As part of the ERASMUS + programme, students from European partner universities are invited to spend one or two semesters at the HAWK. The same applies for students from non-European partner universities.
As exchange students, they can choose their study programme from the regular study programmes of the partner faculties. After completion of the exchange period, exchange students cannot continue their studies in a degree programme.
In this case proof of additional study entrance and language qualifications would be necessary.
To inquire about existing partnerships between HAWK and your home university, please contact the International Office at your home university.
As a program student, you must:
You will need the following documents:
International program students from partner universities of the HAWK who would like to study at the HAWK for a certain period apply to the International Office of the HAWK.
Important: The language of instruction in all HAWK degree programmes is German. Some selected subjects are taught in English.
The grading system at the HAWK consists of five levels ( intermediate grades may be given)
The minimum mark for passing an exam is "Sufficient" = 4.
Furthermore, there might be modules that are not marked but just assessed with “passed”/ “not passed”.
In addition, distribution tables are used to indicate the relative distribution of grades within a reference group (e.g. within a programme).
Credits at HAWK:
All HAWK students must have adequate health insurance. Without the proof of adequate health insurance, enrolment at the HAWK is not possible!
If you are insured in another EU country and have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), medical treatment will be covered by this insurance and you do not need to get additional insurance with a German public health insurance company. Please enclose a copy of your EHIC with your application documents. Make sure that your EHIC is valid for the entire duration of your stay in Germany.
Students from non-EU countries (under the age of 30) must insure themselves with a German public health insurance company. All public health insurance companies offer more or less the same tariffs for students with monthly fees of about € 105,-.
This insurance covers the costs for medical treatment and hospital stays plus most costs for prescription medicines.
The International Office can give you further information and help you to choose a health insurance that is accepted for enrolment.
The HAWK supports students with special needs and promotes the implementation of structural and organisational measures that are necessary for appropriate study conditions.
The faculties in Göttingen are new buildings and have a high degree of access for students with walking disabilities or wheelchairs. A mobile workspace for visually handicapped and blind students is available in all libraries. At the locations in Holzminden and Hildesheim the accessibility of the buildings was improved by the installation of elevators / lifting platforms. The HAWK website is barrier-free.
There are mobile childcare facilities at all three study locations.
If you are an exchange student with special needs and would like to apply to the HAWK, please contact the International Office team in advance.
Citizens of the EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland do not need a visa in order to enter Germany for study purposes.
Citizens from the following countries can enter Germany without a visa, too, but need to apply for a residence permit at the responsible Immigration Office, if they are planning to stay longer than 90 days:
For students from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Brazil, Honduras and El Salvador this is only possible if they do not want to work in Germany.
All other international students must apply for a visa for study purposes at the consular departments of the German Embassy in their home country. Information on visa regulations for Germany can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.
Please do not enter Germany with a tourist visa or any other visa. Once you have entered Germany, the purpose of your stay/visa in Germany cannot be changed.
In the ERASMUS Charter, each participating university has committed itself to publishing its current range of modules in its study programmes.
For all faculties of the HAWK, overview and detailed information on the modules offered in the respective Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes are presented below. International program students thus have access to all relevant information they need to create a study program / learning agreement at the HAWK.
BA Architecture (PDF)
BEng Civil Engineering (PDF)
BEng Wood Engineering - Constructive Timber Construction (PDF)
BEng Wood Engineering - Furniture interior (PDF)
BSc Conservation and Restauration (PDF)
BA Social Work Holzminden (PDF)
BEng Construction Management – Structual Engineering (PDF)
BEng Construction Managementt - Engineering (PDF)
BEng Green Building (PDF)
BEng Wirtschaftsingenieur – Bauen (PDF)
BEng Wirtschaftsingenieur – Gebäude Energie Umwelt (PDF)
BEng Wirtschaftsingenieur – Infrastruktur (PDF)
BSc Immobilienwirtschaft,-management (PDF)
MA Soziale Arbeit Holzminden (PDF)
MSc Immobilienmanagement (PDF)
MEng Energieeffizientes und nachhaltiges Bauen (PDF)
BEng Electrical Engineering/Information Technology - Media and communication systems (PDF)
BEng Electrical Engineering/Information Technology - Measuring and automation technology (PDF)
BEng Physical Technologies (PDF)
BEng Mechanical Engineering/Precision Machining(PDF)
MEng Elektro Informationstechnik – Medien u. Kommunikationssysteme (PDF)
Meng Elektro Informationstechnik Mess- u. Automatisierungstechnik (PDF)
MEng Präzisionsmaschinenbau (PDF)
MSc Laser- und Plasmatechnik (PDF)