Application as exchange student

Your home university has a cooperation with the West Saxon University of Applied Sciences Zwickau.

Please contact your International Office to find out whether an exchange is possible for you. You can also check whether there is a cooperation with your university in our database. In order to be able to prepare for your stay with us we require some information from you.


Submit the application documents and the application form online via the application plattform.

Required Application Documents

  • Your CV/résumé (in German or English)
  • 1 passport photo (3.5cm × 4.5cm), (for non-EU students the photos must be biometric)
  • Proof of health insurance for the duration of your entire stay (for EU countries we require a copy of your European Health Insurance Card, valid until after the end of your stay; students from non-EU countries will get health insurance with a health insurance company after arriving in Zwickau)
  • Proof of language skills (For the required language skills, please refer to the requirements on the respective study program profile sites.)
  • Transcript of records (summary of your grades/credits and modules taken) in original language
  • If the transcript of records is not in German or English, we need a certified translation into German or English
  • Applicants for courses in Applied Arts: Design (Fashion Design, Textile Art/Textile Design, Wood Design) also require a cover letter or letter of motivation (in English or German) and a portfolio
  • for ERASMUS students from EU countries: a Learning agreement with the courses you wish to take at the Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
  • for ERASMUS students as part of the ERASMUS+ International programme: a Learning agreement
  • all other applicants, please use this Learning agreement

Applicants for the Winter Semester

The deadline for applications for the winter semester (September to February): 31st May.
For applicants for courses with the Faculty of Applied Arts Schneeberg: 31st May.

Applicants for the Summer Semester

The deadline for applications for the summer semester (March to August): 30th November.
For applicants for courses with the Faculty of Applied Arts Schneeberg: 30th November.


If you wish to apply for a room in the student residences, please fill out the application form here.

Course Catalogue

You can find an overview of available modules for exchange students in our Study Program for International Students.

German Language Courses

We offer a preparatory German intensive course only before the winter semester. You can find the current course here.

For German language training during your studies, please find a list of possible modules here.


Ms Zdravka Bräutigam

International exchange students (Incomings)

Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB), Room 228
+49 375 536 1064[at]


International Office

Katrin Jugelt
Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB), room 230
+49 375 536 1068
+49 375 536 1063[at]

Postal address
Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
International Office
Kornmarkt 1
08056 Zwickau

Adress for visitors
Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB)
Dr.-Friedrichs Ring 2A
rooms 228/230/230a (above the canteen)