Application Instructions for the University Exchange Programs

The application deadlines and requirements differ depending on your host country, department and program of study. Therefore, we urge you to carefully read the following information and pay attention to the information relevant to you.

The application instructions contain information on

  • where you can find information on all aspects of the application,
  • what the application requirements are,
  • which documents have to be submitted
  • what the application process looks like in detail and
  • what happens next after you submit your application.

The current application instructions will be published about two months before the next application deadline. After the application deadline, the instructions will remain online until the next update for guidance and orientation. Please make sure that you are following the application instructions in their current version.

Please note: In order to ensure a timely submission of your application, attend to all documents as soon as possible, especially the test date for your proof of language proficiency. Find out which kind of proof of language proficiency is accepted at your preferred university. The possible format of the proof of language proficiency is described in the respective application instructions.

Application Instructions

  • Department of Law

    The application instructions will remain online for general information purposes after the application deadline. An updated version will be available about two months before the next application deadline. Only this updated version is relevant for your application.

    Regions: Europe = Countries on the European continent, including Turkey, excluding Russia // Overseas: all other countries

    Degree ProgramRegionNext Application DeadlineApplication InstructionsStatus of Instructions
    all degree programs except MCBLOverseas

    15 October 2021
    for fall 2022 and/or spring 2023

    Instructions 15 Oct 2021

    Quick Guidelines Overseas

    Up to date
    all degree programs except MCBLEurope

    31 January 2022
    for fall 2022 and/or spring 2023

    Instructions 31 Jan 2021for information purposes only
    all degree programs except MCBLEurope

    30 April 2022
    for spring 2023

    Instructions 31 Jan 2021

    Exchange Programs LAW 30 Apr 2021*

    for information purposes only

    *On April 30, you can apply for all European exchange spots which could not be filled during the selection process in January.

  • Department of Economics

    The application instructions will remain online for general information purposes after the application deadline. An updated version will be available about two months before the next application deadline. Only this updated version is relevant for your application.

    Regions: Europe = Countries on the European continent, including Turkey, excluding Russia // Overseas: all other countries

    Degree ProgramRegionNext Application DeadlineApplication InstructionsStatus of Instructions
    Economics B. Sc. and M. Sc.Overseas

    15 October 2021
    for fall 2022 and/or spring 2023

    Instructions 15 Oct 2021

    Quick guidelines Overseas

    Up to date
    Economics B. Sc.Europe31 January 2022
    for fall 2022 and/or spring 2023
    see website of Economics Department-
    Economics M. Sc.Europe

    31 January 2022
    for fall 2022 and/or spring 2023

    Instructions 31 Jan 2021for information purposes only
    Economics B. Sc. and M. Sc.Europe

    30 April 2022
    for spring 2023

    Instructions 31 Jan 2021

    Exchange Programs LAW 30 Apr 2021*

    for information purposes only

    *On April 30, you can apply for all European exchange spots which could not be filled during the selection process in January.

  • Business School

    The application instructions will remain online for general information purposes after the application deadline. An updated version will be available about two months before the next application deadline. Only this updated version is relevant for your application.

    Degree ProgramExchange ProgramNext Application DeadlineApplication InstructionsStatus of Instructions
    Bachelor's in Business AdministrationIBEA Program

    30 April 2022
    for start in fall 2023

    Application Instructions IBEA 2021
    (only available in German)

    for information purposes only
    Bachelor's in Business AdministrationGuanghua Double Degree

    30 April 2022
    for start in fall 2023

    Application Instructions Guanghua 2021
    (only available in German)
    for information purposes only

    Bachelor's in Business Administration and
    Bachelor's in Business Education

    Semester Abroad

    30 September 2021
    for fall 2022

    Application Instructions 30 Sep 2021
    (only available in German)

    Quick Guidelines
    (only available in German)

    Final List of Exchange Programs 2021
    (only available in German)

    up to date
    Mannheim Master in Management (MMM)Double Degree Programs

    30 September 2021
    for fall 2022 and spring 2023

    see website Business School-
    Mannheim Master in Management (MMM)Semester Abroad and EMT Program

