Partner universities History

In the following list, you find the Erasmus+ places at partner universities and partner departments of the Department of History in the academic year 2024/25


Please note

The information is based on the arrangements made to date; in individual cases, there may still be changes (different number of places, length of stay). The final decision on admission always lies with the partner university.

In the following list, you find the Erasmus+ places at partner universities and partner departments of the Department of History in the academic year 2023/24. If you would like to apply for a stay abroad at an Erasmus+ partner university in the academic year 2024/25 (i.e. WS 2024/25, SS 25, or WS 2024/25 and SS 25), you have to submit the application form of the Faculty of Humanities until 1st February 2024. After then, only applications for remaining places are possible.

The application form is not yet available. Once it is (in December), it can be accessed through our website "Application Erasmus+".

Below you find an overview of the relevant partner departments with which we have exchange agreements. In the list, you see the study levels for which places are available; Bachelor and Master of Education students (GymPO) can apply for places at BA and MA level, depending on the time of stay abroad within the course of studies and what you wish to be credited. In addition, the number of places and months of the Erasmus+ stays are mentioned (e.g. 2x5 means that 2 places are available for 5 months each). As the universities are in part flexible regarding the duration of stay, we also specify if places for a whole year can also be used as semester places (stay for either winter or summer semester instead of the whole academic year).

Please research information about the courses offered, options of taking them and language requirements for Erasmus+ students on the webpages of the relevant partner universities.

Bulgaria

New Bulgarian University (NBU, Sofia) | 1x5 BA, MA

Erasmus code: BG SOFIA02

Partner department: Department of History

Constraints on course choice:
Exchange students must take at least 3 courses in the partner department, the rest can be chosen freely from the courses offered by the other departments. The language of instruction is Bulgarian; there is a list of courses that are taught in English:

1)      BA programmes taught in English: https://ecatalog.nbu.bg/default.asp?V_Year=2021&PageShow=listprograms&Fac_ID=3&M_PHD=0&TabIndex=1&l=1

2)      MA programmes taught in English: https://ecatalog.nbu.bg/default.asp?V_Year=2021&PageShow=listprograms&Fac_ID=4&M_PHD=0&TabIndex=1&l=1

However, students should choose courses from their corresponding study level (MA courses as MA students, BA courses as BA students).

You can find further information for exchange students on this webpage under "Incoming Student Mobility".

This university is part of the European university network European Reform University Alliance (ERUA), which was granted within the European Universities Initiative by the EU 2020. We expect thrilling teaching and learning projects among the participating universities! You find further information about the network and other mobility options to one of the participating universities on the ERUA webpage of the University of Konstanz.

Croatia

University of Rijeka | 2x5 MA (MA Mediterranean History)

Erasmus code: HR RIJEKA01 

Partner department: Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Constraints on course choice: 
The range of subject-specific courses in history is currently mostly in Croatian, but at least 2 courses per semester are offered in English. However, the Department of History is currently expanding the range of courses offered in English. There is no degree programme that focuses specifically on Mediterranean history; you can choose suitable courses from the university's overall course catalogue. Exchange students have no restrictions or limitations on the choice of courses from different study levels or subject areas if they meet the minimum requirements set out in the curriculum (previous knowledge of the subject and language level). However, you must clarify recognition in advance with your academic advisor.

There is also the opportunity to take language courses at the Rijeka School of Croatian Studies for 4 ECTS.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers further language and literature courses, such as Croatian, English, German, Italian, Polish and Macedonian (lectorates). In the course catalogue for exchange students of the FHSS you will find further course offers.

You can find further information on the webpage for exchange students of the FHSS, the university's webpage for exchange students and the fact sheet 2023/24..

Cyprus

University of Cyprus (Nicosia) | 1x5 BA, MA

Erasmus code: CY NICOSIA01

Partner department: Department of History and Archaeology

Constraints on course choice:
Students should take the majority of courses in the partner department, 1-2 courses may be taken in other departments. Students interested in taking courses in other departments should get in touch with the Erasmus coordinators of the respective subject area, paying attention to the language of instruction in the department of interest (Greek, English or both).

