Plan your stay
There are several things you must do to prepare for life in Germany. Here's what you have to take care of!
Cost of living
Compared to other European countries, the cost of living in Germany is quite reasonable. The prices for food, accommodation, clothing, cultural events, etc. are basically in line with the EU average. You will need around 850 euros a month to cover your living expenses. The largest expense is your monthly rent.
Find a Student Residence Hall
The Accommodation Finder is a very helpful tool for finding information about various student residences in your university town. With just a few clicks, you can even submit an application to the Studentenwerk for a room in a residence hall.
Registration and residence permit
As soon as you have found accommodation, you should register with the local Resident Registration Office. This is where you receive your “confirmation of registration” (Meldebestätigung). With this in hand, you can then apply for your residence permit.
At the Beginning of the Semester
Just arrived in Germany it sometimes isn't easy. Many universities offer programmes which help you organise your studies and make friends.
Career after your studies
If you wish to work in Germany after you've finished studying, you should start making plans while you're still a student.