School of Electrical, Information and Media Engineering

Information on a Stay Abroad

Students of the faculty have the opportunity to study and do internships abroad within and outside Europe.

Interested students can obtain initial information from the university here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This brief overview is intended to help you choose a place to study abroad.

1. How can I generally plan a stay abroad?

  • Create time space on the basis of your own study plan.
  • When do I have exams, which ones can I prepone? (A good period is from the 4th semester on.)
  • In which country, at which university would I like to study?

2. Who is my first contact person for general questions about my stay abroad?

QSL representatives refer you to other contact persons in the faculty or you can get an initial assessment on the following pages:

3. What is a Learning Agreement?

Learning Agreements are concluded between co-operative universities and relate to individual or groups of subjects or modules. They regulate the binding recognition of credits earned abroad in your own degree programme.

You must complete the Learning Agreement together with the person responsible for your subject/the relevant examination board at BUW and at the partner university before the start of your studies abroad.

From the academic year 2022/23, the document will be created completely digitally via a database as an Online Learning Agreement (OLA). Instructions for creating the OLA can be found here (only in german).

Please also note point 8.

4. Do I always need a Learning Agreement? Are there alternatives?

If there is no Learning Agreement, clarify this with the person responsible for the degree programme.

Study Programme

Contact person

Electrical Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Zdrallek
Phone: +49 (0)2 02 / 439-1976
e-mail: Markus Zdrallek

Information Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tibor Jager
Telefon: +49 (0)2 02 / 439-1053
e-mail: Tibor Jager

Business Administration and Electrical Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Tutsch
Phone: +49 (0)2 02 439-1945
e-mail: Dietmar Tutsch

5. I would like to go to an Erasmus university, but I don't know which one yet.

In total, Bergische Universität Wuppertal works with around 200 partner universities in 23 European countries. You can find a current list of countries here (only in German). To view our faculty cooperations, select Faculty 6 in the subheading.

General contact and coordinator for ERASMUS exchange programs is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Soter.

Phone: +49 (0)2 02 439 1950
e-mail: Stefan Soter

6. I have already had a look at the offers of the cooperating universities and need more information.

A current list of university partnerships outside Europe can be found here.

There is a separate contact person for each university, otherwise contact the Representative for the internationalization of the faculty:

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Riedl
Phone: +49 (0)2 02 439 1965
e-mail: Thomas Riedl

7. I have chosen a university. How can I be sure that the modules of my interest are recognisable in the degree programme?

  • Advice from those responsible for the course of study, if desired

  • Address the module manager(s), fill in the agreement, and have it signed, then submit it to the Examination Office

8. Note on Academic Achievements Abroad

Starting in the summer semester 2016, in the study programmes of Industrial Engineering and Management abroad, examination achievements will no longer be recognised with a grade, but with "passed" in the case of recognition. With this decision of 15.02.2016, the examination board follows the opinion that foreign grading systems are generally incomparable to the German grading system. The Faculty of Economics has been following this practice for several years.

The reasons for this measure are listed below in a brief summary:

  • The different systems can lead to positive or negative distortions of the average grade. For example, in French or Dutch grading systems, the highest grade is almost never awarded. This means that examination results are usually much worse than in Germany. On the other hand, grading systems with usually extremely good grades violate fairness towards students who perform these examinations at their home university in Germany.

  • Students can start a stay abroad without fearing a negative influence on their average grade.
  • Nevertheless, very good foreign performance can be proven to a later potential employer by transcript of records of the foreign university.

signed: Chairman Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Tutsch
Examination board of the study courses of industrial engineering and management

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