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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Is your university a partner of SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences?
Then you can be nominated by your university to study with us. Further requirements and advantages are:
- You do not pay regular tuition fees, but only your semester ticket for all means of public transport in Berlin.
- You have already studied for one year at your University of Applied Sciences and are still enrolled at your college or university.
- You have very good language skills at B2/C1 level in the language of instruction of your chosen SRH degree program.
- You have taken care of the financing of your semester abroad including living expenses, health insurance, rent, etc. (e.g. Erasmus funding, savings)
- You are studying the same course of studies as at SRH University or a similar one.
- 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
Exchange semester application process
- 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.
- 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 31st (winter semester) and October 31st (summer semester).
- We will issue your letter of admission by the end of June 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.
- At the latest at the beginning of July you will be enrolled and then you will get access to 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.
- You should send us your completed Learning Agreement by the end of July (winter semester) and the end of January (summer semester).
Is your university NOT a partner university of SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences?
Then you can still do a semester abroad with us. You should consider the following when applying:
- You are enrolled at another university and meet the language requirements (language of instruction) of your desired SRH programme
- You apply via our online portal with the following documents: copy of passport/ID, proof of academic results from your university, CV, proof of language proficiency (if necessary)
- The application deadlines for a study abroad semester are: 15th June (winter semester) and 15th November (summer semester)
- Tuition fees: EU/EEA students - EUR 4500 per semester (up to 30 ECTS); non-EU/non-EEA students - EUR 5100 per semester (up to 30 ECTS)
- Tip: discuss your course selection with your home university so that you can take as many recognised courses as possible
Yoonseo Park, Exchange Student from South Korea
“I like the internationality of my course. I would love to complete my Master's in an English-speaking country and with this Bachelor study programme I hope to gain the best experience to achieve this. One of the greatest advantages of studying at SRH is the promising study programme with helpful lecturers, professors and staff of SRH within a family atmosphere.”
Reizel Roth, Exchange Student from Israel
“I think that it is very important to study at a small, clearly laid out university [Dresden School of Management], where each individual person is cared for and I can concentrate on my studies. I deliberately decided against a large university, in which a single student can get lost in the crowd. In addition, I gain the optimal insight into the hotel industry. I also have the opportunity to get to know different cultures during the internships or semester abroad and can travel a lot. I can enjoy the extensive range of languages at the college campus as well.”
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