Exchange semester at GSU

With 65 partner universities worldwide the GSU offers a wide range of countries in which a study exchange is possible. Whether in Europe or elsewhere in the world: there is something for everyone. The International Office runs lectures and seminars in sport-related theory and practical courses in English for the international exchange students. 

A semester abroad can be a wonderful experience in the life of a student, but can be challenging as well. To prepare oneself for the time abroad in Cologne the information on these pages can be a first insight into the most important facts about an exchange semester at GSU. Start with the General Information (on the left above).


+++Important information regarding current developments in connection with SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19+++

With the situation in Germany and at GSU remaining volatile and dynamic regarding Covid-19 and its impact on public life, we are unclear as to the format of the winter semester 2022/23; Depending on the development of the situation in connection with COVID-19, some courses and lectures might take place in a mainly virtual or blended format. We hope that on-site teaching will be the regular case, but we cannot promise that at this stage.
Please make sure to check up on the latest COVID-19 regulations at GSU.

Unfortunately, due to renovations of the dorms on campus, exchange students must identify other options in the city of Cologne.

International Office


Consultation hours:
Mon-Fri 9:00-11:00
Mon, Wed, Thu 14:00-15:00

Additional individual appointments on site are possible, but must be prearranged via phone or email.