At least three quarters of a year must be allowed as a lead time for all the above options. It is strongly recommended to contact the foreign representative of the Computer Science department at least one year before the planned start of the stay abroad.
For formalised (established) partnerships the following procedure is followed in Paderborn: The available study places abroad are advertised separately for each host university. In order to be able to spend a semester abroad in the 5th semester, students must apply for the advertised study places abroad after the end of the 3rd semester via the Academic International Office to the foreign representative of the subject.
For each host university and each call for applications, a selection committee is appointed by the International Student Advisors of the subject. This committee consists of the Programme Officer of the partnership and additionally one member of the IT department. Based on the application documents and a selection interview with the candidates, the selection committee makes the selection. Depending on the agreement, the selection may have to be approved by the host university.