As a participant of ISU you may need a visa for your stay in Germany.

Please read the following information and start your visa process as early as possible. It may take up to 6 weeks for the German Embassy to issue a visa for you.

EU nationals

EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

Non-EU nationals

Generally speaking, all other foreigners require a visa for stays in Germany.

As an exemption from this rule, a visa is not required for semi-annual visits of up to 90 days for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement. You will find an overview on visa requirements here.

For further information please contact the German embassy in your home country. You may also check out the web page of the German Foreign Office.

In case you do need a visa, your visa application will require a “Letter of invitation” from Hochschule Darmstadt. We will send you a “Letter of invitation” as soon as you have applied and paid the registration fee. You can find more information on the application process here.

ISU Darmstadt is not responsible for any costs arising out of the application or the denial of a visa.

More Information


Ms. Jessica Mayer
Max-Planck-Straße 2
64807 Dieburg
Office: F01, 110
Phone: +49.6151.16-39285

Please note

Participation in the ISU does not require a student visa and is not sufficient to request a student visa for the Federal Republic of Germany. ISU is hosted by Hochschule Darmstadt, but participants will not be enrolled as regular students of Hochschule Darmstadt.