procedure and may require a placement test, please refer to the language center (German: Sprachenzentrum)
b) courses not offered by our Institute may differ regarding registration procedure and availability to ERASMUS+-students; again please check Univis.

Word of Caution: We do realize that the German exam process can be stressful and confusing for students from other education systems. Please read the following information carefully and be sure to clarify any specific situation before the exams to avoid conflict. Re-taking failed exams and dropping courses is relatively common in Germany but the formal process allows very few exceptions, so please make sure you are aware of your options and obligations.

Disclaimer: The statements made and the links presented here are – as any information on this page – not legally binding. Only the official Examination Rules (German: Prüfungsordnung) count.

When do exams take place?

Please see https://www.psychologie.phil.fau.de/studium/formulare-informationen-und-downloads/ and check “Bereich für Studienbeginn ab WS17/18” > “Informationen zum Studium”. There you will find a (non-binding!) list of exam dates.

How do I register for exams?

Exam registration opens around halfway through the semester. You have to go to MeinCampus and register all your planned exams before the deadline (exception: two-semester modules, see above).

Can I make changes after the deadline?

No, you cannot make changes after the deadline, so please be mindful when you complete your exam registration. However, you may still drop a course until 3 working days before the exam without any consequence or penalty (see De-registering below)

How does the German grading system work?

Please refer to the University’s guideline on German grading and the ECTS grading system: https://www.fau.eu/international/international-applicants/semester-abroad-at-fau/starting-your-studies/ects-and-german-university-grades/. In general, 1.0 constitutes a perfect grade, and 4.0 is the minimum grade you need to pass a course. The exact grading key for each course is set by the instructor at his or her discretion.

What happens when I pass, fail or drop an exam?

De-register: you may drop a course until 3 working days before the exam without any consequence, it will be as if you never took the course. Please note that you are not allowed to take the re-sit exam in this case. In the case of an individual exam due to taking only a part of a two-semester module, you have to inform the examiner three days in advance via email.

Pass: if you get a passing grade (4.0 or better), you can see the grade and ECTS gained on MeinCampus. Please note that you cannot re-take the exam to improve your grade.

Fail: if you do not pass the exam (worse than 4.0, no show, or turning in blank paper), you have to retake the exam at the earliest possible date (usually re-sit exam or second submission in the case of a seminar). If you fail the re-sit, you get a third and final try. If you fail the third time, you completely failed the course irrevocably. For seminars with papers, see below.

No-Show and Blank Exams: if you do not show up for an exam that you registered for, or you show up but turn in a blank paper, this counts as an automatic fail. For all further procedures, see the paragraph on “Fail” above. Contrary to popular belief, the only exception to this rule is medical certificates, see below.

Doctor’s Note (Notification of Sickness): if you do not show up, but can present a medical certificate of sickness (German: Attest) for the date of the exam, you are excused from the exam, it does not count as an attempt. Please fill out the notification of sickness (https://www.fau.de/files/2015/08/Krankmeldung.pdf) and send it – along with the medical certificate – to the Examinations Office within three days after the exam. In the case of sickness, you can take the exam on the date of the re-sit and this will be your first attempt. If you fail this first attempt, you can then try once again (see above). Please communicate with your instructor in advance if you have a medical certificate.

What happens if I fail a seminar paper?

In this case, it is up to your instructor to set up the process for you to re-do the work. Normally, you get a new topic and have to write a new paper by the deadline your instructor gives you, so please communicate individually. In any case, you get a fresh start, so the result of the “failed” paper does not impact the grade on your second attempt.

What do I have to be cautious about before leaving?

At the end of their stay, most students will require official proof of the courses they have studied at FAU in order for their achievements to be accredited by their home university. This official document is called a transcript of records.

Please inform all professors and lecturers from whom you have obtained grades and ECTS credits that these need to be entered into Mein Campus. A preliminary list of grades can be printed from Mein Campus (exception: two-semester modules, see above).

Once all of your grades have been entered into Mein Campus, please contact the Central Office for International Affairs (RIA) who will then print, sign and stamp the document.