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Welcome to the first step of your academic journey. Every successful journey involves preparation and planning and this site is designed to help you prepare for your time at Schiller. You will also find the global and campus contacts that can help you as you prepare. Be sure to check out your campus and to sign up for your Welcome Week. We are looking forward to meeting you very soon!

All students must be legally residing in Germany.  

Two important things BEFORE applying for a student visa: 

The best time to apply for a German student visa is immediately after receiving the university letter of admission and securing the necessary funds to live and study in Germany. 

Blocked account:  

-   A student must have secure finance proof amount: 10,332€ for 1 year (861€/month) 

     Best options: Fintiba or Expatrio. More information can be found here:  Germany Student Visa - How to Apply for a Germany Student Visa ( 

For any questions regarding the visa application process, please contact us:  

Type of Visa our students must apply for:  

For programs that last more than 3 months, applicants must apply for a German National Study Visa / Long term Visa. 

The German student visa processing time is usually around 25 days. 

You must apply at least four months before you arrive in the country. 

All students are required to carry their own health care insurance and accident insurance. Coverage is required from the date of departure from their country of residence until their return there. The coverage must meet the requirements established by the German government and German consulate. The Admissions office will be pleased to help you choose the best type of insurance for your needs. Schiller International University cannot assume responsibility for students who fail to take out adequate medical insurance.  

Members of the Schiller International University Administration are on call during opening hours to give assistance. In the case of medical emergencies and in case of serious illness, medical treatment is readily available at the Hospital for “Innere Medizin”, Im Neuenheimer Feld (INF). 

We know that figuring out how to start your housing hunt can be quite confusing. To make it easier for you, we have compiled a list of the most mportant information as well as hints & tips below. 


Our student dorm rooms feature: 21–25m² modern studios with built-in kitchen and ensuite bathroom, free Wi-Fi, gym and laundry facilities available. More information can be found here: Campus Viva - student apartment / Heidelberg 

Please contact Tiffany Myers ( for more information about our dormitory and the reservation. 

It Is Time to Pack and Prepare for the Trip

A packing list can help you remember to bring everything you need. Don’t forget to add things to help you feel at home. If your apartment has a kitchen, consider coordinating certain items with roommates to avoid crowding the kitchen with duplicate dishes and appliances.  

Need to ship your personal belongings to Heidelberg? You can contact via email: for a free quote. Don’t forget to mention that you will be studying at Schiller International University! 

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