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Study Abroad Programme – STAP Bachelor

Dear students,

In light of recent developments, please note the following information concerning English certificates for STAP Bachelor applications:

Students currently enrolled in the WiSo Faculty’s Business English course may apply for the STAP Bachelor programme until 15 January 2021 even if they have not yet received a final result for their English test. Their application will be considered provisionally valid until the final test results are available. Please note that a final test result of at least level B2 CEFR is required in order for the STAP Bachelor application to be considered valid.
Please take the following steps:
- In the WEX section ‘Personal data’ under ‘Level of ability in English as on certificate’: enter the English level of the WiSo Faculty’s Business English Course you are currently enrolled in and the date for your final exam (i.e. February 2021) of this course
- Until 15 January: complete and submit your STAP application via WEX
- Attend and pass the exam in the Business English course; you will need a certificate with your final results later in the STAP process.
We will contact all students who are currently enrolled in the Business English course and have applied for the STAP programme at some point after 15 January 2021 with further information.

Students who have not yet received an English certificate that is accepted for the STAP application may take their English test up to and including 10 February 2021. For your current STAP application please proceed as follows:
- In the WEX section ‘Personal data’ under ‚Proof of ability in English‘ select STAP Bachelor accepted English certificate
- In the WEX section ‘Level of ability in English as on certificate’: to be taken until enter 10.02.2021, no matter when your actual English test will take place 
- Until 15 January: complete and submit your STAP application via WEX
- Until 12 February 2021: send an email to wiso-outgoingsSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de to confirm your exact test date and type of English certificate

Applicants who are able to take an English language test accepted for the STAP application (see STAP Bachelor application manual) until 15 January 2021, please email your (preliminary) English test result to wiso-outgoingsSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de until 30 January.

Feel free to contact Mareike Laub if you have any questions.

STAP information sessions for individual study courses (via Zoom):

Bsc Business & Economics: Wednesday, 18 November, 4 pm
Bsc Economics & Politics: Thursday, 19 November, 3 pm
Bsc Politics&Sociology, Friday, 20 November, 2 pm

Studying abroad gives students valuable experience in terms of career prospects, cultural understanding and language skills. For students seeking international employment, a term abroad is an essential part of their studies. Terms abroad not only give students insights into other university systems and their approach to everyday student and university life, they also broaden their understanding of other cultures.

The Study Abroad Programme (STAP) provides an opportunity for a single-term stay at one of the WiSo Faculty's partner universities. STAP participants benefit from direct contact and organisational support at the partner university and are exempt from paying tuition fees there. Many universities offer accommodation for guest students or assistance in finding accommodation. Most partner universities also designate resident students as 'buddies' for guest students.

Through its cooperation with top-ranking universities and business schools worldwide, the WiSo Faculty is able to offer its bachelor students numerous possibilities of tuition-free terms abroad.