When does the programme start?
The MA EAS (regular) starts both in the winter and summer semester.
The MA EAS (Joint Programme) starts only in the winter semester.
What are the prerequisites to apply for the programme?
Are there any regulations on the number of eligible students
MA EAS (regular): No
MA EAS (Joint Programme): 20 students per partner university per year
First steps: housing, finances and insurance
Where can I look for accomodation?
You can either apply for a dorm room (c.230-370€/month) or look for private accomodation in a (shared) flat (from c.350€/month).
You can apply for a dorm room via Studentenwerk Würzburg. Please check their website for conditions and deadlines.
To find (shared) flats, check the local newspapers or the notice boards in the university buildings or try the following links: https://www.wg-gesucht.de; https://immo.infranken.de/; Studentenwerk Würzburg.
Registering at the town hall
As soon as you have a permanent address, you are legally required to register at the town hall ("Einwohnermeldeamt"). We suggest you go there together with one of our specialised tutors.
To be able to register you have to bring a signed confirmation from your landlord, "Wohnungsgeberbestätigung" (downloadable PDF form in German). Students staying in dorms will automatically receive this document together with their keys. At the town hall, you will be informed about your appointment with the Foreigners' Registration Office ("Ausländerbehörde").
Opening a bank account
Local banks require a student’s permanent residence confirmation issued by the town hall. Getting an appointment with a local bank takes time and we advise you to plan accordingly and ask our specialised tutors for help.
If you arrive very late, we suggest you pay the University's administration fee before travelling to Bamberg because the process of opening a bank account might take too long and direct deposits are costly or impossible.
For information on blocked bank accounts, check your visa specifications.
Students in Germany must have a valid German health insurance without which they cannot enrol. There are variations depending on the age and nationality of the student, which makes it a priority for each student to research which health insurance fits them best.
To obtain health insurance from within Germany, you need a permanent address in Germany and a German bank account. You can also obtain German health insurance from your home country before travelling to Bamberg, which you need to have confirmed upon arrival. We suggest you ask our specialised tutors for help with this process.
Can I work while studying?
Both tracks can be studied as a part-time programme (information only available in German, if necessary, contact your coordinator). Excpetion: Joint Programme students must study their mobility semester full-time.
Generally, it is possible to have a part-time job while studying both tracks. For restrictions and regulations (e.g. visa limitations) see here.
To help you plan and organise your studies in Germany, we recommend you start reading up on studying in Germany well before arriving at Bamberg. One useful website you can use is "Study-in-Germany" (sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service, the Federal Ministry of Education and Reseach and Information for Refugees).
Visa regulations for Germany
To find information on the current visa regulations for Germany, check the website of the Federal Foreign Office ("Auswärtiges Amt"). Make sure you apply for the correct visa since changing the visa is not possible and you will have to return to your home country to apply for the correct visa again. Please note that the university cannot influence any of these regulations or interfere with visa procedures.
To obtain a German visa, applicants from certain countries are required to open a blocked bank account ("Sperrkonto"). The website of the Federal Foreign Office ("Auswärtiges Amt") provides information on the process.
As of January 2020, the yearly sum for blocked accounts has been raised to 10.236€. Please always check your visa specifications!
Knowledge of German
Even though you won't need any German skills to follow the academic programme of the MA EAS, be aware that legal and administrative documents are mostly in German (German is the only legally binding language in Germany). Please ask our specialised tutors for help with administrative tasks (e.g. business with the town hall) that involve a proficient level of German.