Internationales

Direktkooperationen

Auf der Basis langjähriger Zusammenarbeit hat das KIT mit verschiedenen internationalen Hochschulen bilaterale Kooperationsverträge abgeschlossen. Diese ermöglichen KIT-Studierenden, ein Auslandssemester oder Auslandsjahr an einer Partnerhochschule im Ausland zu verbringen, ohne dass Studiengebühren gezahlt werden müssen.

Diese Möglichkeit besteht für KIT-Studierende an den folgenden Partnerhochschulen:

 

Argentinien  Australien  Brasilien  Chile  China  Indien  Israel  Japan  Kanada  Korea  Mexiko  Russland  Singapur  Taiwan  USA

Argentinien Argentinien

Instituto Tecnológico Buenos Aires (ITBA) [Update: März 2020]
Short description of the institution ITBA´s Graduate School has over 2,000 graduates and specializes in the generation of knowledge to use technological innovation for the welfare of the society. Its main purpose is to update and deepen the training of professionals by providing them with tools in the following areas: competitiveness, innovation systems, sustainability and management.
Official Webpage  Link
Profile of partner institution Focus on Engineering, Technology and Management
Fields of study

ITBA offers undergraduate courses in the following subjects: Industrial Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and two Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Information Systems, and Business and Social Analytics. All fields are open to exchange. 

Participating campuses All open to exchange
Language requirements Most courses at ITBA are taught in Spanish. Students should have learned Spanish for two years or have an equivalent of a B1-level in Spanish. If students do not fulfill this requirement, they have to successfully pass an intensive Spanish language course at ITBA to be accepted. More information
Courses

Students need to reach 12 ITBA credits per semester. More information

Semester dates

1st semester: March to July

2nd semester: August to December

Visa Information  Auswärtiges Amt 
Information for exchange students

Website Exchange Students

More information

Number of students for exchange approx. 4/year
Universidad de Buenos Aires (FIUBA)
Profile of partner institution Focus on Engineering 
Fields of study

only at the Facultad de Ingenieria

Participating campuses All open to exchange, undergraduate and graduate level
Language requirements All courses at ITBA are taught in Spanish. Spanish level B1+ (certified according to the Common European Framework of Reference) 
Courses Course Catalogue 
Semester dates

1st semester: March to July

2nd semester: August to December

Visa Information 

Auswärtiges Amt 

Students may enter as tourists and manage their Students Residence visa application process under FIUBAs direction upon arrival. More information will be provided during the application process at FIUBA.

Information for exchange students

Instructivo

Subject election

Programs of Subjects

Academic calendar

Number of students for exchange approx. 2/year
Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN Cordoba) [Update: September 2020]
Short description of the institution

The National Technological University has two characteristics that distinguish it from the rest of the national college system: UTN is the only university in the country whose academic structure has engineering as a priority. UTN is federal in nature, covering all regions of Argentina. It has 30 Regional Colleges/ Campus, a Higher National Institute of Technical Teachers, one Academic Unit and extensions geographically distributed throughout the territory of Argentina.

Official Webpage

Link

Profile of partner institution

It is important to remark that, since the creation of the National Technological University –Law 14.855 in 1959 - over 82,000 professionals have been graduated from its 15 degree programs. Moreover, geographical coverage translates into an absorption capacity of students - 85,000 students - 66,000 engineering students, equivalent to more than 40% of all engineering students in the country.

The UTN academic offer in numbers: 10 PhDs; 21 Master's degree; 28 Specializations; 17 Degree Careers; 109 Accredited Degree Courses; 21 Bachelor's degree Cycles; 55 Undergraduate technique careers

The research and technological development efforts of the UTN are empowered by the collaboration with other public and private universities, and through agreements with national and provincial science and technology promotion agencies. More than 1800 teacher-researchers with graduates and students carry out the projects, which are distributed in 14 thematically organized programs with research and development priority.

Fields of study All fields are open to exchange
Participating campuses 30
Language requirements

B1 level of Spanish is required. In the case that students wish to take courses of Spanish, is coordinated with the Faculty to develop a supply line with expectations, and levels of requirements.

Academic requirements  Applicants need a minimum GPA of 7.0 on a 10.0 -point scale (undergraduates and graduate applicants).
Courses 

List of undergraduate degree modules available for exchange students can be found here: Course catalog

Semester dates

1st Semester: March to August

2nd semester: August to December

Visa information Link
Information for exchange students
Secretaria
Number of students for exchange approx. 3/year

 

Australien Australien

University of Technology Sydney (UTS) [Update: August 2020]
Short description of the institution

UTS is a public university of technology defined by our support for the economic, social and cultural prosperity of our communities. UTS is a reflection of Sydney’s multicultural diversity. With around 42,600 students from 120 different countries Our campus is in the heart of Sydney's creative and digital precinct and alongside Sydney's central business district. When not in class, adventure awaits you! Bars and restaurants are on our doorstep, the beautiful Sydney Opera House is just 15 minutes away by train or take it easy on one of Sydney’s many beautiful beaches.

Official Webpage  Link
Profile of partner institution Focus Business, Engineering, IT, Science, Design and Architecture, Communications; and Health.
Fields of study

Most areas of study are open for exchange, with the following exceptions:  

Not available

  • Nursing clinical and Education placements 
  • Midwifery 
  • All Graduate Health subjects
  • Master of Clinical Psychology
  • MBA Executive
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Engineering internships

Limited availability

  • Animation and Media Arts Production
Participating campuses All open to exchange
Language requirements

Applicants have to prove a sufficient knowledge of the English language. (More Information ) 

  • TOEFL (internet-based) 79
  • DAAD Certificate in combination with English Language Proficiency Assessment Form (ELPA) 
Academic requirements

A "credit" or "good" average or a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale, or average grade of "C" or better on the European ECTS grading scale.

Other requirements 

Must have completed one full year or more of study at a recognised institution at the time of application. If you have not completed one full year at a recognised institution, you can still apply if you meet the university’s international student entry requirements.

Courses

Exchange students have to receive 18-24 credits per semester. The Study Abroad and Exchange Subject Guides at the following link provide an overview of popular subjects and guidance on how to navigate the online Handbook: Step-by-step-guide to finding subjects

Semester dates

1st semester: March – June (Autumn Semester) 

2nd semester: July – November (Spring Semester)

Please note students studying Education subjects may be required to commence in February, instead of March. (More Information)

Visa Information  Auswärtiges Amt 
Information for exchange stundents 

International Students

Quick Guide

Subjects and academic information 

Number of students for exchange Approx. 3/year
Brisbane - Queensland University of Technology (QUT) [Update: März 2020]
Short description of the institution We're well known as 'a university for the real world' because of our close links with industry and our relevant teaching and applied research. Industry representatives and professionals contribute to our course development, adding a practical perspective to theoretical education.

Our academic staff consult in industry and work on industry projects which often involve students. Staff and students have access to the latest teaching technology.
Official Webpage  Link
Profile of partner institution Focus on Business, Engineering, Science and Technology ()
Fields of study

Business, Creative Industries, Education, Health, Law, and Science and Engineering; undergraduate and graduate level

Participating campuses All open to exchange
Language requirements

TOEFL minimum of 90 points or DAAD language certificate minimum of B2 level.

Be advised that the DAAD language certificate is not listed on the QUT website under valid english language proficiency tests, but is still valid due to an agreement between QUT and KIT.

More information

Academic requirements Applicants need a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) of 2.5 on a 4 point scale.
Other requirements  You have completed at least 1 year of full-time study at a recognised institution.
Courses

The approved unit lists for inbound study abroad and exchange (STAE) students. These lists provide specific guidance on what students can study at QUT in our upcoming semesters. There are two distinct groups of approved units:

1. Approved study units = All students can study these units, regardless of your academic background.

2. Units requiring approval = You can only enrol in these units if you meet the specified requirements and have significant background knowledge in the area of study.

