Visa Info for Greek Students Going to a University in Germany

Well, will you look at that!

Because you're a national of Greece, you'll be thrilled to discover that you don't need a visa to study in Germany. Rejoice!

Still, that doesn't mean you can just pack up and leave for Germany. You will still need to arrange a few things:

  • Health insurance. This means you have to do some research to find out if you have to pay it beforehand, or if you're required to have a certain amount of insurance coverage per year;
  • Money for tuition and living costs. This may vary depending on your chosen university, the degree programme you decided to study in, or, even, the region and city in Germany;
  • Residence permit. This will have to be renewed every one or two years. So, pay attention to that, and mark it with red in your calendar. You'll be able to apply for the residence permit once you get a fixed address in Germany. Make sure you provide all the required documents and leave enough time to wait for your permit;
  • Awesome on-campus accommodation. You can easily rent an apartment with other students, and spend the next three years debating who should wash which dishes.
  • Your plane ticket. The sooner you book it, the less you'll have to pay for it.

Sure, those won't be that easy to get. But, hey! - at least you skipped the student visa part, so that's something, isn't it?

Don't forget you are also allowed to work during your studies. Usually, students who are EU-nationals studying in an EU-country don't have any work restrictions. Others are generally allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week. Just make sure to check what the law in Germany has to say about that before looking for a job.

What else can we say but: good luck and never forget to have fun during your studies!


We owe a lot to Germany when it comes to the history of education and universities - a real haven for international Bachelor's studies. Germany is the birthplace of what we call "research universities" - big places with ivory towers and libraries where new knowledge is produced every day.

Throughout Germany, you have a wide variety of subjects and careers to pursue for your Bachelor's degree studies. If you want to be at the forefront of engineering, technological advances, and scientific discovery, then Germany has several graduate university options that can satisfy your interests. You'll find that some of the smartest people on the planet come to Germany to introduce new ideas and establish technology companies. You'll also notice a long, rich history of art, music, and literature all throughout Germany, and plenty of international graduates to attest to their quality.

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