Deutsches Studentenwerk

Documents you should take with you!


  • Passport/visa
  • Several passport photos
  • If necessary, international driving licence or a German translation of your driving licence



  • Certificates from your secondary school and - if available - college/university with a certified translation
  • Proof of financing
  • Notification of admission or confirmation of application from the German university
  • Language certificates
  • Confirmation of public or private health insurance
  • Birth certificate
  • Vaccination card



  • Promise of grants
  • Statement of income and assets from your parents
  • Credit card, traveller's cheques
  • Enough cash - especially in the first few days and weeks you'll have numerous expenses!


You should reckon with the following expenses:

  • Rent: around 330 Euro per month (in student residences around 250 Euro per month)
  • Deposit: max. three months' rent
  • Health: approx. 95 Euro per month
  • Fee for the Student Organisation, depending on the university: 100-300 Euro per semester
  • Aliens Department fees: there is a charge for the issue of a first residence permit (mostly 100 Euro)