The Australian government requires for Exchange students a minimum of 3 courses per semester (36 credits). The normal number of courses at QUT is 4 courses per semester (48 credits).

More information

Semester dates

1st semester: January – June

2nd semester: July – November 

Visa Information  Auswärtiges Amt
Application procedure

Application procedure

Information for exchange students 

Exchange Guide 

International Students Guide

More information

Number of students for exchange

Approx. 2/year

 

Brasilien Brasilien

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) [Update: August 2020]
Official Webpage  Link
Profile of partner institution Focus on Engineering. (More information)
Fields of study

All open to exchange (except Medical School (Internships)), undergraduate and graduate level.

Language requirements

Sufficient knowledge of the Portuguese language (A1 Minimum for most courses), because most of the courses at UFRJ are taught in Portuguese. (More information )

Courses Course Catalogue
Semester dates

1st semester: March – July 

2nd semester: August – December 

Visa information Auswärtiges Amt and Student Visa Registration Guide
Information for exchange students

International Students Office

Practical information

Number of students for exchange approx. 3/year
Centro Universitário da Faculdade de Engenharia Industrial (FEI de São Paulo) [Update: September 2020]
Short description of the institution

The Centro Universitário FEI, is formed by high-profile teaching staff and courses strongly focused on theoretical knowledge and experimental/practical activities providing the students excellent development conditions in their areas of study.   The campuses located in São Bernardo do Campo and São Paulo offer excellent infrastructure, which comprises a computerized library with several databases available, laboratories with high technology equipment and research, and computer centers.  The Centro Universitário FEI encourages the development of teaching and academic projects by students and professors.

Profile of partner institution

Focus on Administration, Engineering, Technology and Innovation.

Fields of study

Business Administration; Computer Science; Engineering. Undergraduate and Graduate Level. Administration Computer Science Automation and Control Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering (Electronics, Computers or Telecommunications emphasis) Materials Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Automotive or Full Mechanics) Production Engineering Robotics Engineering.

Participating campuses All open to exchange; The São Paulo campus only offers courses in Business Administration (undergraduate, master and doctorate). All the other programs, including also undergraduate in Business Administration, is offered in the São Bernardo do Campo campus.
Language requirements

Sufficient knowledge of the Portuguese Language. All the courses at FEI are in Portuguese. In order to follow the classes an intermediate/advanced level in Portuguese language is strongly recommended. FEI does not require any test of proficiency, as Celpe-Bras.

Academic requirements  Applicants must present a good academic performance and a great sense of disciplinary behavior (to be defined by the home institution), and have intermediate level in Portuguese Language.
Other requirements  Students must have completed the first year of studies in an academic field related to the application.
Courses

International students can apply to any course offered by the academic departments, once they have completed the academic requeriment for such units/subjects.

Semester dates

1st semester: February – June 

2nd semester: August – December

Visa information Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange students

Institutional Video

Brochure (PDF)

International office

Number of students for exchange approx.3/year
Universidade de São Paulo (USP) [Update: März 2020]
Short description of the institution

USP is one of the most prestigious higher education and research institutions in Brazil and figures among the best universities in the world. With several campuses distributed over eight cities (Bauru, Lorena, Piracicaba, Pirassununga, Ribeirão Preto, Santos, São Carlos and São Paulo) within the state of São Paulo, USP has almost 98,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 5,600 faculty members. The schools of USP cover most disciplines and provide students with a fertile study and research environment.

Official Webpage Webpage of USP
Profile of partner institution Focus on Business, Humanities, Science and Engineering
Fields of study All open to exchange, the School of Architecture and Urbanism and the School of Economics, Business and Accountancy are not recommended due to a large number of applicants.
Participating campuses All open to exchange, USP has campuses in seven different cities
Language requirements Sufficient knowledge of the Portuguese language (minimum B1), because most of the courses at USP are taught in Portuguese. 
Courses Large number of applicants in the School of Architecture and Urbanism and the School of Economics, Business and Accountancy, therefore the students are recommended to concentrate on other subjects. (More information)
Semester dates

1st semester: February – June 

2nd semester: August – December 

Visa information Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange students

International Cooperation Office

Overview Brochure

Brochures/statistics ready to download

Student Exchange Programmes

Number of students for exchange Approx. 3/year
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) [Update: März 2020]
Short description of the institution

Unesp is the best case of a multicampus university in Brazil. Its geographical distribution includes 34 university units present in 24 small and medium-sized cities, the vast majority in the interior of the state. The main objective of UNESP is to foster a positive learning environment in which faculty, staff and students can create and transmit knowledge, art and culture.

Listed among the three largest and most important Brazilian universities, UNESP stands out as an example of extreme success among the multicampus institutions around the world. As one of three public universities maintained by the government of the state of São Paulo, UNESP offers quality education while developing strategic research and interacting with the society through the provision of services for the community.

Our Research strategics areas are: Plural societies; Sustainable development; Bioeconomy; Health and wellness; Materials and technologies; Biodiversity and climate change; and Basic science at the edge of knowledge.

Official Webpage Link
Profile of partner institution Focus on Science, Economics and Engineering
Fields of study All open to exchange, undergraduate and graduate level
Participating campuses All open to exchange (Link)
Language requirements Portuguese is the language of instruction at UNESP. Some internship programs can be offered in English. Students must have sufficient knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish to be able to attend our courses (4 semesters of academic Spanish / Portuguese or a level B2 certificate). All Bachelor programmes are taught in Portuguese. 
Academic requirements UNESP has 34 Faculties and the academic requirements depend on each program and campus.
Other requirements  Bachelor students need to have completed 20% of their courses in their program.
Courses

International courses

Academic program

in Agricultural Sciences, Alternative Energy, Dentistry, and Literature and Linguistics

Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Courses

Semester dates

1st semester: March - July 2021

2nd semester: August – December 2021

Visa information Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange students

unsep Overview

International Students Guide   

International Courses 

Graduate Program 

Life at UNESP

UNESP in the community 

Number of students for exchange Approx. 3/year
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) [Update: März 2020]
Short description of the institution

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) is one of the five largest and most qualified universities in Brazil. It is considered one of the most important higher education institutions in Latin America. The UFRGS International Campus is a platform for the development of integrated actions of internationalization, through which UFRGS strategically consolidates and expands its international cooperation.

The UFRGS International Campus is founded on the concept of a university in the world and for the world, a university promoting academic, scientific and cultural cooperation with several countries, in a multilateral consortium and supranational instances through international public and private partnerships. UFRGS proves its excellence by promoting an educational system that is consistent with emerging models of higher education for the 21st century, which give priority to creativity, innovation and autonomy.

Official Webpage http://www.ufrgs.br/
Participating campuses

Areas and number of places for undergraduate exchange students are described in the agreements, available at Link.

For graduate students, the requirements to apply to MDs or PhDs vary for every graduate program. Please visit the website http://www.ufrgs.br/ufrgs/ensino/pos-graduacao/mestrado (for MD) or http://www.ufrgs.br/ufrgs/ensino/pos-graduacao/doutorado (for PhD) and contact directly the Graduate Program Coordination (Programa de Pós-Graduação) in order to verify application and admission conditions and procedures.

Language requirements

An intermediate level of Portuguese is strongly recommended, since all the classes are held in Portuguese.

However, UFRGS offers a course of Portuguese as a second language to its international students with competitive prices.

