Due to the high demand, the courses are often quickly booked out. We therefore recommend early registration. We strongly recommend non-European students to register four months before the course starts, as visa applications often take a long time to process.
You can start at any level in the Preparatory German Courses. Prerequisite for the entry to a higher level than A1 is the presentation of a certificate of the previous level (e.g. a B1 certificate for the application in a B2.1 course). This certificate must be submitted no later than 21 days before the start of the course.
In the event that you do not receive your visa on time or cannot attend the course for any other reason, please contact us at least three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of the course to rebook or cancel the course. A processing fee of 70 Euros will be charged. In case of later changes or cancellations, the course fees cannot be refunded.
Please fill in the appropriate form and send it signed by e-mail to us.
Visas for entry to Germany are issued by the German embassies in your respective country. The regulations for issuing a visa vary from country to country and depend on the reason for your stay. If you plan to attend language courses in Germany first, take the TestDaF examination and then start studying, you should enter the country with a student visa.
After registration for our courses and receipt of payment, you will receive a confirmation of registration, which you must present to your embassy together with the International Office's confirmation of application for a course of study. Both documents are required for entry to Germany for study purposes.
If you become ill, your first point of contact for all health issues is a general practitioner (Allgemeinmediziner or Hausarzt). The best way to find a good doctor is to ask your acquaintances or friends for a recommendation. Unfortunately, many doctors' offices are very busy and therefore no longer accept new patients. We are happy to support you in your search for a doctor. Please contact us if you need support: Advisory Service
Please also note our information under "Emergencies" if you need a doctor very urgently.
If necessary, the general practitioner will refer you to a specialist (Facharzt). Ask your doctor to recommend somebody and to make an appointment for you directly. General practitioners and specialists can be found here:
Most doctors expect you to make an appointment by telephone. If you are seriously ill, make it clear that you would like to see the doctor that same day. Please remember to take your health insurance card (EHIC card or German health insurance card) with you.
If you have statutory health insurance, the doctor will invoice all costs directly to your insurance company.
If you have private health insurance, you will receive an invoice, which you will have to pay. You will then submit that invoice to your health insurance company, which will reimburse your expenses.
Medication in Germany is only available at pharmacies.
Medication for minor illnesses such as headaches or colds can be bought without a prescription in the pharmacy.
Many medicines require a doctors's prescription which you will have to take to the pharmacy.
If you have statutory health insurance, you will have to pay between € 5 and € 10 for most medicines. The rest is covered by your health insurance.
If you have private health insurance, you will have to pay the cost of the medication at the time of purchase, then submit the receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement.
We have summarised all the important information on the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the classification and comparability of the different language certificates on the following page.
Furthermore, the language skills, which international and German students must have in order to take up a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme at TU Braunschweig are listed. In addition, the English- or German-language qualification that should be achieved upon completion of the respective degree programme is described.