You can find further information on the university's webpage for exchange students and in their fact sheet.

Czech Republic

Masaryk University (Brno) | 1x6 BA, MA

Erasmus code: CZ BRNO05

Partner department: Department of History

Constraints on course choice:
At least 50% of the courses must be taken in the partner department. A catalogue of the courses offered in English can be found on the webpage of the International Office.

You can find further information for Erasmus+ students on the university's webpage.

Univerzita Karlova v Praze (Prague) | 2x5 BA, MA, PhD

Erasmus code: CZ PRAHA07

Partner department: Institute of World History

Constraints on course choice:
In Prague students have to choose 51 % of their courses in the partner faculty.  Students who go to Prague via the agreement with the Institute of World History, which is located in the Faculty of Arts, would therefore have to take 51% of the courses there and could take 49% of the courses at other faculties. However, the following departments do not accept students from other faculties: 
– Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures
– Department of English Language and English Language Teaching Methodology
– Department of Film Studies
– Department of Psychology

The courses in the different faculties are listed in the course catalogue. You can find further important information on the university's webpage for exchange students. In addition, each faculty has its own Erasmus coordinators. You can find the Erasmus webpage of the partner faculty here.

France

ENS de Lyon - École normale supérieure de Lyon | 2x6 MA, PhD

Erasmus code: F LYON103

Partner department: Département des Sciences sociales

Constraints on course choice:
The majority of the courses taken should be from the partner department, but it is possible to take courses from other areas after prior consultation.

You can find further information on the webpage for exchange students and on the university's webpage for international students of the ENS de Lyon.

Université Paul Valéry (Montpellier III) | 2x10 BA, MA

Erasmus code: F MONTPEL03

Partner department: UFR 3, Faculté des Sciences Humaines et Sciences de l'Environnement, Département d’Histoire

Semester stays possible: Yes

You can find further information on the university's webpage and in their fact sheet 2024/25

Constraints on course choice:
At least 75% of the courses must be taken within the subject area of the Erasmus Agreement (Histoire). Further information can be found on the university's webpage for exchange students

Université Paris 8 (Vincennes - Saint-Denis) | 1x5 BA, MA

Erasmus code: F PARIS008

Partner department: UFR Textes et Sociétés

Proof of sufficient language skills:
No official proof of language proficiency is required but French proficiency at level B2 is presupposed. A free intensive language course is offered at the beginning of semesters (two weeks in September, one week in January).

Constraints on course choice:
Interdisciplinary studies within the humanities are possible because courses can be chosen from all departments:

"As ours programs may differ from yours, we give the students in exchange the possibility to attend courses in all departments, so that they can choose the courses that matches their study plan.
So the student can be registered in several departments. (...)

We inform you that our university, UNIVERSITE PARIS 8 VINCENNES SAINT-DENIS, is registered on OLA (https://learning-agreement.eu/faq) and may therefore use Erasmus Dashboard for learning agreements.

For the moment, the Manager for incoming students, Céline Butelle, will sign the learning agreements on the OLA platform, as many students choose courses in several fields of studies. Nevertheless, the students should contact the academic coordinators in their fields of studies www.univ-paris8.fr/Reseau-des-correspondants-mobilite before submiting the learning agreement so that the coordinators can help them in the choice of their courses and approve it before signed." (Correspondence 03/2021)

You find further information in the fact sheet of the partner university and the university's webpage for exchange students.

This university is part of the European university network European Reform University Alliance (ERUA), which was granted within the European Universities Initiative by the EU 2020. We expect thrilling teaching and learning projects among the participating universities! You find further information about the network and other mobility options to one of the participating universities on the ERUA webpage of the University of Konstanz.

Greece

University of the Aegean (Mytilene, Island of Lesbos) | 1x5 BA, MA

Erasmus code: G ATHINE41

Partner department: Department of Social Anthropology and History

You can find further information on the university's webpage for exchange students and in their fact sheet. You can also find more practical tips on studying and living at the partner university in the UAegean Broschure and in the Practical Guide of the partner university.

