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Preparation

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Arrival/Pick-Up Service

Arrival/Pick-Up Service

Arrival / Pick-up Service


On Aug 29, 2019, the day of arrival, we will welcome you at our JLU booth on platform 1, Giessen railway station, between 8.00 am and 7.00 pm. We will hand out your room keys and personally accompany you to the hall of residence. Please inform us in advance of your exact time of arrival:

sommerkurs-aaa@admin.uni-giessen.de.

If you want to arrive earlier or depart later, you may contact the course office on housing possibilities. It might be possible for you to stay in the student hall of residence (additional rent). If not, we will give you contact details of youth hostels and hotels.

Please note: As we start with the placement test on August 30, we strongly recommend that you arrive no later than August 29!

If you would like to rent your room in a student hall of residence for a semester or longer, please contact the Studentenwerk.

 

Travel Information

Due to the central location of Giessen and the immediate proximity to Frankfurt Airport, the city can easily be reached by various means of transportation:

 

 

 

If you need a visa, please bear in mind that the application for a visa may take up to three months. Please contact your embassy or consulate as soon as possible.

 

 

 

Insurance

Insurance

Health insurance, personal liability insurance, and accident insurance are not included in the course fee.

If you live in a EU country, please bring along your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which is valid for the duration of the International Summer Course and your time of study.

If you come from a non-EU-country and you want to study in Giessen, you must register with a German health insurance company. You can register with a health insurance company during the International Summer Course before matriculation in Giessen. Sufficient health insurance is mandatory. Health insurance for students costs approx. € 90 per month.

Please note: If you register with a health insurance company in Gießen, the insurance cover will only become effective on October 1st!

We strongly recommend that you obtain a health insurance for the duration of your stay in your home country prior to departure. It should also cover your arrival and departure days.

Visa

Visa

Whether you need a short-term study/tourist visa to enter the so-called Schengen Area of the European Union depends on your personal circumstances.

Please see the web pages of the German Foreign Ministry.

Please note:

Most visa applications will take between six weeks and three month; for the visa process, you will probably need proof of sufficient health insurance plus a true copy (no email/fax) of an invitation letter from the University of Giessen. Please plan the start of your visa application process accordingly.

Make sure that your arrival and departure times correspond to the validity of your visa and the reservation of your accommodation.

DAAD Scholarships

DAAD Scholarships

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If you need financial assistance, please contact the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) directly. The application period for a DAAD scholarship for participation in a summer school usually begins in October. Your application must be handed in before the end of the year.

Applications for a DAAD scholarship must always be made in your country of origin. The DAAD has offices in Japan, Indonesia, Poland, Russia, England, the USA, France, Egypt, Mexico, Kenya, India, Brazil and China.

Please contact the German embassy or general consulate of your home country.


DAAD contact for scholarships for summer schools:


Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

Hochschulsommerkurse

Kennedyallee 50

53175 Bonn

E-Mail: sprachkurse-auslaender@daad.de