Admission as an ERASMUS Incoming
A day in the life of Kiel, in miniature by René Raab
You are a student of one of our European Partner Universities and you would like to study at Kiel University as an ERASMUS exchange student for one or two semester?
We are looking forward to your application and hope to welcome you here soon!
The deadline for the winter semester (starting in October) is June 15th and for the summer semester (starting in April) January 15th.
Kiel is the capital in the most northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Founded in 1233, Kiel has now around 240.000 inhabitants. About 35,000 of them are students. Directly located at the Baltic Sea, Kiel is famous for its sailing conditions and hosts the annual Kiel Week (Kieler Woche). The Kiel Week is one of the world's biggest sailing events and atttracts hordes of visitors every year.
Founded in 1665 by Christian Albrecht, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Kiel University is the largest University in Schleswig Holstein. Today more than 25,000 Students are enrolled in one of over 180 degree programms, around 4000 of them studying at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences. Kiel University focues on four core research areas: Marine Sciences; Nano Sciences; Societal, Environmental and Cultural Change and Life Sciences. Addiotionally Kiel University collaborates with science and research institutes like the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research (GEOMAR) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (ifW).
Erasmus at Kiel University
Preconditions are that there exists a bilateral agreement between our universities. Depending on your main study language during your stay you need to provide a B1 proficiency in either German or English.
1. Nomination from your University to email@example.com
2. Application at Mobility Online within the deadline (without the completion of your Learning Agreement)
3. Download Learning Agreement or use your own.
5. Three signatures in your Learning Agreement (by yourself, your university, by your Departmental Coordinator in Kiel). The International Center does not sign Learning Agreements.
6. Language Certificate of the main language during your stay in Kiel: either OLS test, confirmation by a lector from your university, or something near it.
The Learning Agreement and the language certificate must be uploaded completely at the latest before your arrival NOT until the deadline.
Living in Kiel
We have a room quota for Erasmus students. So if you apply in time (June 15th and January 15th) you have good chances to get a dorm room. All applications after the deadline will be set on a waiting line. If you want to look for yourself please look here for some links. Finding rooms via Facebook Erasmus in Kiel.
Assistance and Mentoring
Students of Kiel University are very dedicated in their aim to support students from abroad. Below you find various organisations.
Tutors for students
We offer help during enrolment and during the orientation programme and provide a programme with important information throughout the semester (Link).
Intercultural Mentor programme
Use the service of our interculturally trained mentors who guide you individually during your first term at Kiel University:
- How to write a seminar paper, projekt or assignment
- Become familiar with our presentation and moderation methods
- Be aware of different communication patterns and behavior in seminars and teamwork
- Find contact persons in your faculty
In our intercultural Kick-Off-Workshop (the date will be given to you on your enrolment) and on our special workshops and consultation hours we will answer your questions and assist you in becoming familiar with the German Culture of Science.
Study Buddy - Find German Friends
Study Buddy is a mentoring-programme for international and German students, with the intention to encourage the contact and exchange between international and German students and so the intercultural life at the universities of Schleswig-Holstein. Two students (international & German) get in touch due to similar interests and languages.
The Study Buddies meet in their free time and do, what is fun for them. They decide, how often they want to meet.
There are also some events, in which Study Buddies can join all together:
„Stammtisch“: meetings for all Study Buddies in a pub (once a month)
Café (once a month)
common action (once a semester)
Study Buddy party
Culture, Leasure, ect.
|Winter term 2017/2018||Summer term 2017|
10.10.2016 - 16.10.2016
|28.03.2017 - 02.04.2017|
|Lecture period||16.10.2017 - 14.02.2018||01.04.2016 - 24.07.2016|
|Exam period||to an updated overview||18.07.2016 - 30.07.2016|
What to do after your arrival in Kiel?
Check in your dorm room (make a date with the Studentenwerk administration).
Go to the International Office Erasmus Incoming Officer to get your Confirmation of Attendance stamped and signed.
Go to the International Office to enroll (consider the dates in your letter of enrollment).
Visit your Departmental Coordinator (either make a date or look for his or her office hours).
One week before the beginning of the lecture period the International Center organizes Orientation Days. Meet university organisations, learn about Kiel and Kiel University, and sign up for tours. And of course meet lots of lots of new people.
Round about one week after the official beginn the Erasmus Incoming Officer helds an information especially for Erasmus Incoming students (learn about the different ways to register for courses and later for exams, relevant documents during your stay.)