How to apply

The steps you need to take to apply at h_da depend on whether your home university is

  • a partner university of h_da 
  • not a partner university of h_da.

Click on this interactive worldmap to find out whether your home university is a partner university of h_da or not. 

Your home university is a partner university of h_da:

Step 1. Application at your home university:

You have to apply for a spot in our exchange program at your home university. The International Office of your home university will give you details on the selection criteria and application deadlines. If you‘re applying as an Erasmus student, your home university will tell you exactly what to do in order to receive an Erasmus grant. 

Step 2. Nomination by your home university:

Once you have been selected by your home university, your home university will nominate you for a stay with us. This means they will send us your name, email address and details on your study program, so we can get in touch with you. The nomination deadlines are 15 April for winter semesters and 15 October for spring semesters (your home university knows about our deadlines, as we are in constant contact) 

Step 3. Online application at h_da:

After we receive your nomination, we will get in touch with you and send you a link so you can apply online. This email is typically sent out in mid-April for winter semesters, and mid-October for spring semesters, respectively. Applying online means you will have to fill in an application form and upload certain documents such as a provisional learning agreement, a CV and a language certificate, among others. Our application deadlines are 1 May for winter semesters, and 1 November for spring semesters. 
We will inform you about whether or not you have been accepted by the department you applied for by the end of June for winter semesters, and the end of December for spring semesters.

Your home university is not a partner university of h_da

We may be able to welcome you, even if your home university is not a partner university of h_da. In that case, you do not have to apply for a spot at your home university, but you need to apply at h_da directly. Just send us an email incoming.int@h-da.de, asking to apply online. Please note, though, that studying with us as a visiting incoming student, or “free-mover student”, you are not entitled to an Erasmus grant (if your home university takes part in the Erasmus program, that is).