Application periods

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The annual application periods for incoming exchange students are:

For the academic year or autumn semester

  • April 1 - April 15: citizens of non-EU/EEA-member states
  • April 1 - May 15: citizens of EU/EEA-member states and Switzerland

For the spring semester

  • September 1 - September 30: citizens of non-EU/EEA-member states
  • September 1 - October 15: citizens of EU/EEA-member states and Switzerland

The application period for visiting students is ongoing. Students should apply two months prior to their stay the latest. Please note that visiting students wishing to attend courses have the same application deadline as the exchange students (see above). 

Please note that late applications will not be considered!

Exchange duration can be found on page The Academic Year and Teaching Periods

The exchange period includes 2-3 day long, mandatory orientation week