Universität Trier

Universität Trier (Germany) is an exchange destination for students of the Faculty of Geosciences. 

Student experiences

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Academic Calender

Winter semester:

Orientation programme in October

Lectures begin at the end of October and end half February

Summer semester: 

Orientation programme in March

Lectures begin at the beginning of April and end half June


Almost all courses are taught in German. It is therefore strongly advised to have a sufficient level of competence in German (CEFR B1, see CEFR) to attend lectures and pass examinations.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Geography and Environmental Science

Courses at master level


Language of instruction

Bachelor’s courses are in German, there are some Master’s courses in English.

Housing assistance

Trier University has the possibility to arrange a limited number of rooms in student halls of residence for exchange students. Direct application to the Studierendenwerk is not possible! You can find more information about the halls of residence on the Trier Studierendenwerk website.

They can only arrange a room in a student hall of residence for you if you send the University the "Auftrag zur Vermittlung einer Unterkunft" together with the "Antrag auf Zulassung". You can find it on their Online Application Portal under "Housing". Rooms in halls of residence are allocated at the beginning of August for the following winter semester and at the end of January for the following summer semester. The order of the applications received by the International Office determines the allocation of the limited number of places. Information on the rental contract and handing over the keys can be obtained from the International Office. The monthly rent for a room in a student hall of residence is approximately 325-365 Euros. In addition, a one-time deposit of 600 Euros is required.

If you cannot move into your student hall of residence directly, you can find addresses for short-term accommodation here.

Estimated living costs

More information about the costs of living can be found here.


ECTS. More information about the credits and courses can be found here.

Number of places available

1 student for 10 months.