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Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

The Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (BAYHOST) is a cooperative institution of all Bavarian universities, universities of applied sciences and art academies. We provide information about research cooperation, coordinate academic relations with Eastern Europe and support academic exchanges between students and scientists. We strive to promote and intensify cooperation in research and teaching with universities in Eastern Europe and to establish new contacts with potential partners. An international network of alumni supports us in striving for these goals.

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1. One year scholarships ►more 2. Summer academy "German as a foreign language ►more 3. Grants for language classes ►more 4. Academic field trips ►more 5. Exchange forums ►more 6. Internship services ►more


1. One year scholarships for post graduate studies

Sound special knowledge, ability to work in an interdisciplinary way and international experience are the main requirements for a European university graduate of today. Postgraduate studies abroad can supplement the qualifications obtained during graduate studies and provide an important contribution to personal development. This enables university graduates to master challenges in professional life, scientific research and teaching. Have you decided to obtain a postgraduate degree in Bavaria? The Free State of Bavaria sponsors one year scholarships for graduates from Eastern Europe. Postgraduate and doctoral studies are sponsored. Application forms and further information about the program can be obtained from our website www.bayhost.de, under "Scholarships".

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2. Summer academy "German as a foreign language" (DaF)

Do you teach German as a foreign language and would like to participate in some advanced training? Our Bavarian summer academy is aimed at teachers of German from foreign universities. This event is an international exchange forum during which we inform the participants about current research findings. The simultaneous experience exchange between participating teachers is an important aspect of this academy. An additional social program complements the academic part.

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3. Grants for language classes

Do you study a Central European or Southern European language? BAYHOST offers you the possibility to improve your language skills in the respective country and to become immersed in a different culture. We offer grants for summer language courses in Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Do you live in Eastern Europe and would like to improve your German language skills? Every summer several language courses are given at Bavarian universities and universities of applied sciences. In the course of several weeks you will not only improve your language skills, but also gain an insight into German culture. BAYHOST provides for students from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYROM, Serbia, Slovenia und Ukraine grants for summer language courses in Bavaria. The grant usually covers tuition, housing and meals. The summer language course constitutes of language classes, supplementary lectures and seminars, rounded off by a cultural and social program, including such activities as trips to the countryside.

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4. Academic field trips

Countries in Central and Eastern Europe are already integrated into many research partnerships with Bavarian universities and colleges. In contrast, the cooperation between Bavaria and exchange with numerous countries in Southeastern Europe is much less prominent. BAYHOST wants to give young scientists and students an opportunity to become acquainted with the culture of various science regions in Eastern Europe. We wish to identify promising opportunities of research cooperation and support on both sides in establishing contacts. Young scientists will have a chance to meet potential research partners and institutions. Students can gain practical insights into potential fields of work. Apart from universities and colleges the field trip includes visits to non-academic research institutions, non-governmental organizations and companies.

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5. Exchange forums

BAYHOST facilitates communication between science and business sectors. The goal of exchange forums is to allow the business sector benefit from numerous academic contacts in Eastern Europe. Topics include international study courses and research projects in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, as well as technology transfer and cooperation possibilities. During other exchange forums, visiting professors from abroad and their German colleagues, as well as representatives from international student offices and research departments, discuss how international cooperation can be improved and current issues resolved. The aim is to create a favourable environment for cooperation in research and teaching.

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6. Internship services

Apart from language classes and studies abroad, internships represent a good opportunity to promote international relations and to obtain further qualifications. Together with international student offices and internship services at Bavarian universities BAYHOST supports students who would like to do an internship in Central, Eastern or Southeastern Europe. We offer the same services to students from Eastern Europe who would like to do an internship in Bavaria. We assist you in searching for a suitable position, organizing your stay and provide information and advice on legal paperwork. Private companies and non-profit organizations can advertise their internship positions on our webpage and in our newsletter. Candidates with relevant qualifications can be found via coordinators of international Masters programs, the BAYHOST alumni network, or in the applicant databank.

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