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The European Union's program, named after Erasmus von Rotterdam, promotes cooperation between higher education institutions in Europe and the mobility of students and lecturers. This program enables participants to study abroad in Europe, with recognition of their academic achievements, while offering financial support.

At the RUB, the International Office offers a contact point for initial information on organizational issues.

In addition, the ESN (Erasmus Student Network) offers assistance and advice, as well as useful experiences for planning to study abroad. The ESN also offers help to students from foreign universities who are studying in Bochum.

The Institute of Archaeological Sciences has partnerships with:  

  • Dänemark: Aarhus
  • Griechenland: Athen
  • Frankreich: Paris, Dijon
  • Italien: Capua, Neapel (3 Universitäten), Padova, Sassari, Turin
  • Polen: Poznan
  • Norwegen: Oslo
  • Ungarn: Budapest und Pécs
  • Türkei: Ankara, Bursa, Eskişehir, İsparta, Kocaeli und Muğla
  • Zypern: Nikosia

For further information and advice, please contact Dr. Soi Agelidis (Classical Archaeology) or Prof. Dr. W. Ebel-Zepezauer (Pre- and Protohistory).



The program "PONS - Inner German Exchange of Students of Classical Archaeology" promotes the mobility of students of classical archaeology in Germany. It allows them to spend a semester as a guest at one of the partner universities while recognizing academic achievements at their home university (see below).

For some time now, with the support of the Volkswagen Foundation, further networks of different subjects have been set up, with the aim of extending "PONS - Inner German Exchange of Students of Classical Archaeology" to "PONS - Humanities and Cultural Studies". Part of these new networks is the field of Pre- and Protohistory. Through the exchange, mobility and, resultant professional breadth of students allows them to be promoted. As a result, they will be able to use the scientific expertise of the participating institutes to expand their own.

Funding from the Volkswagen Foundation can also be addressed by the participating students directly, for example see the offering of scholarships link.

Information about PONS and the change of study location can be found at

For specific information, advice, and assistance, please contact Dr. Bärbel Morstadt.

Participating institutes for Classical Archaeology:

  • University of Augsburg
  • FU Berlin
  • HU Berlin
  • University of Bochum
  • University of Bonn
  • University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • University of Frankfurt
  • University of Freiburg
  • University of Giessen
  • University of Göttingen
  • University of Halle Wittenberg
  • University of Heidelberg
  • University of Kiel
  • University of Leipzig
  • University of Mainz
  • University of Marburg
  • University of Munich
  • University of Münster
  • University of Regensburg
  • University of Rostock
  • University of Saarland
  • University of Tübingen
  • University of Würzburg

Participating institutes for Pre- and Protohistory:

  • University of Bochum
  • University of Freiburg
  • University of Göttingen
  • University of Munich