As part of their studies in the Faculty of Computer Science, all students have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad. As a rule an exchange semester is organised between the 3rd and 7th semesters. Interested parties can find information on partner universities and possible courses on the International Office site and from the contacts in the IO. In order to successfully implement the exchange, applicants require what is known as a Learning Agreement that the Faculty Study Abroad Coordinator and Examinations Committee must approve in order for subjects to be recognised.
Degree Programme with USC Upstate
The Faculty of Computer Science enables selected and especially suitable Bachelor's students to complete their seventh semester abroad at our partner institution, the University of South Carolina Upstate in the USA (tuition fee exempt), and optionally to extend this to an eighth semester in order to obtain two degrees. The awarding of study places, the number of which varies year on year, is governed by the selection rules. There will always be a selection process for candidates if there are insufficient places available at the partner institution.
Application Process and Criteria
Students may apply no earlier than the start of their fifth semester.
Applicants must generally be enrolled at the University of Applied Sciences Landshut on the Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Business Computing and Information Systems.
Applications for the following winter semester must be submitted in writing to the Study Abroad Coordinator (link) in the Faculty of Computer Science by no later than 15 April each year.
The following documents must be submitted to the Study Abroad Coordinator:
A letter of application (max. 3 DIN A4 pages) in English with information on
- Who you are (personal details)
- Why you have chosen a study placement abroad
- What it is that makes you stand out (e.g. student initiatives, social commitment)
- How you intend to be a good ambassador for Germany / Bavaria / the University of Applied Sciences Landshut
- CV in English
- Confirmation of current grades
The admissions committee bases its decisions on the following criteria:
- Linguistic ability, grade(s) in English
- Grade point average for the study credits already completed by the end of the semester preceding the application
- Number of completed semesters relative to the standard study progress
- Personal motivation and suitability (e.g. voluntary tasks and functions, university activities and functions, particular contributions to society)