International Office – Paths abroad


The International Office of the SFU Berlin supports student and staff internationalization and is the hub for the coordination of ongoing and new university partnerships, international relations, semesters abroad and internships. We serve as the contact point for international students, visiting scholars, universities and other organizations as well as for SFU Berlin students and lecturers who are interested in a stay abroad.

Studying at SFU satellite campuses in Europe – Student mobility abroad

The SFU considers itself a European university. The first satellite campus was established in Paris in 2006, followed by campuses in Ljubljana and Berlin, then in Milan and in Linz. Psychotherapy and psychology are taught at all campuses in the respective national languages and with emphasis on particular cultural features and, at the same time, as part of an overarching curriculum. Students of the SFU Berlin have the opportunity to study at one of the Sigmund Freud University campuses for one semester. The main campus of the SFU in Vienna is a especially good option for the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in Psychology and Psychotherapy Science. Internships can be completed at one of the SFU Vienna’s outpatient clinics. A semester abroad at SFU Paris, SFU Lublijana or SFU Milan is also possible. In this case, students should expect to extend their course of study. Strong language skills in the host country’s language are a prerequisite. The SFU Vienna also offers its Psychology and Psychotherapy Science programmes in English. Every summer, the SFU in Berlin, Vienna, Linz, Paris and Ljubljana offer a Summer School in Psychotherapy Science. Acquired ECTS points can be credited towards the Psychotherapy Science curriculum at the SFU Berlin.

Postgraduate Master’s in Cultural Relations Migration

The 1-year Master’s programme in Cultural Relations and Migration is designed for professionals working in social, psychological, cultural, or educational fields at the national or international level. Courses are taught in German and English.

Studying in another European country with Erasmus+

Would you like to spend a semester at a university in another European country? Bachelor’s students in Psychology and Master’s students in Clinical Psychology interested in studying abroad at one of our partner universities through the Erasmus+ programme, can apply for an ERASMUS + grant from the European Commission. The amount of the monthly stipend is set according to country groups and varies from year to year. Students must have completed at least one year of studies prior to their semester abroad and must have sufficient proficiency in the language of instruction in the host institution (at the time of application).

Direct exchange at our partner university, Zurich University of Applied Sciences

The Zurich University of Applied Sciences is a multi-disciplinary college in the county of Zurich. With around 12,000 students, it is the third largest university in the county of Zurich. The university offers, among other programmes, a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in Applied Psychology. SFU Berlin students in the Bachelor’s of Psychology and in the Master’s in Clinical Psychology have the opportunity to spend one semester as part of a direct exchange at the ZHAW Zurich.

As a “Free-Mover” to a university worldwide

As a “free-mover,” you also have the possibility to go abroad to a university of your choice, not limited to our partner universities or the Erasmus program. You can choose your destination country and host institution and are responsible for making the necessary arrangements for your stay abroad.

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