Moving to Wedel

After you have got the visa, you may enter Germany. Our international office will send you general information and help you to settle some formalities and help you to get accomodation. Be aware that there is no accomodation directly provided by FH Wedel. 

There is no fixed date of enrolment but an enrolment period which is all of October resp. April. The enrolment is only a formal procedure in order to secure you the student status comparable with a visa in order to secure you the right of residence. For international students, the enrolment is not possible at the first day of arrival. There are some prior formalities which you can only accomplish while you are in Germany. You will be assisted by our international office.

For you, it is more important to know when is the first date of lectures. This date varies according to the actual academic calendar. It is a little later than October 1 resp. April 1 and is mentioned in the offer of a place and in the confirmation letter. When you are asked for an enrolment date by visa authorities, give this date. The first date of lectures is the latest date we would accept your intake for the corresponding semester. Later arrivals are not accepted for your own sake: You would not be able to cope with formalities and the academic challenges if you came late.

If you do not manage to arrive in time, you may postpone your study start by one semester. It is sufficient to inform us by email. In this case, you must pay another processing fee in order to get a new confirmation letter. All documents and the deposit of tuition fee will be acknowledged for the next semester. Such a shift of your study start can only be done once. It is mainly intended to compensate extremely long delays in getting a visa, and an extension of half a year will always do as long as you are working seriously on that.