Necessary Visits to the Authorities Before and After Arrival
About 2 or 3 months before you commence your studies here, you will need to apply in your home country at your nearest German consulate for a Student Visa. For this purpose you must submit your JLU Notification of Admission and proof that you can finance your stay abroad.
At the beginning of your stay in Giessen, there are some formalities to deal with:
- taking out a local health insurance policy
- registration with the municipal authorities
- converting your student visa into a residence permit
During the orientation-period "Info-Table", your team of mentors from the International Student Advisory Office will help you through such visits to the various authorities.
If you wish to earn a little extra money while you are studying, you should also check out the information on Working in Giessen.