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Studying abroad is a long term voyage with both big and small surprises waiting for you. This aspect cannot be changed and it is mostly to the advantage of our personal development.

In preparation for your study abroad you may have questions about all kinds of topics, which can be summarized as student services, like:

question-markWhere am I going to live and what kind of accommodation will suit best for me?

question-markmarkWhere do I get my medicine or favourite food?

question-markmarkWhere do I have to go to get (and later maybe renew) my visa?

question-markmarkDo I have to get health insurance?

question-markmarkWhat kind of transfer to my room will be available after I have arrived at the airport?

question-markmarkHow do I purchase train and bus tickets?

question-markmarkWhich mobile phone option is the best value?

The more of these issues that remain unanswered, the harder it is for you to establish your routine. In other words:

You naturally need to think more about daily things abroad than you do at home.

Vice versa, one can say, if there were somebody to support you, this would enable you to develop your new routines as quickly as possible. This is crucial for your academic success. The Braun Foundation Pathway Colleges do just that and its resources are endless. With our pre-departure information brochure and our online support you have the chance to resolve many practical issues before your actual arrival date.

High quality Student Services save time, worries and money.

As soon as you successfully apply for studies at the Braun Foundation Pathway Colleges the following aspects are taken care of online before your arrival:

accordion-open  Pre-departure student services package

accordion-open  Visa assistance

accordion-open  Professional assistance to find best and most affordable flights to Germany

accordion-open  Welcome Services

accordion-open  Welcome Package

accordion-open  Airport pick-up

accordion-open  SIM card

accordion-open  Health care plan

accordion-open  Bank account

accordion-open  Access to student discounts and international student ID

accordion-open  Accommodation

Please complete the questionnaire and indicate which of these student services you would like to book.




After arrival our student services department
provides you with all necessary information to integrate and mix with locals.




Every hour you spend with locals, you learn more about the country you live in.

Our professors will include the city and the environment in class activities and spend a great amount of time outside the classroom. At the same time we give you the chance to share and understand intercultural experiences during class time whenever possible.

In cooperation with our partners you can:

accordion-open  Learn or continue learning a musical instrument.

accordion-open  Study effectively in our library

accordion-open  Play your favourite sport (or discover a local sport)

accordion-open  Practice performing arts

accordion-open  Join one or more student clubs

accordion-open  Enjoy healthy and delicious meals in our Cafeteria/Mensa

accordion-open  Print and research in our computer lab

accordion-open  Get help from our Health Care and Counselling Partners

accordion-open  Get advice and support from our intercultural counsellors

accordion-open  Join our Volunteering, Internship and Job Assistance Programs


What is your favourite free time activity at home? Will you miss and would like to continue playing baseball, acting or dancing in Germany while studying at a Braun Foundation Pathway College?

Let us know and we will put you in touch with clubs or places that interest you!


What is your favourite type of accommodation?

There are many options you can choose from.

question-markGuest Family?

question-markYour own apartment?

question-markLiving with locals or international students in a shared apartment?

Student housing in Freiburg is a scarce resource!

Approximately 30,000 students live in Freiburg and about 40% of them are international students. Many of them are looking for a room in this city every year. In other words: it is a good idea to get some assistance with housing and to take care of this part earlier rather than later.

Be it a host family, single apartment or a German WG (private shared apartment) where you live with Germans or internationals, there are many options you can choose from. Placement cannot be guaranteed but the earlier you book the better your chances of getting your favourite type of accommodation.

Our services include:

icon-tablecheckmark-363bb0e0356a5992b19127ab664b6ae4Welcome Package with city map and lots of useful informationstudent-abroad

icon-tablecheckmark-363bb0e0356a5992b19127ab664b6ae4Check-in and check-out

icon-tablecheckmark-363bb0e0356a5992b19127ab664b6ae4Furniture, dishes*

icon-tablecheckmark-363bb0e0356a5992b19127ab664b6ae4Support in intercultural matters

icon-tablecheckmark-363bb0e0356a5992b19127ab664b6ae4Service Hotline 8:00 am to 8:00 pm


icon-tablecheckmark-363bb0e0356a5992b19127ab664b6ae4sets of linen*

icon-tablecheckmark-363bb0e0356a5992b19127ab664b6ae4Final cleaning (basic)



* Remain the property of HLG and need to be returned clean and undamaged



Here you can request a room.

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