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Prepare your stay

You are admitted - your next Steps are:

You can officially say, you are part of the h_da family, but there are still a few more steps to take before you are ready for the first day of class. Below you will find detailed information to get prepared for your stay in Germany and at our University.

  • Check you local visa regulations and prepare paperwork Apply for visa interview
    Please note: Depending on your local visa regulations, getting a date for a visa interview might take some time. Therefore make sure that you apply as soon as you are admitted. You will receive a support letter for your visa application and your bankloan as soon as you are admitted.
  • Apply for APS interview (if required)
  • Secure necessary financial means, if needed, arrange for a bank loan.
  • All international students from non-EU countries are required to meet their own living costs while studying in Germany. You may use a blocked account to finance your studies in Germany. The money on this account cannot be withdrawn until you have arrived in Germany. This kind of account is necessary for obtaining/extending your student visa. To apply please make sure that you begin well in advance either with Deutsche Bank or Fintiba.

Darmstadt is located in the Rhine-Main area, one of the most densely populated regions in Germany . As a concequence it is very difficult to find a room, especially if you apply from abroad.

Therefore we provide a limited number of rooms through our partner, the Studierendenwerk Darmstadt. We highly recommend to book  an accommodation with us. The housing application process is described on our KOPLA portal under "Further Information".

You will have an online enrolment. The SSC will enroll you.
For the enrolment you will need the following documents:

  • proof of legal health insurance in Germany
  • notification of admission
  • receipt of payments of your fees
  • your passport with visa / note of residence
  • possibly original certificates
  • proof of study times

You will receive your your CampusCard from the department in Birkenweg 8, 4th floor.

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