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Exchange semester Master

Here you can find all information needed for an exchange semester on master's level.

Available exchange places

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Below, you will find excel sheets of our available exchange places. The sheets will tell you how many places are available for each application period.

Further options for international experience:

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 exchange abroad:

Partner universities

On master’s level, WU offers about 130 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.).

  • 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 arrival, accommodation, costs, course registration, and local tips.

  • International experiences at WU and abroad
    Here you will find further reports and interviews by students about their experiences in exchange formats of WU.

  • 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

When should I apply for an exchange abroad?

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

Suitability of master's programs

Why do exchange places have recommendations or reservations for individual master's programs?

I plan to apply 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 seven universities per application period and rank them according to your preferences!

Application periods

Application process

Allocation for an exchange place

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 in order 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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