Application Process


You can participate in the university exchange program if you:

  • are enrolled on a full degree course at the University of Greifswald.
  • can provide evidence of good academic performance.
  • have completed your second year of study at the beginning of your stay (exceptions possible).
  • have a good knowledge of the local language or English.
  • have taken part in an initial consultation with the International Office (prerequisite for an individual consultation).

Note: Start planning your semester abroad approx. one and a half years in advance to ensure that you apply to the foreign university or for a scholarship or program on time.


1. Counseling at the International Office

Your path to studying at a partner university begins with an initial consultation at the International Office. Here you will receive all the basic information about exchange opportunities, organization and funding. The initial consultation is a prerequisite for participating in an individual consultation with the exchange coordinators.

2. Online application to the International Office

Documents to be submitted online and to the International Office can be found under Documents to be submitted.

Application deadline for the academic year 2024/25: 15 December 2023

Remaining places for the summer semester 2025: 20 June 2024

Applications must be submitted via the online application form. If you are a new applicant, you will need to register on the application portal. Please note: Registration is not possible if you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your browser.


3. Review of Application Documents and Nomination

The documents you submit will be reviewed and assessed in January and February and selection interviews may also be held. You will be notified about the results of your application in February. If you qualify for one of the places on the exchange programme, the International Office will submit your nomination to the partner university. You will then be able to apply to the partner university as an official exchange student from the University of Greifswald.

4. Personal Application to the Host University

Once you have been nominated, you will receive an email from the host university or from the International Office in Greifswald containing all that you need to know for the further application process. By submitting your application you will be registered as an exchange student. Once registered, you will receive a letter of admission and a formal invitation from the host university, which you should then present to the relevant visa processing authority.

Congratulations! You are now officially enrolled for your exchange semester at your chosen partner university.


Testimonial Mareike Rupaner

"Unique experiences and adventures always spur me on to new things and activities. My time at university is extremely limited and I really want to make the most of it. That's why a semester abroad is always part of it for me. And so I began my journey to the impressive Saskatchewan. The prairie province in the heart of Canada."
(Mareike, university exchange semester in Canada)

She and other outgoers talk about their experiences abroad in our blog Greifswald goes International [de] and in our Podcast [de].