Phase 3 - Visa, Health Insurance, Travel Planning

After completion of phases 1 and 2, you proceed to planning your journey!

You will take care of your visa, find information about health insurance, and take care of your travel arrangements. Also, do not forget about financing your exchange stay.


Depending on your home country, you may need a visa and/or a residence permit for your exchange stay in Germany. You should organize your visa as soon as you receive your letter of admission. Don't forget to take waiting periods into account. Exchange students  are responsible for their visa themselves. Please refer to the German embassy in your home country.

Please find here detailed information on visa and health insurance:

>>> Info sheet "Visa and Health Insurance"

In case of queries regarding residence and visa, please turn to our colleagues from the Hochschulbetreuungsstelle (university service center), your contact persons for all questions regarding legal matters:

>>> Legal Matters


Health Insurance

In Germany, exchange students are obligated to take out statutory health insurance. You are responsible to take care of your insurance status.

>>> Info sheet "Visa and Health Insurance"

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance in your home country, as well as taking out public health insurance as soon as you arrived in Augsburg!


Travel Dates

When should I arrive and depart?

In summer semester 2018 arrival and departure is possible during the following dates:

  • date of arrival: April 02, 2018
  • date of departure: August 05 - September 30, 2018
>>> Semester dates, incl. lecture and exam period

Please note: 

  • After arrival, there are many important matters to settle and compulsory orientation events to attend (see Phase 6 - First Steps).
    All exchange students are obliged to be in Augsburg by April 03.

  • By April 05 (3rd workday of the semester) your dormitory apartment will be available for moving in. An earlier moving-in date can not be guaranteed and is only possible in individual cases (when the previous tenant leaves very early). 
  • Moving into the dormitory is only possible during a workday (monday - friday). It may be smart to calculate with a few nights in a hostel.


Which airport should I use?

We recommend arriving via the airport Munich "Franz-Josef-Strauß".


Financial Plan

How much does an exchange semester in Augsburg cost?

A detailled list of expected costs can be found here:

>>> Cost of Living in Augsburg