Study abroad advisor for Latin and North America

Jessica Janßen

+49 (0)441 798-4668

Exchange studies in North America

The next call for exchange places in North America in Winter Semester 25/26 or in Summer Semester 2026 will take place from October/November 2024.

Partner universities

A study visit as part of the exchange programme can be carried out with the following North American partner universities:


  • California State University Monterey Bay *
  • California State University Channel Islands *
  • California State University Long Beach *
  • University of Wyoming M *
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of South Dakota M
  • St. Cloud State University M
  • University of Wisconsin- Superior
  • University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Oakland University M
  • Towson University 
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington *
  • University of West Georgia *
  • Florida State University
  • Florida International University (only Economics) M *


  • University of Calgary M *
  • University of Saskatchewan M *
  • York University M * (only Sports)
  • Acadia University

M    graduate courses available
*      places on the exchange as well as study abroad spots (Bafög) available

Prerequisites and language certificate

Requirements for participation

  • Applicants must have completed at least one year of a degree programme at the time of departure
  • Good academic standing
  • Good English proficiency (supporting evidence required)

Language proficiency

Unless otherwise stated, our partner universities accept the DAAD language certificate (at least B2 level). The DAAD language certificate can be obtained from the Language Centre by successfully completing a language test.

Some universities require a TOEFL or IELTS test. Please note that the TOEFL itp (institution based) is not accepted. Most universities accept the internet-based (ibt) or the paper-based TOEFL.

The following universities require a TOEFL or IELTS test:

  • Florida State University
  • Florida International University (FIU Business)
  • University of Calgary


Available places in the exchange programme at our North American partner universities will be announced in the autumn for the following academic year. Students can apply from 17th October until 21st November 2023 for participation in the programme during the academic year 2024/25 (beginning in August/September 2024).

Applications will be assessed by a member of the International Office and the academic representative for our North American partners.

After you have been selected for the programme you will be nominated at the partner university and receive all relevant information on the next steps and the application forms required for enrolment at the partner university.

Applications for the exchange programme will only be accepted during the call for applications. You will find a detailed list of documents to be submitted on our application webpage.

(Changed: 20 Jun 2024)  | 
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