Congratulations on getting accepted into the B.A. European Cultures and Society!
Here you can find some important information to help you get started.
Now... What to do?
1) Please answer the email you received in the following way:
answer to the email:
As subject please write: "Acceptance BA EUCS".
As text please write: "I hereby accept the university study place.
Surname(s), First name(s), Application number"
2) Gather all the documents necessary for the matriculation process
1. De-registration form (in case you have previously enrolled in another German university)
2. Proof of statutory health insurance - both EU and non-EU students need to attach a certificate obtained by a public German health insurance company stating that their European Health Insurance card or their insurance are valid in Germany (In case you cannot obtain this document in advance, you can bring it to the secretariat in HEL 018 at a later point in time)
3. Proof of payment of the semester fee (110 EUR)
4. Proof of payment of the enrollment fee (25 EUR)
5. Residence permit for the duration of the program (or in case you don´t have it yet, student visa)
6. Copy of your passport / Identity card
7. Copy of the first page of the acceptance letter that you received.
Afterwards, please send all these documents per post, before the date mentioned in your letter to:
Auf dem Campus 1
Or deliver them personally and deposit them in the Postbox n. 18 located in the Helsinki Building.
the documents must be in the postbox until the date mentioned in your letter.
* Important clarifications:
- It is important that you send the maximum number of matriculation documents possible, per post, so that they arrive at the university before the date mentioned in your letter. This will allow you to reserve the study place that you previously accepted.
Once you arrive to Flensburg, please make sure you bring the remaining documents to the secretariat as soon as possible, as your student card and bus ticket will not be issued unless all matriculation documents are handed in.
- The three suggested arrival dates for international students, in order to get better support with the arrival and matriculation are:
Monday 19th of August
Monday 26th of August
1st and 2nd of September
Please inform the Campus Angels of your arrival date via firstname.lastname@example.org
Formalities upon arrival are: address registration, matriculation, bank account, resident permit, health insurance, etc.
The Immigration Office official will be joining us during our International Student Orientation in the week of 3-6 of September (a date is not set yet). You are most welcome to join us for the "Welcome Orientation Breakfast" on Wednesday the 4th of September. To register, please contact the Campus Angels via
The Campus Angels will be there for you from ca. 15th of August onward.
International students (orientation)
Orientation Program 2019
COMING TO FLENSBURG
The orientation program is optional for all international students. Students arriving late cannot be guaranteed the same service as those who arrive on time. You need to confirm your attendance in the events by writing an email to
Useful information about EUF, the studies, the student services, as well as some cultural tips will be provided during orientation. This is also a great chance to meet the other international students at this university.
Orientation will be dealing with:
- Registration of address
- EUF matriculation procedure, ID, bus ticket
- Student health insurance
- Opening a bank account
- Opening a blocked bank account
- Visa and resident permit
- Academic practices
- Student services
- Phone card
- Campus tour
- Tour of Sports-Center at EUF
- The Student Union benefits
- Social activities and leisure time
- Life in Flensburg
- Flensburg tour
|Arrival period and moving in||19th of August, 26th of August and 2nd of September 2019|
|First 5 steps||Tuesday 3rd of September at 8:00|
|Welcome Breakfast||Wednesday 4th of September at 9:00|
|Course schedule selection||(not applicable)|
|Tips Living in Germany||Friday 6th of September|
|Campus tour and others||Friday 6th of September at 9:00|
|Academic Orientation Week||Monday 9th - 13th of September|
|Lecture Period||16th of September - 22nd of January 2020|
|Exam Period||16th December - 20th of December 2019 & 7th of January - 20th of January 2020|
The CampusENGEL provide help to all new students during their first weeks at Europa-Universität Flensburg, from August 15th until November 1st. They can help answer students' questions regarding registration at the university, classrooms, accommodation, placement tests, language courses, health insurance, childcare and activities to do in Flensburg. CampusENGEL are located at the Entrance of the Helsinki building, main entrance: Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 16:00 and Friday 9:00 – 14:00 Email:
FIRST DAYS IN FLENSBURG
|APPROXIMATE MONTHLY COSTS:|
|Total monthly cost (depending on lifestyle)||592-827€|
|INITIAL COSTS ( please bring this in € and not $):|
|Accommodation deposit ( will be refunded)||300€|
|Semester student fee||235€|
|Basics (bed linen, cutlery/china, toiletries)||50€|
|ADDITIONAL COSTS MAY OCCUR FOR :|
|Travel within Germany & Leisure activities (sports, etc.)|
|Books and Materials||Circa 150€|
The weather here in Flensburg is very unpredictable. Normally Flensburg has a cold to moderate climate with a lot of Rainfall. It is recommended that students bring a:
- Warm jacket
- Rain Jacket
- Warm pullovers
- Layered Clothes
Because of bureaucratic reasons, it is heavily recommended that you bring a Folder carrying your:
- Passport and Travel Documents
- Accommodation Documents
- Offer Letter
- Medical Insurance
- Prescription Medicine
- Copies of the above documents
It is also worthwhile to leave a copy of your documents at home with a parent or guardian and to give your contact details and German Address to a family member or friend so that they can contact you easily.
