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Exchange students

TH OWL has cooperations 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 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 email.

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 period1.8 - 15.101.2 - 15.4
Application period1.10 - 1.121.4 - 1.6

Semester dates for academic year 2022/23

 Summer semester 2022Winter semester 2022/23
Semester dates1.3.2022 - 31.8.20221.9.2022 - 28.2.2023
Course start and end dates21.3.2022 - 15.7.202219.9.2022 - 3.2.2023
1st exam periodca. 1.7.2022 - 15.7.2022ca. 15.1.2023 - 31.1.2023
2nd exam periodca. 1.9.2022 - 15.9.2022ca. 1.3.2023 - 15.3.2023
Semester breaks16.7.2022 - 18.9.20224.2.2023 - 19.3.2023
Campus closedState holidays in NRW1 week between Christmas and New Year
Application and required documents

Fact Sheet

Please complete the application form and email the following documents to the Incoming Students Advisor:

  • Application form
    • Application for exchange (nonEU)
    • Application Erasmus+ Exchange - Erasmus+ code for TH OWL: D  LEMGO01
  • Learning Agreement
  • Certificate of enrollment from home university
  • Current copy of Transcript of Record
  • German language certificate
  • Resume or CV
Additional support services for students
  • Support with apartment searches
  • Free German langauge courses
  • Help with visits to the authorities, questions about residence permits and other formalities
  • Social activities and student trips