Apply for Exchange at the University of Konstanz

How can I apply?

  • In order to complete an exchange program at the University of Konstanz, you must be nominated by your home university. Ask your International Office what possibilities there are to come to Konstanz and note the respective application deadline.
  • As soon as you have been successfully nominated, you will receive a welcome email with the most important information as well as a link to the online registration.

    During your online application you can secure your place in the student residences and register for the orientation programmes at the same time!
  • Once you have entered your data, you will have to upload further documents to the system.  Please complete the online registration by:

    15 May for the winter semester (October-February)
    15 November for the summer semester (April-July)
  • After the complete online application we will start the processing. You will usually receive your admissions in June/July (for the winter semester) or in January/February (for the summer semester).

Language requirements and certificates

Exchange students must have at least the language level B2 (European Framework of Reference) in German OR English.


Accepted language certificates are e.g:

  •  An official confirmation of your language lecturer at your home university with letterhead, original signature and stamp;
  • An official Certificate of German: Minimum level B2 (Goethe-Institut);
  • TELC certificate: Minimum level B2;
  • Cambridge English: minimum 160 points, from Cambridge First Certificate;
  • IELTS: at least 5.5 points
  • TOEFL (IBT): at least 72 points
  • TOEFL (ITP): at least 543 points
  • TOEIC: at least 785 points in reading and listening comprehension

Students who speak German or English as their mother tongue or who study exclusively (not in individual courses) in English in their home country do not have to submit a language certificate.


Guaranteed Student Accommodation!

All exchange students from our partner universities receive a guaranteed place in a student residence. The place is guaranteed if you register for it in your application by the application deadline (see above).


Remember to transfer the deposit of 550€ to Seezeit. Only then can your application for a dormitory be considered.


As an exchange student, please do NOT apply for a place in a dormitory extra over Seezeit. The one-time registration during your application is sufficient.

Payment of the GO-Konstanz Fee

We highly recommend that you register for GO-Konstanz already during your online application.

You will then receive a registration confirmation and payment information together with your notification of admission.


We kindly ask you to transfer the participation fee and, if applicable, the bank transfer fees by 15th January or 15th July to the indicated account of the University of Konstanz for a binding reservation.


You can transfer the course fee directly together with the social contribution fee (90 Euro).


Incoming Student Guide

All information for International Exchange Students and Free Movers can be found in our Incoming Student Guide.


For your convenience, we have also collected some English instructed courses within the different departments in the guide.