Next steps

Registration at City Council

As soon as you know when you will arrive in Germany and where you will stay in Lübeck, you can make an appoinment online at the City Council. You need to bring along a specific form signed by your landlord ("Wohnungsgeberbestätigung"); the Studentenwerk sends it automatically together with the contract.


Bank account

Opening a bank account is one of the first things one should do upon arrival. You may initially need to transfer money for various purposes. We give you support for this, if needed.


Health insurance

Students must have their own health insurance coverage from the first days of arrival in Germany. There are various public and private insurance companies available. Students must decide before the beginning of their studies which company they will choose to join. In general, they are about the same price (around 100 Euro per month) and offer basic coverage.

Please note: A recommendable - but not obligatory - insurance is also the liability insurance. This covers costs which may arise when someone causes an accident unintentionally, e.g. damages somebody's car with his or her bike etc. More information


Registration at the university

You will need the following documents in order to register at the Technische Hochschule Lübeck:

  • Original admission letter
  • Personal ID card or Passport
  • 1 passport size photograph
  • Original documents of your previous studies, which give you the qualification for this program
  • Proof of student’s health insurance
  • Proof of payment of registration fee (50 Euro): Must only be paid once
  • Proof of payment fee for students’ union (around 257  Euro): Must be paid each semester

After registration you get the student ID card, IT access and a semester ticket for free public transport.


Visa related information

Visa extension

International students have to get an appointment right after their arrival at the foreign authority “Ausländerbehörde”. There they will change your entry visa into a 1-year or 2-year resident student visa.

You must go and get a specific appointment in advance - via e-mail.


Visa application for Denmark

More information will follow soon.