Although studying in Germany has been free so far, students will have to pay a tuition fee with the beginning of spring term 2007. In Erlangen the fee will amount to 107 Euros per semester.
Before coming here, you certainly need information concerning the visa. Please, take a look at the Visa Information provided by DAAD. Additionally, if you are not quite sure whether a visa would be necessary when coming from your home country, you can review this list. Here you can also get some information concerning visa application.
After coming here you will generally need to effect a health insurance. A couple of big insurance companies have their branch offices in Erlangen, one of them being the Techniker Krankenkasse. For more information on the types of insurances offered you might take a look at the Student Health Insurance Information site (only available in German). Additionally Studentenwerk-Erlangen (only available in German) offers helpful advices in German.
Of course, how to get a work permit as a student is of real interest to you when planning your personal finances. You can get general information on this page.
As a student here you need information on the social and cultural events in Erlangen. In this respect you might find it useful to take a look at the following links:
Before coming here you need to plan every aspect of the student’s life here. Lots of questions concerning the daily life and typical everyday situations might arise. If you think you need additional information – a quick look at this site may be useful for you.
You will find further information about studying and living in Erlangen on the website of the International Office.