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Short Time Programs

Academic short-term programmes are becoming increasingly popular, enabling students to attend subject-related courses abroad during the lecture-free period and thus broaden their own horizons. Depending on the programme, it may also be possible to credit services rendered; however, you should contact your examination board in advance. Many of the approximately 200 partner universities of Schmalkalden University offer so-called Summer Schools, which are announced by notices or by e-mail. Examples of this are the summer schools of our partners in Finland or Austria. In addition, there are specific offers such as the German-Kazakh University, where you can even take modules in German and – thanks to the joint learning experience with Kazakh students – nevertheless gain new perspectives on the contents taught.

Current Short-Term Programme Offers

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Exciting short-term mobilities in the project HSM.InternationalER

Thanks to the project HSM.InternationalER as part of the DAAD funding programme sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences is able to regularly offer exciting and interesting short-term mobilities.
Students have the opportunity to gain mobility experience and actively contribute to the internationalisation and partnership of our university. They make international acquaintances, get to know other cultures and deal with current and relevant topics.

You can find an insight into past short-term mobilities in the project HSM.InternationalER here:


During a seven-day study trip entitled "WinterTech Malaysia" to the partner university Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), Malaysia, 15 students had the unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive insight into the culture as well as the economic and political structures of Malaysia. The programme focused on a wide range of exchange opportunities for internships and career prospects abroad.

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Czech Republic

During a seven-day study trip to the partner university Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Ústí nad Labem, 14 students gained a comprehensive insight into the economic and political structures of the Czech Republic. Taking particular account of the Czech-German border situation, the programme also focused on expanding intercultural skills, supported by seminars and multiple excursions, including to the Škoda production plant.

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During a seven-day study trip to Tunis, Tunisia, 13 students gained a special insight into the Tunisian economy, particularly in the tourism, agriculture and digitalisation sectors. In addition to seminars at the partner universities TEK-UP and ESPRIT, the students were offered a professional insight into the Techno-Park Tunis with a focus on the cultural context of the Tunisian working world.

Article about the visit