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Your arrivals are compulsory on 26th Sept. between 7 am and 11 pm.

If you can’t make it within this time frame, book your flight one day earlier, then book a night at a hostel in Frankfurt a. M. where you will presumably arrive by plane and arrive on 26th Sept. between 7 am and 11 pm. If you made your way to the train-stop, cross the rail and you will see the campus where the dormitory is situated and tutors await you.

We have got a train stop directly opposite the university, so please make sure to set your destination to “Schmalkalden-Fachhochschule”.

Train schedule is available here: Deutsche Bahn


Welcome Days start on 27th Sept. until Sept. 30th and are mandatory for all new exchange students.

Within the Welcome Days we will explain everything concerning studying and living in Schmalkalden. 3rd October is public holiday (all shops are closed). On 4th October lectures will start.


Health Insurance:

Every exchange student except EU-members needs to be insured in a German compulsory insurance. Our recommendations are: Barmer GEK or AOK. The costs are around 80€/month. We will guide you to the insurances within the Welcome Days.