What to do before you leave

  • Send Application for Admission and application documents to International Office: international(aT)hs-kl.de
  • Apply for housing and pay the deposit to reserve a room.
  • Send Learning Agreement
  • Apply for a student visa (Visa for Educational Purposes), If you have to apply for one
  • Plan your travels and book your flight (after obtaining your visa)
  • Possibly obtain additional vaccinations and buy medication (exchange students for the whole stay in Germany)
  • Visit the doctor and the dentist
  • Apply for a credit/debit card
  • Pay all fees, e.g. the tuition fees and the student residence deposit.
  • Inform the Internationasl Office, Beatrice Melendez of your arrival day and time: international(aT)hs-kl.de

What you should bring with you

  • passport, valid for the entire stay in Germany (plus 6 months for students from overseas); EU citizens and students from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland need their ID card
  • student Visa if needed
  • your Letter of Admission from University of Applied Sciences and all required documents (possibly proof of health insurance, transcripts from your high school and your university, proof of language competence)
  • possibly vaccination report
  • possibly an international drivers‘ license or a notarized translation of your national drivers‘ license
  • additional travel documents (plane tickets)
  • confirmation of Reservation of the student residence
  • credit card or Traveler’s Checks
  • information of all of your medication in English
  • important telephone numbers: bank, credit card
  • two copies of important documents (passport, letter of admission, proof of financial support, plane tickets …) – one set of copies stays at home, one travels with you
  • clothing: We have winter temperatures easily go below freezing. So don’t forget warm winter jackets


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International Office
Beatrice Melendez