This university is part of the European university network European Reform University Alliance (ERUA), which was granted within the European Universities Initiative by the EU 2020. We expect thrilling teaching and learning projects among the participating universities! You find further information about the network and other mobility options to one of the participating universities on the ERUA webpage of the University of Konstanz.

Hungary

Eötvös Lorand University (Budapest) | 2x5 BA, MA

Erasmus code: HU BUDAPES01

Partner department: Faculty of Humanities, History

Constraints on course choice:
Exchange students can also take courses in other departments, but only with approval of the departmental coordinators in Budapest. 

You can find further information on the university's webpage for exchange students and in their fact sheet.

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Central European University (Budapest) | 2x6 MA

Erasmus code: HU BUDAPES47

Partner department: Department of History

The Central European University was founded in 1991 as an international English-language university offering courses from MA level upwards.

Constraints on course choice:
If you would like to take courses outside the Department of History, please contact the Erasmus coordinators of the relevant departments to find out whether this is possible. The course catalgoue is sorted by subject area and there are also "University-wide Courses".

You can find further useful information on the university's webpage for Erasmus exchange students.

Ireland

University College Cork | 2x9 BA

Erasmus code: IRL CORK01

Partner department: School of History

Semester stays possible: Yes

Constraints on course choice:
Exchange students must take courses from the Book of modules for visiting students. The partnership is with the School of History; nevertheless, interdisciplinary course choices are possible. An explanation of the module codes is found on the webpage for incomings /visiting students

Further information on the application procedure and language requirements can be found in the university's fact sheet 2024/25.

Trinity College Dublin | 4x5 BA, MA

Erasmus code: IRL DUBLIN01

Partner department: Department of History

The Department of History has its own information page for exchange students.

The places can be divided into up to 4 semester places for 5 months each. In the case of a semester stay, you can either stay in the first term or in the second and third term.

Constraints on course choice:
At Trinity College, you can take courses from all three faculties in up to six schools and departments. However, access to some faculties is restricted due to high demand. 

You can find further information on the application process on the webpage for exchange students. For course selection and registration for modules, please refer to the information on this webpage on module enrolment. On the webpage for Visiting and Erasmus Students you will also find further information on orientation and FAQs for Erasmus+ students.

Italy

Università degli Studi di Bologna | 2x10 BA

Erasmus code: I BOLOGNA01 

Partner department: Dipartimento Storia Culture Civilità

Semester stays possible: Yes

Constraints on course choice: 
Exchange students should mostly take courses from the partner department. Further information can be found on the webpage for exchange students

Università degli Studi di Firenze | 2x6 BA, MA

Erasmus code: I FIRENZE01 

Partner department: Scuola di Studi Umanistici e della Formazione  (Lettere, Filosofia)

Constraints on course choice: 
In Florence, there are only a few constraints, studies can be configured very liberally. In some practically oriented study programmes and courses, exchange students cannot be considered:
Vecchio ordinamento (four-year degree courses)
Conoscenza lingua straniera or Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche
Idoneità di lingua o idoneità di lingua straniera
Prova finale di laurea
This and further helpful information can be found on the webpage for exchange students and on the partner department's fact sheet 2023/24.

Università degli Studi di Padova | 2x6 BA, MA, PhD

Erasmus code: I PADOVA01

Partner department: Dipartimento di studi storici, geografici e dell’ Antichità (DISSGEA) Scuola di scienze Umane

Proof of sufficient language skills:
Language skills at level A2 or B2 in Italian or English (for taking courses from the Mobility Studies programme) are required.

Constraints on course choice: 
Exchange students can attend all courses offered by the partner department (actually the entire section or faculty (Scuola di Scienze Umane)), with the exception of courses in "TPTI - Techniques Patrimoine Territoires de l'Industrie". The courses can be found in the course catalogue for bachelor students and in the course catalogue for master students. It is also possible to attend courses from other degree programmes outside the Scuola di Scienze Umane (e.g. in political science or sociology) as long as they do not have a numerus clausus. However, no exchange students are admitted to the Master's degree course in "Sustainable Territorial Development".

