PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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					             PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL:                              AFTER YOUR ARRIVAL:

  1.    Enrolment Form                                1.   Registration at Beuth Universtiy
  2.    Accommodation                                 2.   Registration at the residence office
  3.    German Courses                                3.   Bank account
  4.    Departmental Courses                          4.   Induction
  5.    Health Insurance                              5.   Exams and results


                                 BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL


1. ENROLMENT FORM

       Send us the form we enclosed, signed by both, your coordinator and yourself and
       check that you do not lack any data or documents

                Personal data
                Date of birth and nationality
                Name, e-mail, and coordinator’s signature
                Period of exchange (first semester, second semester or
                 full academic year)
                1 Photograph. Necessary to apply for the student card! (by e-mail)
                Passport photocopy or identity card photocopy – obverse and reserve -
                Particular e-mail. Very import so that we can keep in touch with you.


2. ACCOMMODATION

       If you want to look for accommodation by yourself, we’ll send you some links upon
       request.

       If you want Accommodation through Beuth University:

   Accommodation in Berlin residence halls is very limited, the sooner we can apply for
   you, the better the chances that you will get a room.
   The application for accommodation will be processed only if the security deposit for
   Beuth University is paid by the student. See accommodation contract!
   Return of deposit by Beuth University: The money, minus bank charges, will be
   transferred to your bank account after you signed your rent contract with
   Studentenwerk Berlin.

       It is not possible to choose room or area! The „Studentenwerk Berlin“
       (Residence hall owner) has rooms to let all over Berlin.

       Return of deposit by Studentenwerk Berlin: Deposit will be transferred to student’s
       bank account after proper return of the room.



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3. GERMAN COURSES

    As an exchange student we offer you a two week intensive language training free of
    charge prior to the beginning of classes (in March or September). Please mark your
    interest to take part in the German Intensive Course and fill out the “Application
    German Intensive Course” form. During the semester we offer a four hour German
    class.

4. HEALTH INSURANCE

    For the period of your stay in Berlin you need a proof of health insurance.

    Do not forget to bring your European Insurance Card, issued by your health
    insurance if you are a student from the European Community.

    If you are student from a country without a social security agreement with Germany
    we advise you to buy a health insurance policy with a German State Health
    Insurance upon your arrival. Assistance can be offered.


                                AFTER YOUR ARRIVAL


1. REGISTRATION AT BEUTH UNIVERSITY

    After you informed us about your date of arrival, you will receive a mail with an
    appointment for registration from Beuth University International Office.
    Our visitors address is: Limburger Str. 42, 13353 Berlin-Wedding (located between
    the subway stations „Leopoldplatz“ and „Amrumer Str.“)

    In order to get registered at the registrars office you need to pay € 138,68, either in
    cash at the university cashiers office or as bank transfer on a form issued by the
    registrars office. You will receive all information and forms at the International
    Center.
    The money is for:
    € 30,68 Beitrag Studentenwerk Berlin (Berlin student head organisation)
    € 8,00 AStA of Beuth University (university student head organisation)
    € 50,00 BVG (Berlin public transportation, this reduces your monthly fees for
               public transportation)
               administration fee (not payable by ERASMUS or programme students)
    € 50,00 Beuth University
    € 138,68 in sum

    Please bring along your student-id of your home university, one photo and the
    proof of you health insurance for the duration of your stay.

    Your Beuth University student ID and the password/username that you need to sign
    up online for the classes have to be picked up in the International Office upon notice.




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2. REGISTRATION AT THE RESIDENCE REGISTRATION OFFICE

      In the Federal Republic of Germany everybody is obliged to register, that means that
      each student has to register at their place of residence with the local residence
      office. You will get the information on where and how to register at Beuth University
      International Office after your arrival. The registration acknowledgement is the proof
      that Berlin is your residence. It has to be well kept together with your passport during
      your whole stay in Germany. You'll need it for the Foreigners Office in Berlin, for
      opening a bank account or to get a users card from a public library. Wherever you
      need to proof that you presently are a resident of Berlin it's done by the registration
      acknowledgement.

3. BANK ACCOUNT

    If you expect to receive money (e.g. from a grant) or have to make money transfers
    you need to open a bank account (Girokonto). The Studentenwerk Berlin expects you
    to have an account with a local bank since the rent has to be paid cashless. The
    opening of a bank account can be done at any bank or savings bank, just be aware of
    the considerable differences in fees from bank to bank. You need your passport, your
    Berlin registration acknowledgement and your student ID, in case the bank offers
    special conditions for students. Generally, it is also possible to open a bank account if
    you are staying for less than three month and thus don't have a Berlin residence
    acknowledgement. Those accounts usually have different conditions from regular
    accounts.

4. INDUCTION

      At the beginning of each semester we organise an induction meeting for which the
      topics will be:
               Getting to know the other exchange students
               Dates of meetings
               Sport courses at Beuth University
               Excursions for exchange students
               How to get your credits at Beuth Universtiy

5. EXAMS AND RESULTS

      Once you have attended the classes and returned the form „Anrechnung von
      Studienleistungen für Austauschstudierende der Beuth University Berlin“, signed by
      each teacher, you will receive a certificate of participation from the International
      Office. If your home university requires grades on the certificate within a limited time,
      you need to inform each teacher that you are an exchange student and ask them to
      send your grades directly to the „Beuth University Auslandsamt“ as soon as possible.

              Looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin, have a safe trip!

Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin / University of Applied Sciences
Auslandsamt / International Center
Luxemburger Str. 10, 13353 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49.30.4504.2950 / 2768, Fax: +49.30.4504.2959, e-mail: ausland@beuthhochschule.de
http://www.beuth-hochschule.de/ausland/
                                                            20.07.2012

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