Exchange semester (master)
On this page, you can find all information you need for an exchange semester on master's level.
- Available exchange places
- Consulting services at the International Office
- Partner universities
- Credit transfer possibilities
- Application requirements
- Nomination and registration
- Cancelling an exchange semester
- Preparing for your stay abroad
- During your stay at the partner university
- After your stay abroad
Available exchange places
Below, you can access Excel sheets displaying available exchange places. These sheets provide details on the number of places available per application period, as well as programs for which exchange places are recommended or reserved.
Further options for international experience:
Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control or Marketing or Business Communication: Double degree programs with selected universities
Students in Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control: Special exchange programs with focus on entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School or at IESEG School of Management - Paris
Business Law: Additional qualification through the THEMIS program
Consulting services at the International Office
We offer the following events and consultation services which support you planning your semester abroad:
(At the International Office or via telephone)
Group advisory meetings
(Hybrid meetings in summer semester 2024)
(In person sessions in summer semester 2024)
Go Global - Your Event to Internationalize Your Studies
(Annually in October)
WU offers an international network of 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 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.
Financial planning for experiences abroad
Depending on the exchange program, there are financial aspects that you should consider when planning and deciding on an exchange. You can find information here.
Exchange reports by former exchange students
All students who completed a semester abroad fill out an exchange report (german: Erfahrungsbericht). You can access these reports online. They answer questions concerning course registration, arrival, accommodation, costs, and local tips.
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).
Credit transfer possibilities
Courses and achievements completed abroad must be recognized for your studies at WU. The credit transfer process is not automatic, but is handled by our colleagues in Study Regulations & Credit Transfer (Study Service Center). Below, you will find more information.
Online credit transfer database
Grant and credit transfer session
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?
Allocation for an exchange place
Nomination and registration
After being allocated an exhange semester place, click here to view our informative videos for an overview and essential details.