Central Student Exchange Program
Berkeley, Sydney, Tokyo: Over 90 university places worldwide
Universität Hamburg offers interdisciplinary exchange programs with partner universities in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Canada, Mexico, 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 waivered 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, but read up on other types of financing as well. You can attend a partner university for one or two 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). Applicants must proof excellent academic performance. There are 2 application rounds each year, one in May and one in November, with different partner universities to choose from in each round.
Current application deadlines
30 November 2023 (for exchanges beginning in fall of the following year): Partner universities in China, Canada, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, USA
31 May 2024 (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, application procedures, and financing is available on the following pages:
- Information on partner universities
- Information for applicants
- Reports from past exchange students
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:
Information about stays in Ukraine / the Russian Federation
For Universität Hamburg, the safety and bodily integrity of its members are a priority. For this reason, we have taken the following measures with regard to travel in Ukraine and the Russian Federation:
Student stays through programs coordinated by Universität Hamburg (e.g., Hamburglobal, the Central Student Exchange Program, faculty exchanges) in these countries are prohibited. Funding is on hold.