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Information for Exchange Students, International Degree-Seeking UdK Students and Partner Universities

Outgoing Exchange Students

If you are currently still abroad, we recommend that you return home while this is still possible, taking into account your individual situation. When making your decision, keep in mind that the number of regular travel connections is currently declining rapidly, while at the same time the number of travel restrictions is increasing worldwide.

Students who decide to stay abroad are strongly recommended to leave their contact details with the German Foreign Office. Information is available at https://elefand.diplo.de and https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de. In addition, the Foreign Office has set up a database for COVID-19 repatriation actions. Students who wish to be flown back to Germany are requested to register there.

Please keep your contact person at the UdK Berlin International Office and your host university informed of your decision.

Your host university has probably already informed you about the possibilities of online teaching. We support such formats, even if you make use of them from Germany.

If your mobility must nevertheless be terminated, we will try to compensate for the financial disadvantages as best we can, following the guidelines of the scholarship provider and by using the ERASMUS+ or ISA scholarships that have already been paid out. If necessary, you can discuss this with us individually. Please keep all payment receipts for costs related to your mobility. These may include flight tickets, train tickets, rent payments and deposit payments.

You can find information on how ERASMUS+ grants are being handled here.

We ask all exchange students to keep up to date regularly via our website AND to check their UdK email account. All relevant information will be distributed through these channels.

Incoming Exchange Students

  • Incoming students summer 2020

Due to the current situation, UdK Berlin has been in emergency operation since 20 March 2020. The following protective measures were taken with immediate effect:

All exchange mobilities starting in the summer semester have been cancelled!
We will inform our partner universities as soon as possible whether admission can be postponed to the winter semester 2020/21.

Students who have already paid the semester ticket for the summer semester 2020 are asked to send the scanned payment receipt and the completed refund application form by e-mail to the International Office. The refund will be made after the university returns to normal operations.
 

  • Incoming students academic year 2019/20 (winter and summer semester)

Students who had already started their exchange in the winter semester 2019/20 are advised to return to their home country if still possible.

The costs for the semester ticket for the summer semester 2020 can be refunded. Please send proof of payment and the refund application form by e-mail to the International Office. The refund will be made after the university returns to normal operations.

Students who decide not to leave Berlin will remain enrolled, provided that regular re-registration has been received. If you have already paid for the semester ticket for the summer semester 2020 but have not received it, please click here for information.

Students who have not yet paid for the semester ticket for the summer semester 2020 (the deadline was 15 February 2020!) but still plan to study at UdK Berlin, please contact the responsible contact person at the International Office.


According to current information, the summer semester 2020 will only start on 20 April 2020.

Digital teaching, learning and examination forms are being developed with great efforts. However, we do not know at this time in which form these can be implemented.

We ask all exchange students to keep up to date regularly via our website AND to check their UdK email account. All relevant information will be distributed through these channels.

 

  • Incoming students 2020/21 // Application procedure

All application and admission procedures are suspended until further notice.
The nomination of incoming students by our partner universities is still possible by e-mail.

As soon as we have decided when and in what form the application procedure will take place, our partner universities will receive an e-mail with further information.

International students at UdK Berlin

  • How to contact us during the Corona Pandemic

NEW! From 11 May 2020 International Student Services will offer online consultation hours. These take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2 to 3 pm on the BigBlueButton platform.

You can of course contact us at any time by e-mail: aaa_ @udk-berlin.de

  • Summer Semester 2020

The start of the summer semester has been postponed to 20 April 2020.

Since it is currently not possible to hold any classroom lectures until further notice, the UdK Berlin offers the widest possible range of digital teaching, learning and examination services. Please click here for more information.

  • Visa/residence

Due to the coronavirus, the Ausländerbehörde (Foreigners Office) is in emergency operation.

Please visit the following website to learn more about the current situation and the effects on your residence status (information in English at the back of the page): https://www.berlin.de/einwanderung/ueber-uns/aktuelles/artikel.927217.php (update: 15 May 2020).

International Applicants at UdK Berlin

UdK Berlin will continue the application and admission procedures for the winter semester 2020/21 from 30.4.2020 onwards.

Please click here for further information.

Financial support

Due to the effects of the corona crisis, many students are facing financial difficulties. We have collected emergency funds and financial support for students in this document (last updated: 27 May 2020).

International students of UdK Berlin are also encouraged to contact the International Student Services team with their questions: aaa_ @udk-berlin.de.

International Office

The International Office acts in two areas:

International Student Services offer assistance to all international students interested in applying for a degree at UdK Berlin and give advice throughout the course of their studies. UdK students wanting to go abroad with a DAAD/Fulbright scholarship can also seek advise here.

The International Office establishes and maintains cooperations with international partner universities and is the contact point for all matters relating to international exchange for students, teachers and university staff.