If you would like to start studying in Germany or if you had to break off your studies in your home country and now want to finish them, there are several places you can go to in Bielefeld.
Students from the European Union, the European Economic Area and certain other countries can enter Germany without a visa.
All other international students usually need a visa – especially if they want to stay in Germany for more than three months. When you enter Germany, the visa must be presented at the Foreigners Registration Office and converted into a residence permit for study purposes.
University of Bielefeld – International Office
Phone 0521 106-6975
Refugees who have been forced to break off their studies can continue them at the University of Bielefeld or commence a new course of study.
All details can be found here:
University of Bielefeld
Clearing Office for Refugees and University Studies
Phone 0521 106-67542
Individual counselling is available at the International Office for international students and refugees who wish to continue and/or commence studies at the university.
Refugee students will also be looked after during their studies and can turn to the contact persons there if they have any questions and problems.
Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences
Phone 0521 106-7764
The “Anabin” database provides information on the recognition of your foreign educational qualifications. In addition, it assists authorities, employers and private individuals in classifying a foreign qualification on the basis of the German education system.