Visa/ Residence Permit
Students with EU citizenship do not need a visa to enter Germany.
Citizens of Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, Korea Republic, New Zealand, Switzerland or the USA do not need to apply for a visa in advance, but will have to apply for a residence permit at the Immigration and Integration Office within three months of arrival.
All other students have to apply for a study visa at the German embassy/consulate in their home country. We will send you an official invitation letter for your visa application.
For the enrollment process please remember to bring:
- Passport/ID card
- One photograph
- Proof of health insurance (European Health Insurance Card; Non-EU-students: please take out health insurance in Germany)
- Bank receipt for the payment of the semester fee (approx. EUR 250 including fee for the ‘Studentenwerk’ which provides the student dorms, cafeterias etc. and the student ticket which allows you to use regional public transportation in most parts of Hesse and some places in Rhineland-Palatinate free of charge)
All exchange students will enroll in Wiesbaden on the same day.If you cannot come on the day of enrollment, please make an appointment with the International Office as soon as you arrive in Wiesbaden.
Please bring all the documents with you to our welcome and orientation day on September 14, 2017. You will be able to enroll that day. All non-EU students will have the possibility to take out health insurance, too.
Sufficient health insurance is compulsory for all students enrolled at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences.
For all EU-Citizens: please bring a copy of your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and the original card or a provisional certificate along with you. The EHIC will be issued by your health insurance company. Turkish students will bring the form A/T 11 (Turkey and EU have an agreement for health insurance).
For all other students: health insurance can be arranged in Germany (approx. EUR 75/month). We strongly recommend taking out health insurance in Germany, as foreign health insurance policies have to fulfill certain requirements to be accepted in Germany.
Please be aware that travel insurance will not be accepted.
All students must declare their place of residence at the City Hall within two weeks after their arrival. Please register in the office of the town where you will be living during your stay at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences.
You can open a bank account free of charge at any bank by signing an agreement and presenting your passport and your student identity card.