Visa requirements for international students and guest lecturers
All international students and guest lecturers should come to Germany with the appropriate visa. In any case students and guest lecturers should not enter the country without the visa required and definitively the legal status of a "tourist" is not adequate for studying or working with us. Below please find the list of countries and the information about the visa requirement.
Countries and visa requirements (in German)
Additional information (also for guest lectures and researchers) you may find via a leaflet published (German) by the Standing Conference of Rectors in Germany (HRK), via the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF); also they publish the administrative regulations (German) within the legal framework of getting a residence permit.