To do before entering Germany

Before you leave for Germany for your stay at Trier University, there are numerous things to take care off.

Please take care of the individual steps as early as possible as they often require a longer preparation time.

Visiting stay at Trier University

When you have found a hosting professor, please organize then the funding of you stay inTrier.

Funding methods
A visiting stay at Trier University takes place based on external funding (e.g. scholarship) or on employment at Trier University. There are different funding possibilities for you visiting stay. 

Life in Trier

As soon as you receive your admission to Trier University, you must organize your stay in Trier.   

Entering Germany and Visa
Depending on your citizenship, you will need a visa to enter The Federal Republic of Germany.

How you are insured respectively if you need to pay for insurance yourself depends on how your doctoral studies or your research period is financed. In any case, you will need adequate health insurance coverage.

There are various offers of accommodation; however, we recommend that you take care of your accommodation as early as possible. 

Getting to Trier
You can either get to Trier by airplane arriving at one of the airports in the area, by train, by bus or by car.

Spouses and family
Please look for employment opportunities for your spouse as well as a kindergarden or school for your child(ren) before you arrive.

Required documents
Documents you must bring along and other things to consider