Universität Greifswald

Universität Greifswald is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Greifswald, Germany.

"The people are very very nice and the teachers at the university always want to help you and they are not so strict and unpersonal. And the city is beautiful, but you have to like nature." - experience from a former exchange student

Student experiences

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General information for exchange students

Course information

Handbook for Exchange Students

Academic calendar

Semester I: October – end of January

Semester II: April – July

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B1 (CEFR) in German is required.

The International Office (UU Humanities) recommends a B2 level at the moment of exchange in order to fully participate in the courses.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Arts & Humanities. Students can take courses in:

  • Communication and Information studies 
  • English Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Literary Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Musicology
  • Philosophy
  • Finno-urgic and Scandianvian Studies
  • Slavonic Studies
  • Political Sciences
Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

German and English

Housing assistance

Exchange students can be provided with accommodation in one of the student dormitories.

More information

Estimated living costs per month
Cost of living (Rent, Food, Clothing, Study Material, etc., per month)approx. €460
Health insurance (per Month)approx. €80
Semester contribution (Semesterbeitrag) (approx. €76 per semester), per monthapprox. €15
Study documentsapprox. €40
Total (per Month)approx. 685 €

Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 

Number of places available

2 places 

Additional information


Student experiences in Greifswald

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Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).