Offenburg

Great weather in this Black Forest town

Offenburg

Great weather in this Black Forest town

Offenburg is a charming town in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. The town is located near the French border in the Ortenau region, which is known as the "gateway to the Black Forest". Offenburg is famous for its good weather and wine production, as it is one largest winegrowing communities in the state. 
The town's history dates back to Roman times, but it was only officially founded in 1240 when Frederick II transformed it into a free imperial town, a trait that the Offenburg still cherishes today.

More about Offenburg

60,000
Population
4,500
Students
2,000
Business locations
50,000
Employees

With around 60,000 residents, being 4,500 of those students and 50,000 employees, Offenburg is the largest city in Ortenau region and also a major business center for the area. The city presents 2,000 business locations and is a dynamic economic and trade center.

Studying and Working in Offenburg

Offenburg is a peaceful town, wine destination and also a shopping center for the region. The town offers high quality of life standards and several leisure activities. Residents and tourists benefit from a wide range of festivals in the town happening throughout the year. The main festivities happen during Carnival and Christmas, with one of the main Christmas markets in Germany.

Students also have the possibility to engage in sports activities, university events, advisory services and study projects offered at Hochschule Offenburg. As for the job market, Offenburg presents mainly medium-sized businesses in media, construction and engineering fields. The latter is focused on electrical and electronics, communications and mechanical engineering.
 

Steam Locomotive in Offenburg

3 Steps to your visa application

Health Insurance

Everyone who comes to Germany for work or studies needs to register for healthcare insurance.

Funds

You’ll need to prove you have the funds to cover living costs for one year or the duration of your stay.

Visa paperwork

You'll need: passport, biometric photo, certificate of enrollment, proof of: finances, health insurance, and residence; plus the visa application filled out.

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Blocked Account

Blocked Account is the easiest way to prove you have sufficient funds to cover your living costs during your time in Germany. At Expatrio, we offer a federal-approved Blocked Account which can be set up online from your home country before applying for a visa. Proof of funds for living costs is essential for a student visa.

Current Account

You will also need to set up a German current account; you do not need this in order to get your visa but it is much easier to have this completed in advance of arriving in Germany. Once set-up, you can arrange for monthly living costs to be transferred from your blocked account to your current account each month. At Expatrio we can help set you up with a current account that has reduced currency conversion rates. We offer support in ten languages and low fees on global money transfers.

Incoming Insurance

At Expatrio, we offer incoming insurance as part of our student relocation value package. We partner with a highly recommended 'star provider' that has over 60 years’ experience in covering students. This insurance covers you for the first 180 days of living in Germany, covering the time between arrival and the start of your course. This is necessary because your public healthcare cover will only start from your first day of enrollment or work.

Health Insurance

Private or public health insurance cover is absolutely essential for every type of visa and for any resident in Germany. At Expatrio, we can help students aged under 30 to register for public healthcare insurance at the discounted student rate. We partner with TK (Techniker Krankenkasse), one of the biggest and most popular public health insurers in Germany.

Liability Insurance

We also offer liability insurance with low rates, or even free cover as part of our value relocation package. This insurance protects new students and employees in Germany from certain incidents of their own doing, such as lost keys or damage to accommodation.

ISIC Card

We can arrange your ISIC card: an international student card that gives you access to 150,000 discounts in over 130 countries. Many of these discounts are on leisure, food, and travel. The card is also a useful proof of ID and of student status. A virtual card can also be used in conjunction with the ISIC App. Again, this card is low in cost or even free as part of our value package.

Value Package

Expatrio makes moving to Germany easy with our range of relocation services. We offer packages tailored to international students. When you take advantage of our Value Package, you can save up to 230€* in comparison to purchasing each service individually. It also saves you considerable time too as you only need to provide us with some of your details once. Our Value Package includes a Blocked Account, Current Account, Incoming Insurance, Liability Insurance, ISIC Card, and Health Insurance registration. Visit our Value Package page today to take advantage of this valuable offer.

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