How to apply


Before you apply: start by checking out available seats via MoveONs database. The database will be updated with available study abroad positions when the application round opens, which is approx. one month prior to the application deadline. 

Apply: via the application portal in MoveOn

Confirm your seat: if you are allocated a seat, you must accept your offer via the application portal in MoveON

Please note: you will only receive one offer. If you refuse your offer you will not receive another. Due to corona there are still uncertainties, and we we cannot guarantee that your exchange will not be affected. If your host university decides to cancel teaching, we will unfortunately not be able to offer you another option.

Application deadlines

The deadline for applications to go on exchanges through AU's agreements depends on when you are going but also what you are studying. There are two application deadlines a year but please be aware that not all students can apply by both deadlines.

  • 1 December for the following academic year - e.g. you need to apply no later than 1 December 2021 for exchange spots in the autumn semester 2022 and the spring semester 2023. The application round opens 1 November 2021.

    The technical error has been solved and the application form has now re-opened.
  • 1 May for the following spring - e.g. you need to apply no later than 1 May 2022 for exchange spots in the spring semester 2023. The application round opens around 1 April 2022.

Please note that for International Business Communication students at the Faculty of Arts the deadline to apply for exchange is always 1 May.

If possible, we recommend that all applicants apply by the 1 December deadline. By the 1 December deadline, you can apply for an exchange either for one semester (autumn or spring) or for a full academic year.

Allocation criteria

The study places are allocated on the basis of the various criteria, among others:

  • Your GPA
    • Your GPA will be calculated in 5 December and is a weighted average of your marks
    • if you are a postgraduate student who has not yet received any marks at AU, your GPA will be calculated from your bachelor degree 
  • number of years of study
  • special requirements under the exchange agreement, e.g. a motivation or a statement, will always appear from the MoveON database.