Further information can be found in our decision sheet.
Since 2017, the residence permit for students has also entailed improved intra-European mobility. As part of the implementation of the European REST Directive (2016/801), you have the opportunity to study in another EU member state with a German student residence permit - which you are legally entitled to - for part of your studies. Similarly, students who have been granted a student residence permit in another EU member state can complete part of their studies in Germany for up to 360 days.
Your host university in the respective destination country will carry out the necessary procedure with the competent authorities.
Please note that the responsible authorities first have to examine the legal requirements and that you cannot directly enter the country and continue your studies. You will receive a notice from the national authorities (in Germany: the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees) when the procedure has been completed and you can enter the other country as part of your mobility and continue your studies.