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Visas and Health Certificates

Within the EU, it is no problem for German citizens to use their identity card to travel. However, if you wish to study or to complete an internship outside of the EU or are a citizen of a non-EU country, you may need other documents to enter your chosen destination country. Please also note that you may need a passport in addition to your identity card. You are able to apply to the municipal authorities in your place of residence for a passport.

Visas

Please inform yourself early on whether you require a visa for your time abroad. For more information, please contact the diplomatic mission in Germany for your destination country (German only). Please keep in mind the status you wish to have when you enter this country. Different regulations often apply if you wish to study or complete an internship. The visa fees differ from country to country and can sometimes even enter the triple digits.

Health certificates

Some countries (e.g. People’s Republic of China, Japan, Malaysia, USA) only grant entry to the country for longer stays when you possess an up-to-date health certificate. For more information on the forms required, please contact the diplomatic mission in Germany for your destination country (German only). You may be required to complete a medical and obtain vaccinations to be issued with a health certificate. This may involve considerable costs. What’s more, this procedure can take a long time, hence you should ensure that you apply for a health certificate in good time.

Contact

Please do not hesitate to contact us:

Elke Heim
Elke Heim

Study abroad advisor (Würzburg)
Elke Heim
Room T.0.05
Tiepolostraße 6
97070 Würzburg
Phone +49 931 3511-8377
Email: elke.heim[at]fhws.de

Mon - Thu 9:00 - 12:00

Sibylle Lesch
Sibylle Lesch

Study abroad advisor (Würzburg)
Sibylle Lesch
Room T.0.05
Tiepolostraße 6
97070 Würzburg
Phone +49 931 3511-8195
Email sibylle.lesch[at]fhws.de

Mon - Thu 9:00 - 12:00

Şenol Arslan
Şenol Arslan

Study abroad advisor – English-language programmes
Şenol Arslan
i-Point
Ignaz-Schön-Straße 11
97421 Schweinfurt
Phone+49 931 3511-8553
Email senol.arslan[at]fhws.de

Tue and Thu 10:00 - 16:00

Thorsten Ziegler
Thorsten Ziegler

Study abroad advisor (Schweinfurt)
Thorsten Ziegler
Room 7.E.12
Ignaz-Schön-Straße 11
97421 Schweinfurt
Phone +49 9721 940-8649
Email thorsten.ziegler[at]fhws.de

Mon - Thu 9:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:00
Fri 9:00 - 12:00; alternative appointments upon arrangement