Application directions:

  1. download the application documents and pre application form (not handwritten),
    (cv, list of research publications, list of presentations, all in pdf-format)

  2. set up a research plan and discuss it with your advisor,
    (pdf-format, 1500-2500 words, titel, supervisor at home university and at host university, abstract of topic, general goals, research question in detail, methodology, workflow, importance/relevance/expected results of work, supervisors at home and abroad)

  3. motivation letter max. 2 pages, pdf-format

  4. secure the endorsement letter from the study abroad institution/university,

  5. sign up for the language proficiency test at ZIB if necessary,

  6. request your transcript of records,

  7. find the estimated travel expenses via the internet or through a travel agent,

  8. hand in all necessary and completed application documents to ZIB in person before one of the respective deadlines,

  9. once all documents are completed and turned in in a timely manner, the study abroad advisory board will review your application,

  10. sign the MPS-application,

  11. take care of getting your visa for the USA,

  12. finalize your insurance policy,

  13. inform the Registration Office (Studienabteilung) prior to your departure and upon your return,

  14. upon return, hand in the approval of your research project to ZIB,

  15. upon return, hand in the research work (pdf-formar, min. 7500 words, excluding title page, table of contents and references) and letter of acknowledgement from the host university to ZIB,

  16. upon return, hand in the report of stay to ZIB
    (pdf-format, max. 2 pages, general impression of your stay abroad, standard of host institution, contact/involvement/integration, organisation/location, recommendation for future students, contact e-mail).