Academic requirements Percentage of courses already taken at Home Institution: 30% (de 0 a 100% / from 0 to 100%)
Courses List of courses 
Semester dates

1st semester: March - July 

2nd semester: August - December 

Visa information Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange students

Useful information after arrival

Information for MD

Information for PhD

Number of students for exchange Approx. 4/year

Chile Chile

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) [Update: Juli 2020]
Profile of partner institution Focus on Business, Science, Economics, Architecture and Engineering
Offical Webpage Link
Fields of study

Agriculture, Architecture, Arts, Design, Economics, Engineering, Humanities (Letters, History, Political Sciences), Medicine, Social Sciences & Urban Studies.

Please check the restricted areas before applying: 

  • undergraduate and graduate level (Link
Participating campuses all open to exchange
Language requirements

Spanish proficiency Level B2 according to the CEFR scale or equivalent, because most of the courses at UC are taught in Spanish. Exceptions with level B1 will be seen on a case-by-case basis. Students with lower level than established will not be accepted in the exchange. 

Level of English proficiency mandatory only for the Latin American studies program TOEFL 80.

Academic requirements

GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 score) or equivalent in the scale the university uses. Students with lower level than established will not be accepted in the exchange.

Courses

Undergraduate students should complete in one semester between 30 and 50 UC credits (most of the courses at UC are 10-credit courses). Exchange students are allowed to register for courses from different areas.

Course book

Semester dates

1st semester: March – July 

2nd semester: August – December 

Visa Information Auswärtiges Amt

Bewerbung Visa

More Information

Information for exchange students

More Information 

Undergraduate Exchange Program

UC Virtual Campus Tour

Special language course for exchange students 

Number of students for exchange approx. 2/year
Universidad de Chile (UChile) [Update: August 2020]
Profile of partner institution Focus on Business, Science, Economics and Architecture
Offical Webpage Link
Fields of study

All fields are open to exchange (except Dentistry), limited space in Dance, and Theatre Studies. Mostly, undergraduate students. Graduates are accepted case by case previous approval of department of interest.

Participating campuses all open to exchange
Language requirements

Certificate proving command of Spanish language to at least B1 level, or 6 semester of Spanish language studies. B2 for students taking classes at Faculty of Medical Studies.

Academic requirements  Minimum 5.0 in Chilean Grading Scale (1.0 to 7.00 - 4.0 passing grade).
Other requirements  One completed year of study prior to participation in the exchange.
Courses Catalogue
Semester dates

1st semester: March – July 

2nd semester: July – December 

Information for exchange students

International Students Office

Programa de movilidad estudientil

Number of students for exchange approx. 2/year
Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO) [Update: März 2020]

 

 

 

Short description of the institution Located in the Region of the Araucanía, Chile, the Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO) is a state,public institution of higher learning, considered among the best universities in the country based on its remarkable indicators of quality and excellence.
The University offers 45 undergraduate programs, 9 doctoral programs, 31 master’s programs, 17 programs in medical specialties, 5 programs in dentistry specialties, 8 specialty programs in nursing, a specialty program in midwifery, a specialty program in computer science and a specialty program in medical physics.

It has over 8,500 students in its undergraduate programs, spread across six Faculties, and more than 800 students in its graduate programs.
This University cultivates knowledge, leadership, entrepreneurship and a forward-looking vision.
Offical Webpage Link
Profile of partner institution Focus on Business, Science, Economics and Engineering
Fields of study all open to exchange; undergraduate and graduate level; less internships
Participating campuses all open to exchange
Language requirements Sufficient knowledge of the Spanish language (4 semesters of academic Spanish or a level B2 certificate), because most of the courses at Frontera are taught in Spanish.
Other requirements  Two completed year of study prior to participation in the exchange
Courses Catalog
Semester dates

1st semester: March – July 

2nd semester: August - December 

Information for exchange students

International Students Office

Further Information (English)

Further Information (Spanish) I

Further Information (Spanish) II

Number of students for exchange approx. 3-4/year
Universidad de Concepción (UDEC) [Update: März 2020]

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Short description of the institution The Universidad de Concepción is the third most important in Chile and has a beautiful campus near the city.
Offical Webpage  Link
Profile of partner institution Focus on Business, Science, Economics and Engineering
Fields of study

All fields of study are open for exchange (undergraduate and graduate level). Health internships are restricted in some areas due to lack of vacancies.

Participating campuses all open to exchange
Language requirements

Sufficient knowledge of the Spanish language (4 semesters of academic Spanish or a level B1 certificate), because most of the courses at UDEC are taught in Spanish.

Academic requirements Applicants should have at least a minimum of 6 semesters approved.
Other requirements  All applications should have the approval of international office.
Courses Course list; Undergraduate Programmes
Semester dates

1st semester: March - July 

2nd semester: August - December 

Information for exchange students

Information for foreign students

Number of students for exchange approx. 2/year
Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh) [Update: März 2020]

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Short description of the institution

Universidad Austral de Chile UACh is a private University founded in 1954. It is located in Valdivia, south of Chile. It has beautiful campuses in Valdivia, one called Isla Teja and the other Miraflores, and 3 others in Puerto Montt, Osorno and Coyhaique (Chilean Patagonia).

Official Webpage

Link

International

Profile of partner institution Focus on Business, Science, Economics and Engineering and Humanities
Fields of study

Forestry Sciences and Philosophy & Humanities (Restriction: medicine);
undergraduate and graduate level

Participating campuses Isla Teja (Valdivia)
Language requirements Sufficient knowledge of the Spanish language (4 semesters of academic Spanish or a level B1/B2 certificate). B2 highly recommended. Most of the courses at UACH are taught in Spanish. (Only exception
Courses Courses
Semester dates

1st semester: March - July

2nd semester: August - December

Visa

Bewerbung Visa

Auswärtiges Amt

Information for exchange students Information for foreign students
Number of students for exchange approx. 3-4/semester
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (USM) [Update: März 2020]

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Short description

Founded in 1931, the USM is recognized as one of Latin America's best universities for its scientific and technological excellence. The USM is a Nonprofit Private Foundation, with the character of private university, belonging to the Chilean Universities President Council (CRUCh). In the latest Times Higher Education (THE), the USM was ranked in the range 251-300 (1st in Latin America and Chile). Its professionals are as valued for their leadership as they are for their broad knowledge in science and the humanities. To study at USM is a unique and unforgetable opportunity, for international students and Chilean students alike. The USM offers 84 programs at Undergraduate (17.000 students) and Postgraduate level (3.000 students). Its institutional accreditation given by CNA-Chile is for 6 years (2016-2022).

Offical Webpage Link
Profile of partner institution Focus on Engineering, Science and Technology. Although humanistics courses are also offered. (More information)
Fields of study Engineering, architecture, humanities; undergraduate and graduate level
Participating campuses Valparaiso (main campus) and Santiago (San Joaquin and Vitacura).
Language requirements

English B1 and Spanish B1 (CEFR) with a certified test (for example DELE). 

Alternatively, Spanish B1 proficiency can be provided by KIT via having completed corresponding language courses or via a certificate from the language center at KIT.

Courses Catalogue
Semester dates

1st semester: March – July 

2nd semester: August – December 

Information for exchange students

International Office

Information for foreign students 

promo video

Number of students for exchange approx. 2/semester
Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH) [Update: Mai 2020]
Short description of the institution

University of excellence, leader in technology, management and innovation with emphasis on social responsibility.

National Top 3, Latin America Top 15 and 15 disciplines in the top 500 World Ranking by Subject.

