h_da Visa Information
A student visa is not required for students intending to study in Germany at Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da).
A visa is an official document affixed in a U.S. Passport granting permission to live and study in a host country for the duration that the visa is valid. For stays stays in Germany for more than 90 days, U.S. Citizens are required to obtain a residence permit. Students will be allowed to enter Germany without a visa and reside for 3 months before needing to register for their residence permit.
Upon acceptance into h_da, all of the necessary documents that students need to apply for their visa will be provided to them by UW-Platteville Education Abroad and the h_da International office. For the most up to date information on the Germany residence permit process and procedures, please visit the German Missions website: http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/05__Legal/02__Directory__Services/01__Visa/__Study__Visa.html.