Application for an exchange programme

Academic Year 2022/23

The call for applications for participation in a student exchange programme during the academic year 2022/23 can be downloaded below as a pdf document from 7 November 2022. (in German only).

Please check the course offer and the semester dates at the partner institution before you select a programme. For each exchange programme you will find an academic coordinator who will advise you on the study opportunities at the partner institution.

The programme 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 check the latest version before submitting your application.

Even though the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is still ongoing, we encourage you to apply for a study abroad in 2023/24. Pandemic-related cancellations are possible at any time, even at short notice, as well as pandemic-related postponements from the winter semester to the summer semester.

We welcome applications for up to two exchange programmes until 11 January 2023.

Application requirements

In principle, all Bachelor and Master students are eligible to apply for an exchange programme. Bachelor students should have completed the 1st year of study. Master students, who at the time of application usually cannot provide proof of academic achievements from their current studies, can apply but will receive conditional acceptances until they have provided evidence of the results achieved in their 1st semester.

International degree seeking students with a valid residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel) for Germany can study in another EU country for up to 360 days if the residence permit for Germany is valid for the entire duration of the stay, a valid passport and health insurance for the host country are available and the living expenses in the host country are financially secured:

International students who are planning to study abroad outside of Europe should check the visa procedures of the host country before applying.

Only in exceptional cases and only upon consultation with the International Office and the programme coordinator you may apply for a programme that is not indicated for your major, as the subjects are often precisely defined in the cooperation agreements. This also applies if you are studying the subject indicated in the call for applications as a minor.

If not specified otherwise, your academic performance should have an average grade of at least 3.0. knowledge of the respective language of instruction should be proven at the time of application (see Proof of Language Skills).

Application procedure

The application for an exchange programme has to be submitted online via an application portal. The access is to be found here.
The application form is active from 7 November 2022 -11 January 2023 (23:59 h).

Application deadline: 11 January 2023

Fill in the online application carefully and completely and submit it including the following documents in German or English:

  • Letter of motivation relating to your 1st choice (up to 2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Current proof of enrollment
  • University degree certificates (if applicable)
  • Academic record (current extract of Qis - not applicable for 1st year graduate students)
  • Qis proof of registration for examinations (only in case of missing grades)
  • Certificate of language proficiency in the language of instruction for 1st and 2nd choice, issued by the Language Center (see Proof of Language Skills)
  • Information on data protection and Declaration of consent (for 1st and 2nd request; each in the original):
    • All applicants: Declaration ALL
    • additionally for applicants for Non-EU (not Argentina, Japan, USA): Declaration Non-EU
    • additionally for applicants for USA: Declaration USA

Please check the final version of the call for applications before submitting your application and ensure that you have uploaded all required documents. Incomplete applications will not be processed!

Selection process

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

  • completed first year of study (Bachelor)
  • academic performance (please note: there are special requirements for some exchange programmes - see call of applications)
  • language skills (language of instruction)
  • motivation letter
  • volunteer work
  • suitability as an Leuphana ambassador

The selection process will take place as follows:

In case of more exchange places than applications and upon approval of the academic coordinator, the selection will be made by the International Office based on the review of the submitted application documents (one-step procedure).

In case of fewer exchange places than applications or if requested by the academic coordinator, the selection will be made by the coordinator, possibly also on the basis of an interview (two-step procedure).

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

Proof of language skills

To apply for an exchange program, you must already prove sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction at the partner university at the time of your application; this applies to both your first and second choice. Unless otherwise stated in the call for applications, you will need evidence of at least B2-level proficiency in English as a language of instruction, and B1-level proficiency in all other languages of instruction. Students whose test scores do not confirm sufficient proficiency in French, Spanish, Italian, or Portuguese as a language of instruction at the time of application may receive a "conditional acceptance" with the stipulation that they submit the necessary language evidence at a later date. Sufficient language skills can only be proven with the "Zertifikat des Sprachchniveaus für das International Office/Language Confirmation for the International Office", which is issued by the Language Center: more information.

Please note that test dates for the English placement test will only be offered on the following days:

  • Saturday, November 19, 2022, 10-11 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Info sessions and counselling hours

Info Session for International Students (in English)

25.11.22, 10:15-11:45 am, C 14.001
Study abroad at partner universities of Leuphana University in the academic year 2023/24

Of course, you are also welcome to ask us your questions by phone or email.
For academic advice, please contact the relevant programme coordinator (see call for applications).

Follow us on Instagram #leuphanainternational: Many Lüneburg outgoings present "their" host universities here!

The following information events will be offered in the winter semester 2022/23 via Zoom and in German. The presentations will be available for download here after the events.

Zoom meeting ID and identification code will be available here in October.

Info sessions in German:

02.11.2022, 14:15-15:45 Uhr
Studieren an Partnerhochschulen: Ausschreibung der Austauschplätze, Bewerbungsverfahren, Finanzierungsmöglichkeiten, organisatorische Fragen
Präsentation: download

09.11.2022, 14:15-15:45 Uhr
Studienbegleitende Auslandsaufenthalte: Alternativen zu Studienaufenthalten an Partneruniversitäten
Studienaufenthalte für „free mover“, Auslandspraktika, Abschlussarbeiten im Ausland, Fachkurse im Rahmen von internationalen Sommer- und Winterschulen
Präsentation: download

07.12.2022, 14:15-15:45 Uhr
Studieren an Partnerhochschulen: Bewerbungsverfahren
Organisatorischer und zeitlicher Ablauf, Hinweise zu Bewerbungsformular und –unterlagen wie Motivationsschreiben, Nachweis ausreichender Kenntnisse der Unterrichtssprache, Auswahlverfahren etc.
Präsentation: download

18.01.2023, 14:15-15:45 Uhr
Unterstützungsangebote an der Leuphana, Erasmus Mobilitätsprojekt MIX IT: Förderung von Praktika in Europa, Praktikumsprogramme des DAAD
Präsentation: download


Sandra Schnell
Study Abroad Administrator
International Office / C14.105

Eva Voßhagen
International Coordinator / Outgoing Students & Staff
International Office / C14.111b

Open office hours during the lecture period: Tue and Thu 10:00 to 12:30 h and by telephone arrangement