Focused on research and development of knowledge in science and humanities – Top 125 in the World Employment Rate (QS)

Offical Webpage

Link

Profile of partner institution Focus on Business, Science, Economics and Engineering
Fields of study All fields are open, except: Law School, Kinesiology, Occupation Therapy, Medicine (clinical fellows).
Participating campuses all open to exchange
Language requirements Sufficient knowledge of the Spanish language (3 semesters of academic Spanish or a level B2 certificate), because most of the courses at USACH are taught in Spanish.
Courses Catalog
Semester dates

1st semester: March – July 

2nd semester: August – December 

Information for exchange students

International Students Office

FAQ

Infoblatt

Formuar Spanish

News

Number of students for exchange approx. 10/year

 

China China

Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) [Update: Mai 2020]
Offical Website http://english.bit.edu.cn/ 
Profile of partner institution Focus on Management, Science and Engineering.
Fields of study all open to exchange, undergraduate and graduate level
Participating campuses all open to exchange
Language requirements Sufficient knowledge of the Chinese language, because most of the courses at BIT are taught in Chinese. BIT opens more and more courses that are taught in English for bachelor and master students. So it accepts students who want to take courses taught in English.
Other requirements  BIT cannot accept Chinese students with Chinese Nationality. If the student has a German Passport, he may be recruited as exchange student. 
Courses Courses for Undergraduates
Semester dates

1st semester: September – January

2n semester: February – July 

Visa Information  Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange stundens 

International Students Office

Admission Book  

Number of students for exchange approx. 4/year
Tsinghua University (THU) 
Exchange students with Chinese nationality cannot apply.
 
Profile of partner institution Focus on Management, Economics, Science and Engineering.
Fields of study All open to exchange; except the Department of Art, Design and Sport, undergraduate and graduate level. 
Participating campuses All open to exchange.
Language requirements

Applicants, who are interested in visiting courses taught in Chinese, need a HSK certificate with band 5. Applicants, who are interested in visiting courses taught in English, need a proof of fluent English. Mandarin proficiency is required for particular program such as Anthropology, Physical Education.

Courses Most of the courses are taught in Chinese, some departments also offer courses in English: School of Economics and Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, School of Life Sciences, School of Journalism. Courses hosted by Academy of Arts and Design and Physical training courses are not open for Exchange students. (Division of Curriculum

Courses in English

Semester dates

1st semester: September – January 

2nd semester: February – June 

Visa Information  Auswärtiges Amt 
Information for exchange stundens 

International Students Office

Number of students for exchange approx. 3/semester
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) [Update: März 2020]
Short description of the institution Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), as one of the higher education institutions which enjoy a long history and a world-renowned reputation in China, is a key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China and co-constructed by MOE and Shanghai Municipal Government. Through some 120 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China.
Official Webpage  Link 
Profile of partner institution Focus on Economics, Science and Engineering.
Fields of study

SJTU has 30 schools/departments in Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences. All university-level exchange students are allowed to choose any school, except for the School of Medicine and Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance. Antai College of Economics & Management doesn’t accept university-level graduate exchange students.

Participating campuses all open to exchange
Language requirements

HSK 5 at least for attending the Chinese Taught Course (Original test certificate required); TOEFL 90 for attending English Taught Courses 

Academic requirements

A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Other requirements  Must be a currently enrolled university student (grade two or above); Complete 2 semesters at home university; Non-Chinese citizen.
Courses For the available English course list, you may take a look at this website.
Semester dates

1st semester: September – January 

2nd semester: February – June 

Visa Information  Auswärtiges Amt 
Information for exchange stundens 

International Students Office 

Number of students for exchange approx. 2/year
 University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU) [Update: September 2020]
Profile of partner institution The UM-SJTU Joint Institute (JI) was jointly established by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Michigan in 2006. Focus on Engineering
Fields of study Undergraduate and graduate level
Participating campuses all open to exchange
Language  requirements

UM-SJTU offers all courses in English. All interested students are welcome to apply. Knowledge of Chinese is not required.

TOEFL minimum: 100

Academic requiremements GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0-point scale for both undergraduates and graduate applicants.
Other requirements  Students will need to complete one year of study prior to participation in the exchange, together with a transcript to prove.
Courses

Available courses you can findhere.

Information on list of courses in the past terms available at:course book. Students are suggested to take reference to the list and then go over their course syllabis.

Semester dates

1st semester: September – December 

2nd semester: May – August 

Visa Information  Auswärtiges Amt 
Information for exchange stundens 

Website

Number of students for exchange approx. 2/year
Tongji University (Shanghai) [Update: April 2020]
Exchange students with Chinese nationality cannot apply, which also includes students from Taiwan, Hongkong and Macao. This also applies to students with two nationalities.

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Short description of the institution

Tongji University is a key research-intensive university in China and has a history dates back to 1907 when German doctor Erich Paulun established Tongji German Medical School in Shanghai. Currently the university with its two main campuses has grown into a comprehensive and internationally known university with ten major disciplines, i.e. sciences, engineering, medicine, humanities, law, economics, management, philosophy, arts and pedagogy.

Official Webpage  Link
Profile of partner institution Focus on Economics, Science and Engineering.
Fields of study all open to exchange; undergraduate and graduate level (but not all subjects offer courses in English, please check it with the program coordinator before your application)
Participating campuses

2 Main campuses in Shanghai: Siping Campus: Siping Road 1239 and Jiading Campus: Cao'an Highway 4800

Language requirements

Sufficient knowledge of the Chinese language is advised, because many of the courses at Tongji are taught in Chinese. Courses in English and German are also offered. 

The School of Economics and Management (SEM) requires additional qualification:

  • English Proficiency: TOEFL Internet-based 79
Academic requirements 
  • Full-time registered student of bachelor or master level at our
    partner universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland which
    share an over-all student exchange agreement with Tongji
    University.
  • Only School of Economics and Management has academic requirement: GPA 3.0 and above (full mark is 4), corresponding to 3.75 of 5 in Tongji University.
Other requirements

Exchange students with Chinese nationality cannot apply, which also includes students from Taiwan, Hongkong and Macao. This also applies to students with two nationalities.

Courses Tongji offers more and more courses in English and German every semester. Not all the colleges and all majors of Tongji University offer courses in English. For more information on courses in advance, please refer to the English course list or contact Ms. Wang Yiyang, International Office Tongji University. Exchange Students can only choose courses from the college/department they are registered in. The International School offers general courses about Chinese Culture and Chinese language courses for all international students (within 6 credit points free of charge).
Semester dates

1st semester: September – January 

2nd semester: February – July 

Visa Information Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange students

International Students Office

None-Degree Exchange Programmes 

Number of students for exchange approx. 2/year
 

China Hongkong

Chinese University of Hongkong (CUHK) [Update: Juli 2020]
Short description of the institution The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a leading comprehensive research university. It has a total of 61 departments under the Faculties of Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Science. CUHK is the only university in Hong Kong with a college system. Each undergraduate student is associated with one of the nine Colleges. The Colleges are responsible for informal learning, and for academic and cultural immersion for students. CUHK is committed to general education and whole-person development. The spacious 137-hectare campus is Hong Kong’s largest university campus and offers an inspiring and ever-changing view of Tolo Harbour and the hills beyond.
Profile of partner institution

Focus on Economics, Science and Engineering. CUHK has identified four strategic areas of research:

  • China Studies 
  • Translational Biomedicine 
  • Information and Automation Technology
  • Environment and Sustainability 
Fields of study all open to exchange; with the exception of professional courses offered by the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine, and the MBA programmes.
Participating campuses The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
Language requirements English TOEFL ibt 71 DAAD Sprachzertifikat. Knowledge of the Chinese language is not necessary. KIT students with Chinese nationality can also apply.
Academic requirements  Applicants need a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.0 on a 4 point scale.
Courses The courses in the faculty of Business Administration and Faculty of Law are very popular; therefore applicants should be flexible in their course choices. Exchange students are requested to receive
9 -18 credits per semester. (More information)
Semester dates

1st semester: September – December (including final examination)

2nd semester: January – May (including final examination)

Visa Information  Auswärtiges Amt 
Information for exchange students 

International Students Office 

Official Website 

Number of students for exchange approx. 2/year
City University of Hong Kong (CITYU) [Update: Juli 2020]
Short description of the institution

The University was is one of eight government-funded degree ranting tertiary institution. It offers more than 50 bachelor degree programmes and is ranked 48 on the QS World University Rankings.

