Guide for new international students

The International Relations Office has put together a guide for new international students that is intended to help them before, during and after their studies.

Travel preparations - Checklist

You did it! You have received a letter of admission for your studies at BTU Cottbus. Before you can take up your studies, however, there are a few things that you should by no means forget to take care of!
Download:  Checklist

Entry: Do I need a visa or not?

For studies in Germany, and thus also at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, you will need a visa for the purpose of studying. Citizens of the European Union, as well as citizens of a few other countries, may arrive without a visa. Please be prepared to pay a visa fee. Please inquire beforehand about entry requirements for country. University registration with a tourist visa is not possible.

We urge you to apply for your student visa as soon as possible, as processing times vary depending on the embassy or consulate: List of German diplomatic missions.

Please read our leaflet before your arrival: Entry from a Risk Area and Quarantine Regulation

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