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
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.
If you want to look for accommodation by yourself, we’ll send you some links upon
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org