Official Webpage  Link
Fields of study

From Business, liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering to Energy and Environment and Law.
Selected courses offered by each College/School will be open for exchange students (undergraduate level). 

Language requirements

 TOEFL 79 (internet-based test) or Chinese Mainland’s College English Test Band 6 (total score ≥ 450), if English is not the medium of instruction at your institution. No acceptance of the DAAD Sprachzertifikat. 
For students who would like to take the courses offered by our School of Law, the minimum requirement is TOEFL (100 points) / IELTS (7).

Academic requirements  The student are expected to be in good academic standing at their home university. For students applying for law courses, they must meet School of Law’s minimum CGPA requirement 3.0 out of 4.3 scale
Other requirements  Students must have already completed their first year of study at the home university in order to attend exchange programme at CityU.
Courses Course Catalogue ; Course List
Semester dates

1st semester: September - December

2nd semester: January - May 

More information
Visa Information

Visa Information can be found on:

Students are encouraged to apply for student visa to Hong Kong via CityU. CityU may act as local sponsor of exchange students who are accepted for admission and meet Hong Kong visa application requirements.

Visa Information

Information for exchange students

Link

Number of students for exchange approx. 2-3/year

 

Indien Indien

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) [Update: März 2020]
Short description of the institution IIT Madras is the only IIT or even the only technological university in India with an inbuilt Research Park. We also have faculty with international repute and world class labs.
Official Webpage Link
Profile of partner institution Focus on Science and Engineering.
Fields of study  All fields are open to exchange
Participating campuses All open to exchange
Language requirements

Good knowledge in English as the lectures are given in English and exams are to be written in English.

Academic requirements Applicants need a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0-point scale
Other requirements One completed year of study prior to participation in the exchange.
Courses

General courses can be found in the department sites. 

Academics

Semester dates

1st semester: July - November 

2nd semester: January - May

Calender

Visa Information Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange students

International Relations

Number of students for exchange approx. 5 / year

 

Israel Israel

Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) [Update: Mai 2020]

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Short description of the institution

Technion, consistently ranked among the world’s top 50, is a major source of the innovation and brainpower that drives the Israeli economy. Technion graduates represent 70 percent of the high-tech workforce and established Israel’s industrial infrastructure, reinforced its technological defense capabilities, and pioneered its technology-based enterprises, that has earned the country’s reputation as the world’s “Startup Nation” (with the highest concentration of high-tech companies anywhere outside the Silicon Valley).

Official Webpage  Link
Profile of partner institution Focus is on Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Entrepreneurship
Fields of study

Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture

Participating campuses Main campus, Haifa
Language requirements

Courses at Technion are taught in Hebrew with courses offered by Technion International in English in Civil and Mechanicel Engineering.

If students wish to take courses on undergraduate level at faculties other than Civil and Mechanical Engineering, then knowledge of Hebrew on B2 is required.

The language of graduate level courses (including other faculties as well) may be changed to English with the approval of the lecturer.

Graduate level courses are also available for those students who meet the requirements

  • TOEFL - minimum score: 80; CEFR scores: minimum B2 Language certificate 
Academic requirements
  • average of minimum 80 on a percentile scale of 100 or a GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00
Courses

Winter semester abroad

Summer semester abroad

Semester dates

1st semester: October – February 

2nd semester: March - July 

Visa Information  Auswärtiges Amt 
Information for exchange students

Student Guide

Information for foreign students

Number of students for exchange approx. 2-3 / year

 

Japan Japan

Kyoto University [Update: März 2020]
Short description of the institution Comprehensive university for all Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences.
Official Webpage  Link
Profile of partner institution Comprehensive university for all Humanities/Social and Natural Sciences
Fields of study All fields are open except Medical Field. Undergraduates and Graduates are welcome.
Participating campuses All open to exchange
Language requirements

At Kyoto University there are two types of Exchange Programs. Applicants for the KUINEP Program (Undergraduate) need a TOEFL (79 points) certificate. Most of the courses are taught in English. Applicants of the General Exchange Program (Undergraduate/Graduate) need also a 1st Level Japanese certificate, because most of the courses are taught in Japanese. For applicants only interested in visiting courses taught in English, they can also apply with a minimal knowledge of Japanese.

Courses

Undergraduates have to take 7 courses per semester. Graduate students are asked to take 4 courses per semester. Graduate students have also the possibility to stay without taking any courses lectured in a classroom and are able to do research. (Special Research Student Program).

Upon approval by the home university, students interested in the Special Research Student Program shall directly contact the provisional academic advisor under whom they wish to conduct their research and request the issuance of a letter of provisional acceptance.

Undergradtuate Courses (in English) 

Semester dates

1st semester: October – February

2nd semester: April – August

Visa Information Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange students

International Students Office

Exchange students 

Number of students for exchange

approx. 3 / year

The University of Tokyo (School of Engineering) [Update: März 2020]
Official Webpage

Link

Global Initiative

Profile of partner institution School of Engineering
Fields of study School of Engineering (Link ), undergraduate and graduate level
Participating campuses All open to exchange; Hongo campus and Komaba campus in Tokyo and Kashiwa campus in Chiba
Language requirements

Undergraduate applicants need a Japanese Language Proficiency (JLPT N1). Graduate applicants do not need a proof of Japanese, but knowledge of Japanese is recommended. (More information)

Academic requirements A host supervisor is required (More information ).
Other requirements  More information
Courses Most of the courses are taught in Japanese. Especially Graduate courses are also taught in English. (More information)
Semester dates

1st semester: September - March

2nd semester: April - August

Visa information Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange students

Student Exchange Program

Flowchart of EAP Exchange Program

Air flight and housing

Number of students for exchange Approx. 2-3 / year
Osaka University [Update: März 2020]
Offical Webpage

Link

Fields of study Letters, Law, Foreign Studies, Economics, Human Sciences, Science, Medicine, Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Engineering, Engineering Science, Language and Culture, International Public Policy(OSIPP), Information Science and Technology, Frontier Biosciences Institutes of Microbial Diseases, Scientific and Industrial Research, Protein Research, Social and Economic Research, Joining and Welding Research
Language requirements

Varies by program - typically TOEFL iBT 80+ for English; JLPT N1 or N1 for iExPO Japanese-based program; N3-N4 for Maple language program

Academic requirements Continuous enrolment and progress as a full-time degree-seeking student at home university is essential, good academic standings (equivalent to GPA 3.0+/4.0, B+ in ECTS grading)
Other requirements At least one year for undergraduate students and six months for postgraduate students by the time of application. Students who are (or will be) continuing to earn higher degree are also edible to apply if their total enrollment at home university is more than one year.
Courses Link
Semester dates

1st semester: September - February 

2nd semester: April - August 

Visa Information Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange students Information for foreign students
Number of students for exchange: approx. 4 / year
Tohoku University [Update: Mai 2020]

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Short description of the institution Tohoku University has been committed to its "Research First" principle and "Open Door"policy for over a century, earning international recognition for both educational and research excellence. The university continues to find ways to improve lives around the world, by grooming the next generation of leaders, and arming them with the most innovative technology that the world’s best research teams can produce.
Official Webpage

Link

Profile of partner institution Comprehensive Research University, famous for the strength in the field of Science and Engineering. (More information)
Fields of study All open to exchange, undergraduate and graduate level
Participating campuses All open to exchange (More information)
Language requirements

Applicants for the JYPE, COLABS and IPLA Programs need a proof of fluent English language, but knowledge of Japanese is recommended.