    31 Oktober 2021
    for fall 2022 or spring 2023

    Application Instructions 31 Oct 2021

    Quick Guidelines

    List of Priorities 2021

    Final List of Exchange Programs 2021

    up to date
    Master's in Business EducationSemester Abroad31 Oktober 2021
    for fall 2022 and spring 2023

    Application Instructions 31 Oct 2021
    (only available in German)

    Quick Guidelines
    (only available in German)

    List of Priorities 2021
    (only available in German)

    Final List of Exchange Programs 2021
    (only available in German)

    up to date

     

  • School of Social Sciences

    The application instructions will remain online for general information purposes after the application deadline. An updated version will be available about two months before the next application deadline. Only this updated version is relevant for your application.

    Regions: Europe = Countries on the European continent, including Turkey, excluding Russia // Overseas: all other countries

    Degree ProgramRegion/ProgramNext Application DeadlineApplication InstructionsStatus of Instructions
    all degree programsOverseas

    15 October 2021
    for fall 2022 and/or spring 2023

    Instructions 15 Oct 2021

    Quick Guidelines Overseas

    Up to date
    all degree programs

    Europe with start in the fall

    (incl. Bocconi Double Degree)

    31 January 2022
    for fall 2022 or fall 2022 + spring 2023

    Instructions 31 Jan 2021for information purposes only
    all degree programsEurope with start in the spring

    30 April 2022
    for spring 2023

    Instructions 31 Jan 2021

    Exchange Programs SOCIAL SCIENCES 30 Apr 2021*

    for information purposes only

    *On April 30, you can apply for another round of European exchange programs. Please refer to the application instructions from January for all administrative aspects and to the PDF list to see for which partner universities you can apply.

  • School of Humanities

    The application instructions will remain online for general information purposes after the application deadline. An updated version will be available about two months before the next application deadline. Only this updated version is relevant for your application.

    Regions: Europe = Countries on the European continent, including Turkey, excluding Russia // Overseas: all other countries

    Degree ProgramRegionNext Application DeadlineApplication InstructionsStatus of Instructions
    Bachelor's in Romance Languages, Literatures and Media (BA4)all countries30 September 2021Instructions 30 Sep 2021
    only available in German
    Up to date
    all degree programs except BA4Overseas

    15 October 2021
    for fall 2022 and/or spring 2023

    Instructions 15 Oct 2021

    Quick Guidelines Overseas

    Up to date
    all degree programs except BA4Europe

    31 January 2022
    for fall 2022 and/or spring 2023

    Instructions 31 Jan 2021for information purposes only
    all degree programs except BA4all countries

    30 April 2022
    for spring 2023

    Instructions 31 Jan 2021

    Exchange Programs HUMANITIES 30 Apr 2021*

    for information purposes only

    *On April 30, you can apply for all exchange spots which could not be filled during the previous selection processes for Overseas and Europe. For more information, please refer to the application instructions from January.

  • School of Business Informatics and Mathematics

    The application instructions will remain online for general information purposes after the application deadline. An updated version will be available about two months before the next application deadline. Only this updated version is relevant for your application.

    Regions: Europe = Countries on the European continent, including Turkey, excluding Russia // Overseas: all other countries

    Degree ProgramRegionNext Application DeadlineApplication InstructionsStatus of Instructions
    all degree programsOverseas

    15 October 2021
    for fall 2022 and/or spring 2023

    Instructions 15 Oct 2021

    Quick Guidelines Overseas

    Up to date
    all degree programsEurope

    31 January 2022
    for fall 2022 and/or spring 2023

    Instructions 31 Jan 2021for information purposes only
    all degree programsEurope

    30 April 2022
    for spring 2023

    Instructions 31 Jan 2021

    Exchange Programs BIM 30 Apr 2021*

    for information purposes only

    *On April 30, you can apply for all European exchange spots which could not be filled during the selection process in January.