Germany is the largest country in Central Europe.  Known around the world for its precision engineering and high-tech products, it is equally admired by visitors for its old-world charm and "Gemütlichkeit" (coziness). The UK is well connected to Germany, with many low cost airlines offering flights from most UK destinations. Once in Europe, you will also be able to travel within Europe quite easily. Regular train services connect Germany with all neighbouring countries - most operated by Deutsche Bahn. Expect a moderate climate, and pack for warm summer days as well as cold winters.

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Important Considerations

  • British nationals do not require visas or residence permits for study visits not exceeding 90 days. 
  • For any stay exceeding the 90 days, British citizens may apply to the local immigration office (Ausländerbehörde) for their residence permit after arrival in Germany and without having obtained a visa prior to travelling to Germany. Please note that any application for a residence permit needs to be filed within the first 90 days of your stay in Germany. It is strongly recommend you contact the local immigration office as soon as possible after your arrival in Germany to secure a timely appointment. 
  • You can apply for a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) but, you might also need additional health insurance. 
  • Accommodation options will vary depending on where you study, you should ensure you submit your housing application by the deadline.