Practical Matters

Preparing for a study abroad trip can lead to many questions. The following information will help clarify some of the practical matters when participating in Frankfurt Summer Universities. 

Please note that Frankfurt Summer Universities and the excursions offered as part of the program are subject to change and due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the COVID-19 measures and hygiene concept of Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and the State of Hessen apply. Before applying to Frankfurt Summer Universities, please inform yourself regularly about the risk classification of your home country on the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) website.

If you book accommodation through Frankfurt Summer Universities, you will also need to inform yourself about and adhere to the accomodation's COVID-19 rules and hygiene concept.

The Federal Foreign Office in your home country can inform you if you need a visa to participate in Frankfurt Summer Universities. More information can be found on the Federal Foreign Office of Germany website

If you need a visa, your visa application will require a Letter of Acceptance by Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. We will be happy to provide you with all necessary documentation as soon as you have successfully registered for the Frankfurt Summer Universities and have paid your program fee. You will NOT be enrolled as a student at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences or Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. That means you will not need a student visa but simply a tourist visa (Shengen Visa).

Please allow enough time to apply for your visa. Visa processing can take up to six weeks and if you apply for your visa too late, you may not be able to participate in the Frankfurt Summer Universities. 

The program fees for the Frankfurt Summer Universities cover health and liability insurance for the duration of the program you choose. Please let us know if you need any further information about insurance in Germany.

The program fees for Frankfurt Summer Universities include public transportation within Frankfurt for the duration of the program you choose. You can download the RMV-App or Google maps on your smartphone to find all public transportation connections. Visit RMV for more information.

Many people use public transportation in Germany and the public transportation network in Frankfurt is reliable and safe. You can use your public transportation ticket for all subway lines (U-Bahn), tram lines, suburban train (S-Bahn), and bus lines. You should carry your transportation card and a form of ID with you every time you use the public transportation.

last updated on: 13.12.2021