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Swapping university places in Germany is generally possible, but strictly bound to certain rules: swapping your study place with someone else is only possible if both students are definitely enroled at a German university in the same study programme and in the same semester.

Furthermore, both of you should be in possession of the same type of performance records.

If you have found a partner to swap university places with, you will have to submit a swapping form at both universities that are involved.  The Heinrich Heine University requires the submission of the swapping form for the winter term 2021 by no later than October 15, 2021.

 

Swapping forms for the winter term 2021/22
bound to subject and semester:

  • Swapping a study place in the 1st semester of Medicine is only possible in justified and proven cases of hardship.
  • State Examination, Bachelor (1st semester)
  • Medicine, Pre-clinical

    Requirements for swapping a place of study in Medicine for the 2nd semester

    1.) Swapping your place of study is only possible if both students are enrolled in the 2nd semester at the moment of applying for a swap of study place.

    2.) Additionally, swapping your study place is only possible if both students have achieved an adequate and similar level of academic performance.  As a general rule, this means:

    a) The swapping partner studying at the HHU needs to:

    - have passed both final block examinations of the 1st semester (successfully).
    - possess the attestation of macroscopic anatomy in the dissecting course, locomotor system part.

    b) The swapping partner studying at another university needs to:

    -  have passed the exams scheduled regularly for the 1st semester and possess the respective record of achievement certified by the corresponding dean of studies.
    - have passed the locomotor system part of the macroscopic anatomy course regularly and successfully. This needs to be certified in writing by the teaching staff in charge of the macroscopic anatomy course.

    Requirements for swapping a place of study in Medicine for the 3rd semester

    1.) Swapping your place of study is only possible if both students are enrolled in the 3rd semester at the moment of applying for a swap of study place.

    2.) Additionally, swapping your study place is only possible if both students have achieved an adequate and similar level of academic performance.  As a general rule, this means:

    a) The swapping partner studying at the HHU needs to:

    - have passed all four final block examinations of the first two semesters (successfully).
    - possess the attestation of macroscopic anatomy in the dissecting course, locomotor system part.

    b) The swapping partner studying at another university needs to:

    -  have passed the exams scheduled regularly for the 1st and 2nd semester and possess the respective records of achievement certified by the corresponding dean of studies.
     - have passed the locomotor system part of the macroscopic anatomy course regularly and successfully. This needs to be certified in writing by the teaching staff in charge of the macroscopic anatomy course.

    • Note: Before submitting your form, please contact Prof. Decking for study counselling! (book appointment:  0211- 81-06591 or -06455.)

Only submitted applications can be considered. Please understand that no statement regarding the outcome of your application can be made in advance. 

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