Application, visa, enrolment – Our guide shows you how you can study in Germany in ten short steps!
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There are many ways to finance your studies in Germany. To find out which programme is right for you, we recommend checking out the DAAD’s scholarship database.
There are different ways to apply for admission to a German university. The application procedure depends on which subject you would like to study and where you come from.
As an international student you may need an entry visa for Germany depending on where you come from and how long you plan to stay here.
Students in Germany either live in a student hall of residence or a private accommodation. We recommend finding an accommodation before you arrive in Germany.
Many universities offer programmes which help you organise your studies and make friends.
All students have to enrol at university before they can commence their studies. The certificate confirming enrolment is called an “Immatrikulationsbescheinigung”. It’s an important document that you’ll need on future occasions.
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.
German universities offer several opportunities to support your studies. During the semester you can benefit from many workshops and individual advice.
As an international student, you surely have many questions if you want to study in Germany. What do I have to do and when? Ana and Tim explain step by step how to study at a German university!