Bericht aus groningen

Since my school time I thought about « going abroad ». But during all the year I didn’t realised that. So I am really happy and that this comes over me now was a real surprise because randomly I found the Email with the acceptation between a buch of other mails. In my life I searched a lot of rooms and since many years I live in flats with other people but to find a room in Groningen was the most horrible experience. After paying money for watching after offers and 6 weeks permanently searching, senden in the end around 200 application for rooms and getting only 20 answers with 1 commitment, I found a room. After this and the rest of these extrem stressful organisation stuff I arrival at the 25th August. What I couldn’t know, it would be the worst case of flat life. Would be possible I had only bad luck… My flat members don’t share more with each other than a bell button and afterwards a lot of other thing happened I can’t believe. That absolutely not easy for me as a very sozial person. Automatically I took a course in what it means to « be permissive to people next to me ». After that I’m much gain in my experiences and don’t will miss that, because I learned how I don’t want to live with the people next to me. However nearly every other thing during my time in Holland was great. Together with the other erasmus student the start was glorious and I jumped directly in complete other life. The first two weeks we all had these strange feeling to be in Hogwarts. Out of our big problems to finde any room there and the impression the staircases change her direction permanently. If I was hungry of course I went to the canteen, but here I realised there the food is complete different. So much friezes, strange squeeze bread, single eggs and ready-meal-machines everywhere, cheese and warm stroopwaffels. Hello new world!
In the beginning I was also pretty confusion to understand the segregation in a Graphic Design Department and a Illustration Department. I didn’t care and mixed them. It was a hard to make course decisions and in this process I saw a lot of the teachers who wasn’t able to give me an course description or the essence of what they are teaching in the following semester. On that way I learned to find my way and to work on projects even if I had to less information of anything. In general nearly all of my courses following more the way of briefing. Here we worked much more productive with real clients and higher speed in the half of the time! A semester is split in two eight week blocks. After the first block we start with a two assignment – a complete new project. Now I see that in Kiel we have really to much time for everything and not enough pressure from the teachers! I guess, that’s way strangely often at the Muthesius after a hole semester students still haven’t finished her projects. So there is a huge difference between both systems and for me the one of the Minerva prepare myself more ahead of the future. I saw that there exist a different way learning; a dutch one. In « Grafic Design » we worked on a Social Design project about an area called the Veenkolonien. After a short research we had to develop a strong concept for a book made out of one word, one feeling. After finishing these we needed to make a second research. This time we must travel by ourselves in the area and talk to the people, in dutch or on any other way because no one in this region speaks english! Our results, the impressions during that journey and the out coming of our first book was the start for the second one. In the end both books standing in connection to each other. The observer can explore by his own the differences between them as well the overlapping parts. A complete new area for me was « Animation ». In the Communication design it’s a fixed course from the first to the last semester where the students learn a lot of techniques and working methods. The school occupy two animation studios with several skeching-tables. To improve my new skills I joint the course « Animation Philosophy ». In that one we worked after a briefing from two professors from another university in Groningen. We had to realise in a group work a film which will be used after that in the first semester philosophy lectures. Further I had « BRV ». A course complete about how to present ourselves in the « real world » and apply for a job or an internship. We spoke about our own works and how we could create a portfolio, a letter of motivation, a CV’s and all those things. In my opinion a very important subject. Even therefore I would appreciate to have such kind of course at home. Also we got the chance to meet higher students which came backe from their internships and talk to them about there experience. For myself it was a great help to have a easier start in the life after my graduation. At the Minerva Academy we also had the opportunity to join different technical courses, here they call them iTC or TCU. From Kristel I learn a lot new stuff in « Bookbinding » and about « Typography & Prepress ». She organised for us the « hatch show printing workshop » with the glorious Jim Sharreden as well. Jim brought 22 kg of his famous woodblocks from Nashville Tennessee to print with us together the typical USA posters like we all know from Elvis or Johnny Cash. Unbelievable that I had the opportunity and for that for free! Definitely one of the chances you get in you life only once. Like the Workshop Week at the Muthesius we had the « project week ». It was very nice that the teachers came direct form the working field and so they assess design problems inherently in a complete other way as I knew it. Most of the time the topic was to challenge and to turn ourself and our point of view for 180° a couple of times. But in general the working process was not the best. Originally it took us every day a to long time until we came to an out point. Well, if the organisation would be more structured we had worked with more energy and quicker as the end result after a hole week would be much better. After that I spend the weekend together with another Erasmus friend in Amsterdam. It was my first visit and I felt in love with that city directly. All the month ago and before that I tried so hard to visit that famous place of being but always something happened what interrupt my plans. Certainly our hostel was terable but lucky me, the rest was fabulous! We started Saturday with a breakfast at the top of the public library with a impressive panorama view and a good coffee. Among divers of other stuff we visit the botanical garden, the Ben & Jerry’s store, the red light district museum, the biggest flea markte of hole Europe, etc. Not the last time for me in this lovely city. Another very unorganised and spontaneous task was « The Us – Exhibition ». All erasmus people had to organised together a big exhibition in 14 days. It was a surprise and it turned out to a challenge for the hole group of 17 people. To develop a concept and manage the organisation directly before christmas was a big stressful difficulty. In the ende the exhibition was one of the single moments were I sadly had the feeling the Minerva Academy isn’t interested in her exchange students. Divers experiences I made among other things was to go out of my normal self in the ESN-week and cross personal borders. Also awesome is the Cheese, of course! Next to my regular courses I took dutch class but only for one month. Because I realised that it’s absolutely not easy even for germans to learn that language. Well, I needed to quot the course. Something very special in the Netherlands is the love for vintage. The dutch people have a complete different rate to second hand clothing’s as the german people. If you don’t wear something for longer than six month you give it a way. With such a nice mentality like you find in Groningen only in the city centre 10 vintage stores! On a sunday I love it to enjoy the « hole breakfast ». On one of these sundays I ate breakfast at the Crossanterie Pigalle with my friend Therese. A dream on earth and a tip for everyone how doesn’t know. After that we went of course on one of the many flea marktes. I miss them a lot and for special for the quality of the products. The most things you find there you don’t see that it’s not new. In the time where I was in the Netherlands I realised one of my first road trips together with some others exchange students from the Minerva. We started three days on the Duch Design Week in Eindhoven traveled than to Rotterdam and after 2 days finally to Utrecht for one day. These week was full with Impressions, dutch culture, much design, much art, extrem less sleep and of course a lot of Party. In general during my hole erasmus time we cooked a lot together and met very often. After all I am lucky to say that I found in Groningen real friends. I am sure that these friendships stay for a long time. That is the biggest point what I will miss very badly, the people around me I saw every day. What a luck, that this awesome time in my life make for me the world and their distances much smaller than before!



