Student life

Further readings for international students


The International Office of Freiburg University as well as your administrative coordinators in the faculty are happy to help you. On this page, we have gathered some useful links for you.

Here you will find a short but informative online guide for internationals to questions regarding Visas, Residency Permits, Health Insurance, Money, Safety, Jobs, Living, Resident Registration and Contact Information.

You can download a complete welcome guide from the International Office, which also contains information on studying and languages.

The student portal also offers some great pages (1 and 2) for internationals including topics such as mobility, finances, free time & culture, housing, and eating and drinking.

The Studierendenwerk (social services for students) provides some information for new students: The page contains helpful information about living and studying in Freiburg.

Students organize administrative offices tours to the Residents Registration Office and Immigration Office, Bank, Public Health Insurance Company, International Office, Campus, Student Restaurant and Cafeteria.


Being a student in Strasbourg means more than just studying. You will find in this section a useful link to the main website of the University of Strasbourg which has information to ensure yourself a smooth stay in the European capital.

From culture to housing, transportation or maps, virtually everything you need to spend a stress-free year can be found there: Campus Life Strasbourg

You can also download a comprehensive Welcome Guide from the University of Strasbourg.

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
It is also worth looking at the pages of the DAAD. They provide good information on money and living standard in Germany.

Also, they offer good infos on visa procedures in Germany.


Further readings