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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER

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We are the International Office of Hochschule Fresenius and we aim to support you in all non-curricular issues as good as possible so you will enjoy your stay at Hochschule Fresenius to the fullest. On this page, you will find many useful documents for the beginning of your studies and your life in Germany. Make sure to get in touch: international@hs-fresenius.de

Contacts

Communication is key! Here’s where you find quick access to university support and responsibilities, contacts, and our International Office all-star team. Whether through email, phone, or virtual meetings, we’re thrilled to meet you on this exciting journey! 

Study at Hochschule Fresenius

On this page, you will find useful resources for both Studying at Hochschule Fresenius as well as Living in Germany. Scroll down to find information related to our specific Faculty as well as to your city.

Please choose your faculty – information may vary!

FACULTY OF ECONOMICS & MEDIA

The Faculty of Economics & Media is home of the International Business School with its English-taught study programs in (international) management, engineering, marketing, media and much more.

further resources

If there is anything else you need or you think would fit well here – please let us know: international@hs-fresenius.de

FACULTY OF DESIGN

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The Faculty of Design is also known as AMD (Akademie Mode & Design) and offers various creative programs in fashion, design and managament.

If there is anything else you need or you think would fit well here – please let us know: international@hs-fresenius.de

LIVING IN GERMANY

Next to some general resources, we provide city-specific information for you that will help you getting along in your new home town.

Berlin, a dynamic city for students, offers an extraordinary blend of historical landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall, along with a thriving arts and nightlife scene, ensuring a vibrant and culturally diverse experience that leaves a lasting impression.

Accommodation Guide This guide aims to help you to find accommdation. It gives specific hints on where to look for accommodation, what to prepare when applying, how to apply and indicators for fake advertisments.

Plan your Travels within Berlin The BVG (Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe) is the local public transportation company in Berlin. On their website you can check current timetables of buses, trams and underground trains. You can also download the BVG app for more convenience.

Public Transportation in Berlin An overview of the public transportation network (buses excluded) in Berlin.

To Dos after Arriving in Berlin In this document, we inform you about the bureaucratic things you need to do once in Berlin. The International Office is always happy to support you and will inform you about these to dos in person as well at the beginning of your studies.

WhatsApp Group for new international students in Berlin This is a WhatsApp Group initiated by future students (not by Hochschule Fresenius). Feel free to join and get to know your future coursemates.

Cologne is an exciting city for students. It captivates with its iconic Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and vivid Carnival celebrations, providing a rich cultural experience that combines historical significance and lively festivities, making it an unforgettable destination to explore and enjoy.

Accommodation Guide This guide aims to help you to find accommdation. It gives specific hints on where to look for accommodation, what to prepare when applying, how to apply and indicators for fake advertisments.

Events for international students in Cologne The ESN (Erasmus Student Network) Cologne regularly organizes activities for international students studying in Cologne. Have a look to see what’s currently happening and join activities if you are interested.

Find a partner to practice German in Cologne The online platform TANDEM aims to bring together students from different institutions of higher education in Cologne interested in meeting new people from all over the world. A great opportunity to practice German.

Plan your Travels within Cologne The KVB (Kölner Verkehrsbetriebe) is the local public transportation company in Cologne. On their website you can check current timetables of buses, trams and underground trains. You can also download the KVB app for more convenience.

Public Transportation in Cologne An overview of the public transportation network (buses excluded) in Cologne.

Sport activities for students in Cologne As a student of Hochschule Fresenius, you are entitled to join various sports activities organized by the General Students Commitees of the universities in Cologne. A great way to meet new people and make friends.

To Dos after Arriving in Cologne In this document, we inform you about the bureaucratic things you need to do once in Cologne. The International Office is always happy to support you and will inform you about these to dos in person as well at the beginning of your studies.

WhatsApp Channel for international students in Cologne Follow our WhatsApp Channel for updates, events and important information tailored specifically for our international student community.

WhatsApp Group for new international students in Cologne This is a WhatsApp Group initiated by future students (not by Hochschule Fresenius). Feel free to join and get to know your future coursemates.

Düsseldorf is an energetic city ideal for students. It entices with its fashionable shopping scene, beautiful riverfront locations for leisurely strolls, and a vibrant social atmosphere that guarantees memorable encounters and an immersive experience of contemporary German lifestyle.