Wege ins Ausland

Von hier aus läuft der Kontakt zu unseren Partnerhochschulen im Ausland. Wir setzen Kooperationsvereinbarungen um und erfüllen Partnerschaftsabkommen mit Leben. Darüber hinaus informieren wir über Förderprogramme und Stipendien. Das International Office, hier fernweh-Büro, ist Anlaufstelle für die Mobilität von Studierenden, Doktoranden, Lehrenden und Personal – outgoing und incoming.
Ein Auslandsstudium oder -praktikum bietet die Möglichkeit, Arbeit und Alltag im internationalen Kontext zu erfahren, ein zunehmend wichtiger Aspekt im Berufsleben der Zukunft. Meistgenutzt ist das ERASMUS + Programm, doch auch Fulbright und der DAAD bieten angesehene und hochdotierte Stipendien für Lehrende, Forschende und Studierende. Bei der Suche nach weiteren Stipendienangeboten helfen Internet-Portale wie die DAAD Stipendiendatenbank und mystipendium.

Auf der Seite „Europass“ gibt es die standardisierte Möglichkeit, immer wieder abgefragte Daten wie z.B. den Lebenslauf  zusammenzufassen und für Bewerbungen zu nutzen.


Das Lifelong Learning Programme ERASMUS +, eine der großen Erfolgsgeschichten der Europäischen Union, fördert seit 1987 grenzüberschreitende Mobilität von Studierenden, Dozenten und Personal in Europa. Bisher haben rund 2 Millionen Studierende und fast 200.000 Dozenten mit diesem Programm einen Auslandsaufenthalt durchgeführt.
Die Muthesius Kunsthochschule hält die ERASMUS + Universitätscharta (EUC) seit 2007 und erfüllt damit alle Voraussetzungen zur Teilnahme an diesem Programm. Mit dem EPS Erasmus policy statement verpflichtet sich die Muthesius Kunsthochschule zur Vernetzung mit Hochschulen und Institutionen im europäischen Raum.

Im Rahmen des EU-Programms erasmus + 2014-2020 existieren Partnerschaften mit folgenden Hochschulen in Europa:


Die Förderraten sind nach Ländergruppen gestaffelt für ein akademisches Jahr festgelegt.
Erasmus Förderraten 2021 DAAD (PDF)

BelgienAntwerpenAntwerpen Belgien St Luca University College of Art & DesignFK, KoDe
GentSint-Lucas Hoogeschool voor Beeldende KunstFK, KoDe, Raum
BulgarienSofiaNational Academy of Artfür alle Fächer
FinnlandHelsinki Kuvataideakatemia Finish Academy of Fine ArtsFK; Fotografie; Time & Space
Aalto UniversityBA: Fine Arts/Keramik
VaasaNovia YrkeshögskolanBA: FK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
FrankreichAnnecyESAAA, Experimental School of Arts Annecy AlpesBA/MA Art, Design and Space
École Supérieure de beaux-artsFK, KoDe, IDe
Caen/CherbourgÉcole supérieure d´arts & médiasFK
NancyÉcole nationale supérieure d’art et de design de NancyFK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
NantesÉcole supérieur des beaux-artsFK, KoDe
ParisÉcole de CondéIDe, KoDe, Raum
St. EtienneÉcole Supérieure d`Art et Design FK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
Le Mans
TALMFK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
Valence/GrenobleL´ESAD Grenoble-ValenceFK, KoDe
IrlandDublinNational College of Art and DesignFK, KoDe, IDe
WS oder WS + SoSe
IslandReykjavik Listaháskóli ÍslandsFK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
