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Exchange students

TH OWL has cooperations with more than 90 universities worldwide. If you are enrolled at one of of partner universities, you can spend part of your studies as an exchange student at TH OWL.


How to apply

The first step, contact the International Office of your home university and apply for the exchange program. The International Office of your university will then contact us and nominate you for an exchange semester at TH OWL. You can find the contact person at TH OWL below. We will inform the corresponding department about your nomination and request your admission for an exchange semester. Once this is received, you will receive detailed application information and instructions via our mobility platform SoleMOVE.

Contact advisor for Campus locations Lemgo and Höxter:

Ms. Kerstin Rosemann
E-Mail: kerstin.rosemann(at)
Tel.: +49 5261 702 5836

Contact advisor Campus Detmold:

Mrs. Maryse Niemeier
E-Mail: maryse.niemeier(at)
Tel.: +49 5231 769 6091

Dates and deadlines

Summer semester

Winter semester
Nomination period01.08 - 15.1101.02 - 15.05
Application period01.10 - 01.1201.04 - 01.06

Semester dates for academic year 2024

 Summer semester 2024Winter semester 2024/25
Semester dates01.03.2024 - 31.08.202401.09.2024 - 28.02.2025
Course start and end dates01.04.2024 - 26.07.202423.09.2024 - 07.02.2025
1st exam periodca. 01.07.2024 - 15.07.2024ca. 15.01.2025 - 31.01.2025
2nd exam periodca. 01.09.2024 - 15.09.2024ca. 01.03.2025 - 15.03.2025
Semester breaks16.07.2024 - 18.09.202404.02.2024 - 19.03.2024
Campus closedState holidays in NRW1 week between Christmas and New Year
Application and required documents

Fact Sheet

After your home university has nominated you, you will receive an email from our mobility platform SoleMOVE on how to submit the application.

  • Letter of motivation
  • Certificate of enrollment from home university
  • Current copy of Transcript of Record
  • German or English language certificate
  • Resume or CV
Additional support services for students
  • Support with apartment searches
  • Free German language courses
  • Help with visits to the authorities, questions about residence permits and other formalities
  • Social activities and student trips