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New to Chemnitz

New to Chemnitz - Your First Steps

Following a list containing the most important things you should do after arriving in Chemnitz. We recommend you to follow this sequence since the mentioned steps are based on each other.

1. Step Accommodation: Lease Contract If you have applied for a dormitory room at the "Studentenwerk" and received a letter of confirmation, please contact the staff of the Department for Housing and Technical Support (Abteilung Wohnen und Technik).
2. Step Student Buddy Program After arriving in Chemnitz, you can stop by at the Student Buddy Program (Bahnhofstraße 8, room G206a). There, you will be provided with important information concerning the registration process and you are able to ask questions. Please see our website for information about the office hours of the Buddy Program.
3. Step Residents' Registration Office: Place of Residence The Residents' Registration Office is responsible for your official registration. You are expected to register within two weeks after your arrival. You need a valid passport and your leasing contract. Any change of address must be reported to the Residents' Registration Office within one week. Before leaving Germany, you need to cancel your registration with this authority.
4. Step Immigration Office: Residence Permit All international students from Non-EU member states need a residence permit for their stay in Germany. This permit is granted by the Immigration Office. You must apply for a residence permit immediately after arriving in Germany.
5. Step Banks: Bank Account You will need a German bank account in order to pay the semester contribution or your rent. Below you can find a selection of banks in Chemnitz
6. Step Semester Contribution Each student must pay a semester contribution for each semester (295.18 € as of winter semester 2023/2024). It includes the following contributions / fees: Student Services, Student Association (incl. semester ticket, Students’ Council), TUC card deposit (multifunctional student ID).
7. Step Health Insurance Companies: Student Health Insurance In order to register at TUC, each international student must present proof of sufficient health insurance for Germany. Students who would like to get a health insurance in Germany can choose between compulsory and private health insurance companies. Students have to bring a confirmation of their health insurance in their home country in German or English language in order to get a health insurance confirmation of a German health insurance.
8. Step Course Fees for Language Course Students: All who received an admission for the preperatory language course (1 semester), please transfer the language course fee (1.500€) via remittance slip to the named account.
9. Step Service Point: Registration After you have paid the semester contribution and the fee for the language course you have to contact the Registrar’s Office which is responsible for your admission. The originals of your documents, e.g. the secondary school leaving certificate and your passport will be rechecked at the Service Point.

Steps 1 to 9 are obligatory for every new international student in order to be able to study properly at TUC.