How to apply

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 1 December 2019 for exchange spots in the autumn semester 2021 and the spring semester 2022
  • 15 September for the following spring - e.g. you can apply for exchange spots in the spring semester 2021 at the deadline is 15 September 2020

Please note that for International Business Communication students at the Faculty of Arts the deadline to apply for exchange in the spring semester of 2021  is 1 May 2021.

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.

By the 15 September deadline, you can apply for an exchange in the following spring. This application round is primarily for newly admitted master students who are applying for exchange during their second semester.

Allocation criteria

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

  • average mark at the time of the application deadline
    • if you are a postgraduate student who have not yet received any marks at AU, it is the average mark of 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 database AU GO