Bachelor: For Bachelor students, usually in the 5th or the 6th semester (as such, the Bachelor thesis will be shifted to the 7th and the 8th semester respectively).

Master: For Master students, the 3rd and the 4th semesters are ideal. (as such, the Master thesis will be shifted to the 5th and the 6th semester respectively).

On the faculty's website under the thread „International“, you can find an overview of partner universities, sorted by country. Erasmus + and overseas.

Additionally, you can also find out more about each university via the links.

There are two different kinds of international partnerships:

Erasmus partnerships involve universities in the European countries (EU, Switzerland, Norway, Turkey)

Bilateral partnerships are formed with partner universities in non-European countries.

In both cases, the faculty has its own agreements and a fixed quota of exchange places, which are only available for architecture students.

The architecture faculty has entered into agreements with partner universities, by which you are exempted from paying tuition fees. However, nominal fees such as the insurance, contribution to student council and amenities fees may be imposed.

Fundamentally, it is possible to apply to the universities, with which there is no agreement. However this should ONLY happen after consultation with the International Office Architecture.

We are in the midst of negotiation with some universities. Other universities adhere strictly to their own terms and conditions. In some cases tuition fees are required by the host universities. Complications can be avoided by consulting us.

Your semester abroad can be the reason to apply for a semester abroad. It is recommended to apply early, best before february/august for the following semester (Nevertheless, application for the ongoing semester are accepted until the end of the current semester -last day 30th of September in the summer and 31st of March in winter).

Even in a semester on leave, you are able to carry out academic studies and exams. Furthermore, you still have to pay your education fee but AStA is able to refudn your semester ticket.

The semester on leave influences the amount of semesters abroad and therefore your amount of semesters in total. This might have an influence on your student's health insurance, scholarships,..

further information

How much money you spend on a semester abroad varies widely and depends on individual factors, such as type of accommodation, personal lifestyle abroad, cost of living, amount and duration of staycations,…

The experience reports can be useful to get a reference value:

FB 15: Erasmus+, Freemover, Overseas, Programmes of Hessen


In addition to the payment of tuition fees, monthly grants are available to students studying abroad. The financial support of the Erasmus programme varies according to country groups (ask the Dezernat International for current funding rates, plus they will be provided on time at the information-event).

In addition, there are a large number of other scholarships giving financial support throughout your time abroad:

Studienfinanzierung und Stipendien


Fulbright Stipendium