To do upon arrival

Welcome to Trier!

We are very happy to welcome you to Trier University and would like to help making your start as smooth as possible. For better guidance, we would like to offer our personal assistance: Please come and see us in our office or make appointment ahead! Your contact person is 

Dr. Isabella Tegethoff
(Advisor for international doctoral students)
office: Universitätsring 15, Campus I, V-building, room V34
mail: phduni-trierde
phone: +49 651 201 3107
office hours: by arrangement

We will be happy to help you getting through the enrolment process at Trier University. We will also provide lots of useful information concerning formalities with public authorities that need to be taken care of within the first few days after your arrival.


Trier University

Enrolment and TUNIKA

After enrolling as a doctoral student or guest scholar at Trier University, you will receive your TUNIKA (student ID) from the Admissions Office.

Public Authorities

Resident’s Registration Office

Within two weeks of moving into your accommodation, you must register with the responsible Resident’s Registration Office.

Immigration office

Depending on your nationality and length of stay in Germany, you may need to contact the immigration office for a residence permit.

Life in Trier

Bank account

To facilitate payment transactions, you should open a checking account at one of the local institutions in Trier.

Public Transportation

Trier and its surrounding areas are accessible by bus and train. 

Doctors and Hospitals

Please find important emergency numbers here.