Study Abroad

1st Alternative for Winter Term 2022/2023

Partner Universities of the MA in Development Economics and International Studies (MADEIS)

Please note that the application deadline is 31 January 2022. Therefore, if you are interested in this offer, you need to submit your application as soon as possible. Click here to see the application details.

2nd Alternative for Winter Term 2023/2024

ERASMUS + / SDAC Partner Universities

As part of our longer-term planning, we are in the process of establishing several new partnerships with various universities. It is important to us that the institutes of the new partner universities meet our teaching standards and are as close as possible to the curriculum of our program. In addition, we will conclude these partnerships within the framework of the ERASMUS + program, so there would be no tuition fees for you. Since such processes unfortunately also take a certain amount of time, this alternative will only be possible for the winter semester 23/24. We will keep you informed about this.

3rd Alternative: Self-organized semester abroad

You also have the possibility to organize your semester abroad by yourself. However, you have to keep in mind that in many cases you will have to pay tuition fees (which SDAC cannot cover). In addition, you have to make sure that the requirements for the crediting of your grades from abroad are met (you have to complete the learning agreements yourself, clarify which courses you are allowed to attend). The process can be time-consuming and requires a lead time of about one year. Therefore, if you are interested in organizing your stay abroad, please contact our program coordinator ( first with your concrete plans (host university, institute, course selection, time of stay, etc.). This way we can check your requests to see if we can accredit your studies abroad.


Please note that for all alternatives, the course selection should be as close as possible to the SDAC curriculum. This means that all fields of study that are taught in our program are eligible. For cases where you are not sure if they count, please contact program coordinator Oleg ( first to discuss your options.

Meanwhile, since we still cannot foresee how the pandemic will develop, all these alternatives are subject to adjust. We are still working hard to offer you more alternatives and have many more discussions in the coming weeks. In addition, we are doing our utmost to establish partnerships with top universities as soon as possible to offer you an “SDAC specific” study abroad program.

If you have any questions about this topic, feel free to contact SDAC program coordinator.