You should enroll in the International Office in the first few days after your arrival in Paderborn. To do so, you have to complete a few steps to register at the university and in the city. Your buddy will help you. Further information is available here.
Requirements for enrolment are proof of health insurance and payment of the semester fee. Only after these requirements have been met, can your enrollment be completed and you can receive your semester ticket and student ID.
Full coverage health insurance (a travel insurance during your stay is not enough!) is absolutely necessary in order to be able to enroll and study in Paderborn! All students in Germany must prove that they have valid health insurance for the duration of their studies. More information is available under „Life in Paderborn – Health Insurance, Doctors, and Hospitals“.
Semesterticket und Studierendenausweis
- sind jeweils für ein Semester gültig (Oktober-März oder April-September)
- kosten zusammen ca. 320 € - bitte beachten: Ausstellung erst nach Zahlungseingang und Nachweis der Krankenversicherung möglich!
Das Semesterticket gilt für alle Busse, Straßenbahnen und U-Bahnen/Stadtbahnen sowie für alle Nahverkehrszüge in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Der Studierendenausweis ist gleichzeitig der Bibliotheksausweis und ermöglicht es durch die Anmeldung im Notebook-Café, die hochschuleigenen IT-Angebote zu nutzen, sowie in der Mensa und anderen Einrichtungen der Universität den ermäßigten Studierendenpreis zu zahlen.
Semester ticket und Student ID
- Valid for the duration of one semester (October-March or April-September)
- Cost: currently about 320€ - please note: Issuing is only possible after receiving payment and proving adequate health insurance!
The semester ticket is valid for all busses, regional trains, trams and subways in the entire state of North Rhine-Westfalia.
The student ID can also be used as library card, and allows you to register in the Notebook Café for access to the university IT offerings such as Wi-Fi. With your student ID you will also receive a student discount on food in the caferia/Mensa.
We recommend to open a German bank account while you study in Paderborn, especially if you are from a Non-EU country. This is normally free of charge for students and will make it easier for you to process transactions, for example the monthly rental amount. Within the EU it is relatively unproblematic to transfer money from your home country account to Germany for a small transfer fee.