Where should I turn to start informing myself if I come from abroad and want to study in Bavaria?

A nice overview can be found in the information for international students provided by the Association for Student Affairs (Studentenwerk). It is structured according to the phases: preparing for study, arrival in Germany, study course progression and study course completion.

Will I be treated in a friendly manner as a foreign student in Bavaria?

In a Code of Conduct on Foreign Students, (Nationaler Kodex für das Ausländerstudium an deutschen Hochschulen), the Bavarian institutions of higher education have entered an obligation to provide special support for international students at German institutions of higher education.

So, what is it like studying in Bavaria?

A good overview of institutions of higher education in Germany, how studies are structured, application and admittance for studying, bachelor and master study courses, language courses, employment and residence legislation, and financial questions can be found on the website of Study in Bavaria.

I would like to study at an institution of higher education in Bavaria that has established contact to similar institutions in my home country. Where can I find more information?

A course finder offers detailed information on this matter.

I would like to study in Bavaria next year, and would like to start learning German now. Where can I do that, and where can I obtain further information?

Here you'll find detailled information on language courses in Germany or in your home country.

Where can I find information about the provisions governing entry and residence?

Informations on visa requirements offers Study in Bavaria.

Who represents the interests of international students in Germany?

The National Association of Foreign Students (Bundesverband ausländischer Studierender) represents the interests of international students in Germany. World University Service Germany (website in German) is an international community of students, teachers and staff in the education sector offering seminars and information regarding political topics concerning education and development.

I study in Bavaria, come from abroad and would like to work here. May I do that?

Yes, possibly. However, there are several things to bear in mind. You'll find a brief overview of the most important information on the website Study in Bavaria.

Information on the legal framework governing the exercising of an occupation for international students, university graduates, scientists and other academics can be found with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

More information on visa requirements offers Study in Bavaria.

Where can I find the most important provisions governing entry into Germany for students and academics in a brief, concise manner?

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has good information available on the legal provisions governing entry for students and academics.