Important things to do before departure:

  1. mail application for admission and application documents
  2. request a room in a student residence hall and pay the deposit (in order to reserve the room)
  3. register for an orientation programme GO Konstanz (September / March) or Oripro - the orientation programme (October / April)
  4. a student visa for students from non-EU/EEA countries (except USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Israel and Brazil)
  5. plan your trip to Konstanz (book your flight)
  6. receive any necessary immunisations and pack a supply of important medications
  7. register for the Buddy Programme
  8. apply for a credit / debit card
  9. pay any fees, e.g. for GO Konstanz, accommodations, enrolment
  10. schedule a move-in date and inform your tutor or buddy about your arrival date
  11. purchase sufficient health insurance coverage

      What you should pack:

      • your passport (valid for the entire duration of your stay in Germany); an identity card will suffice for EU citizens and students from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland
      • proof of funding (required, if you need to apply for a residence permit or a visa extension)
      • letter of admission from the University of Konstanz and required documents for enrolment (including: passport photos, proof of medical insurance, school and university transcripts, language certificates, ...)
      • immunisation records
      • international driving licence or a certified translation of your national driving licence
      • other travel documents (plane tickets etc.)
      • confirmation of residence hall reservation
      • credit card or traveller's checks
      • important medication and information about your medication in German or English
      • important telephone numbers: bank, home university and University of Konstanz International Office, buddy, etc.
      • copies of all documents (passport, admission letter, proof of funding, plane tickets...)
      • In Germany, the wall outlet voltage is 220 V. Students from other regions of the world should consider bringing an adapter for electrical devices.
      • clothing: In the winter, the temperature can drop below the freezing point and it can snow. Please do not forget warm clothing! Summer temperatures can reach 30 degrees Celsius. Bring your bathing suit!