Since 2013, the IPU Berlin has participated in the DAAD programme PROMOS. In addition to study and practical-training related stays by students, this programme also supports study trips by groups of students who are accompanied by professors. It is not possible for students to apply for study trips. Such applications have to be submitted by professors. The students then apply to the professors who are accompanying the trip.
With PROMOS accompanied study trips of up to 12 days can be supported. The support consists solely of a flat-rate amount per participant and per day. This amounts to €30 for the EU Member States, as well as for Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey, and to €45 for all other countries.
In addition to conveying subject-related knowledge and providing insights into the country and culture of the host country, the main focus of such study trips is on meeting and getting together with students and scientists. Trips with a mainly tourist-based programme, as well as trips for conference and talks are not supported (note: Please note the support options for doctorate students in the DAAD programme for trips to conferences and talks). It is permitted to participate in several study trips within a phase of education up to a maximum support period of six months in total.
The International Office accepts the applications and assesses the applicants' eligibility for support on the basis of formal aspects and factors. In the event that more applications are received for accompanied study trips than the support options available, a commission appointed by the university management meets and then undertakes a selection.