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 show that they have valid health insurance for the duration of their studies. More information about this can be found under „Life in Paderborn – Health Insurance, Doctors, and Hospitals“ (include link).
- Semester ticket und Student ID
- Valid for the duration of one semester (October-March or April-September)
- Cost: currently about 300€ - please note: Issuing is only possible after receiving payment and by showing adequate health insurance!
Valid for all busses, regional trains, trams and subways in the entire state of Northrhine-Westfalia. After successful enrollment, you will receive your student identification card at the beginning of the semester, which can also be used as library card, and makes it possible for 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.
It is recommended 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 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. The decision on whether to open a bank account lies in whichever approach works best for you.