Central Student Exchange Program
Berkeley, Sydney, Tokyo: 80 university places worldwide
Universität Hamburg offers interdisciplinary exchange programs with partner universities in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the USA. University places are allocated centrally by the Department of International Affairs via a selection procedure. Exchange students receive administrative support both from the Department of International Affairs as well as from the host university. The exchange includes exemption from tuition fees at the partner university. Depending on the specific university, it may also include a guaranteed place in a dorm room or a partial scholarship. In most cases, these university places can be combined with a Hamburglobal grant. It is possible to attend a partner university for 1 or 2 semesters.
Only Universität Hamburg students enrolled with the objective of earning a degree from Universität Hamburg may apply (i.e., no visiting or exchange students). There are 2 application rounds each year, one in May and one in November, with different partner universities to choose from in each round.
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Currently, central exchange stays are not allowed in countries that are subject to a travel warning issued by the Federal Foreign Office and/or that have been designated as a high-risk area by the Robert Koch Institute. Exchange will only be possible again once the travel warning for that country has been lifted. Please contact us if you are planning to travel to a country that is not on the Robert Koch Institute’s list of high-risk areas but is subject to a travel warning.
Digital group consultation for the November 2020 application period
If you are planning to apply for the Central Student Exchange during the November 2020 application period, sign up for our digital group consultation to clarify your unanswered questions on the application process and application documents.
12noon–1pm: 18 November 2020 via Zoom. If you’re interested, please register before 10 am on 18 November 2020 via the registration app UHH Join.
Current application deadlines
30 November 2020 (for exchanges beginning in fall of the following year): Partner universities in China, Canada, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, USA
31 May 2021 (for exchanges beginning in spring of the following year): Partner universities in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Japan, South Africa
Your application must be in electronic format and submitted by the deadline indicated. The online application portal is open 1–31 May and 1–30 November of each year. Applications cannot be submitted at any other time.
If you want to participate in the Central Student Exchange Program for 1 or 2 semesters abroad, all the important information you need on partner universities and application procedures is available on the following pages:
If you want to attend Universität Hamburg within the scope of the Central Student Exchange Program, you will find more information on the following page: