If you intend to spend a certain period of your studies abroad, start planning early! As a rule, 12 to 18 months before the start of your studies abroad are estimated for planning and preparation. Especially scholarship applications have a long lead time.
Consider the following questions:
Why do I want to go abroad and when?
What foreign language skills do I have?
What financial resources are available to me?
Should it be Europe (Erasmus) or do I want to go further afield (university partnership)?
You should then look at the websites of your potential host universities and pay particular attention to the suitability of degree programmes and courses for your studies in Erfurt.
Now it's time for the actual application. You should find out about the application deadlines and dates for language tests. Then you need to compile the documents for the application and submit the application. If you decide on an exchange programme, you must first apply to the University of Erfurt. Once you have been accepted, you must also apply to the host university. You will receive information about this in good time from the International Office or the host university. If you organise your study abroad individually, you do not need to apply to the University of Erfurt.