Since 2013, the IPU Berlin has participated in the DAAD program PROMOS. This program is intended to increase the mobility of German students in non-European countries and provides support for practical-training related stays by students in the form of a partial scholarship or a grant for the travel costs worldwide.
Under the Bologna reforms, increasing the mobility of students represented one of the central demands of all the stakeholders in the field of higher education. The program is intended to make an important contribution to this aim by providing part-cost scholarships for stays abroad for periods up to six months and thus to facilitate clearly more mobility by German students. The aim with PROMOS is to permit universities to set their own priorities with respect to the foreign mobility of German students.
Traineeships for students are fundamentally eligible for support worldwide. In this regard, a travel-cost contribution and/or monthly part-support can be granted. The IPU has 4 positions on average available to it for this purpose in each calendar year. A selection committee decides on the allocation of the resources to monthly contributions or travel costs following inspection and analysis of the applicants' wishes.
Each student who is enrolled at the IPU Berlin at the point in time of the planned support can apply for such support.
In this respect, the IPU Berlin supports its internationalization strategy especially with stays for traineeship purposes in partner institutions in Israel, South Africa, Canada, the USA, China and Australia. A list of the traineeship positions to date can be viewed in the Student Office, with further traineeship positions which have already been used by students being added to it continuously.
Nevertheless, the traineeship applications which are sought independently by the students are given priority in the selection.
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 traineeships abroad than the support options available, a commission appointed by the university management meets and then undertakes a selection. The following criteria are taken into consideration doing so: