Guide for Internationals

Welcome to the University of Freiburg – We’re looking forward to meeting you!


There is always a lot to organize before beginning a course of study, and this is especially true if you’re coming to Germany as an international student. We would like to help you in this endeavor and have thus gathered the most important information on visas, residency permits, resident registration, and health insurance on the following pages. You will also find handy tips on living and safety in Freiburg, financial aid, and finding a part-time job.



Guidance for international students

All information for international students at the University of Freiburg are available in German and English in the brochure „Guide for International Students“, you can download it here:

DAAD Informations

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has put together a “Directory for International Students” with information and reports on life in Germany, medical care, leisure activities and culture, geography, environmental protection, and much more. Click » here to download it.

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