International Office of the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics


A “freemover” is a student who indpendently organizes a study abroad period. This might be a possibility for you if you were not selected by the International Office to study at one of our partner universities or if you wish to choose your own university in a specific country where currently no partnership agreements are available.

But you should keep in mind that the freemover program can be quite expensive because you must pay the university fees which are significantly higher than the ones you pay at the University of Kaiserslautern. The amount of the university fees depends on the country and also on the university. Nevertheless there are several options to finance your study abroad period. Financing possibilities are the "Auslands-BAföG" and the DAAD scholarships, among others. Further information can be found at and .

Basically you are allowed to study at any university around the world. But please make sure that you sign a learning agreement for every subject you want to take abroad before you pay the university fees. Otherwise you might get problems with the acceptance of your subjects. For further questions please contact the international office of your selected university.

In the following folders you will find some experience reports from freemover students of the University of Kaiserslautern who studied in their desired universities/countries.


Yildiz University, Istanbul: Feedback 17/18; Feedback 17/18-2; Feedback 17/18-3


Siam University, Bangkok: Feedback 2017; Feedback 2017-2


NTNU Trondheim: Feedback 2017


FEUP (Faculdade de Engenharia der Universidade Porto): Feedback Fall 2016

Universidade do Minho, Braga, Feedback 2016; Feedback 2016_2; Feedback 2017


University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland: Feedback 2015; Feedback 2015-2; Feedback 2015-3

Feedback 2016;  Feedback 2016-2

Feedback 2017

University of Technology Sydney, Australien: Feedback 2016

Brisbane, Australia: Feedback 2016

Deakin University, Melbourne: Feedback 2017

University of Regina, Regina: Feedback 2012


National University of Ireland, Galway: Feedback 2008


Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Escuela Superior deAdministración y Comercio, Casco Santo Tomás: Feedback 2016

New Zealand

Auckland University of Technology, Auckland: Feedback 2016


Moscow State University of Lomonosow, Feedback 2016


California State University, Fullerton: Feedback 2012

Wake Forest University.  Winston- Salem, North Carolina: Feedback 2016, Feedback 2016-2 ; Feedback 2016-3

CSU Fullerton, California: Feedback 2017

Africa, Botswana

University of Botswana; Feedback 2016

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