Undergraduate applicants for the DEEp Program need a JLPT 1- Levels/A1 certificate. DEEP-Bridge is an exchange program for students in humanities and social sciences who have a TTBJ/SPOT 65 score or higher.

(More Information)

Academic requirements  JASSO scholarship applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.30/3.0 as calculated using JASSO's GPA formula.
Courses

Most of the courses in the JYPE, COLABS and IPLA programs are taught in English. Most of the courses in the DEEP program for undergraduate are taught in Japanese.

The number of COLABS applicants has been increasing and it is becoming quite a competitive program. 

 

Semester dates

1st semester: April - September

2nd semester: October - March

Visa Information

Visa information

International Support Office

Information for exchange students

Information for foreign students

University Guide

Pocket Guide

 

After successful application for exchange program at KIT and nomination by KIT to Tohoku University, students interested in COLABS program are therefore required:

  1. Find a prospective academic supervisor in the preferred field.
  2. Contact potential academic supervisor to get their consent with a COLABS Consent of Acceptance Request Form.
  3. Inform your program coordinator at KIT (cornelia.@kit.edu and overseasSwd2∂intl kit edu) once you receive consent from your prospective academic advisor.
  4. Then complete application for exchange students at Tohoku University through T-cens.
  5. Q&A
Number of students for exchange: Approx. 2 / year
Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) [Update: September 2020]
Profile of partner institution Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) is a Japanese national university founded in 1991, located in Kansai Science City, a border region between Nara, Osaka, and Kyoto.
The university's objectives are to conduct cutting-edge research in frontier areas and to train students to become tomorrow's leaders in science and technology.
Fields of study

All open to exchange, only Graduate level students

  • Information Science and Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Computational Biology
  • Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Biological Science
  • Bio-nano technology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
Participating campuses All open to exchange
Language requirements

Applicants only need proof of English fluency, but knowledge of Japanese is recommended.

Other requirements  Students' enrollment should be guaranteed by KIT until they complete their exchange program at NAIST.
Courses

Division for Global Education

Exchange students are mainly accepted to receive research instruction at a lab in NAIST.

Semester dates

1st semester: October - February

2nd semester: April –August 

Visa Information Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange students

International Students Office

Guideline for Application

NAIST Guidebook

promo video

Number of students for exchange approx. 3 / year

 

Kanada Kanada

University of Waterloo [Update: April 2020]
Short description of the institution

Beyond is where we begin Waterloo goes beyond the classroom, to a place where experience is the teacher. Beyond problems to solutions that address social, technical and economic needs. Beyond the laboratory, to the research that propels industries, organizations and society. Waterloo is at the forefront of innovation and is home to transformational research and inspired learning. Located in the heart of Canada's technology hub, we are growing a network of global partnerships that will shape the future by working beyond disciplines and building bridges with industry, institutions and communities. Our incredible people and partners take us beyond the lives we're living today, to find solutions to the global challenges that lie ahead. Creating change that goes beyond the status quo and is felt around the world. Waterloo goes beyond—to challenge, connect and propel our world.

Official Webpage  Link 
Profile of partner institution Focus on Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering
Fields of study All open to exchange
Participating campuses Exchange students are invited to study at the main campus in Waterloo and the campus in Cambridge (School of Architecture). UWaterloo’s other campuses in Stratford and Kitchener are not open for exchange students.
Language requirements

Undergraduate Applicants need an Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) score minimum 90 overall; 25 on the writing and speaking section.

Graduate Applicatants required scroes vary depending on the department one may want to attend. Please view here for more information.

Undergraduate programs: Please view here for more information. 

Academic requirements 
  • Undergraduate programs:70% (or equivalent) overall
  • Gradzates programs: 75% (or equivalent) overall standing in the past 2 years of study
Courses

Undergraduate

The full-time course load is 5 courses per term (equivalent to 2.5 credits) with a minimum of 3 courses per term (equivalent to 1.5 credits). Most of the courses are assessed as a credit of 0.5 and are approximately 39 teaching hours per term. Some courses may include supplementary tutorials (TUT) or labs (LAB) in addition to lectures (LEC). One undergraduate course at 0.5 credits is equivalent to 6 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Details of specific credit weights and teaching hours per course are available via undergraduate schedule of classes

Graduate

One graduate course at 0.5 credits would be equivalent to approximately 9-10 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Details of specific credit weights and teaching hours per course are available via

graduate schedule of classes. Most of the courses are assessed as a credit of 0.5 and are approximately 39 teaching hours per term. Some courses may include supplementary tutorials (TUT) or labs (LAB) in addition to lectures (LEC).
Semester dates

1st semester: September - December (Fall Semester)

2nd semester: January - April (Winter Semester)

3rd semester: May – August (Spring Semester)

Visa Information Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange students

Student Success Office

Exchange Viewbook

Student Life: Waterloo offers more than just classes. Go beyond academics and enjoy one of the largest campus recreation programs in Canada. Join any of our 300+ clubs, teams, or student interest groups. Our fitness facilities, athletics clubs, intramural sports, varsity teams and drop-in classes are available to help you stay in shape while connecting with other students.

Experience the University of Waterloo (Video)

Add some Adventure - Exchange Admission 

Number of students for exchange approx. 1 / year

 

Korea Korea

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) [Update: April 2020]

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Short description of the institution

KAIST is the first and top science and technology university in Korea. KAIST has been the gateway to advanced science and technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and our graduates have been key players behind Korea’ innovations.

Official Webpage  Link
Profile of partner institution

Focus on Science, Engineering and Economics

Fields of study

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computing, Electrical Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Bio and Brain Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, School of Business and Technology Management, Chemistry, Industrial Design

 

Participating campuses

The main campus, which is open to exchange students, is located in Daejeon and covers most of the courses and departments at KAIST.

KAIST Seoul Campus (College of Business) is not open for exchange students.

Language requirements Applicants need a TOEFL iBT 80 or equivalent DAAD B2 language certificate.  (More information)
Academic requirements  GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.0 or better (on a 4.3 point scale) or equivalent 
Other requirements  Minimum 1 year of full-time study at a partner university (BA, MS) 
Courses Courses are taught in Korean and English. If there is at least one foreigner in the courses, the professor may teach in English. On the university's homepage applicants can find courses taught in English. Online course catalogue
Semester dates

1st semetser: September - December (Fall Semester)

2nd semester: March – June (Spring Semester)

3rd semester: July – August (Summer Semester)

Visa Information Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange students

International Students Office

Student Handbook International Students

Number of students for exchange approx. 5 / semester
Seoul National University (SNU) [Update: April 2020]
Short description of the institution

Founded in 1946 by the merger of ten higher education institutions, Seoul National University enjoys a prestige unlike any other Korean university. Sixteen colleges of the university offer 83 undergraduate degree programs, while for master’s and doctoral programs there is a graduate school with 99 programs across five fields of studies.

Official Webpage Link  (Korean)
Link (English)
Profile of partner institution 

 Link  

Fields of study

Undergraduate studies

Graduate studies

Participating campuses Exchange students are invited to study at Gwanak (main) campus.
Language requirements  None; the Dept. of Korean History/Psychology/Statistics/Pharmacy requires applicants to provide a proof of Korean language proficiency. A satisfactory level of Korean language ability should be Level 5 or above of the official Korean Language Proficiency Test, TOPIK.
Academic requirements

Applicants need a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) of:

  • 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale (undergraduate applicants); equivalent to 2.7/4.3 or percentile rank of 83%
  • 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale (graduate applicants); equivalent to 3.3/4.3 or percentile rank of 89%
Other requirements 

Applicants must currently be enrolled in at least second semester of the home university program (= have completed at least one semester before they apply). We cannot thus accept graduate students who are enrolled in the first semester of the Master’s program at their application stage.