Accommodation Guide This guide aims to help you to find accommdation. It gives specific hints on where to look for accommodation, what to prepare when applying, how to apply and indicators for fake advertisments.

Plan your Travels within Düsseldorf The Rheinbahn is the local public transportation company in Düsseldorf. On their website you can check current timetables of buses, trams and underground trains. You can also download the Rheinbahn app for more convenience.

Public Transportation in Düsseldorf An overview of the public transportation network in Düsseldorf.

Sport activities for students in Düsseldorf As a student of Hochschule Fresenius, you are entitled to join various sports activities organized by the General Students Commitees of the universities in Düsseldorf. A great way to meet new people and make friends.

To Dos after Arriving in Düsseldorf In this document, we inform you about the bureaucratic things you need to do once in Düsseldorf. The International Office is always happy to support you and will inform you about these to dos in person as well at the beginning of your studies.

Hamburg, a bustling city for students, allures with its picturesque harbor, diverse culinary scene, and vibrant neighborhoods like the trendy Schanzenviertel, providing a perfect blend of maritime charm, cultural exploration, and a lively atmosphere for an exciting adventure.

Accommodation Guide This guide aims to help you to find accommdation. It gives specific hints on where to look for accommodation, what to prepare when applying, how to apply and indicators for fake advertisments.

Plan your Travels within Hamburg The hvv is the local public transportation company in Hamburg. On their website you can check current timetables of buses, trams and underground trains. You can also download the hvv app for more convenience.

Public Transportation in Hamburg An overview of the public transportation network (buses excluded) in Hamburg.

Sport activities for students in Hamburg As a student of Hochschule Fresenius, you are entitled to join various sports activities organized by the University of Hamburg. A great way to meet new people and make friends.

To Dos after Arriving in Hamburg In this document, we inform you about the bureaucratic things you need to do once in Hamburg. The International Office is always happy to support you and will inform you about these to dos in person as well at the beginning of your studies.

Munich, a captivating city for exchange students, enthralls with its rich history, world-renowned Oktoberfest celebrations, and a perfect blend of traditional Bavarian charm and modern cosmopolitanism, offering a diverse range of experiences from exploring historic landmarks to immersing in the local traditions and embracing a vibrant social scene.

Accommodation Guide This guide aims to help you to find accommdation. It gives specific hints on where to look for accommodation, what to prepare when applying, how to apply and indicators for fake advertisments.

Plan your Travels within Munich The MVV is the local public transportation company in Munich. On their website you can check current timetables of buses, trams and underground trains. You can also download the MVV app for more convenience.

Public Transportation in Munich An overview of the public transportation network in Munich.

Sport activities for students in Munich As a student of Hochschule Fresenius, you are entitled to join various sports activities of the University Sports Center Munich (ZHS). A great way to meet new people and make friends.

To Dos after Arriving in Munich In this document, we inform you about the bureaucratic things you need to do once in Munich. The International Office is always happy to support you and will inform you about these to dos in person as well at the beginning of your studies.

Wiesbaden captivates with its elegant architecture, rejuvenating thermal baths, and the famous Kurhaus, providing a serene and culturally enriching environment where students can indulge in the city’s refined ambiance and immerse themselves in its refined atmosphere

Accommodation Guide This guide aims to help you to find accommdation. It gives specific hints on where to look for accommodation, what to prepare when applying, how to apply and indicators for fake advertisments.

Plan your Travels within Wiesbaden The ESWE is the local public transportation company in Wiesbaden. On their website you can check current timetables of buses, trams and underground trains. You can also download the ESWE app for more convenience.

Public Transportation in Wiesbaden An overview of the public transportation network in Wiesbaden.

What To Do on your first days in Wiesbaden In this document, we inform you about the bureaucratic things you need to do once in Wiesbaden. The International Office is always happy to support you and will inform you about these to dos in person as well at the beginning of your studies.

Health Insurance Have a look at the overview from our partner TK for all information on health insurance for international students. Make sure to join one of their info sessions that take place regularly.

Incoming Guide for international students Our Incoming Guide features an extensive overview about living and studying in Germany as well as practical information and contacts for the respectives cities.

Personal information questionnaire for accommodation applications This is a useful document that you can fill out and attach to your accommodation applications. It gives your potential landlords a compact overview about you.

Plan your travels throughout Germany This is the website of Deutsche Bahn, the national railway company of Germany. If you want to plan trips to another city or throughout Germany, this is the place to go.