Semester abroad

Information on planning, preparation and follow-up of your study abroad

Students of the Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences have numerous opportunities to study abroad. In all undergraduate courses at the Faculty of Life Sciences, the study abroad is scheduled in the 6th semester and considered a module.

General requirements

  • Regular enrolment at the Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences
  • Successful completion of all modules (60 ECTS) of the 1st and 2nd Semester (ExamReg as of WS19/20)
  • Proof of at least 90 ECTS gained by the time of the beginning of semester abroad (ExamReg until WS18/19)
  • Language skills: Information on the language requirements can be found on the overview pages of the partner universities

Exchange opportunities

  • In choosing a partner university the course content is decisive. Study courses abroad should be similar to your subject at HSRW. You can specify up to three universities in your selection.
  • Application deadlines for the study semester abroad

                                   15th January for the next winter semester

                                   30th April for the next summer semester

Detailed information on application and selection process will be communicated to all students via e-mail approx. 6-8 weeks before the end of the application period.

Funding opportunities

  • Stays within the European Union are generally funded by Erasmus +. The application process for the semester abroad includes also the application for Erasmus +, so that no further application for funding is necessary. Information on the amount of Erasmus + funding
  • Stays outside the European Union can be funded through numerous scholarships and funding programs. Please consider separate application procedures and deadlines

Accreditation of academic achievements abroad

  • Before semester abroad: Information about the course selection can be found on the website of the partner university. For the successful completion of the semester abroad, you must earn at least 15 ECTS credits and write a report. Your course selection will be recorded in a Learning Agreement
  • Shortly before your stay abroad: you have to fill in the application for admission to the study abroad semester, where you can make a suggestion for a supervisor
  • After semester abroad: submit your examination results as well as the report with the application form electronically. Your supervisor will check whether the academic achievements can be recognized.

Contact and office hours

We’re looking forward to helping you plan your semester abroad.

Please contact us to schedule a personal appointment!

Björn Flockau

Academic Exchange

Tel: (02821) – 806 73 – 9629



Prof. Dr. Matthias Kleinke

Tel: (02821) – 806 73 – 223