How to apply

How to apply

For sucessfull organisation of your semester or study year abroad it is mandatory that you stick to the overall schedule and meet all deadlines on the way.

Please check beforehand the requirements for participation at the exchange programm.


For students of Biology: October 1 - November 15 each year: Apply electronically via SIS for one partner university. Send in your transcript on request. 

For students of Forensics: paper-based (Please contact Dr. Jakoby!).


November 20 - December 1: You will be informed whether you are admitted to the exchange program and to which university you are assigned. If no placement at the first-prioritiy university is possible we will discuss other options with you.

Internal application

December 1 - January 10: Hand in on request the following documents:

  • Selection form 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Transcript of Records (SIS-print out is sufficient)

Your decision for a university including length of stay is considered final from this point of time on!

Application at the partner university

Spring each year: Start the application at your partner university. The international office will guide you through this process. Please mind that the partner university has the final right to admit you to their study program!

As part of the assignment process you'll also have to fill in a learning agreement: a "study contract" signed by the student and coordinators of both universities and departments. This study contract fixes the courses that you will take at the partner university including the workload involved. Please seek councelling before handing over the learning agreement.