If you would like to apply as an exchange student, you need to give a short notice to the International Office of the ISM as well as the International Office of your home institution, so that we can jointly organize your exchange semester with us.

Please apply online and register with your e-mail and password. The password you choose has to contain at least 8 characters including capital letters, numbers and special characters (./-@...). And please do not forget your password.

Application Portal for International Exchange Students


Application Process

During the online application process the following files will be requested:

  • Picture of your face like a passport picture (this is used for your ISM student ID card) (as jpeg)
  • Scanned copy of your passport/ID card (as pdf)
  • Academic record/transcript (as pdf)

Not mandatory yet, but later:

  • If you already have a proof of your international health insurance (for example the European Health Insurance Card), you can already upload a copy here (as pdf)
  • Proof of your language level (English B2 or German B2 according to the language in which your courses are taught) (as pdf)

Please save every section you have filled out (button: save progress). Sometimes the upload of the document is very slowly and you have to reload the page again (If you do not save each section, you will lose your data.).

After the application data has been submitted online, your application will be created as a PDF-Document which you have to send via E-mail to Carolin Krabs (Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!).

The application deadline for the winter semester is 15th of April, the deadline for the summer semester 15th of November.


Language Requirements

The ISM has the following language requirements for admitting international students:

  • Students whose mother tongue is not English and who wish to enroll in English taught classes should ask a language instructor at their home institution to assess their English skills.
  • Students who would like to participate in courses of the German Bachelor program must provide sufficient proof of their German language skills, certified at upper-intermediate level (minimum B2). In addition we strongly recommend to participate in the 3-week intensive German language course (advanced level) prior to semester start.

Application Portal for International Exchange Students



Do you have any questions about studying? Please contact us!

Dr. Gertrud Schink
Leiterin International Office
Dr. Gertrud Schink
+49 231.97 51 39-33
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Carolin Krabs
Campus Dortmund
Carolin Krabs
+49 231.97 51 39-558
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Pengbo Tian
Campus Frankfurt/Main
Pengbo Tian
+49 69.66 05 93 67-33
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Christina Hartmann
Campus München
Christina Hartmann
+49 89.2 00 03 50-33
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Philippa von Kleist
Campus Hamburg
Philippa von Kleist
+49 40.3 19 93 39-33
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Anne Plitt
Campus Köln
Anne Plitt
+49 221.27 09 95-33
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Nicole Meier
Campus Berlin
Nicole Meier
+49 30.3 15 19 35-14
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