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LEARNING AGREEMENT

An Erasmus cooperation takes place at a departmental level, not at a university level. And the Department that you study at back at your home university has a cooperation with the Department of Romance Studies here in Düsseldorf. That is why you should actually only attend courses from this Department.

But we understand that you may also want to take some courses from other Departments. So we have been able to make some arrangements with other Departments of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities to allow you to do so. Please understand that we cannot make any other exceptions.

Advice: Take a look at courses from the "Interdisciplinary Compulsive Elective" at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities or from the "General Studies Centre" at the Student Academy. There you will find courses from all faculties that are open to all students!

First of all, ask your home university whether you can submit the document later - they usually agree to that.

If your home university still needs the Learning Agreement now, select courses from an earlier semester. Later on, you can change all courses in the „During the mobility“ section of the Learning Agreement.

We recommend that you let us sign the document before you send it to your coordinators at your home university, in order to be sure that you don't have to make any unnecessary changes. And also, so you won’t miss the deadline.

But in case there is no other way, please make sure you write an , in order to let her know on time.

ECTS

Sometimes you can find the ECTS in the course descriptions in the LSF, but not always. Therefore, we created a list with the ECTS you can receive in the courses from the Department of Romance Studies.

We do not have information about ECTS at other Departments. If you do not find any information in the course description, please contact the lecturers by email and ask them.

Advice: You can leave the ECTS field of the Learning Agreement “Before the mobility” empty, and then later change that in the section "During the mobility".

You can ask the lecturers if it is possible to get more ECTS. Often it is possible, for example by doing some kind of extra assignment. However, only the lecturers themselves can decide that. 

COURSE CATALOGUE + REGISTRATION TO COURSES AND EXAMS

Winter term: approx. at the beginning of June
Summer term: approx. at the beginning of December

Due to Covid-19, all dates had to be postponed. As soon as we get information about the new dates, we will send you an email.

You don’t need any login data in order to use the course catalogue. Watch the video you can find under "How does the course catalogue work?".

 

You can see how the course catalogue woks in this video:
 

Winter term: approx. at the beginning of September
Summer term: approx. at the beginning of March

Due to Covid-19, all dates had to be postponed. As soon as we get information about the new dates, we will send you an email.

Important: Please register for the courses as early as possible, as some courses have a limited number of participants. You will need a University ID for the registration.

Please also read the information in the section "HHU Card / University ID" on this page.

Here is a video explaining how to register for courses:

Yes, you can already register so you can secure a seat in the course. In case one of the courses of the Learning Agreement is not approved, you can cancel your registration afterwards.

Due to technical issues, Erasmus students cannot apply online for an exam or a term paper as regular students do. Please inform the lecturers about this at the beginning of the semester and also tell them that you will need a proof of performance at the end of the semester.

GERMAN + ENGLISCH COURSES FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS + LANGUAGE COURSES FROM ROMANCE STUDIES + PLACEMENT TESTS

In the course catalogue under Studierendenakademie > Sprachen > Deutsch als Fremdsprache.

In the course catalogue under Studierendenakademie > Sprachen > Fremdsprachen.

In the course catalogue under Institut für Romanistik > Sprachpraxis
We offer language courses in Italian, French and Spanish at all levels.

Please address questions about German courses to „Deutsch als Fremdsprache“, as we are not responsible for these courses. For more information and contact details please visit the website of the Students Academy.

Please address questions about German courses to the „Sprachenzentrum”, as we are not responsible for these courses. For more information and contact details please visit the website of the Students Academy

First, please see „Placement tests for courses in Romance Studies“ below, maybe you will find an answer there. And if not, you can contact our Language Lecturers or directly ask the course lecturers.

Please address questions about the placement test to „Deutsch als Fremdsprache”, as we are not responsible for this and do not have any further information. Please find the contact details on the website of the Students Academy

Please address questions about the placement test to the “Sprachenzentrum”, as we are not responsible for this and do not have any further information. Please find the contact details on the website of the Students Academy.

