Although students may attend Zeppelin University in several capacities, international students generally enroll as either degree-seeking students or as guest students from a partner university.


Students whose aim it is to enrol in a course of study at ZU leading to the completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree apply for admission alongside other applicants from Germany. This formal application process is guided by the Zeppelin University Office of Admissions.

Students who intend to spend an exchange semester at ZU will apply as non-degree-seeking guest students directly to the ZU International Office.

Procedures for Admission: Exchange Students

  1. Students who wish to visit ZU for one semester within the framework of a partnership agreement should first notify the international office at their home institution.
  2. Incoming guest students will receive notification of formal admission as an exchange student to ZU, assistance with questions regarding the student visa, housing, and general day-to-day activities associated with studying at ZU as well as life in the community.
  3. Click here for the application form.
  4. Exchange students are not required to demonstrate proficiency in the German language, they will enroll in courses taught in English. A TOEFL iBT of 90 or IELTS 6.5 is required for exchange students. Alternatively a B2 certificate of English issued by the sending institution will be accepted.

Application deadlines: 1 November for Spring Semester, 1 June for Fall Semester

Please email your completed application documents to: ncmngzd


Möller, Nina
Möller, Nina Dipl Kffr
International Office | Language Program
Phone:+49 7541 6009 2041
Fax:+49 7541 6009 3009
Room:FAB 3 | 0.47
Reinhardt, Barbara
Reinhardt, Barbara
International Office | Erasmus University Coordination
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2042
Fax:+49 7541 6009-3009
Room:FAB 3 | 0.47
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