Visa and Residence
International researchers and employees better arrange enough time for the visa application process when planning their stay in Germany.
Each status group has to consider different aspects for the process. Thus, you may want to speak to the contact person at Julius-Maximilians-Universität who can best advise you according to your individual needs:
International students and phd-students are invited to contact the International Office to receive advice on matters related to admission and studies at our University.
The International office also offers some basic information for students on the visa application process but advises students to directly contact the respective German embassy.
International doctoral students (with or without a contract of employment from the University of Würzburg) can also register with the Welcome Centre. Please register by using our registration form to receive individual support.
International guest researchers without an employment contract with Julius-Maximilians-Universität may address their respective department but can also contact the Welcome Centre for questions concerning visa regulations.
Please register with the Welcome Centre using our registration form to receive individual support. The Visa information may also give you useful hints concerning application and registration processes.
International professors and research associates may contact the respective department as well as the human resources department and the Welcome Centre.
Please register with the Welcome Centre using our registration form to receive individual support.
- Information provided by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees on research stays in Germany
- Information provided by the Federal Foreign Office on nationalities that do not need a visa to enter Germany
- Information provided by the Federal Foreign Office on visa regulations, fees, deadlines and application forms
- Information provided by the German Rectors' Conference on potential residence permits and rights of residence for researchers from non-European countries
- Here, you can download important information on the visa application process, residence and working permits as well as the authorities in charge. Visa Application: Important steps for employees from non-European countries
Please note: if your stay at the University of Würzburg includes a working contract you need to apply for a work visa (National Visa Category D including the work visa) at your respective German embassy BEFORE you enter Germany.
- For further legal information on the application process, please, consult the German Embassy in your country of residence: List of all German Embassies worldwide
- On request, your department can issue you a hosting agreement ("Forschungsvereinbarung" or "Aufnahmevereinbarung"). The document is not mandatory for the visa application but may grant you some advantages.
NOTE: If you are a visiting scholar at the University of Würzburg, your research agreement can be signed by the host institute or chair. However, if you are employed at the University of Würzburg, your research agreement must be signed by the Service Center Personnel.
- On the webpage of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees you can find more information on the content of hosting agreements and their use: Information on hosting agreements.