What you need to know for academic success

At first glance, studying in a foreign country may seem complicated. But once you know where to find information and support, fulfilling the requirements will be a cinch.

Baden-Württemberg has a wide variety of research universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of education and music and arts academies – to name but a few. This also means application processes may vary between the universities and sometimes even between subjects. But don’t worry, in the following sections, language and academic requirements, application processes and other prerequisites are thoroughly explained.

A whole section contains information about the visa application process and the kind of documentation you need when you come to Baden-Württemberg for your studies.

You’ll also find information about every-day issues such as health insurance and housing as well as about opening a bank account and registering with the city. Tips on how to find jobs during and after your studies are included as well as good places to look for post-doc positions.

You will also find information about funding and scholarships as well as about internships and career opportunities once you completed your studies. All in all, the following pages come close to a manual for academic success in Baden-Württemberg as an international student.

How to apply to a university

What documents and qualifications are required to study at a university in Baden-Württemberg? The following guide provides an overview.

Visas: What you need to know

Obtaining your student visa and residence permit may seem complicated. It’s not. Just follow the process and have all the required documents ready.

How to find a place to live

Finding a place to live in one of the university towns can be a challenge. Here is what you need to know.

Money, money, money

How you can best manage your finances as an international student.