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The 3 steps to participating on a study exchange

STEP 1: Speak to your Academic Advisor
Your Academic Advisor is the best person with which to discuss a potential exchange semester or internship. Book an appointment and speak with them as soon as possible to start the process and discussion for your fifth semester.

STEP 2: Select your top 3 host universities
It is important that you do your research before submitting your application. Look carefully through the Moodle Page and find out which universities are available for your major subject area and which courses you could take while there. You need to ensure there are enough courses (and back up courses in case you swap/change any) that you can fulfill the 22.5 ECTS major subject area requirements

Once you've checked the courses, double-check them. Many universities will have special requirements (only able to take courses from one department or minimum amount of courses from one department)

STEP 3: Submit your complete application
Ensure that you have all documents for all three choices - including all signatures and upload them to the application portal

See you at the Pre-Departure Orientation!


FAQs about participating in Study Exchange:

  • Students usually require a 2.0 on the Jacobs scale, as well as a language proficiency of B2 in the language of instruction of the host university. Students with lower grades are able to apply but not guaranteed a place. Students with lower GPAs will require written permission from their Academic Advisors, Study Program Chairs, and the affiliated Dean.

Reach out to your academic advisor and program coordinator to discuss how a study abroad semester will benefit your academic and personal development .

Check out our list of partners here:
Please note that we have subject-specific partnerships with each partner which means that only certain majors will be allowed to exchange with each partner

Going to a non-partner is possible, however; there are a lot of different aspects to consider. Students who choose to go to a non-partner will not receive assistance from the International Programs Office in terms of nominations or applications. Students who choose to go to a non-partner may be subject to double tuition payments and will not receive any additional grant/scholarship funding.

Students can only study on partnership agreements that we currently offer. This includes studying within the agreements subject discipline.

Students must submit their applications via CampusNet no later than 15th December. All applications are then reviewed and discussed during the Study Abroad Committee which takes place in early January. Placements are usually confirmed by the end of January/early February.
Selection is based on GPA from the official transcripts and based on how many people apply each year to each university.

Please apply via CampusNet by 15 December

Students are required to pay their normal Jacobs Tuition Fees. Students then pay locally for accommodation etc.

Each country has its own visa requirements, and it is up to each individual student to do the research to determine visa requirements and work eligibility.