Joshua Tree Nationalpark California – Photo:  Ulrike Rust

Study Abroad

A period of study abroad can be one of the most influential experiences of your life. Exchange programmes make it possible for you to study at one of our numerous partner universities for one or two semesters. The University of Greifswald’s programmes make it possible for you to complete one or two exchange semesters, e.g. via Erasmus+ or university exchange agreements.


  • The credits you have gained abroad can be recognised towards your degree in Greifswald. Contact the subject advisor for your degree course when planning your period of stay abroad.
  • Most degree courses have mobility windows that can be used for periods of stay abroad.
  • You can request a leave of absence from Greifswald’s Students' Registration Office. This means that your period of stay abroad will not count toward the number of semesters you have taken to complete your degree course. Information about leaves of absence can be found here [de].

Do not be put off by your lack of financial means.  Suitable funds are available for any kind of plans. We have created a list of available funding here and will be happy to answer any of your questions during our office hours.

Testimonial Alexander Seliger

‘I am lucky to have received the opportunity to gain so many different experiences, to get to know and build friendships with people from all over the world, to gain a unique insight into the Norwegian culture and the university system, and to learn so many things, [...] to take part in the brilliant Erasmus events, to experience the endless extent of the forest, and lots more.’ (Alexander, Erasmus+ semester in Norway)

Read more about the experiences he and other students made on their study abroad semesters on the

Greifswald goes International [de]