Application process

In order to ensure that your application process runs smoothly, we have put together these guidelines. Make sure you fulfill all requirements for a semester abroad and to be able to match the given deadlines before you start with the application process.

If you are an international degree-seeking student interested in one of our programmes, please go through the standard application process set by the Academic Board of the applicable Institute.

The mountain landscape is my pleasure here. Every morning when I wake up, I see that the mountains have changed. Sometimes I paint the landscape for relaxation.

Yuki Horikoshi, Japan




> An existing bilateral agreement between the two universities (University of Liechtenstein and Partner University)
> Students, who wish to study abroad outside the exchange programs of the University of Liechtenstein ("Freemover") must apply at the International Office.
   The regular tuition fee must be paid.
> English certificate (upper intermediate Level B2 (+))
Sufficient funds for the duration of the stay


Nomination deadline for a stay in the winter semester:
April 15th (architecture students)
May 15th  (business students)

Deadline for documentation submission in Mobility-Online (students):
April 30th (architecture students)
May 30th  (business students)

Nomination deadline for a stay in the summer semester:
November 1st (business and architecture students)  

Deadline for documentation submission in Mobility-Online (students):
November 15th  (business and architecture students)

Nomination instructions for partners

All applicants must be officially nominated by their home university or student's exchange programme coordinator in the Mobility-Online nomination form. Emailed nominations are not accepted.

We will send our nomination instructions and a link to our online nomination form to all partners a few days before our nomination period starts. If you have not received the link or you need more information, please contact us .


The application for a semester abroad takes place exclusively with the nomination by our partner Universities. As soon as a nomination has been made, the partner University register the prospective exchange student on our "Mobility-Online" platform. After this process, the applicant will receive a notification to submit following documents: All transcripts of records/Diploma's, an English certificate, and a letter of motivation. Then the courses selection can be made with our course catalogue. Students in Architecture also provide us with a portfolio: Portfolio requirements

Free Mover students
Please get in touch with our international office for an application link.

At the Download-Center all important forms, lecture plans and further information regarding the study programmes can be accessed.

Course selection

Here you can find the overview of all English language modules in the area: Business and Architecture for the next winter and summer semester and their ECTS credits. Another possibility is to check the exact module descriptions and learning objectives from the last course catalogue.

Undergraduate students are not allowed to choose courses from the postgraduate programme, exept Cross Faculy.


Evaluations are made with the following numerical grades
6.0 - excellent performance
5.5 - very good performance
5.0 - good performance
4.5 - satisfactory to good performance
4.0 - adequate despite deficiencies 
Grades under 4.0 signify inadequate performance

Verbal assessments

Admission, short stay permit and Schengen visa

As soon as you have been admitted by the University of Liechtenstein, you can download your letter of acceptance in Mobility Online System and apply for your short-term residence permit in Liechtenstein. Students from countries outside the EEA and Switzerland also need a Schengen visa.
The coordination centre for permits : will support you with your short-term residence permit and Schengen visa. The whole process of obtaining your visa and residence permit takes a lot of time and we highly recommend that you apply early.

Health Insurance

Persons living in Liechtenstein for longer than three months are required by law to take out a health insurance. The insurance must be valid prior to arrival in Liechtenstein. EU students who are legally insured in their home country are exempt from the insurance obligation, if they are in possession of the European Health Insurance Card or a temporary replacement confirmation. This must be applied for from the health insurance fund in the home country. Travel insurance from the home country is not accepted as insurance cover. 

Students from non-EU countries must take out the health insurance provider "Swisscare". Please contact our coordination center (T +423 265 1111,

Registration for the Student Dormitory

In order to register for a place in the student dormitory you will need the official letter of acceptance from the University. A few days after your admission, you will be sent the login for our booking system which you can use to book a room online.

Arrival and Welcome Days/Week

You are asked to arrive before the Welcome Days. With our Welcome Days we want to give you a smooth start at the University of Liechtenstein. We provide you with all the information you need with living and learning in Liechtenstein. Here you will meet the other international students. The Welcome Days are compulsary. 
In our FAQs section you can find out everything you need to know about entry, residence and housing.
General questions write to

Erasmus+ App

Your travel guide for your stay abroad!

The Erasmus+ App accompanies you before, during and after your stay abroad with useful information and features:

- Checklists to guide you through the most important milestones
- Push notifications with important information from home and host universities
- Updates on the status of the Online Learning Agreement (OLA)
- Useful tips from other Erasmus+ participants and the possibility to share your own content
- Information about relevant events from local ESN organisations
- A newsfeed and local events and acitivites
- Connection to Online Linguistic Support (OLS)
- Information about other Erasmus+ programme activities

Here you can find more information and download the app: 

ESN – Erasmus Student Network

ESN Liechtenstein is part of the biggest interdisciplinary non-profit student organization which has over 500 sections in 40 European countries. The goal is to represent international students, thus to provide opportunities for intercultural encounters under the principle of “Students Helping Students”.

ESN offers help to newcomers during the introduction week and supports the process of integration by organising cultural events and excursions as well as other events and partys. Like that our guests should get into contact with the culture of Liechtenstein and the interaction with local students should become easier.

ESN is always looking for motivated new students who like to engage in projects and who would like to help incoming students to have a good start. Who’s part of this supporting team will have better chances in getting his/her first choice of destination for a semester abroad.


Small card – big thing: the ESNcard is a membership card for all ESN members and international students with which they can show that they are a part of the ESN network. All possessors of the ESNcard get special discounts in shops, restaurants or for overnight stays. The ESNcard is being sold by the ESN section of Vaduz, but is valid internationally. The price of the card is CHF 15 and it can be bought at the International Office.

Besides discounts on international level (10% and 1 free piece of luggage for 8 flights with Ryan Air, 35% on Logitech hardware, Flix Bus discounts and 10% on International Hosteling Hostels etc.) you’ll benefit from local discounts in Liechtenstein and Austria.


Here you can find our latest Factsheet with Academic calendar

Students with special needs

Contact us well ahead and as early as possible if any of your nominated student have special needs or for any other reason needs any special adjustment, so that we can evaluate what services we can offer.

picture noga.jpgMy semester at Liechtenstein University was an amazing and instructive experience. The fact that the university is small has contributed to the family atmosphere and personal acquaintance with the university staff. Architecture studies were enriched with many contents and in the studio we have the best technological equipment to create an amazing projects. My studio was about sustainability and I felt it was a topic I had never delved into and here I was finally given the opportunity to get to know it in depth and learn new things. Another thing that is a significant part of my enjoyment this semester is living in the dormitories of Liechtenstein. In the dormitories we became a big family, everyone knows each other and you will always find attentive ears and great meals made up of a variety of cultures.


Margalit Noga, Israel