Application for a Partner University in North America and Oceania

Application deadlines

Please ensure adequate time for your application. We recommend that you start preparing your application documents at least six weeks before the end of the application deadline!

  • November 15 for semesters beginning between July and September of the following year
  • June 15 for semesters beginning between January and February of the following year

Application documents

  • LUH online application through the application system "MoveOn". With the application form, the following documents are to be uploaded in MoveOn:
    • Application form International Office (Upload under "Motivation statement)
    • Resume (English) 
    • Proof of English language proficiency for level B2, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, Duolingo English Test, DAAD-Language Certificate from LLC, completed B2 English course, enrollment in a program of study taught in English. Please note that some universities require a TOEFL and if you are selected for one of them, you will need to submit a TOEFL afterwards. Also if you are selected for the ISEP program, it is a good idea to submit a TOEFL Test as many of the universities in ISEP require TOEFL.)
    • Certificate and/or transcript of grades (English)
    • Certificate of enrolment (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung)
    • Copy of your passport
  • 1 Academic reference (in English) by a university instructor. The reference letter does not need to address specific universities unless you are only applying to one university.


  • The next application cycle is for the summer semester 2025.
  • Please refer to the list of partner universities with available exchange spots for summer semester 2025 on our website North America and Oceania (available starting February 2024).
  •  All supporting documents  should be uploaded into MoveOn. They should not be sent via email or post.
  • Important Information: After the applications have been received, selection interviews will be held for the upcoming application round on Friday, 21.06.2024, Monday, 24.06.2024 and Tuesday, 25.06.2024 between 1 and 4 pm. A corresponding invitation to the respective interview date will be sent by e-mail in the week following the application deadline.

Tips and advice for the application

FAQ''s about the application process, ISEP and the partner universities

If you are selected for a exchange program, then you will complete a Learning Agreement

Important notes

  • If you choose to decline the offer we or ISEP make, please be aware that a renewed application will be considered only after those of new applicants (exceptions: personal reasons like illness, family emergencies, death in the family, accidents etc.).
  • If you are selected for an exchange semester at a partner university, you are asked to serve as a Study Buddy in Hannover.
  • We recommend applying to both the ISEP program and partner universities at the same time. After a successful application you will be nominated either for a partner university or ISEP, depending on availability and individual suitability. You then have the option of accepting or declining the nomination. If you choose to decline, no other offer will be made to you. Please consider this before you apply if you are willing to accept a nomination to a university other than your top choice
  • Please inform yourself about any and all faculty programs.
  • Health insurance is the purview of the partner universities.
  • Please be advised when selecting your courses that the course number usually corresponds to the study year, e.g. courses with the numbers 100 and up are for first year studies, 200 and up for second year and so on. Please also note that unergraduate programs take four years, meaning that graduate courses will either have the numbers 500 and up or have another designation entirely!
Regional Coordinator for North America and Oceania

Stephen Sechrist
Regional Coordinator for North America and Oceania

Adrian Langer
Student Assistant for  for North America and Oceania

For information on current advising appointments and open office hours please see Study Abroad Advising. Additional appointments can be arranged via email directly with Stephen Sechrist.  


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