Tina Grummel, Project Coordinator

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Internationalisation of teacher education project "Lehramt.International". Scholarships for students of teacher education – for exchanges in South Africa or the Netherlands

To promote the internationalisation of teacher education, we offer ten full scholarships, funded by the DAAD, to spend a semester abroad in South Africa or the Netherlands. Ideally, your stay abroad will be combined with an internship at a local school.

No open call at the moment.

Please note: Due to the Corona crisis and the numerous entry and travel restrictions, it is currently not possible to make a definitive statement about which stays abroad will be possible in the course of the coming year 2021. We are in close contact with our worldwide partner universities as to national regulations and decisions to provide you with the best possible information and support. If the situation at the time allows, we would of course like to continue supporting you in your mobility project. Feel free to send us your application and we will keep you up-to-date on further developments.

University of Groningen, the Netherlands

  • Five study places for one semester: September 2021–January 2022
  • EUR 250 for travel expenses
  • EUR 850 for monthly living expenses

Nelson Mandela University, Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth), South Africa

  • Five study and internship places for one semester: July–October 2021
  • EUR 1,725 for travel expenses
  • EUR 975 for monthly living expenses

The scholarship

  • No tuition fees
  • Travel allowance and monthly scholarship payment (see above)
  • Intercultural training in preparation for the stay abroad
  • Simplified recognition of studies completed abroad
  • Admission to the DAAD scholarship programme

To ensure that students are able to benefit from and continue to build upon the valuable experiences gained and new perspectives acquired during their exchange, all students take part in an intercultural training before they leave. The International Office and the respective department also provide support in terms of organisation and the content of the exchange programme. Students also take part in a follow-up workshop when they return to Germany.


Funding is available for students of teacher education regularly enrolled at the University of Oldenburg who

a) are German citizens
b) are equivalent to German citizens as set out in Section 8 (1)(2ff) and Section 8 (2), (2a) and (3) of the BAföG (in this context the wording of the law applies, available at:
c) non-German students and graduates if they are enrolled at the University of Oldenburg for the purpose of obtaining a degree or doctorate.

By participating in the international online workshop with the partners of the project Lehramt.International you qualify for an application for one of the scholarships. Passive participation (listening in and attending only one single workshop) is sufficient. If you missed the workshop, please make a remark on your application. We will then send you a short question about the workshop context; the answer is sufficient as a qualification.


Please submit your application by uploading your documents in the university's cloud storage (one single PDF file please):

Upload your application documents (link to cloud storage folder, attn. Tina Grummel)

  1. Application form (application form: project for the internationalisation of teacher education)
  2. Letter of motivation (in German or English, max. two pages)
    Your letter of motivation should address the following points: Reasons for applying, the importance of the semester abroad for your studies and your future as a teacher, your expectations of the exchange, your preparations for the exchange (linguistic, cultural, personal)
  3. CV (in German or English)
  4. Current list of grades (printout from Stud.IP, also indicate your average grade)
  5. Enrolment certificate for the current semester
  6. Language certificate (DAAD language certificate for English (at least level B2); it is possible to take the test at the Language Centre)

If you have a TOEFL or an IELTS certificate, you can of course submit this instead of the DAAD certificate.

Please note:

  1. Letters of recommendation/reports are not required.
  2. Shortly after the application deadline, we will send you a question about the online workshop (see Requirements) and ask you to answer it in a timely manner.

The scholarships will be awarded by a committee in consultation with the schools ("Fakultäten"). The main criteria for awarding a scholarship are the letter of motivation and the average grade. You may be invited to meet the committee in person.

The decision of the committee is final and legal recourse is excluded.


(Changed: 03 Jun 2022)