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Exchange students

Video - Batia Bertho (Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique) Exchange student at the HfG

You are an exchange Student if your university is one of our partners. If it is not the case, please refer to the section international students!

Admission Requirements and Procedures

Incoming students must be selected by their home institution and the HfG must be officially notified by the International Office or SOCRATES Coordinator of the students which they have selected to send to the HfG. The admission decision will be made by the faculties within five weeks.

Nonetheless the student is required to fill the following forms and send it to Claire Garnier per email (only!):
- application form
- Learning agreement (list of courses chosen)
- cv and covering letter
- portfolio (all formats accepted)

Our professors will advise the students about the most appropriate courses during the introduction week.

Deadlines for Applications and Learning Agreements

The home institution has to nominate its student(s) by 15th October for the summer semester and by 15th April for the winter semester.

The deadlines for incoming students to register for an exchange semester is 1st November for the following summer semester and 1st May for the following winter semester. The same deadlines apply to Learning Agreements. Please use the standard ECTS/Learning Agreement student application form.

Baden-Württemberg scholarship

If you want to apply for an exchange semester and come from a country outside of Europe and you can account for excellent academic results you may apply for a "Baden-Württemberg-Stipendium", a scholarship from the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. Read more.


means "Mentoring OSTwürttemberg – Kooperative Integration Nicht-Deutscher" and gives international students a first virtual contact point in their new study and living environment. MOST KIND offers additional language courses, an excursion programme and information about the region. Read more.

More Infos

For more infos, please click the link:

- Frequently asked questions 

- Testimonials 

- Erasmus Charter

- VS Buddy Programm


Claire Garnier, International Coordinator
Phone +49 (0)7171 | 6026633

Petra Fütterling, Student's Office
Phone +49 (0)7171 | 602605



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