Please note: due to a high number of applications, students who apply to SNU College Business Administration (CBA) might get rejected during the internal screening procedure of SNU. Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) applicants might get rejected due to lack of course capacity. 

Restriction for exchange students

Courses Online Course Catalog
Semester dates

1st semester: September – December

2nd semester: March – June 

Visa Information  Please note that each student should directly contact the Korean embassy for visa application. Students can get general info on visa at this website

Auswärtiges Amt: Visa information

Information for exchange students

FAQ's

On-campus housing

Please note: Starting from Spring 2020's admission the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) has decided to control the numbers of accepted exchange students on the undergraduate-level, due to lack of course capacity and placement. Undergraduate applicants for CSE must have earned at least 15 credits in CSE related courses (1 credit corresponds to 15 lecture hours or 30 lab hours). This must be explicitly shown on the official transcript. If not, additional proof must be prepared by the student. 

Please note: Applicants on the Graduate Level have to have completed at least one semester of their master programme. Exchanges during the first master semester are not possible.

Number of students for exchange approx. 2 / year

 

Mexiko Mexiko

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) [Update: Juli 2020]

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Official Webpage Link
Profile of partner institution Focus on Physics, Mathematics and Engineering Sciences; Biological, Chemical and Health Sciences; Social Sciences and Humanities and Arts (More Information)
Fields of study
  • Physics, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Biological Sciences and Health
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and Arts

All open to exchange; undergraduate and graduate level; with restrictions on medicine/veterinary medicine:

More information

and check: Link

Participating campuses All open to exchange
Language requirements

Document proving an advanced level of Spanish, equivalent to level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages (if applicable). 

For course taught in English, Language certificate requirement is:TOEFL IBT = 80. 

Courses Most of the courses are taught in Spanish.
Semester dates

1st semester: January - June 

2nd semester: August - December 

Visa Information Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange students

Information for foreign students

Official Website
Number of students for exchange approx. 3 / year
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Léon (UANL) [Update. September 2020]
Short description of the institution Facultad de Ingenería Mecánica y Eléctrica is one of the leading engineering faculties in México, that is part of the Universidad Autonomy de Nuevo León.
Official Webpage Link
Profile of partner institution Focus on Science, Engineering and Economics (More information)
Fields of study FIME- has different engineering fields like: Mechanical, Electric, Computer Science. Automatization, Mechatronic, Aeronautic, Manufacture.
Participating campuses All open to exchange
Language requirements Sufficient knowledge of the Spanish language (minimum B2), most of the courses at UANL are taught in Spanish. 
Academic requirements

There is not a minimum, we just need the official transcript:Link.

Courses

Most of the courses are taught in Spanish: 

Semester dates

1st semester: January – June 

2nd semester: August - December 

Visa Information Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange students

International Students Office

Offical Website

International Students Office

Requirement Infomation

Number of students for exchange approx. 3 / year

 

Russland Russland

Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) [Update: September 2020]

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Short description of the institution

TPU is a national research university which places special emphasis on advanced engineering education, creation of resource-efficient technologies, internationalization, and integration of research and academic activities.

Offical Webpage  Link
Profile of partner institution Focus on Science, Engineering and Economics
Fields of study All fields are open to exchange except Nuclear Engineering.
Participating campuses All open to exchange
Language requirements Applicants need a proof of fluent English language (minimum B1, DAAD language certificate or TOEFL euivalent) and a sufficient knowledge of Russian is recommended.
Courses Courses are taught in Russian and English. (Course Catalogue)
Semester dates

1st semester: September – February

2nd semester: February – June 

Visa Information Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange students

Exchange Program Guide

Accademic calendar

Accommodation 

Number of students for exchange approx. 3 / year
NEU: ITMO University - Saint Petersburg (ITMO) [Update: Mai 2020]

 

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Short description of the institution One of Russia’s leading and most innovative higher education institutions, ITMO University offers international exchange students a wide range of educational tracks in a variety of cutting-edge scientific fields such as economics and innovations, IT and programming, control systems and robotics, as well as environmental studies, all taught by leading researchers and industry specialists. Gain a new international experience, expand your knowledge and skills, and explore St. Petersburg and the rest of Russia during an exciting and action-packed exchange semester at ITMO! Show me more
Official webpage 

https://en.itmo.ru/en/

Profile of partner institution

IT, Information Security & Data Science
Robotics & Mechatronics
Photonics & Optics
Physics & Smart Materials 
Art & Science and Lighting Design
Ecology & Biotechnology

Fields of study

All fields of study, undergraduate and graduate level.
Check course information below

Participating campuses Link  
Language requirements •    English: B1 level of English is required. B2 level is recommended
•    Russian: B1 level (only if the students would like to attend courses taught in Russian) 
Academic requirements To have good academic standing (average grades not lower than “Good” and “Excellent”)
Other requirements  To be at least a 3rd year Bachelor student or a Master student at home university 
Courses The tentative list of available courses and their syllabus may be found at Link  
Semester dates

1st semester: 1. September 2020 – 31. January 2021

2nd semester:1. February 2021 – 30. June 2021

Visa Information

Link

Information for exchange students

Link

Number of students for exchange

Up to 5 students per semester

Singapur Singapur

National University of Singapore (NUS) [Update: April 2020]
Short description of the institution The National University of Singapore aspires to be a vital community of academics, researchers, staff, students and alumni working together in a spirit of innovation and enterprise for a better world. Our singular focus on talent will be the cornerstone of a truly great university that is dedicated to quality education, influential research and visionary enterprise, in service of country and society.
Official Webpage  Link 
Profile of partner institution Focus on Science, Engineering and Informatics
Fields of study

Selected undergraduate modules are open to exchange students. Business and Law modules are not available. Therefore, students in Industrial Engineering and Management should prepare to focus on courses in Engineering. Suitable for students in their second and third year of undergraduate studies. Students participating in the Exchange Programme in NUS may read undergraduate modules from the following faculties/schools subject to pre-requisites and availability:

 

  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Science
  • School of Computing
  • School of Design & Environment
Participating campuses Available courses for exchange students are found on NUS’ main campus at Kent Ridge
Language requirements

English is the main language of instruction in NUS.

Applicants need a DAAD language certificate or TOEFL certificate for their application at IStO.

Academic requirements

Be a student of good standing at the home university with:

  • a minimum "B" average grade or 70% average marks or ranking in the top one-third of the class
  • no single grade below "C"
Other requirements 

Have successfully completed at least:

  •  one  semester of study at the home university upon application for the Exchange Programme
  • two semesters of study upon admission to the host university
Courses List of undergraduate modules available for exchange students are found

here.

The list is updated every March and August.

Exchange students need to secure at least three Modules ( worth a total of 12 NUS Credits) per Semester in order to maintain the Student's Pass. 

Modules from the Department of Economics are extremely popular and cannot be guaranteed. Students should be choosing Levels:

  • 1000 to 3000 modules: Undergraduate students are encouraged (and welcome) to consider these!
  • Courses of level 2000 and 3000 (equivalent to 2- or 3-year undergraduate) are normally open for Exchange students.
  • Majority of the Level 4000 modules are reserved for graduating NUS students and have limited supply.
  • Level 5000 modules and above: These are graduate modules and are not offered to undergraduate students.

Those found in the module list are reserved for students coming under specific graduate exchange agreements. Modules from Computing and Economics are very popular so students are encouraged to be as flexible as they can when it comes to module choice. Business module are open only to students who come through the faculty level exchange with the NUS Business School (PDF) .

For more information on modules, please refer to the following links: Info sheet 

Semester dates

1st semester: August - December 

2nd semester: January – May 

Visa Information

Auswärtiges Amt

Application Guide

Information for exchange students

NUS Global Relations Office, Student Exchange , Information sheet 

Number of students for exchange

approx. 1 / year. Only 1 semester place for 2020/21, no year long stay.

