Study at the University of Reading

Study at Aberytwyth University (Wales)

Bachelor and Master students of the English Department can apply for four places in total through our cooperation program with the Aberystwyth University in Wales.
The stays are scheduled from September to December (four months) or from September to June (ten months).

Application Deadline is March 1st!

Funding Possibilities

All selected applicants are exempt from tuition fees. Students of English and American Studies will receive a monthly funding of at least €250 through our Erasmus+ cooperation agreement with the university.
Students of other faculties can apply for a High-Potential-Mobility-Grant at the International Office.
BAföG also offers funding possibilities for stays abroad. For more information visit:

Even if you are not currently receiving BAföG, you may be eligible for funding.

Recognition of Credits

The “Studierendenbüro” is responsible for the transfer of credits for English and American Studies students. In most cases, this transfer is completed according to the Erasmus+ framework. We advise students to coordinate the selection of courses with the designated staff in advance in order to facilitate the process.

Application documents:

  • The application documents must be submitted by the above-mentioned deadline as a PDF-document to this e-mail address: auslandskontakte-anglistik(at)
  • ATTENTION: All applications must also be submitted via This does NOT replace the application via e-mail
  • Letter of Motivation in English (1-2 pages)
  • CV in English with picture (tabular form)
  • (Preliminary) Transcript of Records for major and minor
  • Copy of “Abitur“ Certificate or equivalent certificate (copy, no authentication needed)
  • LSF Overview of Performance  (with average grade)

Selection Criteria

The student’s performance (an average grade of at least 2.5) and motivation determine the selection of candidates. An English and American Studies Institute committee will evaluate the applications received. They will consider the overall application: the grades, the academic intention expressed in the letter, the transcript, and the CV should be consistent with each other and provide a coherent image of the candidate. After examining the applications, each student will be invited to an interview with the committee. At this stage, the overall presentation and language skills, and the academic motivation will be determining.

Contact Person

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Senior Lecturer

PD Dr. Philipp Erchinger

Building: 23.32
Floor/Room: 04.30
Phone +49 211 81-13275
Fax +49 211 81-11443


Office Hours:

Office Hours
Monday, 12-1 pm

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Anglistisches Institut IV, Gebäude 23.32
Universitätsstrasse 1
D-40225 Düsseldorf

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