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Theater and Dance Studies

General Information

In the list of partner universities, you can find information about whether it is possible to apply for your study phase (B.A. or M.A.). The Erasmus+ program allows you to study abroad either for one or two semesters. Please visit the websites of the universities for more information about their course offerings and term dates. Generally, academic calendars vary from university to university.


The application form can be downloaded on the website of the International Office, where you can also find further information on the Erasmus exchange program and application requirements:


After registering, you can save the form and fill it out in stages.

A complete application consists of the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Curriculum vitae (in tabular form) with photo
  • Letter of motivation (2–3 pages) with a detailed explanation of your choice of host universities and description of your specific study interest
  • Current certificate of enrollment
  • Transcript of records (Overview Campus Management) and Abitur certificate
  • Proof of language proficiency in the language(s) of instruction at host university

Please send your application in digital form to erasmusthewi@zedat.fu-berlin.de, with the following information in the order listed below:

  • Last name, first name
  • Date of birth
  • First choice of partner university
  • Second choice of partner university
  • Third choice of partner university

Language Skills

You should have at least B1-level language proficiency in the language of instruction at the host university (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). The language of instruction at the host university is the language listed first. The host university offers a limited number of courses, which can also include courses without a focus on theater or dance studies, in the language listed second.

The required language proficiency varies depending on the host country and partner university. Generally, you have to submit proof of proficiency in the language of instruction. For more detailed information, please visit the websites of your selected universities. For your application, please submit a language test from the Language Center of Freie Universität Berlin or another current language test. Documenting language proficiency via the Abitur certificate is generally not sufficient.

Application Deadlines and Notification

  • January 31 (for starting your study abroad during the following winter semester)
  • May 15 (for starting your study abroad during the following summer semester)

Please submit your application documents digitally at: erasmusthewi@zedat-fu-berlin.de

Only a complete application will be considered. After the application deadline has expired, all submitted applications will be reviewed. If necessary, selection interviews will take place. All applicants will be informed by email about the outcome of their application.


If you study abroad as part of an Erasmus+ program, you will receive a tuition waiver for the tuition fees of the host university. Generally, you will receive a mobility grant which varies depending on country. The grant generally ranges from 330 to 450 euros/month. For up-to-date information, please visit Information on Mobility Grants.

Other funding possibilities are Auslands-BAföG or funding through the PROMOS program. Moreover, there are scholarships for funding your study abroad. You can research these scholarships using the StipendiumPlus Database.


If you have any questions about the application procedure, funding or technical issues, please contact the International Office at Freie Universität Berlin: outgoing-erasmus@fu-berlin.de

For specific questions about recognition for credit points earned abroad (ECTS Recognition), please contact the Erasmus+ Coordination Office in Theater and Dance Studies at: erasmusthewi@zedat.fu-berlin.de