We are welcoming you at our Faculty website for Exchange students!



An exchange student is someone who is going to study at a foreign university for a limited period of time and does not pursue a degree at the host university. The majority of exchange students come with the Erasmus + Program but it includes as well everyone from a partner university of the Faculty of Social Sciences or the Georg-August-University.

In the following we would like to make you aware about some important issues for exchange students:

The support structure for Exchange students is divided between Göttingen International and the Faculties. The Faculty is responsible for three things.

  • Learning Agreement
  • Transcript of Records
  • Course search and explaining the study programs

Everything else, like enrollment and housing, is the responsibility of Göttingen International. You can find more information about studying in Göttingen here:

Here you can find more information about your stay and study in Göttingen.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me for advice.

The Faculty of Social Sciences offers you a variety of subjects to study, like Political Science, Sociology, Social Anthropology/Ethnology, Educational Science or Sport Science. You are free to choose courses from every subject. You can take courses as well from other Faculties, but 50% of your courses need to come from us. If you want to take courses from different Faculties, keep in mind that course participation can be limited at other Faculties. Please remember that the Faculty does not offer in each department courses in English, especially in Educational Science and Sport Science. Therefore it is important to check your language abilities. Ask yourself the question, Have I sufficient German language skills? or Does my department offers enough courses in English? The language policy of the faculty is that we do not want a language certificate and that it is up to you to decide if you are able to complete courses in Göttingen or not. Please check with your Erasmus Coordinator at home if you have to complete a certain amount of credits abroad and if you are able to achieve them with your language abilities or our course offer in general.