The English courses of the Master's in History and the English-language courses of the MATILDA Master's degree programme on the role of women and gender in the history of European and non-European societies and cultures could also be of particular interest to exchange students.

However, the partnership is primarily intended for students who wish to take courses in the following Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral programmes:

• BA Storia
• BA Lettere
• BA Lingue, letterature e mediazione culturale
• MA Scienze storiche, Mobility Studies
• MA Lingue e letterature europee e americane
• MA Filologia Moderna
• PhD Programme in Historical, Geographical, Anthropological Studies (Padova, Cà Foscari Venezia)
• PhD Doctoral Programme in Linguistic, Philological and Literary Sciences.

You can find further information on the university's webpage for exchange students and in their fact sheet

Università degli Studi di Pavia | 2x6 BA

Erasmus code: I PAVIA01

Partner department: Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici (Humanistic Studies Department)

Constraints on course choice: 
Exchange students are assigned to the partner department and supposed to take the majority of their courses there, but taking courses outside this area is possible, especially if you study two subjects in Konstanz and have discussed this in advance.

You can find further information on the university's webpage for exchange students.

Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza' | 1x6 BA, MA

Erasmus code: I ROMA01

Partner department: Dipartimento di Storia Antroplogia Religioni Arte Spettacolo in the Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia

Constraints on course choice: 
At least 12 ECTS points have to be taken in the partner department . The International Student Guide  on the webpage for exchange students contains useful information.

Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia | 1x5 MA (MA Mediterranean History) - starting from the academic year 2024/25!

Erasmus code: I VENEZIA01

Partner department: Department of Asian and North African Studies

Constraints on course choice:
The exchange agreement exists primarily with the Master's degree programme Trans-Mediterranean Studies: Migration, Cooperation and Development. This programme is taught in Italian and English, please pay attention to the language of instruction of the courses you are interested in! This degree programme does not deal exclusively with Mediterranean history, but with the Mediterranean region in a larger overall context. Exchange students may also supplement their course selection with courses from other degree programmes. For example, the History MA courses in the Department of Humanities could be considered. Language courses (e.g. in oriental languages) can also be taken. However, at least half of the courses should be chosen in the partner department. Courses can also be taken in the following departments: Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Lingustics and Comparative Cultural Studies, Humanities. 30% of the courses can also be taken outside these departments, but this should be agreed upon in advance. Further information on course selection and a link to the course catalogue can be found in the guidelines on course selection.

You can find further information on the university's webpage for incoming students and in their fact sheet 2021/22.

Proof of sufficient language skills:
Depending on the language of instruction of the chosen courses, the university requires proof of a language proficiency of at least B2 in English and/or Italian. A list of accepted certificates can be found on the university's webpage.

Netherlands

Universiteit Maastricht | 1x5 BA

Erasmus code: NL MAASTRI01

Partner department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of History

Constraints on course choice:
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a diverse and interdisciplinary course catalogue. Exchange students can benefit from this broad range of courses and can usually also choose courses interdisciplinary. More detailed information can be found on the webpage for exchange students.

Departments of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are:
- History (partner of the Department of History)
- Literature & Art
- Society Studies (partner of the Department of Sociology)
- Political Studies
- Philosophy

Norway

Universitetet i Agder (Kristiansand) | 2x5 BA, MA

Erasmus code: N KRISTIA01

Partner department: Faculty of Humanities and Education

Constraints on course choice:
You find the overview of courses for exchange students at the partner faculty on the webpage of the University of Agder, a university-wide overview is there as well. Exchange students may take all courses open to them if they meet the necessary requirements. However, note that courses may only be taken at faculties located on the same campus.

You find further information and the fact sheet on the university's webpage for exchange students.

Poland

University of Warsaw | 4x6 BA, MA, PhD

Erasmus code: PL WARSZAW01

Partner department: Faculty of History (2 out of 4 Places), Institute of Archeology (2 out of 4 Places)

Constraints on course choice:
At least one course must be taken at the partner department / partner institute. Usually, however, exchange students can take courses at every department, but there are restrictions in the areas of English studies, political sciences and law, so that you are obliged to obtain the consent of the departmental Eramus coordinators for the courses you favor. Early contacting the Erasmus coordinators of the partner department is strongly recommended. Courses by the different departments are found in the course catalogue

You find further information on the webpage for incoming students.

