How to apply, dates and deadlines

The International Office is responsible for applications of exchange 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 have received the nomination from your home university, we will send you an e-mail with all information required for the application. We will also hold a preparatory webinar where we will explain in detail all further steps for the application. We ask all students to only apply AFTER having attended the webinar. 

In the e-mail, you will also find the link to our online application portal "Moveon". Please complete the online application after our webinar 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) (= list of courses you already completed at your home university)
  • 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 were nominated for 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


  • Winter term: Your nomination as well as your signed application form have to have arrived by no later than 15 June of the same year.
  • Summer term: Your nomination as well as your signed application form have to have arrived 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 your health insurance or a visa.  Please also make 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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Dates and Deadlines

What Deadline
Application exchange students 15 December 2021
Payment of the semester fees 20 February 2022
Orientation days 28 - 30 March 2022
Teaching period (incl. exams) 4 April 2022 - 23 July 2022
What Deadline
Application (exchange students) 15 June 2022
Payment of the semester fees 15 August 2022
Orientation days 26 - 28 September 2022
Teaching period (incl. exams) 3 October 2022 - 18 February 2023
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)