Services for our international guests at the KU

The International Office also provides support for our international guests before, during and after their stay at the KU.

International lecturers and researchers

Are you looking for a visiting chair?

We are very happy that you are interested in staying and teaching at the KU in the context of an Erasmus+ short program. We provide help and support when it comes to finding a suitable visiting chair and planning your stay. Please send your application to welcome(at)ku.de and include the following documents and information:

  • Résumé
  • Teaching program for 4 - 8 course hours
  • Desired period of your stay

Before traveling to Germany

  1. Please complete the service form and send it to welcome(at)ku.de. 
  2. Please check with the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany in due time, whether you require a visa for your research stay. 
  3. Please also make sure that you are sufficiently covered with health insurance protection. If you carry out research at the KU under an employment agreement, you are generally covered by statutory health insurance. If this is not the case, we recommend that you conclude an insurance scheme via the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). More detailed information is available on the DAAD website.
  4. Please ensure that you start looking for accommodation in Eichstätt or Ingolstadt in due time. The KU International Office is happy to help. 
  5. Are you accompanied by your family? Please bear in mind to arrange for a place in kindergarten or school in time. The International Office also offers help and support in this respect. 

After traveling to Germany

  1. Please register yourself and, if applicable, your family members at the residents’ registration office (Einwohnermeldeamt) in Eichstätt or the citizens registration office (Bürgeramt) in Ingolstadt. 
  2. Please do not hesitate to contact the KU International Office if you require more practical information. The team at the International Office will also give you access to the University Library and Computer Center. 
  3. Please contact your responsible academic supervisor on campus. 
  4. If required, please open a bank account and set up standing orders for regular payments (rent etc.). 

Before leaving Germany

  1. Please de-register yourself and, if applicable, your family members at the residents’ registration office (Einwohnermeldeamt) in Eichstätt or the citizens registration office (Bürgeramt) in Ingolstadt. 
  2. Close your bank account. 
  3. Make an appointment with your landlord for handing over the apartment in due time.

Useful links

Accommodation

Unfortunately, the KU does not offer own guest houses for international visiting researchers. This means that we will have to find suitable accommodation for you on the private housing market. The International Office supports you in your search; however, we cannot guarantee success. Therefore, we kindly ask you to also get active yourself. 

If you hire a realtor to find suitable accommodation for you, you will have to pay a commission in case of success. The commission can amount to up to three monthly rental payments (and must not be higher than that). In addition, you will also have to pay a damage deposit upon conclusion of the rental agreement, which also amounts to three monthly rents but will be reimbursed after termination of the rental agreement if no damages have been incurred.

During the winter months, it is also possible to rent a holiday apartment in Eichstätt.

Family and children

If you are accompanied by your family, please take your family members into account when applying for the visa. If you children accompany you, please bear in mind to bring the children’s birth certificates when traveling to Germany. You also have to ensure that your family members are sufficiently covered by health insurance. If you are covered by statutory health insurance in Germany and your spouse does not work, he/she can be included in your insurance scheme. The same applies for your children. If you have to take out private health insurance, please make sure that insurance cover extends to all your family members. 

More information on insurance cover is available here. 

School attendance is compulsory in Germany, so please bear in mind to register your school-age children with the responsible school in due time. Younger children (from the age of three) can go to kindergarten. Enrolled doctoral candidates at the KU have the possibility to register their children aged between one and three at the University’s own crèche. In order to be able to do so, they must become a member of the sponsoring association. The International Office is happy to help if you require support in finding suitable childcare offers. 

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International administrative staff

We are very happy that you are interested in staying at the KU for an Erasmus+ staff mobility (STT) program. We provide help and support in the organizational process. Please send your application to welcome(at)ku.de and include the following:

  • Résumé
  • Work program and specification of the field of work at the KU that you would like to get to know better
  • Desired period of your stay

Contact person

David Guevara
David Guevara
Coordinator Welcome Services and International Campus
Building Domplatz 8  |  Room: DP8-203 | Campus Eichstätt
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