Application for an exchange programme

Exchange places at partner institutions are announced annually at the beginning of the autumn semester for the subsequent academic year. The call for applications comprises the full list of available places including information on subjects, study level, semester, and special conditions.

All exchange places will be awarded based on the following selection criteria:

  • finalized 1st academic year (BA)
  • excellent/good academic performance (there are special requirements for some exchange programmes - see the list of exchange places)
  • adequate language skills
  • convincing motivation letter
  • extracurricular engagement
  • potential as an ambassador of Leuphana

Plea­se read the in­for­ma­ti­on sheet on the ap­p­li­ca­ti­on pro­cess, the selec­tion cri­te­ria, and im­portant dates ca­re­ful­ly (pdf, avail­able in Ger­man only).

The exchange places will be allocated based on the qualification of the applicants. There is no legal right on an exchange place at a partner institution.

2nd call for applications for exchange places 2020/21

The 2nd call for applications for participation in a student exchange programme 2020/21 (both winter term and/or summer term) is now open. The full list of places available at partner universities can be downloaded here in due time (pdf).

Application deadline:

until Wednesday, 25th March 2020: Submission of the Online Application
until Thursday, 26th March 2020: Delivery of the print version (postmark)

The list will be updated in the event of relevant changes and/or amendments during the application period. Changes and amendments will be marked in red.

Please make sure that you have checked the latest version before handing in your application!

Application and selection procedure

New applicants: The application for an exchange programme has to be submitted both online and on paper. Please complete the online application carefully and submit it with all supporting documents. Then print the application and hand in a copy and all necessary documents at the International Office. You can drop your application in the letterbox of the International Office or deliver it personally during the opening hours.

Applicants who applied for an exchange programme at the 1st call:
Please submit a new online application and upload a new letter of motivation. Additional documents Transcript of Records, Language Certificate, Declaration of Consent) are only necessary if they were not included in the first application or if there have been changes). Please turn in the printed version as described above.

A pre-selection takes place on the basis of the application. Qualified candidates may be invited for an interview. The International Office will inform all applicants about the selection results upon completion of the selection process.

Students who are interested in the Study Abroad Programm of the University of Queensland please send an informal expression of interest to Eva Voßhagen by e-mail.

Please find the online application here.

Please submit the following documents to the International Office:

  • Printout of the application form
  • Letter of motivation: usually in German relating to the 1st choice; up to 2 pages (exceptions please see call for applications)
  • CV: in tabular form
  • Copy of university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur)
  • If applicable, copy of university degree certificates (e.g. Bachelor' s degree certificate)
  • Current Transcript of Records (not applicable for 1st year Master students): issued by the Student Service, qis printouts are not accepted.
  • Certificate of language proficiency in the language of instruction for the 1st and 2nd choice (English B2; other languages B1, unless otherwise stated in the call for applications)
  • Information on data protection and Declaration of consent (for 1st and 2nd request; each in the original):
    • All applicants: Declaration ALL (docx) (in German only)
    • additionally for applicants for Non-EU (not Argentina, Japan, USA): Declaration Non-EU (docx) (only in German)
    • additionally for applicants for USA: Declaration USA (docx) (only in German)
  • Checklist of all documents: completed and signed (pdf) (only in German)

Please note that incomplete or late applications will not be processed!


Sandra Schnell
Study Abroad Administrator
International Office / C14.105