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Rumania

'Alexandru Ioan Cuza' University (Iasi) | 1x6 BA, MA

Erasmus code: RO IASI02

Partner department: Faculty of History

Constraints on course choice:
At the partner department, courses can be taken liberally, outside of the philologies, however, the language of instruction is usually Rumanian. Only from the MA level on do the departments offer a broader selection of courses in foreign languages. There is an overview of the study programmes in foreign languages, which provides a first orientation. Helpful, too, are the information for Erasmus students of the UAIC (International Office), you can also find the university's fact sheet there and the course catalogue for exchange students.

Spain

Universidad de Córdoba | 2x5 BA

Erasmus code: E CORDOBA01

Partner department: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Historia

Constraints on course choice:
At the Universidad de Córdoba, students exchanged via our agreement may take courses at all departments of the partner faculty. Thus, e.g. the departmental section Art History is unproblematically accessible. 30% of the courses taken also can be chosen outside the partner faculty.

You can find further information on the university's webpage for exchange students and in their fact sheet 2021/22

Turkey

Bilgi University (Istanbul) | 1x5 BA

Erasmus code: TR ISTANBU11

Partner department: Department of History

Constraints on course choice:
All courses that are open to exchange students may be attended. You can filter for specific courses in the course catalogue.

You can find further helpful information on the webpage for Erasmus exchange students.

Koç University (Istanbul) | 2x5 MA, PhD (MA Mediterranean History)

Erasmus code: TR ISTANBU17

Partner department: College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Constraints on course choice:
It is possible to choose courses across degree programmes and disciplines, and all courses are offered in English. The history course Comparative Studies in History and Society has a strong focus on Ottoman history. The study programmes Archaeology and History of Art and Comparative Literature could offer a suitable addition to the curriculum, provided that students have the appropriate prior knowledge. A description of the courses offered and information on course selection can be found in the university's course catalogue.

You can find further helpful information on the university's webpage for exchange students and in their fact sheet 2023/24.

United Kingdom

University of Essex (Colchester) | 1x3 BA, MA

Erasmus code: UK COLCHES01

Partner department: Department of History

Constraints on course choice:
Essex is similiar to Konstanz in many ways. The universities are approximatly the same age and have a similiar departmental structure. The following rules apply to the course choice of exchange students:
"We're flexible at Essex. You're not restricted to study within one department, you can explore new areas of study across multiple departments and build your own academic programme.
Please note that if you visit us under the Erasmus+ programme, you must be studying in the academic discipline in which the Erasmus+ agreement is held."
This means that you should primarily study within your partner department, but you can also try to get a place in courses in other departments.

You find further information in the university's fact sheet 2024/25 and their presentation for incoming exchange students.

University of Sheffield | 2x5 BA

Erasmus code: UK SHEFFIE01

Partner department: Department of History

Proof of sufficient language skills:
The University of Sheffield accepts a language test from the Language Teaching Institute of the University of Konstanz as proof of language proficiency from exchange students of the University of Konstanz.

Constraints on course choice:
Courses from all departments can be taken as long as the necessary course requirements are met. However, certain areas (e.g. English Modules) are in high demand and it is then necessary to switch to other areas (e.g. English Language Teaching).
In the School of English, only courses from the following areas can be taken:
-       The English Language Teaching Centre
-       The School of Languages and Culture
-       The Modern Languages Teaching Centre
Some departments have lists of courses that exchange students are allowed to take. This applies to the following departments:
-       Management School
-       Journalism Department
-       Politics Department
-       History Department

Information on contact persons and application procedures can be found on the University of Sheffield's webpage and in their fact sheet 2022/23.

University of York | 1x5 BA, MA

Erasmus code: UK YORK01 

Partner department: Department of History

Semester stays possible: Yes

Constraints on course choice:
Exchange students at BA level can take courses from up to three departments. Students at MA level can only take courses from the partner department.

You can find further information on the university's webpage for visiting students.