Application, Acceptance and Enrolment
Visa and residence permit
Depending on where a student comes from, a visa may be required for entering Germany. Visas should be applied for as early as possible because is often takes a while to be processed. It is important to apply for a study visa - a simple tourist visa is not sufficient. When applying for a visa, proof must be provided that the student has sufficient funds to study in Germany (for the wintersemester up to € 10.200). The German diplomatic missions abroad can provide further information about how to apply for a visa.
Please note that the visa will be issued specifically for your chosen subject at the university you wish to attend. For this reason, it is not possible to change subjects or universities during a period of study.
If you nevertheless intend to change subjects or universities for any reason, it is vital that you contact the Foreigners' Registration Office beforehand to clarify whether an exception can be made in your case.
You have to book an appointment at the Foreigners Office in Muenster online.
In Steinfurt, you should receive an invitation for an appointment via post mail after your registration at the Citizen's Office.