Go abroad with our support

Going abroad with

Spending time abroad through an exchange semester or internship can enrich your study experience and offer more future perspectives. Together with our partners from the Design Factory Global Network (DFGN) and financial support from, is providing students of the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences with the opportunity for a semester abroad.


Starting in August 2020 until the end of 2021,

  • you can join a university from the DFGN to study (take courses or complete a thesis) or do an internship
  • for a duration of 4 to 6 months
  • facilitated and financially supported by
  • priority will be given to alumni of the programs
  • each scholarship covers monthly expenses of 1000€, health insurance in the destination country and travel allowance of max. 300€ per direction


We cooperate with multiple universities which are part of the Design Factory Global Network (DFGN). We already have established exchange partnerships with the design factories on the map below, so an exchange there would be easy to organize. Nevertheless, we can try to organize exchange opportunities with the rest of the network.


In order to be considered for the exchange scholarship,

  • send us an email to with a short motivation, including your 2 destination preferences and goals for the exchange (internship, thesis, courses, etc.)
  • consider participating in our local programs to gain an advantage
  • submit your application to one of the following deadlines to allow enough time for the organization:
    • 15th November
    • 15th January
    • 15th May