Application process

Useful Information for your application

Current application deadlines 

The semester dates at the partner universities vary greatly from the German semester dates. For further information, please check the regional pages. Different application deadlines apply for ERASMUS. Therefore please contact your institute or faculty.


Application procedure

All applications for study abroad stays at our worldwide partner universities must be submitted online.

If your written application is successful, you will in most cases be invited to an interview in which we will ask you in more detail about your motivation to go abroad.

Apart from your application for a study place at one of our partner universities, you still have to think about the funding of your study abroad (living expenses and travel costs). 

After your study abroad you will be asked to submit a study abroad experience report.


Further regional information and consultation

enlightened Virtual Info Week "Studying and Interning Abroad

You would like to spend a semester abroad or an internship abroad, but you still have a lot of open questions?

  • How do I organize a semester abroad/internship abroad?
  • Where can I study? Which partner universities does HU Berlin have?
  • What documents do I need for the application?
  • How do I finance my stay abroad?

The Global Mobility Team invites you to join our virtual info week to find out more about the possibilities to study at a partner university of HU Berlin or to do an internship abroad. The info sessions will take place online on Zoom and will be mainly conducted in German. There will be a short presentation followed by a Q&A - questions are welcome in German or English.



6 May, 11 a.m. : Semester Abroad Worldwide | Registration

Learn about our worldwide partner universities in Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, Latin America and Eastern Europe and find out when and how you can apply for an exchange place.

7 May, 11 a.m.: Study Abroad Scholarships Registration

Whether you're planning a study semester, an internship, or completing your thesis abroad, finding financial support can be quite challenging. In this info session, we provide you with a comprehensive overview of various financing options, from scholarships to international BAföG and practical tips for seeking financial assistance.

8 May, 11 p.m.: Internship abroad Registration

Do you want to gain work experience abroad? Find out how to organize & finance your internship abroad in this info session. We'll talk about structured internship programs & scholarships for internships from the DAAD, as well as how to fund internships with Erasmus+ or PROMOS.

If you have any questions, please send an email to


Individual consultations

Individual consultations currently take place via phone, e-mail, Zoom or in person in our offices in the HU main building. Please directly contact the regional coordinators. For access to our Moodle Course for study abroad experience reports by former exchange participants get in touch with the Global Mobility Team.