Application for exchange students

Application process

The normal fulltime student workload per semester is 30 ECTS credits. Complete the Learning Agreement form with a list of courses you would like to take during your stay at HsKA, and which fit into your home university study profile. This will allow for transfer of the credits back to your home university.
This learning agreement must be approved by both institutions.

Please contact the coordinator at your home institution for advice about the cooperation details with HsKA. Please note: Some courses are pass/fail, no mark will be given. If your coordinator insists that a course you do at HsKA must carry a mark, please inform us in advance so that we can find a solution.

Fill in the application form at the online application portal. There you will find details about the application procedure. If you cannot use the portal please fill in the application form and the learning agreement, sign the printouts and send the application documents to us by email.

Important application milestones:

October - November (for summer semester) /
March - April (for winter semester):

Get information on the (ECTS) program from your home university's departmental or institutional coordinator. Set up your learning agreement. Please note: your exchange semester at HsKA must start in the following semester, it is not possible to apply 1 year in advance.

30 November (for summer semester) /
31 May (for winter semester):

Send your application form, transcript and learning agreement to the HsKA International Office.
Students who need a visa should bear in mind that the visa application process may take up to ten weeks. We strongly recommend that those students apply no later than May 15 / November 15.

January (for summer semester) /
July (for winter semester):

You will receive information whether you have been accepted and receive the following forms:

  • Application for Accommodation
  • Application for Intensive German Language Course

Please return the completed forms immediately to the International Office.


Ms Lea Scholz
Incoming Students Advisor
Office hours:
Mon-Thur 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Mon-Wed 2-4 p.m.
and by appointment.

Building R, room 006
Moltkestr. 30, 76133 Karlsruhe
Phone +49(0)721 925-1086
Fax +49(0)721 925-1089
Email lea.scholzspam

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