How to apply, dates and deadlines

The International Office is responsible for applications of exchange and free mover students, who spend one or two semesters at ASH Berlin while remaining enrolled at their home university. If you wish to apply as a regular degree-seeking student, please contact the general student counselling or check the overview of our study programmes which include English- and Spanish-taught Master programmes.

Application for exchange students

If you wish to spend one or two semesters at ASH Berlin and if your home university is a partner university of ours, you can apply as an exchange student. Your home university has to nominate you for the exchange programme first, so please contact the international office of your home university to find out about the procedures and deadlines to apply. Your nomination has to be sent by your home university directly to the International Office, afterwards we will send an e-mail to you with the link to our online application portal and further information about the application process.

Application Documents

Once we receive the nomination from your home university, we will send you an e-mail with the link to our online application portal "Moveon". Please complete the online application and upload the following documents to the application portal (documents must be in PDF format with a maximum size of 5 MB):

  • Scan of your passport or national ID document
  • CV / resumé (German or English)
  • Letter of motivation (German or English)
  • Transcript of Records from your home university (German or English or English translation)
  • if necessary a Learning Agreement (= list of courses you wish to attend at ASH Berlin, only for students who complete a study semester at ASH Berlin)
  • if necessary a Training Agreement (only for students who are doing an internship in Berlin)

At the end of the online application, a PDF form with your application details will be created. Please print the form, sign on the last page and send it to the following address by the deadline below:

Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin
International Office
Alice-Salomon-Platz 5
12627 Berlin
Germany


Deadlines:

  • Winter term: Your nomination as well as your signed application form have to arrive by no later than 15 June of the same year.
  • Summer term: Your nomination as well as your signed application form have to arrive by no later than 15 December of the preceding year.


After having applied

Once we have received your application, we will confirm this via e-mail to you. Afterwards we will issue a letter of acceptance and send you further information. Please read the section Before arrival in Berlin carefully and take care of important issues like health insurance or a visa.  Make also sure to regularly check our website about the Corona virus SARS-CoV-2 and student exchange for updates on the pandemic situation and how student exchange programmes may be affected.

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Application for free mover students

Students wishing to spend one or two semesters at ASH Berlin but whose home university is not a partner university of ours, can apply as so-called free mover students, provided that they remain enrolled at their home university.

You will receive the same student services and support as exchange students, however, availability of free mover places is very limited in capacity and subject to change every semester. German language skills and good academic records will support your application strongly.

Application procedure for the summer term 2022:

If you wish to apply as a free mover student at ASH Berlin, please send the following documents in PDF-format via e-mail to incoming@ avoid-unrequested-mailsash-berlin.eu by no later than 28th of November 2021:

  • CV (German or English)
  • Letter of motivation (German or English)
  • Certificate of your German and/or English language skills (e.g. language certificate, certificate from your university, proof of attendence of German and/or English language courses)
  • up-to-date certificate of enrolment from your home university
  • Transcript of Records from your home university
  • Learning Agreement (i.e. a preliminary list of courses you wish to attend at ASH Berlin)
  • Copy of Training Agreement (only for students who are doing an internship in Berlin)

After having applied

Approx. 1-2 weeks after the deadline to apply,  we will inform you about the outcome of your application. If you have been accepted at ASH Berlin, we will ask you to take further steps to complete your application, e.g. entering your details in our online portal and sending the signed form via mail. Please also read the section Before arrival in Berlin carefully and take care of important issues like health insurance or a visa. Make also sure to regularly check our website about the Corona virus SARS-CoV-2 and student exchange for updates on the situation and how student exchange programmes may be affected.

What about applications for the winter term 2022/23?

By February 2022, we will update this website with information about free mover applications for the winter term 2022/23. Thank you for your patience.

Dates and Deadlines

Winter term 2021/22

What Deadline
Application (free mover) 24 May 2021
Application (exchange students) 15 June 2021
Payment of the semester fees 15 August 2021
Orientation days 27 - 29 September 2021
Teaching period (incl. exams) 4 October 2021 - 19 February 2022

Summer term 2022

What Deadline
Application (free mover) 28 November 2021
Application (exchange students) 15 December 2021
Payment of the semester fees 27 February 2022
Orientation days end of March 2022 (exact date tba)
Teaching period (incl. exams) 4 April 2022 - 23 July 2022

Public holidays 2021

What When
New Year 1 January 2021
International Women's Day 8 March 2021
Good Friday 2 April 2021
Easter Sunday 4 April 2021
Easter Monday 5 April 2021
Labour Day 1 May 2021
Ascension Day 13 May 2021
Whit Sunday 23 May 2021
Whit Monday 24 May 2021
German National Holiday 3 October 2021
1st Day of Christmas 25 December 2021
2nd Day of Christmas 26 December 2021
ASH Berlin closed for Christmas holidays 24 December 2021 to 1 January 2022 (tbc)

Public holidays 2022

What When
New Year 1 January 2022
International Women's Day 8 March 2022
Good Friday 15 April 2022
Easter Sunday 17 April 2022
Easter Monday 18 April 2022
Labour Day 1 May 2022
Ascension Day 26 May 2022
Whit Sunday 5 June 2022
Whit Monday 6 June 2022
German National Holiday 3 October 2022
1st Day of Christmas 25 December 2022
2nd Day of Christmas 26 December 2022
ASH Berlin closed for Christmas holidays 24 December 2022 to 1 January 2023 (tbc)