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 institutions 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 that have to do with admission, enrolment and academic support. The Studierendenwerke are responsible for the social aspects around studying. They offer many important services for international students, including inexpensive accommodation.