I received a list of tasks to do, before I could start my studies. It was very long but extremely helpful.
Before you can matriculate at the University of Freiburg you have to:
- sign a contract with the dormitory (if you’re living in one),
- register your residence by the authorities,
- open an account,
- confirm the exemption from insurance in one of the insurance companies
- and finally – matriculate.
It took me about a week to finish all of the tasks and I was really glad when I did. Although the whole process is quite long and boring, it is very easy if you follow the steps. The only problem was opening the bank account. It took about a week! The reason for that was a large number of students opening new accounts in the Deutsche Bank at the same time.
There is lots of paper work at the beginning of the exchange but there are also people around trying to help you deal with all of your problems.
It seems like an awful lot to do but as a person who experienced it I’m telling you – IT WAS WORTH IT :)