Reutlingen University welcomes more than 80 nationalities from across the globe on campus. Join our community and be part of one of the best ranked universities of applied sciences (HAWs) in Germany. There are many opportunities to visit Reutlingen University. We welcome all who wish to study, do research, or participate in a staff exchange.
The following information will help you take the first hurdles and requirements in order to set up your semester abroad at Reutlingen University, we will try to connect you directly to the websites of origin to make sur you get the most recent information and the valid input for your adventure from ”Aufenthaltsgenehmigung” to “Zulassungsbescheid” we try to translate the nitty gritty of Student life as best as we can.
Visa & Residence Permit
Students from non-EU or -EEA countries require a student visa. This must be applied for at the respective foreign embassy before entering Germany. Important information on the procedure is also available on the website of the Federal Foreign Office. In addition, students from non-EU or -EEA countries and Switzerland also require a residence permit ("Aufenthaltsgenehmigung") from the Foreigners Office ("Ausländerbehörde") at Reutlingen City Hall.
The university does not provide financial support, and students are required to secure funding themselves. If you are looking for grants or scholarships, please speak to your study coordinator in Reutlingen/at your home university. Please also note that housing is one of the major expenses whilst studying in Germany and that proof of sufficient financial resources is crucial for receiving a residence permit. You should be able to prove you have approx. 950€/month available for the duration of your stay.
There are different types of accommodation available on and off campus. Note that in Germany most student dorms consist of a private room, a shared kitchen, and shared sanitary facilities. If you would like to stay in a student hall, we recommend you apply for several halls to increase your chances of getting a room. To look for private accommodation, we recommend you take a look at the university's accommodation portal.
There are a few things you should consider prior to and upon your arrival in Reutlingen. Among others, these include relevant information regarding health insurance, registration with the local authorities, opening a German bank account, or finalizing enrollment with Reutlingen University. For questions or concerns, you may always contact your study abroad advisor in your study programme or Reutlingen International Office (RIO).
During your Stay
Reutlingen University is eager to help students make the most of their stay and to make "the Ländle" home. At university, you can find your own niche, connect with fellow students, get involved in student organizations or clubs and participate in a variety of activities (e.g. sports, music, creative workshops, language courses).
Offers for International Students
We offer students a number of academic services:
The course enables students to develop their language skills and make the start of their studies and integration into life on campus as smooth as possible.
The attached video presents some facets of an international programme; you will find yourself in a classroom together with fellow students from all over the globe.
German as a Foreign Language
We offer pre-semester intensive courses in German, as well as language courses which run throughout the semester.
Workshops and Soft Skills
All courses and workshops found on the English page are suitable for students with little to no knowledge of German (levels A1-A2).
Reutlingen students help new first semester international students to settle in to life on campus.
The Sprachcafé is not a language course, but a great opportunity to speak German with other students in a relaxed atmosphere!