Are you studying at one of our partner universities and interested in a semester of exchange to our department in Idar-Oberstein? Here is how to apply for an exchange:
Please prepare the following documents:
All documents need to be formated as PDF. Do not forget to compress your files (for instance with https://pdfcompressor.com, here you can also transfer JPG to PDF). Applications over 10 MB will be rejected.
Send an email to studyservice-io(at)hochschule-trier.de requesting an upload-link for an exchange-application. Within 48 hours you will be sent an individual address on our university file-server to upload your application to.
Deadlines of application:
Within 2 weeks after the application deadline, you will receive the result of the assessment of your application. If you get "Notice of Acceptance" as exchange student, please continue with:
In a Skype interview we will check your language capacities and your motivation to study in our University as an exchange student.
Within 1 week after the interview, you will receive the result of your application.
If you get a "Notice of Acceptance", please continue with:
After receiving Notice of Acceptance from our department, you need to register as a student. Your Notice of Acceptance will hold all information how to do this.
In the learning agreement, which you find under: STEP 1 - NR. 6 we have prefilled a number of classes as PROPOSED STUDY PROGRAMME. This is to ensure the basis to achieve 30 ECTS (which represents a workload of 900 hrs.). In case you get accepted there will be a meeting in the first week of your study in IO, where an individual study-programme for each exchange student according to wishes, needs and possibilities will be set up. The classes mentioned in the learning agreement are at your disposal. However, if your German language proficiency under STEP 2 turned out to be adequate, you may also take part in non-individual classes (theory, photo and in BFA also: CAD).
Please note: the approval of your application is done soon after the exchange students are selected. This selection will take place shortly after the deadline of application.
At Trier University, you will be enabled to study a programm of 30 ECTS in your exchange semester. The table below facilitates the interpretation of each grade awarded to students and will facilitate the credit transfer by the sending institution:
|Grades||German Grade||Definition||ECTS Grade|
|Below 4,0||Nicht Ausreichend||FAIL||F,FX|
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