The first steps

[Translate to Englisch:] Drei Studierenden unterschiedlicher Herkünfte sitzen auf der Blauen Brücke in Freiburg

Video: virtual tour through the authorities in Freiburg

Willkommen in Freiburg!

You’ve been admitted to one of Freiburg’s universities! But what now?! Here we have a check list for you with the first steps after the arrival in Freiburg.

Freiburg has a lot to offer, especially for students from abroad: The location in the border triangle of Germany, France and Switzerland, the Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains on the doorstep, students from all over the world, renowned universities and the service package of the Studierendenwerk, room, health insurance and support by tutors included.

Important for all students with passports from countries other than EU member countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland:
You are required to obtain a residence permit for Germany.

If your visa or residence permission cannot cover the period of your study in Germany, please contact the local foreigners authority to make an appointment for the application for a residence permit. Generally, the application process will take around 4-6 weeks.

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