In the winter term we have placement tests for our Italian, French and Spanish language courses for which you can register in the course catalogue. With the placement test, our lecturers can give you better advice on which course suits your level. If you are unable to take the placement test, you can also ask our lecturers by email or in person.

For the German and English courses, the placement test is mandatory, otherwise you won’t be able to register for the courses. For further questions, please contact “Deutsch als Fremdsprache” or the “Sprachenzentrum”, the relevant departments of the Student Academy. Find the contact details on the website of the Students Academy

For languages courses at the Department of Romance Studies, we strongly recommend to take the placement test. If you are unable to take the placement test, we recommend that you contact our Language Lecturers.

As far as we know, this is not possible for the German and English courses. If you have any questions about this, please contact “Deutschs als Fremdsprache” or the “Sprachenzentrum”. Find the contact details on the website of the Students Academy

For languages courses in Romance Studies, this is partly not possible in the winter term, so we recommend that you take the placement test.

WHAT DOES ... MEAN?

Sometimes the course description states whether you can achieve a BN or an AP. Usually the lecturers inform you about this at the beginning of the course. This information is crucial for you, so make sure to know the difference between those two certificates:

An AP (Abschlussprüfung) is proof that you have regularly participated in a course and have completed an examination (e.g. written exam, oral exam, term paper). An AP always comes along with a grade.

A BN (Beteiligungsnachweis) is proof that you have regularly participated in a course and have performed a minor task (e.g. participation in final test, oral presentation or submission of assignments). By doing the assignments for a BN, students can receive a few ECTS, but usually no grade.

Advice: Talk with the lecturer at the beginning of the semester about the possibility to receive a grade even if you are attending a BN course. Usually this is possible, for example by doing some extra assignments.

Vorlesung: This is a lecture in which the lecturer talks about a specific topic. Usually there are no discussions with the lecturer and the number of participants is not limited.

Seminar + Einführung: The lecturer talks about a specific topic, but the format is more interactive. Discussions with the lecturers and other students play a central role in this kind of courses. The number of participants is often limited.

Tutorium + Übung: Within these courses, the content of a lecture or seminar is repeated and deepened. These classes are usually led by students of a higher semester.

A proof of performance, a certificate that confirms your participation in a course. This certificate also states the number of ECTS and usually the grade you have achieved.

Important: Usually students get this proof of performance online in the Students portal. But as Erasmus students cannot register for a BN or AP online due to technical issues, it is very important that you talk to the lecturers and tell them that you will need a “Schein” at the end of the semester.

Please also read the information in "Exam registration" and "Transcript of Records" on this page.

HHU-CARD + UNIVERSITY ID

If you have not received your HHU Card/University ID at the expected time, write an email to Monika Lent-Öztürk. She can ask the SSC (Students Services Center) to send you the data to activate the university ID by email so that you can register for the courses on time.

For information on this, please see the document "12 Steps to Take", which you received from the International Office.

Please contact Monika Lent-Öztürk and explain which problem you are having with the university ID, so she can refer you to the right contact person.

FURTHER QUESTIONS

As soon as you have submitted all certificates („Scheine“) to Sonia López, she will issue your Transcript of Records and the send it by email to you and to your university.

Please also read the section “Transcript of Records” here.

If you wish to extend your Erasmus stay for one additional semester, you have to fill out the “Request for extension” form, which you can find on the website in the List of Downloads of the International Office.

Then you have to send the document to your home university and to , so they can sign it. Afterwards, you have to send a copy of the document to Monika-Lent-Öztürk.

You can find the semester dates of the University of Düsseldorf here.

The Department for Romance Studies is only responsible for academic questions (Learning Agreement + Transcript of Records).

For non-academic questions please contact Monika Lent-Öztürk from the International Office.

The Department for Romance Studies is only responsible for academic questions (Learning Agreement + Transcript of Records).

For non-academic questions please contact Monika Lent-Öztürk from the International Office.

The Department for Romance Studies is only responsible for academic questions (Learning Agreement + Transcript of Records).

For non-academic questions please contact Monika Lent-Öztürk from the International Office.

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