Visiting scholars

University Campus | Photo: Fulda University

Planning your stay in Fulda

Your first contact at Fulda University usually is the professor or lecturer in the department in which you will be working. The Welcome Centre and the university´s departments work together to assist you prior to your arrival in Germany.

Step 1: Registering with Fulda University Welcome Centre

Your first contact at Fulda University is the professor or lecturer in the department in which you will be working. The Welcome Centre and department work together to assist you prior to your arrival in Germany.

To help us gear our services towards your specific needs, please complete and return our registration form to us at the latest two months prior to your arrival. The form can be found here.

If you have a chronic illness or disability and need mobility assistance, please specify this in the application form. This information is required by insurance regulations in Germany and also helps the Welcome Centre offer you appropriate support during your stay.

Step 2: Internal hiring procedures

We will contact your respective department at Fulda University with regard to your contract and payment. Our International Office and the designated department will prepare your contract.
Please specify the department in which you will be teaching and your contact person in the department in the application form.

Step 3: Visa and entering Germany

Visiting professors and researchers from EU and European Economic Areas countries do not need a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

Visiting professors and researchers from non-European countries must apply for a visa at the German Embassy or German consulate in their home country. However, citizens of some non-EU countries do not require a visa if they are staying in Germany for fewer than 90 days. These countries include the US, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Singapore, etc...

Non-EU citizens who wish to stay for longer than three months and are interested in taking up employment at Fulda University will need a visa that explicitly permits them to work in Germany. Apply for these visas directly from the German Embassy in your home country.

To find out whether you need a visa for Germany, please visit the website of the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt)

If you need to apply for a visa for Germany:

  1. Please contact our German Embassy in your country. A list of German Embassy addresses and contacts can be found here

    Please apply online for an appointment at your next German Embassy.

  2. Fulda University will provide you with an invitation letter and supporting documents.

  3. Please make sure you have a valid passport. We do not recommend travelling on a Tourist Schengen Visa.

Step 4: Accommodation in Fulda

Fulda University is pleased to be able to offer its guests − visiting professors and PhD students − comfortable and attractive accommodation for the duration of their stay.
The University has four apartments, two of which are located close to the campus, two in the city centre. One apartment is suitable for families.

Marquard Residence / A1133,5m²; 2 rooms; 2nd floor; bathroom with shower
Marquard Residence / B634,5m²; 1 room, 1st floor; bathroom incl. bathtub with shower, elevator
Heinrich-von-Bibra-Platz 3 / 2.05family friendly; 2 rooms; 2nd floor, bathroom with shower; AC
Heinrich-von-Bibra-Platz 3 / 2.041 room; 2nd floor; bathroom with shower; AC

All the apartments are fully furnished and equipped with a kitchen and bathroom. Wi-Fi is also available in all apartments.

For further information, please click here

Other forms of accommodation, such as hotels or private apartments, are also available in Fulda. We will do our best to provide you with an updated list of hotels and apartments in Fulda prior to your arrival.

If you need any other information, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to help you.


Helene Schmidtke

Advice and support for visiting scholars

• visa, accommodation, contracts • Support of departments • Guest apartments • Delegation visits • Support before and during stay

Building 10 , Room 204
Helene Schmidtke+49 661 9640-1466
Office hours
Mon – Thu: 8.30am – 4.30pm