Exchange students

The UAS OWL cooperates with more than 90 universities worldwide. If you are enrolled at one of these partner universities, you can spend part of your studies as an exchange student at UAS OWL. In this case you should first contact the International Office of your home university and register for the exchange program there. The International Office at your university will then contact us. Your contact persons are Kerstin Rosemann (Lemgo and Höxter) and Maryse Niemeier (Detmold).

The UAS OWL's Erasmus code is: D LEMGO01

The UAS OWL offers the following service for students from partner universities:

  • support for finding accommodation
  • German courses
  • support with enrollment, residence permit and other formalities
  • Excursions and social activities

Application Information

Dates and deadlines
  Semester Dates Winter term 2020/21Summer term 2021
Application DeadlineJune 1 for Winter termDecember 1 for Summer term

Official Semester start

28. September 2020


Preferred arrival date

Oktober 6, 2020



  • Enrolment Days: 6 – 31 Okt. 2020 (only in Lemgo)
  • Orientation Week starting 26 Oktober 2020
    (Lemgo, Detmold and Höxter Campus)



Lecture start and end

  • Bachelor - 2. November 2020
  • Master - 12. Oktober 2020
  • Semester end - Febr. 12, 2021


Semester Break (from – to)

Febr. 15, 2021 – March12, 2021


Exams start and finish

  • First exam period: beginning of February
  • Second exam period: beginning of March


Official Semester end

February 28, 2021


Necessary documents

  • Completed learning agreement
  • Certificate of enrolment at your university
  • Official latest Academic Transcripts
  • German language: min. B1 level for all German taught courses
  • Resume

Holiday Break

1 Week between Christmas and New Year, German public bank holidays

Application forms

Please fill out the application form and send your documents to the Incoming Students Advisor.


Please note that your application can only be processed if it contains all of the documents and signatures.

Admission and enrollment

If all documents have been received by the International Office on time, it will forward the documents to the UAS OWL enrollment service. This grants admission to study at TH OWL. The admission will be sent to you by the enrollment service. Please note that you will only be registered when you have been arrived in Lemgo, Detmold or Höxter.