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Applicants from the following countries do not require a visa, only a valid passport:

  • EU member states
  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Honduras
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Canada
  • South Korea
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • San Marino
  • Switzerland
  • USA

Applicants (also for doctoral programmes) from all other countries should inquire well in advance about documents required for a student visa for Germany. Apply for a visa at the German Embassy in your home country prior to coming to Germany:

To be issued a visa you need a letter of acceptance issued by Witten/Herdecke University. Please apply for a visa immediately upon receipt of the letter of acceptance, since it may take up to two months before a visa is issued.

Please do not come to Witten without a valid visa for study purposes! You may enter Germany with a tourist visa, but in order to exchange this visa for a visa for study purposes you will have to return to your home country. 

Fore more information see:

Zusätzliche Information


Dagmar Koch
PROMOS Koordinatorin
Phone: +49 (0) 2302 / 926-563
Dr. Sigrun Caspary
Referentin Internationales
Phone: +49 (0) 2302 / 926-520

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