Incoming exchange students

Thank you for choosing Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences for your study abroad. For all matters concerning your application and your stay in Bielefeld - accommodation, buddies, orientation weeks, official requirements please get in touch with the International Office. We will be pleased to assist you.

As student of one of our partner universities you may study in Bielefeld for one or two semesters.

The academic year is divided in to semesters. The winter term lasts from September to February and the summer term  from March to August.

Here you can find the most important steps on your way to become an incoming exchange student at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences (FH Bielefeld):

1. Application

For Exchange Incoming Students from Partner Universities:

When you choose to do a study as an ERASMUS+ incoming student at FH Bielefeld, you need to be nominated by your home university beforehand. After that you will have to go through the application process. It is important that you return all completed application documents to the International Office before the application deadlines.

Online application via „Mobility Online“

After you have been nominated by your home university, you will receive an e-mail from the International Office in which you will be asked to register. It is of utmost importance that you do, so that the further steps can be carried out.

Please apply via the online application portal using the following link:  Registration for an Exchange at FH Bielefeld.


2. Deadlines

Regular application deadlines for each term are:

  • November 15 for the summer term.
  • May 15 for the winter term.


3. Accomodation

The International Office will assist your search for a suitable accommodation at the available student halls in Bielefeld.


4. Buddy Programme

On the day of your arrival in Bielefeld each exchange student will meet his or her Buddy - an experienced German fellow FH student - who will be pleased to assist you with all steps through the official bureaucracy and into everyday-life in Bielefeld and at the FH. Various fun trips and events are also organised.


5. Orientation weeks

Before the semester officially starts we offer a two-week orientation period. The orientation weeks include a free and intensive German language course and a free culture and leisure programme.

The next orientation weeks for international exchange students are taking place from September, 8 to September, 28 2017.


Contact Person for Exchange Students
Judith Peltz