Study programs and application

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Generally, exchange students can get admission to almost all of the BACHELOR programmes offered by the University of Erfurt. As exchange student you can attend classes across all faculties. After successful application you get admission to a program that is closest to the one you study at your home university. Please note that Admission to the programmes Art, Physical Education and Music Mediation is restricted because all of them require specific assessment tests. The tests usually take place months before your exchange start semester. Admission is possible only after consulting the respective departments.

You can only get admission to one of the MASTER programmes offered by the University of Erfurt if you already have a Bachelor' or equivalent degree. In that case, please enclose you Bachelor's certificate Please note that you cannot get admission to the Master program Public Policy.

Please mind the advices on the study system at the University of Erfurt.

Deadlines and semester schedule

Dates & deadlines

Application deadlines:
WINTER SEMESTERS (October - February): June 15
SUMMER SEMESTERS (April - July): November 30

Your exchange studies begin in September or March, respectively, if you attend the German Intensive CoursePlease apply as early as possible!

Factsheet Winter Semester 2021/22

Factsheet Summer semester 2022

Intensive Course/Preparatory Weeks

Preparatory Weeks

The four-week German Intensive course (A1-B1) comprises: 

  • 80h German lessons
  • enrollment procedure
  • study preparation

The Intensive Course for the summer semester 2021 take place from 15/03/ - 09/04/2021


Students who do not attend the Intensive Course, please participate in the Introductory Week from 06/04/2021 - 09/04/2021

Course Catalogue


The Course Catalogue depicts the course offer. The course offer for winter semesters is usually published in July/August. The course offer for summer semesters is usually offered in February/March.

Exchange students in the Erasmus+ program are advised to use the course catalogues of previous semesters, respectively. Please note that the course offer may change and that you may need to change your Learning Agreement after arrival. 

Courses taught in English

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At the University of Erfurt the main language of instruction is German. Some faculties do offer courses taught in English (see section Taught in English). Please note that the admission to classes taught in a Master degree can only be permitted if you hold a Bachelor degree. In any case, the teaching staff decides who can attend their classes.  

German skills


We strongly recommend exchange students to arrive at least with an A2 level according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). In order to be able to follow subject courses in German, a level of at least B1 CEFR is required. The University of Erfurt's Language Center offers German language courses for the duration of the lecture periods. You will have to attend an online assessment test before the semester starts.  

4 application steps

Step 1: Official nomination by home university

Before application for the exchange studies at Erfurt University, you need to be officially nominated by your home University's International Office or the Departmental Coordinator. After your nomination, we will send you all application information. Applications without previous nominations will not be accepted. 

Nomination deadline for winter semester: June 1 (for winter semester 2020/21: July 1)

Nomination deadline for summer semesters: November 15

Step 2: Online application (please read instructions!)

We administrate exchanges with the Mobility-Online portal. 

After printing the form and sending it online, you need to create a user account by choosing a username and a password.

Please note down your username, your password as well the weblink and keep that information. You will need it for the further administration steps for your exchange. 

Please finish the online application as follows:

  • fill out your personal data
  • upload a phozo
  • print the application form
  • sign the application form
  • have the application form signed and stamped by the coordinator of your home university

Links to Mobility Online portal (read the instrucions above!):

Online application form for Erasmus+ students

Online application form for students at Non-Erasmus partner universities

Step 3: Application documents

Step 4: Send application

Please send the application documents by postal mail to the following address:

Universität Erfurt
Internationales Büro
Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt

Should postal mail services not be possible due to the current Corona pandemic, please send your application to This currently (October 2020) applies to a few Non-EU countries.

What happens then? 
We are going to process your application and will then send you further information. 

Please apply as early as possible, especially if you come from a Non-European country and need to apply for a visa!


Sandra Schmidt
Sandra Schmidt
Incoming Student Advisor - Admission Officer and Advisor for exchange students
(International Office)
Verwaltungsgebäude / room 0.34
Office hours
Please make an appointment via e-mail.

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