International students that have been nominated for student exchange to Konstanz by their home institutions or free movers (students studying abroad outside an exchange programme) may apply for one or two semesters at the University of Konstanz. While the International Office coordinates the application process, Anja Christ and Melanie Hochstätter will support you in academic matters when preparing your stay in the Faculty of Humanities in Konstanz.
To apply for a stay at the University of Konstanz as an exchange student, you must have been nominated by your home university. Nominations should be made online via the platform Mobility Online. Our partner universities receive information about the nominations procedure from our International Office at the beginning of each year.
Once you have been nominated you will receive a welcome email from our International Office with information on how to proceed with your application.
Please note: If you apply for the summer semester, you will receive the welcome message in autumn.
Exchange students have to hand in proof of adequate language skills in either German or English as part of their application. As of the academic year 2018/19, the minimum level B2 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) will be required.
In the section on language requirements and tests on the website of our International Office, you will find a list of accepted language tests and certificates.
After you have been nominated by your home university you have to aplly. The application deadlines for exchange students (Erasmus+ and other programmes) are as follows:
- 15 May for the winter semester (October to February)
- 15 November for the summer semester (April to July)
Applications from exchange students will be processed by our central International Office. Detailed information about the application procedure, documents, deadlines etc. can be found on the website of our International Office. Further information is also provided in the Incoming Student Guide.
On the topic of choosing courses we created an additional website with extensive information, see menu bar to the left "course choice".
As an Erasmus+ incoming student, you will have to fill out some forms and have them signed during your stay in Konstanz. These include:
- the learning agreement (before/during the mobility)
- the Confirmation of Arrival/Stay/Departure (the document confirming your exact length of stay)
Since all universities have adapted the EU templates to their special needs, we ask you to use the forms of your home university.
The Learning Agreement is now usually completed and signed digitally (OLA, digital LA). This means that you fill in the LA in the mobility database of your home university ans as soon as it has been confirmed by you and your home university, it is sent to us digitally via the system EWP (Erasmus Without Paper). A PDF or paper version is no longer necessary. Please inform us when you have submitted a digital LA so that we can check our system whether we have received it! This is important as we are currently not automatically notified. The digital LA will then be confirmed by the Erasmus+ coordination of your department at the University of Konstanz.
Students who come to Konstanz as part of other programmes or as free movers may also need a signature on a Learning Agreement, but usually cannot hand it in digitally via EWP. Please send a PDF version to your departmental Erasmus+ coordinator by email or print it out and attend one of their office hours.
The Confirmation of Arrival is usually signed by our Incoming Team in person during the orientation programme at the beginning of the semester. Please make sure to bring a printout of your home university's form.
The Confirmation of Departure is signed at the International Office help desk in the Student Service Centre at the end of your stay. Make sure to also bring a printout of your home university's form then.
Extension of stay
Information about extending your study period can be found on the website of our International Office under the menu point Organizing your studies > Extending your study period.