As a student of the B.A. minor in Gender Studies, you have a variety of opportunities to spend one or two semesters outside Goethe University. Through a study exchange, you can broaden your horizons, get to know further focal points within Gender Studies and deepen your interests - both at home and abroad. This is because the Cornelia Goethe Centrum participates in both PONS, the exchange program of German universities, and InterGender, the ERASMUS exchange program in Gender Studies.

PONS - Domestic Mobility in Gender Studies

What is PONS? The PONS network enables students to change their place of study in Germany during their studies and is comparable to the Erasmus partnerships. In addition to the organizational framework and coordination, the PONS exchange program awards scholarships and is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. More about the idea of PONS in the info package.

In Gender Studies, in addition to the Cornelia Goethe Centrum, the University of Bielefeld, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, the Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, and the University of Paderborn participate in the PONS exchange program. Here, the different locations introduce themselves with their focal points.

If you are interested in an exchange semester at the Cornelia Goethe Centrum, please have a look at the homepage and contact us!

Application deadline

The application deadline is June 15 for an exchange in the winter semester and January 15 for the summer semester. All information about required documents etc. can be found on the PONS-Homepage.

Contact persons

General questions about the PONS exchange can be answered by the program's academic coordinator Dr. Rebecca Klug.

At the Cornelia Goethe Centrum, your contact person is Dr. Johanna Leinius

You can find the contact persons of the different locations here.

Study abroad

For general information on studying abroad, please contact the International Office of the Goethe-University.

Erasmus – InterGender

The Cornelia Goethe Centrum participates in InterGender, the ERASMUS exchange program for Gender Studies with the Universität Bern, the Universität Jyväskylä and the Central European University Budapest. Students of Goethe University can attend courses at the participating universities within the framework of the InterGender program and receive credit for their studies. Prerequisite for participation is the attendance of courses in the field of Gender Studies amounting to at least 12 ECTS or 8 semester hours per week.

Applications for InterGender are accepted by the Erasmus team of the Department of Social Sciences. Consultations about application criteria, required documents, application procedures, accommodation, etc. are also possible there.

Application deadline

The application deadline is February 1 of the current year for study visits in the following academic year (winter AND summer semester). If February 1 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline is the following first Monday in February.

Contact persons

Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr. Anke Reinhold
Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60629 Frankfurt am Main
PEG-Gebäude, 2.G13
Tel: +49 69 798-36564
Sprechzeiten: Di und Do, 11-13 Uhr

University Bern

Tanja Rietmann
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Geschlechterforschung der Universität Bern
Hallerstrasse 12
3012 Bern
Tel.: +41(0)31/631-5268

Central European University Budapest/Wien

Anna Szathmári
Department of Gender Studies
Central European University

University of Jyväskylä

Kirsi Torkkola
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Jyväskylän yliopisto/University of Jyväskylä
PO Box 35
40014 University of Jyväskylä
Tel.: + 35(0)8/40 805 3110