Before you arrive
If the German embassy nearest to you has many visa requests, please schedule your visa appointment as early as possible, so that you can obtain your visa in time to register at the University.
International students (from outside of the EU) wishing to enter the Federal Republic of Germany require an entry visa for educational purposes (or student entry visa), issued by a diplomatic representation of the Federal Republic of Germany (embassy or consulate) in the student’s country of origin and entered into the students passport.
Prospective students should inquire in detail at an early stage about the visa requirements and should not enter Germany with a tourist visa. A tourist visa cannot retrospectively be converted into a student entry visa or residence permit for educational purposes. Even if your country does not normally need a visa to enter Germany. For example, USA and KOREAN students must request a visa.
- valid passport
- proof of health insurance cover (stating beginning, end and the coverage of the insurance)
- proof of sufficient funds (minimum 735 € per month)
- notification of admission/ letter of acceptance from the German university
- visa application documents
For more detailed information, please check this.
Non-EU students must register at the Foreigners' Office (Ausländerbehörde) within 7 days of their arrival to obtain an electronic residence permit (eAT). The residence permit costs 100 € (an extension costs 80 €). The entire application process may take up to 2 months. The eAT is issued in credit-card format incorporating a number of electronic functions. It contains a contactless chip carrying personal data, biometric characteristics (photo; two fingerprints from individuals aged 6 or over) and any additional provisions pertaining to the cardholder. It also contains electronic proof of identity and offers an electronic signature function.
Non-EU students must also register their address in Flensburg in the city hall ( ).
EU students must only register in the city hall ().
The University of Flensburg has 4 student dorms and will have a 5th dorm in September. However, given the steady growth of students in the city of Flensburg, finding accommodation has become a more complicated process.
You can read more about the dormitories .
And you can apply for a place .
However, besides the student dorms, there are other offers available throughout the city.
Theoffers a couple of alternatives.
More alternatives can be found, , or , for example.
If you need accommodation for a short period of time there are numerous hotels available around the city, for example :
Flensbed Hostel & BoardingHouse ()
Bahnhofstraße 28. Next to Munketoft Campus. Free WIFI. Price: 35-45€/ night
Hostel Flensburg ()
Zur Exe 23, 24937 Flensburg, near exe. Free WIFI. Price: 35-45€/night
Hotel am Rathaus *** ()
Rote Str. 32-34. In the city center. Free WIFI. Price: 64 € / night
Hotel am Fjord*** ()
Wilhelmstraße 1. In the city center. Free WIFI, breakfast. Price 65 € / night
Hotel ibis budget Flensburg City* ()
Suderhofenden 14. in the city center. Free WIFI, breakfast. Price: 72€ / night
Hotel Xenia ()
Süderfischerstraße 2. In the city center. Free WIFI. breakfast. Price: 75 € / night
Dittmers Gasthof ()
In the center. Price: 80 € / night
If you would like to reserve a holiday apartment please visit the following link:
From mid-August until mid-November, the International Office offers a welcoming service to all incoming students. During this period, you can contact a group of motivated students who can help you find a place to stay in Flensburg. You can reach them via(only during that period of time).
You can read more about the angels (in German and in English)
In Germany, all students up to the age of 30 are subject to compulsory health insurance (currently approx. 80 € monthly).
If you are from a country that has concluded a bilateral social security agreement with Germany and if you have sufficient health insurance coverage in your home country, you can be exempted from the obligation of insuring yourself with a statutory health insurance scheme for the duration of your course of study in Germany.
In order to get an exemption, you must bring and submit your EHIC ( ) or other proof of health insurance in your own country.
Important information: all students must either be insured from a public German health insurance company or obtain an exemption of insurance from them. Without a supporting document proving such an exemption students will not be issued their student card and their bus ticket. Beware that such a document can only be obtained up to 3 months after entering Germany. After that serious penalties follow.
