Courses for exchange students
General Information for exchange students
As an exchange student you can choose modules from the module catalogue for exchange students.
You are allowed to take courses from various faculties and fields of study as long as you fulfil the academic and language requirements of the respective module. Specific conditions and requirements for each module can be found in the catalogue. Please also check the information for the respective faculty or organisation offering the modules below.
The standard workload for one semester is 30 ECTS, but there is no official minimum or maximum of courses or ECTS that exchange students have to take. We recommend taking between 20 and 40 ECTS. Please discuss this matter with your home university as well as they may require you to do a certain number of credits during your exchange.
Please note that the module catalogue contains modules for the whole academic year, so please be careful to check that the module you are interested in, will be offered in the semester of your exchange.
Please also note that the module catalogue contains both courses held in German and English. Always check the language of instruction that is indicated in the description to each module.
Please note that participation in a course cannot be guaranteed beforehand as it may be limited for some courses. The course registration will take place on the online portal Digicampus shortly before or at the beginning of the semester until a certain deadline. You will receive information on how to register for courses before the semester start.
Specific Information on the offer of each faculty/institution
Courses at the Faculty of Catholic Theology are entirely taught in German.
If you are unsure if the offer is suitable for you or if you have any specific interests or requirements from your home university, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Julian Dankel to discuss your situation.
The Faculty of Business and Economics offers a wide variety of modules on both bachelor and master level in English which you can find in the module catalogue below.
Further information on the course offer of the Faculty in general can be found here: https://www.uni-augsburg.de/en/fakultaet/wiwi/cir/courses/
Please note that there are some bachelor level courses that are not yet included in the module catalogue. Since these courses are specifically aimed at exchange students, we highly recommend you consider taking some of them. These are:
- WIW-10001 Corporate Finance II: Portfolio Choice and Capital Structure
- WIW-10002 Corporate Finance III
- WIW-10003 Introduction to Operations Management
- WIW-10005 Seminar in Environmental and Resource Economics
- WIW-10006 Cases in Strategic Management I: Principles
Please note that master level modules at the Faculty of Business and Economics are only open to students enrolled in master’s programmes at their home university, not to bachelor level students.
The Faculty of Law offers a wide variety of modules in English which you can find in the module catalogue below. Please note that these modules are only available to law students.
Please note that German-taught courses are not yet included in the module catalogue. However, they are explicitly open to you. Especially in order to experience an authentic insight into German law and the method of teaching at German universities, we strongly encourage you to participate in German law courses as well, as far as your language skills allow (recommended language level at least B2).
You can find further information on the German course offer as well as general information for incoming law students here: https://www.uni-augsburg.de/de/fakultaet/jura/internationales/erasmus/jur_incoming/
Please note that the German law education system does not distinguish between bachelor and master level. If you have any questions on which law courses best match your current level, please get in touch with Michael Biesinger or Stefan Lorenzmeier.
The course offer of the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences is not currently included in the general module catalogue. Nearly all courses are taught in German.
If you are interested in taking courses in the subject areas education, teacher training, philosophy, social sciences, sport and media and communication, please get in touch with your WeltWeit or Erasmus coordinator letting us know what you are interested in, so we can provide information on how you can find suitable modules at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences..
The Faculty of Philology and History offers a wide variety of courses in philologies (languages and literatures) and history, which you can find in the module catalogue below.
Please note that the philology modules are generally taught in the respective language; e.g. a module on Spanish literature will be taught in Spanish.
Modules in history are generally taught in German.
The Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Materials Engineering consists of the Institute of Mathematics, the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Materials Resource Management.
You can find a wide variety of modules in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and (Materials) Engineering in the module catalogue below.
Please note that while most bachelor level courses are taught in German, a lot of master level courses are taught in English.
If you are a bachelor student wishing to take a master level course in English, you may do so if you fulfil the necessary prerequisites.
The Faculty of Applied Computer Science consists of the Institute of Computer Science, the Institute of Software & Systems Engineering and the Institute of Geography.
You can find a wide variety of modules in Computer Science on both bachelor and master level in the module catalogue below.
Please take note of the following hints:
- Seminars are tutored individually, therefore it is always possible for exchange students to write their paper in English and hold a presentation in English.
- Practical modules include programming assignments that students do individually on their computer. Therefore these modules can be completed in English as well.
- For research and project modules students work closely with staff members on research projects and can communicate in English.
It is recommended that exchange students only take one of the above per semester and choose regular courses taught in English or German (depending on their language level) for the rest of their timetable.
The course offer of the Institute of Geography is not currently included in the general module catalogue.
If you are interested in taking courses in earth sciences, geography and geoinformatics, please get in touch with the International Office letting us know what you are interested in, so we can provide information on how you can find suitable modules.
The Language Centre is responsible for the teaching of foreign languages throughout the university and offers a wide variety of modules for exchange students, which you can find in the module catalogue below.
Please note that while the majority of language courses are open to all exchange students, there are some that are only available to students of certain fields of studies. For most language courses, a certain language competence is required. For eligibility requirements regarding individual modules, please see the information under "Conditions" in each module description.
Please make sure you meet the eligibility requirements for the courses you choose.
Further information on German as a Foreign Language for exchange students as well as on the mandatory placement test is available at: https://www.uni-augsburg.de/en/organisation/einrichtungen/sz/fremdsprachenangebot/deutsch-als-fremdsprache/
Each semester the International Office organises intercultural courses specifically aimed at exchange students in English and German which you can find in the module catalogue below.
We highly recommend that you take at least one of these courses as it’s a great way to connect with other exchange students and dive into German culture together.
Erasmus Learning Agreement
All Erasmus students are required to sign a learning agreement by Erasmus regulations.
- Please use a digital learning agreement if possible (mandatory from 2022/23 onwards). Your home university will let you know if they are already connected to the EWP network.
If you have to indicate a responsible person at the host institution, please add "Anne Hanik" email@example.com.
- If your home university is not yet connected to the EWP network, you may submit your Learning Agreement on paper instead. If you use the paper form, please fill it in electronically, not by hand. We encourage you and your home university to insert digital signatures and not to print out the documents to be signed manually as the scanning process often lowers the quality of the pdf and makes it difficult to read. Please be aware that the learning agreement is the most important document of your Erasmus exchange and has to be filled in carefully and correctly, don't leave mandatory fields blank etc.