Plan your stay

There are several things you must do to prepare for life in Germany. Here's what you have to take care of!

  • Student sits cross-legged on a green sofa in a student residence hall and reads a book, link to page Find Student Hal | © DAAD/Jan Zappner

    Find a Student Residence Hall

    The Accommodation Finder is a very helpful tool for finding information about various student residences in your university town. With just a few clicks, you can even submit an application to the Studentenwerk for a room in a residence hall.


  • Student with documents registering at a public office, link to page Registration and Residence Permit | © DAAD/Jan Zappner

    Registration and residence permit

    As soon as you have found accommodation, you should register with the local Resident Registration Office. This is where you receive your “confirmation of registration” (Meldebestätigung). With this in hand, you can then apply for your residence permit.


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