The Study Buddy Programme connects German students or other students, who are familiar with the city and the university you got accepted in and international students. You can find more information and register.
After you arrive
Matriculation at the University - it must be done at the Studierendensekretariat - please find more detailed information about the necessary documents and location.
Residence permit (non-EU students):
Non-EU students must register at the Foreigners' Office (Ausländerbehörde) within 7 days of their arrival to obtain an electronic residence permit (eAT).The residence permit costs 100 € (an extension costs 80 €). The entire application process may take up to 2 months. The eAT is issued in credit-card format incorporating a number of electronic functions. It contains a contactless chip carrying personal data, biometric characteristics (photo; two fingerprints from individuals aged 6 or over) and any additional provisions pertaining to the cardholder. It also contains electronic proof of identity and offers an electronic signature function.
Non-EU students must also register their address in Flensburg in the city hall ( ).
EU students must only register in the city hall ().
If you would like to find more detailed information about after your arrival, please click the link here:
Student Card and Bus Ticket
After your matriculation at the university you will receive very important information:
- your Student Card (it proves your status as a student at Europa-Universität Flensburg and can be used to obtain student discounts in museums, theater plays, concerts, cinemas, etc.)
- your Bus Ticket (which is valid for one semester and allows you to ride the bus for free within the city of Flensburg and up to Glücksburg)
- Your Student Email Address (which is used to send all official university messages)
- Your access data to WLAN on Campus
- Your access data to Studiport (which is essential for you to register for courses and exams)
You need to re-register at the university every semester to be entitled to receive the student card and bus ticket for the upcoming semester. This information and instructions on how to do it will be provided to you after your matriculation and are also available
The email address and access data are only provided once, so please preserve that information during your entire course of studies at this university.
Registrar's Office (Studierendensekretariat)
- Re-registration (for every single semester)
- Change of address
- Leave of absence
- Change of study programme at Europa-Universität Flensburg
- Withdrawal from the University
Please do not forget to re-register every semester(!) for the forthcoming one. Time period for re-registration:
For the upcoming Fall semester: June 1st - July 15th
For the upcoming Spring semester: December 1st - January 15th
Within the time period you need to transfer the study fees of 100 EUR to the following account:
"Empfänger"(Recipient): "Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein"
"Verwendungszweck" (purpose of transfer): your matriculation number.
Please leave the second row empty.
Kontoinhaber: Studentenwerk S.-H.
IBAN-Nummer: DE68 2105 0170 0025 0018 50
Please consider that the money has to be on the account on that day which means that you should transfer it early enough.
Contact the Studierendensekretariat
Please accessto find the contact details of the Studierendensekretariat.
Foreign Language Courses
Moin Campus Network
What is Moin Campus Network ?
Moin Campus Network is a support service that is designed to provide you with the information and support you will need to make your stay and study as an International student at the Europa - Universität Flensburg as comfortable as possible.
Every year the International Office finds a group of highly motivated students, who are available to welcome students to the Europa-Universität Flensburg - they are the.
They sit at the Info-Desk in the Helsinki building every working day of the week from morning to afternoon and are available to answer questions and provide help.
Within their tasks are:
- help students find accommodation in Flensburg
- guide the students withing the university campus to the right place
- answer generic questions about matriculation, insurance, registration in the city hall, etc.
- help students open a bank account or buy a sim card
- give guidance related to where to find specific shops or products in the city of Flensburg
- receive students at the train station when they need support
- organize social events to make international students feel at home (most events are also opened to German students) - keep updated on the events .
You can find the Campus Angels available in the period between mid-August and mid-November personally or via this email address:
You can find more information(in German and in English).
The Studentenwerk of Schleswig-Holstein has an international tutor for the dormitories of each university in the state.
In Flensburg that person is Maksim German. He is your contact person in case you have been attributed a room in the dormitories of the university or in case you have questions about the Study Buddy Program.
In case you have been attributed a room in the dorms, please contact him in advance, so that he can prepare all the documentation that you need to sign and so that he can give you strict instructions on how to proceed once you arrive in Flensburg.
You can find his contactsand .
More useful information
You can find more useful information in the webpage of theof the Europa-Universität Flensburg.
The webpage of theand of the (student representatives) of the M.A. European Studies also contains interesting information for newcomers.
- If you have difficulties with your email account
- If you are not able to access the WLAN on campus
- If you need to make some copies on campus
- If you are not able to login to Studiport
- if you have all sorts of technical difficulties...
Please take a look at the information provided by(Center of Information and Media Technologies).
ASTA - Students ' Union
The new Studitalk (Arriving in March).