Studying at the University of Göttingen as an exchange student

The University of Göttingen has had an international outreach since its foundation and has been cooperating with international partner universities all around the world for many decades. Several thousand exchange students spent part of their study in Göttingen and many of them decided to come back for a full degree programme.

The International Office and programme coordinators at the faculties do everything possible to support the students and prepare them for their exchange semester.

If you are interested in coming to Göttingen as an exchange student, please get informed first at your home university whether there is a bilateral cooperation agreement with the University of Göttingen in your field of study. Then you can apply for an exchange place according to the rules of your home university.

Application procedures:
After you have been officially nominated by your home university you can apply online for the study in Göttingen using the following link:

After entering your data you will get a personal enrolment number. Please print out the application form, sign it and let it be signed by the coordinator of your home university so that we know that you have been nominated officially. You can send the form directly to Ms Christiane Seack per mail ( or fax it to: +49-551-39-21349 or +49-551-1821348.

As soon as we have received your online application form you will be admitted to the University of Göttingen and receive a Welcome Package with information about further steps in order to get well prepared for your stay.

Further information
On the right side you will find information, which will be useful for the preparation of your stay. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Göttingen!