Student prepares his registration.
Photo: Hamish Appleby

In-depth information and links to topics such as visa, financing, language skills and things to know about international student life in Weimar can be found on WIN, the Weimar International Network.

Academic Year

Winter semester: 1 October to 31 March

  • Semester holidays: March
  • Examination period: February
  • Welcome Events: September (ERASMUS, Exchange & Free Mover)
  • Welcome Events: first two weeks of October (Degree Studies)
  • German-intensive course : September (ERASMUS & Exchange)

Summer semester: 1 April to 30 September

  • Semester holidays: August and September
  • Examination period: July
  • Welcome Events: March (ERASMUS, Exchange & Free Mover)
  • Welcome Events: first two weeks of April (Degree Studies)
  • German-intensive course : March (ERASMUS & Exchange)

You can find the important dates of the academic year here.

Please be aware of our Welcome Events  when planning your arrival in Weimar!


Students from non-European countries need a visa for studying in Germany.

Warning: Do not travel to Germany on a tourist visa. It cannot be converted to a student visa afterwards, and you will have to travel back to your home country and apply for a student visa from there.

To find out whether you require an entry visa, select your country of origin from the list of the Federal Foreign Office here.

You find informations from DAAD about the VISA regulations here.

You find informations from the Weimar International Network (WIN) here.


Street address of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar - Campus Office
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 15 
99423 Weimar

You can find the campus maps of Bauhaus-Universiät Weimar here.

By plane

If you are travelling by plane, you should fly to Frankfurt am Main (275 km away), Berlin (275 km away), Leipzig/Halle (130 km away) or Erfurt-Weimar (30 km away) airports, since they offer the most convenient rail connections to Weimar.

By train

Weimar’s train station is situated approximately 2 km north of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. To get to campus, you can either take a 30-minute walk or get on the bus line 1 toward Belvedere/Ehringsdorf/Taubach. Within ten minutes, you will reach the stop »Bauhaus-Universität« at Marienstraße next to the Mensa am Park (student dining hall) and the Campus Office.

Your individual train connection with Deutschen Bahn can be found here.

Weimar can be easily reached by train from:

Berlin (3 h) | Frankfurt/Main (2,5 h) | Leipzig (1 h) | Erfurt (15 min).


There are several possibilities for student accomodation in Weimar.

The student residences in Weimar are not maintained by the Bauhaus-Universität but by the Thuringia Student Services. Due to high demand you should apply for a place to live as soon as possible. The online application can be found here.

You will be informed about a room offer by an email. A translation of this German document you can find here.  

Rooms in student flatshares (WGs) can be found via the online pinboard „piazza“.

The university's international guest house called "IBZ" has a few furnished appartments available for doctoral and post-doctoral students as well as guest researchers, preferably with accompanying family members. For more Information click here

More information on this topic is available on WIN.



Health insurance

Health insurance coverage is mandatory for all students in Germany. You will have to show a proof of coverage in order to be enrolled as a student of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

In most cases, students will be insured through a public health insurance provider in Germany, which costs around 80 Euro per month. However, there are special regulations for European citizens, students over 30 and doctoral students. Please click here for detailed information on health insurance and medical care in Germany.


We want you to be well prepared and not forget anything, so please find below some useful overviews and checklists for download:

"First steps to Weimar" - Things you need to do for becoming a Bachelor/Master student in Weimar

"First steps in Weimar" - List of your first steps you need to take after your arrival in Weimar and all required documents

"Checklist Documents" - All the documents you need for entering Germany, enroling at the university and applying for residence permit

"Study in Weimar | Organise everything" - Frequently asked questions before starting your studies