EU nationals and nationals of certain countries (e.g., Australia, Great Britain, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Canada, Liechtenstein, South Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and the United States) do not need a visa to enter Germany.
Students from other coutries will need a valid visa to enter Germany!
If you enter Germany from a non-EU country, you must prove you have sufficient financial resources when you apply for the visa. If you can enter Germany without a visa, you can prove you have sufficient financial resources when you apply for a residence permit.
Please check further information:
on the prove of the financial resources (Finanzierungsnachweis) and the German blocked bank account
on visa and entry formalities at: The Hamburg Welcome Portal and Federal Foreign Office
Students from non-EU countries who hold a valid residence title issued by another EU Member State for study purposes, may enter Germany and study in Germany up to 360 days!
However, the German university, in this case the TUHH, must notify the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees of your stay beforehand. In any case, the notification should be received in full 30 days before your entry.
If your exchange stay falls under this mobility regulation, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can take the necessary steps.
Contact person: Eva Turos/eva.turos(at)tuhh(dot)de or internationaloffice(at)tuhh(dot)de
Further information: https://www.bamf.de/EN/Themen/MigrationAufenthalt/ZuwandererDrittstaaten/MobilitaetEU/MobilitaetStudent/mobilitaet-student-node.html
You must apply for a residence permit at the local Immigration Office within the period for which your national visa is valid :
at the Aliens Registration Office , the Welcome Center Hamburg or one of the District Immigration Authorities directly!