To find out whether you need a visa, check the website for the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany: www.auswaertiges-amt.de
The site also has a list visa requirements organized by country:
Addresses for the responsible consulates can be found here.
With a conditional acceptance (Vorzulassung) or letter of acceptance from the WHZ, you can apply for a student visa (Visum zum Zwecke des Studiums). To find out which other documents you'll need for your visa application, contact your local consulate.
Student visas are normally issued for the length of three months. If you are enrolled as a student at the WHZ, you must apply within four weeks of your arrival for a residence permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis) for the purpose of studying (Antragsformular) at the Foreigner's Authority responsible for your area. Since September 2011, the immigration authorities have issued a so-called "electronic residence permit" in the form of a chip card. An electronic residence permit costs 120€ and the application process takes approximately 6-8 weeks.
Once you have received your admission to the WHZ, you must also submit the following documents to the Department of Student Affairs (Dezernat für Studienangelegenheiten):
The semester fee is a contribution to those institutions that organize various aspects of student life: the Student Council (Studentenrat), which represents the interests of students at the university, and the Students' Union (Studentenwerk), which manages the student residences, the cafeteria and various information centres.
You can find more information about semester fees here.
Ms Elke Kunze
International prospective students
International full-time students
Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB), room 230a
+49 375 536 1061
Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB), room 230
+49 375 536 1068
+49 375 536 1063
Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
Adress for visitors
Dr.-Friedrichs Ring 2A
rooms 228/230/230a (above the canteen)