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Exchange semester Bachelor

On this page, you can find all information needed for an exchange semester on bachelor's level.

Available exchange places

Here, you can see a couple of students leaving campus wu and getting ready for their exchange.

Below, you can find excel sheets with available exchange places and application quotas from previous semesters. These documents tell you how many exchange places are available for application and how many students applied in previous semesters.

Consulting services at the International Office

The International Office (IO) is the main contact point for exchange programs at WU. We offer the following informative events and consultation services which support you planning your semester abroad:

Partner universities

On bachelor’s level, WU offers an international network comprising about 180 partner universities worldwide. The following information may help you to choose the right university:

  • Info sheets and fact sheets
    Info sheets are compiled by WU and provide you with information on our partner universities. They include information on application requirements at the partner university, semester dates and website links.
    Fact sheets are provided by partner universities and contain general information for exchange students. Info sheets and fact sheets can both be found on our map of partner universities.

  • Online credit transfer database
    The online credit transfer database provides you with a list of courses which were completed abroad by WU students in the past. This database is meant as a means of orientation and shows which courses were eligible for credit transfer. The list does not guarantee that partner universities offer the same courses each semester or that courses are open to WU students (e.g. course is already full, academic requirements are not fulfilled, etc.).

  • For students majoring in economics, we recommend certain universities (see list of recommendations - document in German). Note that it is also possible to spend a semester abroad at other universities. Find out in advance if there is a corresponding course offer at the partner university. You can use the sources of information listed above.

  • Exchange reports by former exchange students
    All students who complete a semester abroad fill in an exchange report, which can be accessed by future exchange students online. These reports answer questions concerning course registration, arrival, accommodation, costs, and local tips.

  • International experiences at WU and abroad
    On this site, you will find further reports and interviews from students about their WU exchange experiences.

  • For students with disabilities, chronic illnesses, care obligations and/or socio-economic need, there is the possibility to apply for special funding. Depending on the destination, students can apply for special support under the WU mobility grant or apply for an Erasmus+ Top Up (depending on your status, you may also apply for Erasmus+ inclusion support).

Application requirements

Which requirements do I have to meet in order to apply?

Can I complete a second semester abroad during my bachelor's degree?

I am applying for universities that require proof of language proficiency. Until when do I need to provide such proof?


Within the application periods, you can apply online via this link. You can apply for up to three universities per application period and rank them according to your preferences!

Application periods

Application process

Ranking and selection criteria

The online application tool

Application documents

Nomination and registration

What happens after successful nomination for a stay abroad?

When do I receive information from the partner university?

Which data do I have to provide during the registration at the partner university?

Cancelling an exchange semester

What should I know about cancelling an exchange semester?

Preparing for your stay abroad

What points should I inform myself about to be best prepared?

Students with disabilities and/or need for psychological support

Sustainable exchange stay abroad


Travel/health insurance

During your stay at the partner university

Share photos from your stay and tag @wuinternationaloffice on Instagram

Tag @wuinternationaloffice in your post or story. You can also send us a photo directly. We will share the best photos on our account.



Exchange fairs and WU Alumni Hubs

After your stay abroad

Transcript of records and credit transfer

Picking up documents in your absence

Exchange report and grant formalities

Diploma Supplement

Participate in the Go Global - Your Event to Internationalize Your Studies

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