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Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.

Name of the University:  Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.

Nature of the Collaboration: Student Exchange


General Guidelines for Exchange Students:

Once all  documents are compiled they are to be submitted to the “Office of the Study Abroad JGBS (OSAJ)” through your programme director (documents to be mailed as a zip file to

Those who study at Goethe University's Faculty of Economics and Business Administration enjoy the highest quality of education and the possibility of specialization according to individual needs. We appreciate your interest in studying at Goethe University Frankfurt!


The University and the Faculty actively support and encourage the international mobility of students, lecturers and researchers. This is reflected in the international atmosphere highly evident on campus and within the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration itself. International students from all over the world are enrolled in the Faculty, either aiming for a degree or coming as exchange students for one or two semesters from one of our more than 120 partner universities. More and more of the Faculty’s academics have also studied abroad or come from an international background. Frankfurt is a truly international city: one quarter of its citizens do not hold a German passport. The city is the geographical and financial center of Europe, with two central banks (the European Central Bank and the Deutsche Bundesbank), about 300 national and international commercial banks, numerous insurance companies and other financial services providers, as well as one of the largest airports in Europe. The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration offers you an interesting and diverse program of studies. Courses taught in English are offered under both our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. 
Our student services staff will help make your stay in Frankfurt as positive as possible, and not just in respect of your academic work. We hope to welcome you soon at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.


English Requirements:

Secondary: English Recommended level is B2 level according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


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Important Dates & Deadlines:

  • One semester or two semesters
  • Periods: March - August , October – March


Semester 1 (autumn):

  • October 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019
  • Orientation and Language Course: September 2018
  • Orientation Session: October 12, 2018
  • Start of classes: October 15, 2018
  • Semester break: March
  • End of classes: February 15, 2019
  • Exam period: After the end of classes for 3 weeks
  • Application deadline: June 15, 2018
  • Christmas holidays: December 21, 2018 – January 11, 2019


Semester 2 (spring):

  • April 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019
  • Orientation and Language Course: March 2019
  • Orientation Session: April 12, 2019
  • Start of classes: April 15, 2019
  • Semester break: August and September
  • End of classes: July 19, 2019
  • Exam period: After the end of classes for 3 weeks
  • Application deadline: December 15, 2018


Nomination Dates on or before: Winter Semester: 15.5.2018/19 Summer Semester: 15.11.2018/19

Application Dates on or before: Winter Semester: 1.5.2018/19 - 15.6.2018/19 Summer Semester: 1.11.2018/19 – 15.12.2018/19.

The study abroad coordinator of the JGBS nominates exchange students through an online nomination system (details will be sent to all study abroad coordinators in due time).


Visa related information:

Before your departure (at least 2 months ahead), please ask at the German Embassy or the Consulate if you need a visa for your stay in Germany!!


Housing/Residence and Food Information:

Exchange students may apply for accommodation in a students’ residence in general there is, unfortunately, a major shortage of rooms. That is why not all exchange students can be accommodated in dorms. For further information, should you not wish to live in a student dormitory or should you not apply successfully for a room there and look for a private accommodation please notice the following information. If you look for temporary accommodation the youth hostel in Frankfurt may be a good location for you.

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Health Insurance:

It is strongly recommended to all international exchange students to have a valid health insurance for the whole period of their stay. German health insurance companies offer special student coverage for approximately 60 Euros per month. Students from EU countries may keep their own home health insurances as well as their own private insurances and may bring their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which in case of illness is also valid in Germany. To cover claims by third parties arising from personal liability cases, a personal liability insurance is recommended. Accident insurance while pursuing study activities is provided free of charge by the Federal Government of Germany. The special DAAD-Group Insurance Scheme comprises sickness, personal accident, and private liability.

Exchange students have to prove health insurance valid in Germany. Health insurance is not provided by the University, please see :


Estimated Cost of Attendance:

Overall amount: Approx. 800, -€ (up to 1.000 €, depending on accommodation)

In detail:

Housing in students’ residence: 300- 350, -€, (private: approx. 500 €)

Health Insurance: Approx. 75, -€

Semester Contribution: Approx. 50 € (including public transport)

Other Expenses: Approx. 300 €

Additional Exp: Laboratory charges, student association memberships, etc., semester ticket

for public transport in Frankfurt and surroundings (approx. 360 Euro for one semester).


Student Support Services:

Frankfurt has a very well developed inner city network of public transport including bus lines, underground lines and tram lines organized by the Rhein-MainVerkehrsverbund. If you take the subway (U-Bahn, line 1,2 , 3 or 8) to reach the Campus, please leave at Holzhausenstra. Frankfurt Airport is located outside the city. Should you arrive by plane, you can reach Frankfurt/Main station in about 20 minutes by commuter train (S-Bahn). From the main station the journey to the University takes less than 10 minutes by underground. Should you come from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, you can travel by bus to Frankfurt. This takes about 1.5 hours. All students applying for a semester abroad at Frankfurt University have to buy a semester ticket (approx. 200 Euros), allowing them to use public transport in Frankfurt and its surrounding areas. To reach your destinations within Frankfurt you can also use the excellent infrastructure of bike paths that cross the town.