Paderborn University - Exchange

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City: Paderborn Country: Germany

Paderborn University



  • Paderborn University is located in Ostwestfalen-Lippe which is a high-tech region in Germany and home to robust clusters of mechanical engineering and industrial electronics research development.
  • Together with Bielefeld University, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld and Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, Paderborn University is a member of a 'Leading-Edge Cluster' of universities that support their region as innovation partners and conduct cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in the fields of self-optimization, cognition, and industrial automation.
  • Paderborn is a middle-sized city which makes it easy to meet new people and quickly orientate oneself.
  • Its central location is a perfect starting point to explore sights and cities nearby or other parts of Germany and Europe.
  • The university has five faculties: Arts & Humanities, Business Administration & Economics, Science, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics.
  • Low cost of living and student accommodation on or close to campus.
  • A buddy program is available for exchange students.
  • Extensive semester program for exchange students, including day- and weekend trips, cooking nights, and other activities.

Why don't you combine your participation in this exchange with participation in an internship as well? We could send you on an International Work Experience (IWE) internship before or after your exchange. If you are interested in going out on both programs send an email to asking for more details.

When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Fall, Winter, Full Year

Term Dates*:

Fall term equivalent: October - March

Winter term equivalent: April - September

*Students have the choice to enroll for a FREE German language crash course before the official start of the semester period. The course starts either at the beginning of March or at the beginning of September.

Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All Faculties

Level: Undergraduate, Graduate

See Eligibility.

Course Information

Language of Instruction: English, German

English courses can be mostly found in the departments of Business, English language/American studies, Computer Science and Engineering, Physics, International Economics and Management and Electrical Systems Engineering.

Field of Study: All

Course Catalogue

Paderborn University Credit Information


Housing General Information

Residential Communities


Program Contact

University of Alberta International, Education Abroad

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Funding Opportunities 

Students receive on average between $1,400-$2,000 in funding.

Over 80% of students who apply get funding.

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