Exchange Students and Special Programs

Offenburg University of Applied Sciences maintains numerous relationships with
partner universities worldwide, and currently participates in the following programmes: Erasmus+, DAAD Mexico, Malaysia-Programme and the Baden-Württemberg-Scholarship Programme.

Exchange students and scholarship holders from DAAD usually spend one to two, max. of three semesters at Offenburg University. International students wanting to participate in an exchange programme must first apply to their home University or the DAAD, and will then be nominated with us.

Language and Preparation:

As Bachelor programmes are generally taught in German, it is necessary to  have a B2 level. In order to (additionally) prepare to studies and everyday life, we offer a Summer Language Course before the winter Semester. Before the summer semester, our oligatory orientation days take place in order to prepare to German language, cross-cultural aspects and Geman culture and sociey.

English-Taught Lectures:

Only the international Master's degree programmes from the Graduate School (CME, IBC, ECM and MPE) are taught completely in English. In ECM, two to three lectures are taught in German in the 3. semester.

list of english-taught lectures for exchange students is available and is updated regularly. Bachelor students can choose elective courses from the Master's degree programmes and core subjects upon request.

Study Programmes:

Study regulations and module handbooks for all study programmes at Offenburg University can be checked by chosing the respective programme.

Please check "Academic Calendar" for semester and lecture periods and other important dates.

Hint and Presentation:

For more information to your stay at Offenburg University, please check the sites Around your Studies. Furthermore, we would like to encourage you to take a look at our presenation for incoming students, that should give an overview of Offenburg University and our service.

Application Process

Online Application

Once students have been nominated by their home institution or the DAAD, they have to apply to the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences through the ONLINE application. For the summer semester 2018, the application will be possible from 15. September till 1. November 2017.

Apply now!

Application Deadlines:

Winter Semester: May 1st

Summer Semester: November 1st

Important Information:

  • Please be aware of the fact that MPE and ECM do not offer any lectures during the summer semester!
  • Erasmus+ Learning Agreements: Please use the document offered by your home institution
  • Learning Agreement Non-ERASMUS+

Print out the application pdf (created at the end of the process), the accommodation request and German language course enrolment, sign the forms and upload the signed documents (it's possible step by step only). In the event of any difficulties, please contact

Once everything is processed, please allow us approximately 4 weeks to get back to you with further information on your acceptance.

Please be aware, that upon arrival you need to either have a valid health insurance coverage or subscribe to a health insurance plan with a German provider. Furthermore, you need a private liability covering your stay abroad. We highly recommend taking out both of these insurances upon your arrival in Germany in order to have an appropriate coverage in accordance with German standards and laws.

We are looking forward to receive your application!

Students Outside of Partner Institutions

We also welcome students, who come from other international institutions and wish to spend one semester at Offenburg University. If you wish to apply, please contact us directly for more information.