Prior to Arrival (Degree students)

Entry and visa requirements

In order to enrol at Brandenburg University, a student visa is required in most cases. Applicants from the EU and other states Germany has a special agreement with do not need a visa. Please be aware that the processing time of an application for a student visa can take several months.
You can find current information on visa-application at:
www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/EinreiseUndAufenthalt/Visabestimmungen_node.html
Important: the issued visa must correspond to the purpose of your stay:

  • A tourist visa is not sufficient!
  • It is not possible to change the type of visa after entering the country
  • Visas are issued by German foreign representations for a maximum of one year
  • Upon request, your visa for study purposes will be extended at the end of this period by the Ausländerbehörde (Aliens office) of the city of Brandenburg
  • Attention must be paid to the validity period of the visa! 
Accommodation

We make every effort to provide foreign students with accommodation in our student hall of residence on the university campus.The cost of a room in the hall of residence is € 220 per month. Some single apartments are available at a cost € 270 per month. A returnable deposit equal to one month’s rent is required when signing the contract. Provided the terms and conditions of the contract have been kept by the tenant, this money is returned at the end of the rental contract.
You will find information on living in the student's hall at www.studentenwerk-potsdam.de/wohnen/.
You can apply beforehand online at https://sslsites.de/studentenwerk-potsdam.de/fileadmin/forms/stwp_bewerbung/.
Rooms in the hall are single rooms. Four rooms form one unit, and all rooms are furnished. Each unit contains a communal kitchen and sanitary facilities (shower, toilets, wash-basin). In the kitchen there is an electric cooker, a refrigerator with separate lockers (with keys), a kitchen table, chairs and a sink.
It is advised to bring bed linens and blankets with you. You must bring your own cutlery, along with plates and dishes. Rooms do not have curtains, so you may want to bring these with you. The rooms are not equipped with TVs and radios.
There are washing machines and dryers in the hall, which function with a chip card. There is sufficient parking space for motorcycles and cars.
There are a number of common rooms in the halls. Sport and games rooms are also at the students’ disposal.

Private accommodation

For students who prefer or have to live off-campus, we recommend arriving in Brandenburg well before the beginning of term in order to seek accommodation in the private sector. The Allgemeiner Studentenausschuss (AStA) provides a service (Referat für Soziales) which offers assistance in finding accommodation.
Email: astasoziales(at)th-brandenburg.de
Not far from the THB (about 15 minutes' walk) there is an apartment building called: "Caasi".  In addition to short-term accommodation, Caasi also rents out one and two-room apartments at special rates to students. All apartments consist of a single and double room, equipped with a kitchen, toilette, and shower.  Further information, as well as online inquiries and room reservations, can be found at: www.caasi.de
Rooms in a shared flat in town can be found under www.wg-gesucht.de/en/wg-zimmer-in-Brandenburg.15.0.0.0.html

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