Living in Germany

Living in Germany is quite cheap as compared to other European nations. For the first few days after arrival, one can opt for a hotel which costs around 90 euro on an average, for a furnished room. However, the pricing also depends on the location of the hotel. Renting a place to live is a good option as rental tariffs are cheaper in Germany that is why most of the Germans prefer renting their accommodation rather buying a place to live. One can find a place for living in Germany in the classified section of newspapers. Before moving into a new place you need to get yourself registered at the local registry office, which requires your Identification Documents and Letter of Acceptance, issued from the University where you have been enrolled. They can also ask you to provide the name of your landlord for the registration certificate. More information about living in Germany for a long term can be acquired from an embassy or consulate in your home countries.

It is mandatory to have a health insurance as soon as you arrive in Germany, if you intend to stay for a long term. It is statuary to have a health insurance irrespective of your purpose of stay, whether it is for study or employment purpose. Apart from health insurance, foreign authorities in Germany can also ask you that how you would fund your stay in Germany while pursuing your higher studies. Germany is the most peaceful country according to Global Peace Index which ranks it on 15th position, better many European countries, which makes it a preferable destination for foreign students who intend to pursue higher studies abroad. One can also find easy banking options as one can easily open an account in a German bank by providing them with one's passport and certificate of residence in Germany.

There are several easy options available for the purpose of commuting in the country. One may apply for a driver’s license for driving a car, after driving for the first six months with the driving license of your home country. One may have to write a test for obtaining a drivers license which depends upon the country one belongs to. For nationals of Ireland, Lichtenstein and Norway, it is not necessary to apply for a German license for driving a car. Also the public transportation system provides one with various options such as buses, trams, underground trains for travelling which are available from the nearest stop from your residence and trains, buses are scheduled to depart many times in an hour for your convenience. While staying in Germany for work, one can avail the great opportunity to come to know people from different cultures, nationalities and religions. Engaging oneself in a cultural body or staff representative body, can also assist one in knowing one's fellows workers' culture, values and lifestyle and this will consequently lead to a very intricate understanding of the German language and way of life.