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Exchange Students (non-degree seeking)

Welcome! We are delighted that you are interested in doing an exchange semester at the University of Greifswald! These pages provide you with information about studying in Greifswald and our exchange programmes (Erasmus+ and bilateral exchange). The International Office will be happy to answer any questions you might have. As an exchange student you profit from our good supervision structures and short paths.

Supervision & Integration

The International Office provides international students with a Buddy Programme, a wide range of events during the semester, and support for questions and problems related to life in Greifswald. Find an overview here.


We offer scholarships for lots of exchange students from our partner universities. Contact us or the International Office at your institution to find out about the funding amounts.

Erasmus+ students or interns usually receive scholarships from their own universities. Be sure to contact your International Office in good time to enquire about application and allocation requirements.

Exchange students and Free Movers can also apply for a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Incoming handbook

Our handbook provides up to date information about the University of Greifswald and the town itself for exchange students. Furthermore, we are answering various questions, regarding organizational and administrative matters.

Testimonial Kasia Dolata
‘Spending an ERASMUS semester in Greifswald was the best decision I could have made. The opportunity to gain so many new experiences, broaden my horizons and get to know people from many different countries have made my choice well worth it. The University of Greifswald provides excellent guidance and support to its ERASMUS+ students. There are so many trips and events on offer. Furthermore, the Buddy Programme is very helpful, because it connects you with local students who can help you with any problems.’ (Kasia - Poland)
Blog Internationals go Greifswald

Blog: Internationals go Greifswald

You want to learn more about the experiences of other exchange students in Greifswald? Then the blog Internationals go Greifswald is just what you are looking for!