Study Abroad: Learning Agreements
Recognition of Courses Taken Abroad
In order for credit from courses taken during a study abroad to be recognized, students must complete a WiSo Learning Agreement with the respective chair before their stay abroad.
A detailed overview of the process can be found on the homepage of the WiSo Office of International Relations: Recognition of Study Achievements Abroad.
Specific information for course recognition and issuance of Learning Agreements at the FAU Chair of Economics and Social Policy
Applies to the Modules “86143 Study abroad module: Economics I” (Ökonomisches Auslandsmodul I), “86144 Study abroad module: Economics II” (Ökonomisches Auslandsmodul II), and “86830 Study abroad module: Economic policy” (Wirtschaftspolitsches Auslandsmodul)
- Check whether or not the course you wish to take during your stay abroad has already been recognized by the Chair of Social Policy:
- If the course is already included on our list of existing Learning Agreements:
- Complete the WiSo Learning Agreement form and email it to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can find the current version of the WiSo Learning Agreement form on the website of the WiSo Office of International Relations).
- If there is not yet an existing Learning Agreement for the course you want to take:
- When choosing a course abroad, pay attention to the course content and competencies being taught. An economic or economic policy approach is required in order for our chair to recognize the course.
- Fill out our chair’s form for the Application for Recognition of Study Abroad Achievements (in German) and send it to the email address indicated on the form. The contact person at the Chair of Social Policy is currently Elisa Poletto (email@example.com).
- Please make sure to attach relevant course information such as the module description, bibliography, translations (plus foreign language originals), etc., if applicable. Unfortunately, in the case of missing course information/documents, we will not be able to review the course.
- After our chair reviews the course information/documents, you will receive an email informing you if the conclusion of a Learning Agreement for the specific course is possible.
- Collect the signed Learning Agreement by appointment with Elisa Poletto (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- All further steps (also after returning from abroad) are explained on the homepage of the WiSo Office of International Relations, where you can also find the required forms.
PLEASE NOTE: You are responsible for ensuring that the credited course is compatible with the examination regulations of your degree program and the requirements of your area of study.