ItalienRomAccademia di belle arte di RomaFK, KoDe, Raum
BresciaLibera Accademia di belle Arti BresciaFK, KoDe, Raum, ID
KroatienSplitSveuciliste University of SplitFK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
LettlandRigaLMA Art Academy of Latviafür alle Fächer
LitauenVilniusVilnius Academy of ArtsFK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
VilniusCollege of DesignBA Raum, KoDe auch Foto und Fashion
NiederlandeDelftTU Delft MA: medical
Den HaagRoyal Academy of ArtBA: FK, KoDe, Raum, Furniture Design
Eindhoven Design Academy EindhovenBA: KoDo, ID, Raum
GroningenAcademie MinervaBA FK 5. und 6. Se
BA KoDe/ IntDe 4./6. Se
MaastrichtAcademie Beeldende KunstenFK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
NorwegenBergenKunst- og designhögskolenFK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
OsloOslo National Academy of the ArtsFK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
TromsøThe Arctic University of Norway BA und MA: FK
ÖsterreichLinzkunst universität linz
FK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
WienAkademie der Bildenden Künste WienFK
PolenDanzigAkademia Sztuk Pieknych w GdanskuFK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
Poznan Poznan University of ArtsFK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
StettinAkademia Sztuki w SzczecinieFK, KoDe, Raum
PortugalLissabonFaculdade de Belas-Arts da Universidade de LisboaFK, KoDe, IDe
Matosinhos EASDBA: KoDe, IDe, IntDe
MA: nur für ein Jahr
PortoFaculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do PortoFK, KoDe
RumänienBukarestUniversitatea Nationala de Arte din BucurestiFK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
Cluj-NapocaCluj-NapocaFK,KoDe, ID
SchwedenUmeåUmeå Institute of DesignIDe
Umeå Academy of Fine ArtsFK
SchweizBaselHochschule für Gestaltung und KunstKoDe, IDe, Raum, FK
BernHochschule der KünsteFK, KoDe
SlowakeiBratislava Academy of Fine Arts and DesignKoDe, IDe, Textil, Glas, Metall
SpanienAlmeríaEscuela de arte de Almería Fine Art/Visual Art & Design BA
BarcelonaUniversitat de BarcelonaBA FK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
Escola MassanaBA FK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
BilbaoUniversidad del País VascoMA FK, Design
JerezEscuela de Arte de JerezRaum
LogronoESDIR La RiojaBA KoDe, IDe, Raum
MurciaEscuela Superior de Diseño de la Región de MurciaBA KoDe, IDe, Interior Design, Fashion
Santiago de CompostelaEscola de Arte e Superior de Deseño Mestre MateoBA ID
SevillaEscuela de Arte de Sevilla
Vitoria-GasteizIDArte - Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de EuskadiBA Raum, Graphic, Photo, Illu
ZamoraEscuela de Arte y Superior de Diseno de ZamoraFK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
TschechienPrag Academy of Fine Arts in PragueMA FK
TürkeiAnkaraBaskent ÜniversitesiFK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
IstanbulMimar Sinan Fine Arts UniversityFK, KoDe, IDe, Raum
UngarnBudapestBudapest Metropolitan Universityfür alle Fächer
Hungarian University of Fine Arts MKEFK,KoDe,Raum
Pécs University of Pécs- Faculty of Music and Visual ArtsFK, KoDe, IDe, Raum

