Master International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants :: Fakultät Angewandte Sozialwissenschaften (FAS) :: FHWS

Universitiy of Applied Sciences

Münzstraße 12
97070 Würzburg

Telefon: +49 (0) 9 31 - 3511–9202
Telefax: +49 (0) 9 31 - 3511–9201


Information for international students


The information on this page only applies to students from other European and international foreign countries.

Useful information can be found on the website

»General information

You can find general information on preparing for your studies in Germany on this website:

The pre-departure checklist is an useful tool for your study preparation.

»Useful information for International Students and Pre-departure checklist

You can find information regarding student support and a pre-departure checklist, which you can use to prepare for your studies, on the FHWS website

In order to study in Germany a health insurance is mandatory.
Health insurance

»Health insurance

Moreover, we would like to make you aware of the necessity to have health insurance: If you want to study in Germany, you need to have health insurance! Hence, as soon as possible after your arrival, you should take out health insurance. Here can be found further information about health insurance in Germany.


Living in Würzburg. View of the Old Main Bridge.


In Germany you do not automatically get a room in the student dorm upon being admitted. Students have to take care of accommodation themselves. In a university town it is very hard to get a room in a shared flat or an apartment shortly before the beginning of the semester. This is why we strongly recommend that you look for an apartment/room in due time! Furthermore, we recommend that you look for an apartment in the surrounding towns such as Gerbrunn, Veitshöchheim, Zell, Höchberg, Randersacker etc. Useful links which may help you to find a flat can be found under Studying in Würzburg >Accommodation.


Before the semester starts orientation days are offered, at no charge, by the International Office of the FHWS for all students from foreign countries. You can find more information on the orientation days here.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail at mrminfo.fas(ät)