SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences

Study at SRH Berlin for one semester

Exchange and Study Abroad
Exchange and Study Abroad

Experience Berlin!

Come to the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences for one or two semesters and experience a new country and a new university. We are a university with four schools in Berlin, one in Dresden and another in Hamburg. As an exchange student, you have the opportunity to get to know a new culture, make new friends and broaden your horizons within a short period of time. You can find more information about the semester or year at SRH University in this info sheet. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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You come from a partner university of SRH Berlin?

  1. Apply at your home university for an exchange semester with us and be nominated by April 30 (winter semester) and September 30 (summer semester). You will receive all important information from your college/university.
     
  2. As soon as you have been nominated and your home university has informed us about your nomination, we will send you a confirmation. Then you apply via our online portal with the following documents: Copy of your ID, CV, current Transcript of Records, proof of the required B2/C1 language skills (language of instruction). The application deadlines are May the 31st (winter semester) and October the 31st (summer semester).
     
  3. We will issue your letter of admission by the end of June (winter semester) or December (summer semester) at the latest. If you need a visa, you will need this document for the visa application. Please check with your German embassy if you need a visa (more information about visas here). At the same time, we will send you the Student Welcome Guide, which contains helpful information about health insurance, housing, etc.
     
  4. In July (winter semester) or January (summer semester) you will be enrolled and then you will get access to Ecampus and the course selection portal to choose the appropriate modules. You choose the courses for your semester abroad. In order to ensure that the courses are recognized at your home university, we ask you to discuss your selection with your university.
     
  5. You should send us your completed Learning Agreement by the end of July (winter semester) or the end of January (summer semester).

You have very good language skills at B2/C1 level in the language of instruction of your chosen SRH degree program.

You do not pay regular tuition fees, but only your Deutschland ticket for all means of public transport in Berlin.

Every student is required by law to have sufficient health insurance for the entire program duration. The proof of health insurance must be submitted electronically by a public German health insurance. Detailed information is provided in the Welcome Guide. Students who did not organize their electronic proof of health insurance until the semester starts will be blocked from CampusNet. 

Unfortunately, we cannot offer our own student accommodation. However, freemover students receive an updated Welcome Guide from Student Services and can find on our website detailed information on how to find a place to stay in Berlin.  

Some information in advance:  

  • EU-citizens neither need an entry visa nor a residence permit for Germany, but must register as inhabitants of either Berlin, Dresden, or Hamburg, or the city where they live, respectively.  
  • Non-EU citizens should always check with the German Embassy in their country of residence if they need a visa for entering Germany. If you already study in the EU, a visa might not be necessary based on the REST directory of the EU. But please make sure by checking with the German embassy in your country of living. If you must apply for a visa, you might have to wait several months for an appointment and the visa process. Unfortunately, we have no influence on either the process or the decisions of the embassy.  
  • Residence Permit: Students who must apply for an entry visa, usually also must apply for a residence permit for studying in the city where you reside. In Hamburg and Dresden that is relatively uncomplicated, please refer to the Student Welcome Guide or website. Students registered in Berlin can do this via the SRH Residence Permit Service website. Please contact: residencepermitservice.hsbe@srh.de  
  • City Registration (Anmeldung): You need a city registration if you stay longer than 6 months or if you need a Residence Permit. Please make sure that your accommodation is with city registration (Anmeldung)
  • You have taken care of the financing of your semester abroad health insurance, including living expenses, rent, etc. (e.g. Erasmus funding, savings)
  • You are studying the same course of studies as at SRH University or a similar one
  • You have already studied for one year at your University of Applied Sciences and are still enrolled at your college or university.
  • You are flexible in your choice of modules and can also attend language courses if necessary
  • Your home university is willing to recognize our evaluation system

Ms. Theresa Enns  
Incoming Exchange Coordinator  
Tel.: +49 (0)30 51 56 50 - 468  
Email: internationaloffice.hsbe@srh.de / theresa.enns@srh.de 

Study as a freemover at SRH

All study programmes at SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences are available to you for a semester abroad, even if your home university is not a partner university. SRH Berlin helps you to choose the right modules and to have your study achievements recognised as a freemover at your home university.


 #Factsheet

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Freemover students apply for the “Freemover” via the portal for Freemover either for Berlin, Dresden or Hamburg. Please be aware that our DreamApply portal is only for degree-seeking students (including double degree students).

When applying, please hand in sufficient language proof for the language you want to study in, thus either English or German.

  • German B2.2/C1 and/or English B2.2/C1, depending on the program
  • Enrollment fee: 250 EUR
  • For EU/EWR-Students - 4500 EUR per semester 
  • Non-EU/Nicht-EWR-Students - 5500 EUR per semester 
  • additionally, approx. 200EUR for semester ticket
  • 100% back up to 250 EUR until March 31st in summer semester and September 30th for winter semester 
  • 50% back from April 1st for the summer semester and October 1st for the winter semester

The Deutschland ticket is mandatory for all students enrolled at SRH. This Deutschland ticket in Berlin, Hamburg or Dresden and allows the use of the whole public transportation system. 

