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 send us the following documents:

  • Completed and printed online application, signed by you as well as signed and stamped by your home university
  • CV (German or English)
  • Letter of motivation (German or English)
  • Transcript of Records from your home university (English or English translation if available)
  • Copy of your passport or ID card
  • Learning Agreement (= list of courses you wish to attend at ASH Berlin)
  • Copy of your Training Agreement (only for students who are doing an internship in Berlin)

Since we do not accept applications via e-mail, please send your original application documents to the following address:

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


Deadlines:

  • Summer term 2020: Your nomination as well as your application documents have to arrive by no later than 15 December 2019.
  • Winter term 2020/21: Your nomination as well as your application documents have to arrive by no later than 15 June 2020.


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 also read the section Before arrival in Berlin carefully and take care of important issues like health insurance or a visa.

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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 Documents

  • CV (German or English)
  • Letter of motivation (German or English)
  • Copy of your passport or ID card
  • 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)

Since we do not accept applications via e-mail, please send your original application documents to the following address:

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


Deadlines:

  • Summer term 2020: Please send us your application documents by no later than 30 November 2019.
  • Winter term 2020/21: Please send us your application documents by no later than 31 May 2020.

After having applied

Upon arrival of your complete application documents, we will inform you about the outcome of your application by mid-June or mid-December. If you have been accepted at ASH Berlin, we will additionally ask you to complete our online application. Please also read the section Before arrival in Berlin carefully and take care of important issues like health insurance or a visa.

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Dates and Deadlines

Winter term 2019/20

What Deadline
Application (free mover) 31 May 2019
Application (exchange students) 15 June 2019
Payment of the intensive German course fee 15 July 2019
Payment of the semester fees 15 August 2019
Early bird meeting 9 September 2019
Intensive German course 9 - 24 September 2019
Orientation days 25 - 27 September 2019
Teaching period (incl. exams) 1 October 2019 - 15 February 2020

Summer term 2020

What Deadline
Application (free mover) 30 November 2019
Application (exchange students) 15 December 2019
Payment of the intensive German course fee 9 February 2020
Payment of the semester fees 29 February 2020
Early bird meeting 9 March 2020
Intensive German course 9 - 24 March 2020
Orientation days 25 - 27 March 2020
Teaching period (incl. exams) 1 April - 18 July 2020

Public holidays 2019

What When
New Year 1 January 2019
International Women's Day 8 March 2019
Good Friday 19 April 2019
Easter Sunday 21 April 2019
Easter Monday 22 April 2019
Labour Day 1 May 2019
Ascension Day 30 May 2019
Whit Monday 10 June 2019
German National Holiday 3 October 2019
1st Day of Christmas 25 December 2019
2nd Day of Christmas 26 December 2019
ASH Berlin closed for Christmas holidays 23 December 2019 to 1 January 2020

Public holidays 2020

What When
New Year 1 January 2020
International Women's Day 8 March 2020
Good Friday 10 April 2020
Easter Sunday 12 April 2020
Easter Monday 12 April 2020
Labour Day 1 May 2020
Ascension Day 21 May 2020
Whit Monday 1 June 2020
German National Holiday 3 October 2020
1st Day of Christmas 25 December 2020
2nd Day of Christmas 26 December 2020
ASH Berlin closed for Christmas holidays 24 December 2020 to 1 January 2021 (tbc)