Studying abroad: Requirements for email inquiries about course accreditation

Before outgoing students start their studies abroad, students have to arrange with lecturers in Kiel which foreign courses could serve as a replacement of domestic courses (see, e.g., If students seek accreditation for one of the courses listed under point 5. below, the following rules apply.

One email should be written for each foreign course that outgoing students wish to get accredited. The following information must be included in an email inquiry:

  1. Your name

  2. Study program at Kiel University

  3. Semester

  4. A description of the course at the receiving institution (If this information is not available in English or German, a translation must be provided with the original text)

  5. Which of the following courses you intend to replace with the foreign course:

    1. For Master study programs:

      1. Behavioral Finance (contact person: Alexander Klos)

      2. Corporate Finance (contact person: Alexander Klos)

      3. Foreign Exchange Markets - Theory and Empirics (contact person: Stefan Reitz)

      4. Applied Econometrics of Foreign Exchange Markets (contact person: Stefan Reitz)

      5. Statistics of Financial Markets (contact person: Markus Hass)

      6. Econometrics of Financial Markets (contact person: Markus Hass)

      7. Portfolio Analysis (contact person: Markus Hass)

    2. For Bachelor study programs:

      1. Entscheidung (contact person: Alexander Klos)

      2. Rational Decision Making (contact person: Alexander Klos)

  6. Number of ECTS credits awarded by the receiving institution. If the number of ECTS credits is not specified, an account of the workload is required.

  7. Exam type (written exam, seminar paper, presentation...)

  8. Certification that the course is part of a Master study program in the receiving institution (only applicable if the course should be accredited for a master’s course)

Please note that only 5 ECTS credits will be awarded for each course. Furthermore, only replacements for the courses listed above will be accepted. Emails should be addressed to the contact person of the domestic course listed above. Any correspondence may be written in English or German. For further information on the requirements for the Learning Agreement, please consult the FAQ in this link: