Deutsches Studentenwerk

Preparation is everything!

The better your preparation is, the more successful your time studying in Germany will be! Clarify the most important questions well in advance.

  • Where and what do I want to study in Germany?
  • What conditions do I have to fulfil in order to enrol at the university of my choice?
  • Do I need a visa?
  • How do I find affordable accommodation in the German university town of my choice?
  • How do I finance everything?

You will have to contact several authorities or organisations to answer all these questions. Your most important contact will definitely be the German university that you choose, but in the German university system there is a clear division of responsibilities; the universities advise international students on all questions to do with admission, enrolment and academic support and the Studentenwerke are responsible for the social aspects around studying. The Studentenwerke offer many important services for international students, including inexpensive accommodation

Studying in Germany

German universities are manifold and diverse. There are more than 350 universities and over 13,500 courses.


Prerequisites for studying

Good knowledge of German and a qualification for university entrance are the minimum requirements you need.


Entry into Germany/Visa

Visa, residence permit, Aliens Department - a guide to terms and authorities.



A room in a shared flat? An apartment in student accommodation? The possibilities for international students are varied.



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