 

Taiwan Taiwan

National Taiwan University (NTU) [Update: März 2020]
   
Short description of the institution

National Taiwan University is the prestigious flagship university of Taiwan. NTU has 11 colleges, 54 departments,107 graduate institutes, and eight master's and PhD programs, which range from the natural sciences to the humanities, society, and the arts. It offers more than 7,800 courses each semester, placing it tops in the nation in terms of both breadth of academic fields and volume of programs. Students who study at NTU become a part of the nation’s richest center of learning and are given the opportunity to receive a diverse, superlative education.

Official Webpage  Link
Profile of partner institution Focus on Liberal Arts, Science, Social Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, Bio-Resources & Agriculture, Management, Public Health, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Law and Life Science.
Fields of study

NTU has 11 colleges which houses 56 departments and 112 graduate institutes, more than any other universities in Taiwan (more information )

The Department of Economics is under the College of Social Sciences at NTU. Courses related to economics can also be found in other departments (e.g. College of Management).
GMBA required courses /core courses are only open to GMBA degree students, whereas most GMBA elective courses are open to exchange students with the authorization codes given by course instructors. 
All EMBA and EIMBA courses are not open to exchange or visiting students.

The College of Medicine does not accept senior and graduate exchange/visiting students. Only basic medicine courses are open to exchange/visiting students; the practium courses clinical medicine courses and medical research) are not open to exchange/visiting students.

The Department of Veterinary Medicine does not accept undergraduate exchange student.

Participating campuses NTU main campus locates in the middle of Taipei city. Most exchange students take courses here. Taipei is rich in leisure and recreation, cultural arts, heritage sites, and other attractions, it enjoys a superb geographical position and traffic environment. Upmarket shopping malls, multistory electronics centers and modern-traditional fusion dining are all connected by an MRT system regularly voted the best in the world. Taipei is convenience defined, with more 7-Elevens per capita than any place on Earth.
Language requirements

Students should have B1 level for English on DAAD language certifcate of TOEFL equivalent, or Chinese Language Proficiency according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) as courses at NTU are mainly taught in English or Chinese.

Academic requirements Applicants need a minimum GPA 3.0 on a 4.0-point scale.
Other requirements 

The Department of Anthropology is only open to students who are proficient in Chinese. The Department of Anthropology only offers courses in Chinese.

Courses

Courses are taught mainly in Chinese and English. Exchange Students need to get at least 4 NTU credits per semester.

NTU provides free Chinese courses (General & Enhancing) for exchange students.

Course information and Free Chinese Courses Information
Semester dates

1st semester: September – January

2nd semester: February – June 

Visa Information

Auswärtiges Amt 

Bureau of Consular Affairs

Information for exchange students

Overview for Exchange Student Program

Overview for Visiting Student Program

About NTU (Video) 

Number of students for exchange approx. 5 / year
National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) [Update: April 2020]
Official Webpage  Link 
Short description of the institution

NTHU is generally considered to be one of the best universities in Taiwan. In 2012, ranking of world universities by Times Higher Education put National Tsing Hua University on the rank of 226-250 in the world. 2017 also saw QS World University Rankings put National Tsing Hua University 151th overall.

Profile of partner institution Focus on Sciences, Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Technology Management Education & Arts
Fields of study All fields are open to exchange except EMBA program.
Participating campuses Located in HsinChu City
Language requirements Mandarin proficiency is required for particular program such as Anthropology, Physical Education.
Other requirements  One completed semester of study prior to participation in the exchange is suggested.
Courses Courses are taught in English and Mandarin (More information)
Semester dates

1st semester: September – January

2nd semester: February – June 

Information for exchange students

Visa information

Information for foreign students

Additional information for exchange students

Number of students for exchange approx. 3 / year

 

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University of Kansas (KU), Lawrence Campus

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Short description of the institution Located on a scenic campus in the center of the United States, the University of Kansas (KU) is a comprehensive research and teaching university with nearly 200 undergraduate majors. The university earns excellent ratings in the top college guides. For more than a decade, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has awarded KU four‐star ratings in all categories – academics, quality of living, and social life. KU is famous for the natural beauty of its campus, the high quality of its academic programs, reasonable cost, and diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.
Profile of partner institution Focus on Business, Humanities, Science, Engineering and Economics
Fields of study all open to exchange, Exchange students typically take courses in the following fields: Applied English Center; Architecture, Design & Planning; Arts (Visual Art, Film, Theatre and Dance); Business; Engineering; Journalism & Mass Communications; Liberal Arts (Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences)
Participating campuses Lawrence, Kansas – Lawrence campus only
Language requirements

Internet‐based TOEFL certificate: Minimum Overall Score: 79; Minimum Sucscore: 18

Courses Undergraduate students are required to receive 12-15 credits per semester. Graduate students are required to take 9-12 credits per semester. (Online Course catalogue, more information)
Semester dates

1st semester: January - May (Spring Semester)

2nd semester: May – August (Summer Semester)

3rd semester: August - December (Fall Semester).

Exchange students are only accepted for the fall or spring semesters or the academic year (August – May).

Visa Information Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange students

International Students Service

Exchange Student Information

Orientation Information

Number of students for exchange approx. 1 /year
University of Georgia (UGA) [Update: April 2020]
Official Webpage  Link
Profile of partner institution Focus on Humanities, Science, Engineering and Economics
Fields of study

Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Engineering, Public Health, Forestry and Natural Resources, International Affairs, Journalism, Education, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences ----- exchange students are not permitted to take courses in law, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.

Participating campuses Athens campus (main campus)
Language requirements

Applicants need a TOEFL 80 (iBT) certificate.

Courses

Schedule of Classes offered per semester.

UGA bulletin for course descriptions/Syllabus/Prerequisites

Courses in Business, International Affairs, Journalism, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Engineering, Public Health, Forestry and Natural Resources, Arts and Sciences, Education, Environment and Design, and Family and Consumer Sciences available. Some course restrictions may apply. Exchange students are not permitted to take courses in Law, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine.

Semester dates

1st semester: August - December

2nd semester: January - May 

Visa Information Auswärtiges Amt
Information for exchange students UGA Exchange Program (StudyAway Website)

Program Applications

Global Engagement website

Incoming Exchange Student Resources

Number of students for exchange approx. 2 / year
Purdue University (PU) [Update: August 2020]

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Short description of the institution Purdue University is committed to student success, changing how classes are taught with greater focus on faculty-student interaction and creative uses of technology.
Official Webpage  Link
Profile of partner institution Focus on Humanities, Science, Engineering and Economics, not all fields are open for exchange
Fields of study

This exchange program is open to students in most fields.

There are some fields that are not open to exchange students: Aviation, Education, Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine.

The School of Management doesn't accept graduate students. Students with no chance to apply for the GEARE program (Mechanical Engineering) are preferred for the exchange program.

Participating campuses West Lafayette
Language requirements

TOEFL Total score of 80 or higher (no section score below 20)

IELTS Overall score of 6.5 or higher (no section score below 6.0)

 

Students intending to enroll as graduate students: TOEFL scores must be no more than two years old at the time of admission by the Graduate School.

Academic requirements Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA equivalent to a U.S. 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (above average grades).
Other requirements  One completed year of study prior to participation in the exchange. 
Courses

Course Registration 

Colleges and Schools at Purdue 

Semester dates

1st semester: August - December

2nd semester: January - May 

Visa Information Visa information
Information for exchange students

International Students

Number of students for exchange approx. 1 / year
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) [Update: August 2020]
Fields of study Exchange Program with "Graduate Teaching Assistantship" (GTA) for students in Germanistik
Participating campuses Knoxville
Information of the Exchange Program Information of Exchange program
Information for exchange students International Students Office
Number of students for exchange approx. 1 / year