Applying for a residence permit
When enrolling at a German university, international students can apply for a residence permit for the purpose of university study. They must get this permit extended regularly.
Residence permit online guide
The local departments of foreigners’ affairs provide an online guide as an alternative to an email appointment request. The online guide has the advantage that you can enter the required personal information and upload the necessary documents, ensuring that your appointment at your local department of foreigners’ affairs is well prepared. Be aware that your application for a residence permit is not considered submitted until your in-person appointment. Sending the appointment request does not count as an application.
Advising international students
Incoming Students / PIASTA—Intercultural Living and Studying TeamSection 52: International Student Services and MobilityDepartment 5: International Affairs
Advising on residential, social, and personal matters