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General Information for Exchange Students

On this site you find general information for Student Exchange at the Department of Cooperative Studies at Berlin School of Economics and Law (Campus Lichtenberg).

We are delighted that you have chosen to study at BSEL on exchange and look forward to hosting you here. In order to come to BSEL as an exchange student you must be enrolled at one of BSEL’s partner universities. The International Office at your home institution will determine your eligibility for an exchange program, so please contact the respective coordinator at your university concerning eligibility requirements, as well as their application procedures first.


Once your university has formally nominated you for exchange, you will need to complete our online application form. The link will be sent to you directly after your nomination.

Health Insurance

In order to enrol at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, you will have to show proof of a valid health insurance.


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Semester Contribution

All exchange students are exempt from tuition fees. Nevertheless, all students, whether regular or exchange students have to pay an administrative charge for the student ID. It is compulsory for all students.

The administrative charge includes the obligatory contribution for the AStA (students´ union) and for the Studentenwerk Berlin (Student Services). You are furthermore entitled to use the public service monthly ticket at special student’s rate.

You will receive the payment details (exact amount due, bank details, payment purpose, deadline etc.) by email after registering with the International Office. The administrative charge amounts to approx. 113,38 €.

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Exchange Programmes

Please choose between the following Programmes:

  • Business Administration: Berlin Study Semester / Berlin Study Plus
  • Computer Science: Berlin Study Plus

 Furthermore exchange students are free to select any of the German taught courses offered within the undergraduate study programs B.A. in Business Administration. Please refer to our International Office regarding further information.

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Language of Instruction

Please note, that the main language of instruction at the Department of Cooperative Study is German. However, our exchange programmes Berlin Study Semester and Berlin study Plus offer a limited set of courses in English. If you want to attend courses in German, the minimum required level in German is B2.

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Incoming Officer

Joanna Rieloff
Tel. +49 (0)30-30877-2043
Building 5, Room 1.1011

Sprechstunde/Office hours:


Dienstag/Tuesday 10.00 Uhr - 12.00 Uhr

Donnerstags/Thursday 14.00 – 16.00 Uhr