German students abroad
Studying at a foreign university is often a great asset. But since there are a number of questions to be clarified in connection with a stay abroad, students should start preparing about 18 months before the planned stay. The international offices of universities provide detailed information about the various options for designing and financing a study abroad.
At the earliest after the end of the first academic year, students can study for three to twelve months at a European host university (possibly in conjunction with an internship) through a scholarship from the SOCRATES/ERASMUS programme. Funding is possible only once during the course (up to and including the doctorate).
You will get comprehensive information from the German Academic Exchange Service as well.