Registration, Work and Residence Permit, Bank Account and Blocked Account

During your studies there are many rules, formalities and expenditures you should keep in mind. To make sure that you have a good time and are able to study and live comfortably, you should inform yourself in advance and be aware of some important things. For example if you have any questions about working or staying in Dortmund during or after your studies, regarding your residence permit or job and internship search - please check the helpful information we prepared for you below. If you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact the International Office!

Registration and Residence Permit during your Studies

Everything you need to know regarding registration and applying for a residence permit at the Immigration Office / Bürgerdienste International during your studies!

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Working during your Studies

Working during your studies? No problem! All relevant information can be found here.

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Residence Permit and Working after Graduation

You have finished your degree at FH Dortmund and would like to continue living and working in Germany? Everything you need to know regarding the applications for the Immigration Office can be found here!

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Deregistration and Re-Registration at the Citizen Services

When you leave Germany permanently and go back to your home country or move to any other foreign country it is compulsory to deregister at the responsible registration autho- rities.

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Proof of Finance: Bank Account & Blocked Account, Declaration of Commitment

It can be helpful to open a bank account at a German bank institute to save fees transferring money from your home country. You will also need a proof of finance to apply for your visa or residence permit later on. Here you  will find more information on that issue!

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Semester Abroad for Non-European students

Taking a semester abroad is a great opportunity! You can study and research at a different university or even do an internship at a company in a foreign country. Before you plan such a semester please note there are some very important issues you need to consider in advance!

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Landlord Confirmation and Sublease Agreements

Since 1st November 2015 you need a written confirmation from a landlord or signed by an authorized person for your registration in the city.

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Searching for a job or an internship?

If you are looking for a job or an internship we have prepared some valuable information on how to find a suitable offer and much more!

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Career Advice and Coaching at the Career Service

Are you thinking about what will happen after you graduate and want to know what job suits you or you need feedback on your application documents? Career Service has a special contact point for the transition to the working world. More information on the websites of the Career Service.

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Accommodation in Dortmund and Surroundings

Dortmund and surroundings offer you low priced living and different accommodation types - you will find here various dormitories and private apartments. How can you find a room for a reasonable price? Where to apply? How to register in the city and what should you keep in mind? Here you will find the answers!

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Monthly Living Costs and Mobility in Dortmund

During your studies there are many expenditures you should keep in mind. To make sure that you have a good time and are able to study and live comfortably, you should be aware of these costs. You can use our information as a means of orientation for your stay in Germany.

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Public Broadcasting License Fees (Rundfunkbeitrag)

After registration at the city you might receive a letter of Rundfunkbeitragsservice contai- ning request for the  registration for the public broadcasting fees. The fee is used to finance the numerous radio, television and online content of ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandradio and must be paid for each apartment. More information in that topic here.

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