Weitere Hochschulkooperationen

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in
Jerusalem, Israel
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem; MA nur im WS
Holon Institute of Technology, IsraelHolon Institute of Technology
Jeju Natioanl University, Jeju/Südkorea
Jeju National University
National Cheng Kung University, TaiwanNational Cheng Kung University
National Institute of Design in Ahmadebad, IndienNational Institute of Design
Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, RusslandSaint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design
South China Normal University in Guangdong-Guangzhou, ChinaSouth China Normal University
Tongji University College of Design and Innovation, ChinaTongji University College of Design and Innovation



Im Kontext der Bologna-Reform ist die Steigerung der Mobilität von Studierenden eine der zentralen Forderungen aller Akteure im Hochschulwesen. Ziel ist es, allen Studierenden eine Mobilität innerhalb ihrer Studienzeit zu ermöglichen. Ergänzend zum ERASMUS + Programm wurde PROMOS aus Mitteln des Auswärtigen Amtes ins Leben gerufen – unter anderem für weltweite Praktika und Studienaufenthalte an Nicht-Partnerhochschulen außerhalb der EU.
Im fernweh-Blog veröffentlichen wir nur Angebote für Jobs und Praktika im Ausland, die wir geprüft haben und weiterempfehlen können – siehe linke Seite. Besonders hilfreich für Designer sind internationale Portale wie Design Directory , Graphic Design Worldwide.

Mit Einführung von Erasmus + sind auch Graduiertenpraktika förderbar. Sie müssen innerhalb eines Kalenderjahres nach dem Abschluss durchgeführt werden (Datum der Exmatrikulation) – Mindestdauer für alle Praktika: 2 Monate.


Durch einen Aufenthalt an einer Gasthochschule im Ausland vermitteln Gastdozenten ihr Fachwissen an Studierende, die nicht außerhalb ihrer Hochschule studieren wollen oder können. Sie stärken damit internationale Partnerschaften zwischen Hochschulen und fördern den Austausch von Lehrinhalten und -methoden. Innerhalb Europas ist dies mit dem ERASMUS +-Programm für lebenslanges Lernen realisierbar.


Um die Internationalisierung der Hochschulen weiter voran zu bringen, gibt es für alle Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter die Möglichkeit, das ERASMUS +-Programm zu Fort- und Weiterbildungsmaßnahmen zu nutzen.


International Students

Are welcome to apply – please note that you also have to register at uni-assist and that a German language certificate DSH2 or TestDaF4x4 is required.

Exchange Students

Please contact your home university´s international office for further information and support. Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design holds a range of bilateral agreements to European partneruniversities in the frame of ERASMUS + and we are open for new agreements on behalf of student´s mobility. More details can be found on the left side – please click Exchange.


Maud Zieschang
T +49/(0)431 / 5198 – 501, E

fernweh-Büro/International Office,
Legienstraße 35, Verwaltungsneubau, Raum 01.04
Mo + Do 10:00 – 12:30 Uhr,
Di + Mi 10:00 – 12:30 + 13:30 – 15:00 Uhr sowie nach Vereinbarung


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