Definition and requirements

Who is considered a Free Mover?

Free Movers are students who...

  • are regular students of a (foreign) university,
  • complete one or two exchange semesters at the University of Augsburg,
  • organize their stay in Augsburg by themselves without a student exchange program.


What are the requirements to be met?

The following must apply to you to study as a Free Mover at the University of Augsburg:

  • You are a regular student of a (foreign) university.
  • Your knowledge of German is on level C1, proved by an official certificate.
  • You have an university entrance qualification valid in Germany.
  • You organize your semester as a Free Mover at the Unversity of Augsburg autonomously.

On the Registar's Office's (Studentenkanzlei) website, you can find a list of all admitted certificates of German knowledge. The list is available in German only.

On the website of the Central Office for Foreign Education (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen) you can find out if your university entrance qualification is valid in Germany. The website is available in German only.
(Please enter the country where you have acquired your secondary school diploma in the search field and select your secondary school diploma. Your university entrance qualification is valid for all majors listed under „Direkter Zugang“.)