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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 1st December 2021 for exchange spots in the autumn semester 2022 and the spring semester 2023. The application round opens 1 November 2021.
  • 1 May for the following spring - e.g. you can apply for exchange spots in the spring semester 2023 by the 1 May deadline in 2022. The application round opens around 1 April 2022.

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 1 May 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.


Before you apply, please go to MoveON's database to research your options. Available seats will be updated during October, and the final selection will be ready by 1 November. You must submit your application for an exchange online via the AU's application system MoveON.

The application module opens approx. one month before the application deadline. Any required enclosures must be submitted by the same deadlines as above.  

MoveON will be ready by 1 November with the updated available seats and partner university information.

Always read the descriptions of the universities you want to apply to very carefully. It is also important that you make sure that the selected universities offer subjects that are relevant to you and your degree programme. Also, remember to check whether some of the universities demand documentation for your language skills.

Please note that you increase your chances of being granted an exchange place abroad if you apply broadly. We recommend that you apply to at least five different universities.

The application to AU is for internal use only. If you are granted an exchange place, you will also be required to apply to the host university. You will automatically receive more information about this by email.

Answer to application

You will receive an answer to your application for an exchange place about eight weeks after the expiry of the application deadline. The answer is sent out by email. 

You will also be informed by email about the enclosures which must be submitted as well as the deadline for submitting them.