Main Entrance FHWS location Schweinfurt

Visa and Health Certificate

Within the EU, German citizens can travel with their identity card without any problems. However, if you want to study or work as an intern outside the EU, or if you are a national of a country that is not part of the European Union, you may need different documents to enter the country of destination. Please note that depending on the country of destination, you may need a valid passport in addition to your identity card. You can apply for this at the municipal administration office in your place of residence. Your passport may also be required to still be valid for a specific period of time to obtain a visa and enter the country of destination. You should therefore also find out about a possible extension to your passport documents in good time before departure.

Please note: The United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU will result in considerable additional work for study and internship stays from 2021.

Therefore, please note our information on studying abroad in the United Kingdom and internships in the United Kingdom.

Visa

Please find out in good time whether you need a visa for your stay abroad. For more information, please contact the diplomatic mission for your country of destination in Germany, which can be found on the list of diplomatic missions for other countries in Germany on the Foreign Office’s pages. Pay attention to the status with which you want to enter the country. A distinction is often made between students and interns. Visa fees vary from country to country, but some of them can run into costs in triple figures.

Health certificate

You may only enter some countries (e.g. PR China, Japan, USA, Malaysia) for a longer stay with a current health certificate. For the required forms, please contact the diplomatic mission for your country of destination in Germany, which can be found on the list of diplomatic missions for other countries in Germany on the Foreign Office’s pages. The issuing of a health certificate is often associated with having sometimes complex tests and vaccinations done, which can result in considerable costs for you. In addition, this can be a lengthy process, so you should make sure that the health certificate is issued in good time.

Travel regulations

Travel regulations due to the current coronavirus pandemic can be checked on a daily basis by clicking the following links:
Information from the German Foreign Office
Information from the Robert Koch Institute on the current COVID-19 situation

Contact persons

If you have any further questions, we will be happy to assist you:

Elke Heim
Elke Heim

Studying Abroad Counselling for Students at the Würzburg Location
Elke Heim
Room T.0.05
Tiepolostraße 6
97070 Würzburg
Phone +49 931 3511-8377
E-mail elke.heim[at]fhws.de

Consultation hours Monday to Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00

Sibylle Lesch
Sibylle Lesch

Studying Abroad Counselling for Students at the Würzburg Location
Sibylle Lesch
Room T.0.05
Tiepolostraße 6
97070 Würzburg
Phone +49 931 3511-8195
E-mail sibylle.lesch[at]fhws.de

Consultation hours Monday to Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00

Şenol Arslan
Şenol Arslan

Studying Abroad Counselling for Students of English-language degree programmes at FHWS
Şenol Arslan
i-Point
Ignaz-Schön-Straße 11
97421 Schweinfurt
Phone +49 931 3511-8553
E-mail senol.arslan[at]fhws.de

Consultation hours Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 to 16:00

Thorsten Ziegler
Thorsten Ziegler

Studying Abroad Counselling for Students at the Schweinfurt Location
Thorsten Ziegler
Room 7.E.12
Ignaz-Schön-Straße 11
97421 Schweinfurt
Phone +49 9721 940-8649
E-mail thorsten.ziegler[at]fhws.de

Consultation hours Monday to Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 15:00
Friday, 9:00 to 12:00, other appointments by arrangement