Every student is required by law to have sufficient health insurance for the entire program duration. The proof of health insurance must be submitted electronically by a public German health insurance. Detailed information is provided in the Welcome Guide. Students who did not organize their electronic proof of health insurance until the semester starts will be blocked from CampusNet. 

Unfortunately, we cannot offer our own student accommodation. However, freemover students receive an updated Welcome Guide from Student Services and can find on our website detailed information on how to find a place to stay in Berlin.  

Some information in advance:  

  • EU-citizens neither need an entry visa nor a residence permit for Germany, but must register as inhabitants of either Berlin, Dresden, or Hamburg, or the city where they live, respectively.  
  • Non-EU citizens should always check with the German Embassy in their country of residence if they need a visa for entering Germany. If you already study in the EU, a visa might not be necessary based on the REST directory of the EU. But please make sure by checking with the German embassy in your country of living. If you must apply for a visa, you might have to wait several months for an appointment and the visa process. Unfortunately, we have no influence on either the process or the decisions of the embassy.  
  • Residence Permit: Students who must apply for an entry visa, usually also must apply for a residence permit for studying in the city where you reside. In Hamburg and Dresden that is relatively uncomplicated, please refer to the Student Welcome Guide or website. Students registered in Berlin can do this via the SRH Residence Permit Service website. Please contact: residencepermitservice.hsbe@srh.de  
  • City Registration (Anmeldung): You need a city registration if you stay longer than 6 months or if you need a Residence Permit. Please make sure that your accommodation is with city registration (Anmeldung)

Ms. Theresa Enns  
Incoming Exchange Coordinator  
Tel.: +49 (0)30 51 56 50 - 468  
Email: internationaloffice.hsbe@srh.de / theresa.enns@srh.de 

Josefa, Exchange Student from Chile

“I’ve been pleasingly surprised by the space for creativity and personal input that is welcomed in every single project. This space for personal decisions mixed with well rounded courses and lots of professional equipment at our disposal turns out into beautiful and fulfilling pieces.

You also get the chance to be part of an interesting international community. Being in touch with people from all over the globe pampers you in novelty, fueling valuable initiatives and connections. A unique learning experience that definitely had an impact in my creative path and overall life.”

Ömer, Exchange Student from Türkiye

“The Erasmus exchange program at SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences provided me with an exceptional opportunity to broaden my horizons and gain new insights into the world. As an international student, the chance to immerse myself in a new culture and academic environment was an unforgettable experience that challenged me both personally and academically. 

The exchange program allowed me to explore and discover the beauty and uniqueness of Berlin, a city known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and diverse people. I had the privilege of witnessing firsthand the lifestyle, customs, and traditions of the German people, which helped me to appreciate and understand different perspectives and ways of life."

FAQ

If your home university is a partner of SRH University, you can be nominated by your home university. If your home university is not a partner of SRH University, you can come as a freemover.

You can find more information on our info sheet.

Yes, you can stay for two semesters, but you would have to apply for this at your home university when you are nominated.

If you are not from an EU country, you will most likely need a visa. You can find out more on the website of the German embassy in your country.

You cannot extend your visa in Germany, but you have to apply for a new residence permit. You can do this process via the website of the state office of your city. If you are at SRH Berlin University, we can help you at the Residence Permit Service at Ernst-Reuter-Platz.

Unfortunately, we don't have student apartments, but you can find information about them on our Student Guide and on our website. You can also contact the Student Council, because they have Whatsapp groups where apartments are arranged. 

If you are from an EU country, then you can have your health insurance recognized by an insurance company here in Germany and bring us the copy of the confirmation. If you are not from the EU, then you usually have to join a German health insurance. You can find more information under this link.

All public transportation (U-Bahn, S-Bahn, Tram, Bus) in Berlin (Zone A,B,C).

The Incoming Exchange Coordinator will send you a link for the selection after the application.

If you are enrolled, you will receive the access data for the CampusNet about 6 weeks before the start of the semester and about two weeks before the start of the semester you will be able to view the timetable. Here you can also download the matriculation certificate.

You must have 80% attendance at class, if the modules overlap only a little it is not so dramatic. If it overlaps more than three days, please contact the Incoming Exchange Coordinator. We will help you to find a solution and maybe adjust your Learning Agreement.

It can sometimes take up to a week, but we try to process the documents in 48 hours. Please understand that the documents need to be checked before we can sign them.

Please contact the Language Centre directly: languages.hsbe[at]gmail.com

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