Exchange students

Get inspired by the variety of courses at Trier University
At Trier University you can choose from a wide offer of courses to complement your studies and beyond with a German perspective according to your expectations. The Erasmus coordinators in the different subjects can help you choose the right classes in your department. The orientation programme for international students facilitates your integration into the student life in Trier.

Covid-19 impact on study options for winter semester 2020/21 and summer semester 2021

The course offer in winter semester 2020/21 and summer semester 2021 is modified: A certain number of courses is offered online only (probably the majority), others onsite and some through a mix of online and onsite classes (blended teaching) - as far as the situation and current legislation allows. Incoming students are welcome to come to Trier (as long as there are no travel restrictions) and attend all types of courses  (online, onsite and blended). But students can also choose to attend the courses offered online only and stay in their home country – please ask your home university for permission in case you would like to choose this option!

Please note that the onsite/face-to-face courses will have strikt limitation of seats available (due to Corona restrictions), which might mean that students will not be able to attend all courses as planned if these are already full. Courses offered onsite will not be offered online as well.

!In consequence we cannot guarantee that exchange students will be able to earn a fixed amount of ECTS credits (eg. 30 credits) per semester! If this is a requirement for your stay set by your home university, please contact your home university to make sure that your stay is possible even under this condition!

As long as the course offer is uncertain, we will be unable to sign Learning Agreements or to confirm whether a certain course is offered and in which form. The course catalouge for winter semester will be published in July 2020, for summer semester 2021 in February 2021. You will be able to sign up for courses only after you are fully enrolled.

Detailed information will be send to all nominated exchange students!


Please click on the respective picture to get the corresponding information.

Organizing your stay

To facilitate the organization of your stay in Trier, we have put together lists of what you need to do before and after getting to Trier. Furthermore, the lists include the most important dates and deadlines as well as your direct point of contact at Trier University.

Please organize your stay at Trier University as early as possible.

Dates and Deadlines
A list of application deadlines as well as semester dates

To do before entering Germany
It is important to not only organize your study place at Trier University but also your visa, funding of your stay, accommodation as well as your arrival and all necessary documents as early as possible.

To do upon arrival
Here you’ll find information on enrolment at Trier University, on registering in Trier, on the residents’ permit, on health insurance and on opening a direct deposit account as well as emergency numbers for medical assistance.

Your point of contact at Trier University: Ms. Janina Kröner.