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Applying for a student exchange at a partner university of the School and Business and Economics

The School of Business and Economics promotes studies abroad at business and economics partner schools and faculties at numerous universities in Europe (Erasmus+) and in the USA, Japan, and China. Students interested in an exchange with our partner universities can apply at the School of Business and Economics entirely online via the Mobility Online Portal.

In order to apply for a student exchange of the School of Business and Economics, you must first register online via the Mobility Online platform. Use your student´s account e-mail address. In the Mobility Online portal, you can view and complete all the necessary steps for your application. The required documents should be uploaded in English on the Mobility Online platforml within the application period.

First Application Deadline

December 15

INFO: At the moment, the application via the Mobility Online Portal is only possible for Erasmus. Students who want to apply for our faculty partners are therefore requested to apply via the tool "Application for Study Abroad" in the Ilias group "Ins Ausland/ Going Abroad - Interessierte und Bewerber" (https://ilias.uni-marburg.de/goto.php?target=grp_1905762&client_id=UNIMR).

Second Application Deadline (s. t. availability/ Restplätze) April 25
Third Application Deadline (s. t. availability/ Restplätze) August 15

Required Documents (in English)

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Mobility Online Application FormMobility Online Application Form

    The application form must be uploaded filled and signed. We recommend to choose more than one preference/ partner university.  Second or third preferences will be considered if the first preference cannot be realized.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Motivation LetterMotivation Letter

    The motivation letter should be 1-2 pages long. Explain your motivation for all selected partner universities especially by referring to the courses offered at the partner universities and the relevance for your study program.  Outline your expectations and goals with regard to your stay abroad. Inform yourself thoroughly about the partner university, study program at the faculty and the general course offerings.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Resume (CV)Resume (CV)

    Upload a complete resume with relevant information of your academic and professional experience, knowledge, skills and career.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen General study plan (roughly)General study plan (roughly)

    Draw up a rough study plan (not Learning Agreement) of the potential courses you are interested in at the partner university for each of your preferences. Some partner universities restrict the course selection to the agreed study area. See the profiles of the partner on our websites for information on the specific study area and courses.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Current transcript of records and certificate of the last degreeCurrent transcript of records and certificate of the last degree

    Master's students submit a transcript of records reporting the average grade achieved and the sum of the credit points, if available, and the Bachelor's degree certificate. The transcript of record of the first year/ semester can be submitted later, after the first semester/ year.

    Bachelor students submit a "complete" transcript of records reporting attempts, the average grade achieved and the sum of the credit points, if available, and the high school diploma (Abitur). The transcript of record of the first/ year semester can be submitted later, after the first semester/ year. Bachelor students who apply in the first semester will receive a letter of acceptance after successful application, subject to the review of the academic achievements of the first semester/ academic year.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Current certificate of matriculationCurrent certificate of matriculation

    You can print out a current certificate of enrollment in Marvin in your student account.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Language proficiency certificateLanguage proficiency certificate

    Upload a language proficiency certificate or a certificate of a passed language test. Generally, you have to proof level langauge proficiency B2 or C1 (United Kingdom and Greece) according to CEFR, in the respective language of instruction of the partner university. Partner universities can require further specific language certificates and language levels. See the profiles and the homepage of the partner university for language requirements and language certificates relevant for the application of exchange students. For our Erasmus+ partner universities the DAAD language certificate from the language center is sufficient. Furthermore, the high school diploma can also be submitted as a language certificate if it clearly indicates the language level achieved according to CEFR. In addition, the language certificate from the high school diploma may not be more than three years old at the time of application. If you do not have a language certificate upload a confirmation of registration for a language test. You should make an appointment with the Language Center as soon as possible, because slots at the Language Center are quickly booked out during the application period.

Selection Process, Allocation and Nomination

The decision on the allocation and nomination of a candidate for a student exchange are made by the respective departmental Erasmus coordinators and the ECTS coordinator on the basis of the application documents and short interviews. Applicants are ranked and selected based on an overall assessment of the respective application, taking into account the specific preference, motivation for a study abroad, subject- or study-related aspects, the selection interview, as well as the formal, language and academic requirements for the respective preference in order to allocate  the most suitable applicants to the respective partner university. Only complete applications can be considered!

Students will be informed about an allocation or rejection via the Mobility Online Portal. The allocation to a partner university must be accepted within the deadline in Mobility Online. Only in the next step the ECTS  coordinator can nominate the student at the partner university.

Please note that due to the various and different deadlines at the host universities, up to 6 months may pass between the allocation, the nomination and acceptance at the host university.

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