NCFU is expanding cooperation with the Copernicus scholarship foundation, which means more students can apply to get trained in Germany.
This cooperation started two years ago, when Anastasia Popova (Institute of Humanities, NCFU student, major – Translation Studies) joined the program to study at the University of Hamburg (major – English and American studies). As Anastasia said later, she got really great knowledge as well as got to know the German culture, which is invaluable in itself.
Arina Semenikhina is another NCFU student who is about to complete her studies at the University of Hamburg (major – English Language, Literature and Culture) further planning to join a special field placement program. Next year, NCFU is to expand the cooperation also involving students of Law and Economics schools.
– Copernicus is a unique program, – Vladimir Samoylenko (Head of Dept for International Projects and Programs) stressed. – This allows students to spend a term at the University of Hamburg, followed with another two months of field placement in a German company or a public agency. Other programs will offer either training or placement only. Besides, the papers to be collected for this program are not many, and the only serious condition is to have a good command of German (В2) since all training is delivered in German.
The Copernicus program will cover the expenses related to visas, travelling (round trip) accommodation, catering, medical insurance, studies, and public transport. Students get a monthly salary (EUR 200 + EUR 100 for catering through the placement). Accommodation is offered either in dormitories or in families.