To get you off to a good start in Braunschweig, we can find a Buddy for you. Buddies are senior students who have been studying at TU Braunschweig for some time and know the university and the city well.
Your Buddy picks you up from the main train station and takes you to your accommodation,
assists you with formalities such as enrolment, opening a bank account or visiting the Foreigners' Registration Office,
You must prove that you can finance your studies in Germany when applying for your visa in your home country. To do so, you must have a sum of €11,172 at your disposal. This amount is sufficient to finance your studies in Germany for one year. Detailed information on the proof of financial resources can be obtained from the German embassy or consulate in your home country.
Each time you extend your residence permit, you will need to provide this proof of financial resources again. The immigration authorities will decide whether you need to open a blocked account for the amount.
In addition, the Language Centre offers TestDaF examination dates several times a year. Unfortunately, the number of places is limited. Prerequisite for the participation is the proof of a completed German course Mittelstufe II or B 2.2.
Apply for your visa for study purposes at the German embassy or consulate in your home country no later than three months before your departure for Germany. You must have your letter of acceptance from TU Braunschweig and your proof of financial resources. Detailed information on visa and travel regulations is provided by the DAAD and the Federal Foreign Office.
Do not enter the country on a tourist visa, as this will not allow you to enrol!
An overview of visa requirements/exemptions for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany can be found here:
For your enrolment at TU Braunschweig you need a valid health insurance!
German statutory health insurance for students
The simplest option is to take out German statutory health insurance for students upon your arrival in Braunschweig. It is available from all public health insurance providers and costs around € 110 per month. This insurance covers all costs for medical treatment, consultations and hospital stays, plus most of the cost of any prescription medicines.
If you come from another EU Member State
With a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC Card) you do not need to take out German health insurance. Your health insurance complies with the German standard and covers all medical expenses in Germany. Please remember to apply for your EHIC card well before your departure and make sure it is valid for your entire stayin Braunschweig.
If you are older than 30 years when you begin your studies
If you are over 30 years old, you must have private health insurance. We recommend that you do so here in Germany, as many foreign health insurance policies are not accepted in Germany. Make sure to take a close look at the services that are included and seek professional advice on the subject. Your insurance should cover the same services as the statutory health insurance for students.
Please do not take out travel insurance for the time of your stay in Braunschweig! Travel insurance policies do not provide adequate cover and you will not be able to enrol at TU Braunschweig with travel insurance!
We strongly recommend that you also take out liability insurance in Germany!
A liability insurance policy covers any accidental damage you might cause to other persons and their property. Accidents can easily result in costs amounting to millions of euros, for example if you cause a car or bicycle accident. Without personal liability cover, you alone will be responsible for any damages and the resulting costs.
The best way is to take out personal liability insurance once you are in Braunschweig, the cost is only € 7 per month.
Remember to plan your housing well in advance! We recommend that you start looking for a place to stay as soon as you receive your letter of acceptance.
Living in a hall of residence
The Studentenwerk at TU Braunschweig has 7 halls of residence with more than 1,800 rooms for university students. Room types range from single rooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom to individual apartments. Rents range from € 250 to € 500 including electricity, water and heating. Additionally, you will need to pay a deposit of one month’s rent. Most of the rooms are fully furnished and come with Internet access and a telephone connection.
At the beginning of the semester, waiting times for places in halls of residence are usually long. So register as early as possible!
The halls of residence are generally mixed, but one hall of residence also provides single sex accommodation for female students. For students with disabilities there are some specially adapted apartments available. For more information please contact the Service Office of the Studentenwerk.
Braunschweig has a large number of private apartments and shared accommodation (WG) for rent. Prices range from € 250 to € 350 for a room in a shared apartment and from € 350 to € 500 for a single apartment, plus utility costs (electricity, water, heating).
Rooms and apartments to rent can be found on the university's bulletin boards, in newspapers and and on the Internet, for example on the following pages: