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Incoming Study Abroad Students: Application Process

STEP ONE: Nomination by the International Office of your Home University

Contact the International Office at your home university to obtain a nomination to study abroad at SRH Hochschule Berlin. They will inform you of the requirements for the participation in the exchange programme, and inform us of your intention to submit an exchange application.

STEP TWO: Application to SRH Hochschule Berlin

Once nominated by your home university, you may prepare your application documents as listed on the application form which you can find in the downloads section on the left-hand side of this page.

All application documents must be prepared in English or German and must be submitted to the person/address listed on the application form by the application deadline:

o   May 31 for the following fall/winter semester

o   October 31 for the following spring/summer semester

Please note that only complete applications will be accepted and late applications may not be considered. We gladly accept early applications.

STEP THREE: Receive your Acceptance Documents

Once your application has been found complete and eligible, you will receive your official Acceptance Letter (in English) as well as a “Zulassungsbescheid” (in German). Both documents will be scanned and emailed to you. You will need the “Zulassungsbescheid” for the visa process should you require a study visa for Germany. In order to help you prepare for your semester(s) abroad, we will also send you our International Student Guide which contains useful information about visa matters, health insurance, accommodation, transportation and other relevant issues.

STEP FOUR: Complete Your Visa Process

Citizens of the European Union, of EEA states or of Switzerland may enter Germany and study here without a visa. All others must apply for an entry visa for study purposes at the German Embassy in your home country or your country of permanent residence BEFORE coming to Germany. Please contact the German Embassy to find out whether or not you need a visa. They will also be able to inform you about the visa application process, rules and regulations as well as all other related information. Keep in mind that visa applications usually take several weeks or even months to complete so the earlier you apply the better. If you have questions or need help with this, you may take a look at our Visa Services page or contact our Visa Services Officer, Gloria Thiller.  

STEP FIVE: Make Your Course Selection

During the application process, we will be in touch with you regarding your course choices. Once finalized on our end, you will receive information about the classes, which will be available to exchange students during the semester you applied for. You will then be asked to complete either an ERASMUS+ Learning Agreement (for ERASMUS+ students only; template available from your home university) or the Course Selection Form for Incoming Exchange Students (non-ERASMUS+ students only). Before submitting it, please discuss your course choices with the Academic Coordinator at your home university.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the language requirements for studying at SRH Berlin?

At SRH Hochschule Berlin, you may attend classes in English or in German, depending on the study programme you chose. In order to follow classes and be able to pass the exams, it is absolutely crucial that your language skills are at a very advanced level. The lower your language skills are, the more challenging the classes will be and the more difficult it will be for you to pass the classes. We expect your English/German language level to be at least B2.2, but we highly recommend a C.1 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and you are required to submit proof of that with your application. Keep in mind that your language skills directly influence your academic success so it is in your best interest to be as literate as possible in the language of instruction.

What classes can I choose?

We invite you to check our website http://www.srh-hochschule-berlin.de/en/study-programmes/ for the curricula of our study programmes. Please note that these are general course lists, and that not every course is available to exchange students. Once finalized on our end, you will receive information about the classes from which you may choose. Please note that the actual class times will be finalized shortly before each semester begins. When choosing courses, please be aware of the following:


  • Bachelor students may only choose Bachelor level classes while Master students are only allowed to take Master level classes.
  • Choosing classes from different semesters and different study programmes will most likely result in scheduling conflicts.     
  • In order to comply with our attendance policies, students may not choose overlapping classes.      
  • Students may not choose courses that amount to more than 30 ECTS.      
  • All class choices are provisional until they have been approved by the Academic Coordinator and/or the Study Programme Director.      
  • In your own interest, please have all course choices approved by your home university.

I have a question. Who can I contact?

For all questions regarding your study stay at SRH Hochschule Berlin, you may contact our Incoming Exchange Coordinator. For Visa Services, please contact our Visa Service Officer. Contact information are available in the Contacts Box on the top, right-hand side of this page.

International Office

Exchange Coordinator

Anne Hübner M.A.

Tel.: +49 30 374 374 153
Fax: +49 30 374 374 375

Visa Service

Dipl.-Üb. Gloria Thiller

Tel.: +49 30 374 374 155
Fax: +49 30 374 374 375

Coming up

March 2016: The application deadline for the academic year 2016/2017 (winter semester 2016/2017 or summer semester 2017) is Thursday, March 24, 2016. You are invited to browse the Moodle course International Office and to take a look at our website for more information.

April 2015: This spring, SRH Berlin Master's students will have the opportunity to take part in an exciting Business Simulation Game, which is organized in cooperation with the University of Granada. The game is based on a realistic computer simulation of the automobile industry and is a great learning experience!

May 2015: In May 2015, Mathieu van den Hoogenband (previous chairman of Weleda AG) will once again organize a workshop for our Master's students on the subject of leadership and success. During the workshop, titled “Life Stages,” Mathieu van den Hoogenband  will reveal his secrets to success and how to incorporate personal and business life into a meaningful and satisfying career. 

2014-2020: Congratulations! SRH Hochschule Berlin has just been awarded with the new Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) which qualifies us to participate in the ERASMUS+ program in the years 2014-2020. The new ERASMUS generation will bring some changes which we will inform you about once all of the details have been finalized.