Helpful links

Information about Germany

  • Study in:  features a blog, a chat, informations about courses of studies, a short video "Student Life - three minutes in the everyday life..." and general tips for living in Germany...
  • Deutschland-Portal: The „Deutschland-Portal“ is a kind of virtual card of the Federal Republic of Germany. It offers amongst others an annotated link list in 6 languages and links to other good internet portals.
  • Tatsachen über Deutschland: Facts about Germany: An internet site of the Department of Foreign Affairs (Auswärtiges Amt) with information about our country and its people, its history, the political, legal and economic system and others.
  • Just landed „Just landed” is a platform for the exchange of information and practical tips for those who plan to stay in another European country.


About studying in Germany and learning German

  • Europäischer Referenzrahmen: The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is a tool for setting clear standards to be attained at successive stages of learning and for evaluating outcomes in an internationally comparable manner. 
  • Deutsch lernen: What helps me to learn German? Information about language schools, e-learning and learning material
  • Studieren Information about German universities and studying in Germany



Helpful institutions and initiatives

  • Auswärtiges Amt (Department of Foreign Affairs): The first place to look for answers on questions concerning the entry into Germany
  • Zuwanderung The Federal Ministry of the Interior offers detailed information about the German immigration law
  • DAAD-Download The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers detailed information among others about the entry into and the stay in Germany and answers questions from students and researchers who come from abroad and want to work in Germany
  • ESN Hildesheim: a student initiative at the university of Hildesheim which helps international students and organizes events and excursions


  • Notfonds Hildesheim offers fast and uncomplicated help in situations, where other types of funding can’t help or aren’t sufficient
  • Stipendiendatenbank: The scholarship database of the German Academic Exchange Service gives an overview of the various types of funding for international students.