Best option to reach Magdeburg from India is via Berlin.
Due to Corona , regular flights have not been in operation for the past one and half years. Only air bubble flights are in operation. Air Bubble agreements get renewed every month. Though airlines allow booking three plus future months there is always a possibility of cancellation based on the Corona situation and respective countries' decision to cancel the air bubble agreement.
|Thermals (Jockey you might get for 500 or 600 rupees)
|3 or 4
|Socks (winter socks , as well as normal ones)
|As per your need ( min 4 to 6 pairs)
|Slippers for home
|1 or 2 pairs
|Jeans (it is very costly in germany compared to India)
|As per your need and as per your luggage space
|Winter Jacket (If you are coming for october Intake buy some cheaper ones for initial days as most of the costlier jackets in India also might not withstand peak winters), Initial days you can manage with Multi layered clothing and a jacket , then you can buy a good one in germany for 60 to 100 euros which can last for years. If you are coming during summer personally I say you can manage with multi layered clothing and sweaters (which we wear when we go to hill stations ), but if you feel you need one buy it
|Tshirts (T Shirts are cheaper here but personally from my experienceI felt in India you get better quality for the same price)
|10 to 14 or as per your need
|2 or 3 or as per your need
|Bring one or two pair of traditional dress to wear during diwali night or other indian festival celebrations
Get 1200 to 1500 Euros in cash or cash/Forex. It may take 4 to 6 weeks to unblock your blocked account. When you come here you need to pay
If you don't have contract you can use care of letter( there is some format ) and get the registration done. Once you get the contract you can goto buergerbuero office and update your new address.
City Registration officers would be there at the Campus Service Center for 2 or 3 weeks during the semester start.
Open a blocked account with Deutsche Bank(DB). For opening the account, fill in the form to open the blocked account from the DB website. Submit the form to DB office in Magdeburg along with city registration, passport, immatrikulation and blocked account statement from Kotak Mahindra. The DB officers will take the required photocopies and return the originals back to you. It may take a week for you to receive the account details(IBAN,BIC etc).
Post receiving the account details, mail the account details to the officers at Kotak bank(India) with whom you have contact with while opening the account. Post verification, Kotak bank will transfer the entire amount to the DB blocked account. This may take another week.
The banks will levy charges towards blocking of the account. (DB charges a one time fee of 150EU towards blocking of the account)
Fill the online form available in the Deutsche Bank(DB) website for activating the blocked account and submit it in the DB office in Magdeburg along with city registration,passport and immatrikulation. The DB officers will take the required photocopies and return the originals back to you.
Note: Once the contract is signed both parties are legally bound by it. Before signing, it is therefore essential to carefully read and understand the document even though they are usually long.
To search for the time taken from the nearest tram stop to reach the university (university tram stop names are: Magdeburg, Universität, Magdeburg, Universitätsbibliothek )
Wherever you are trying to find a room, previous tenants might try to sell their furniture or it may be a mandatory requirement from them (this is done by some students who do contract transfer).
keep the above prices in mind while negotiating, sometimes the items would be new(maybe older as well you never know) so they might try to sell it for a higher price, in this case, it is your call. The above-listed prices are approximations based on our experience, it may not be 100% right and certifiable NOTE: Check for bed bugs and other insects in the furniture before you buy them on a second-hand basis. Some of us faced bedbugs issue and we had sleepless nights.
It’s rare to find a fully furnished house unless it’s a campus house, tower, livus, current tenant willing to sell or some of studentenwerk accommodations. If unfurnished it's not an issue.
Although a common practice for accommodation hunters, accommodation by transfer of contract may be slightly tricky.
CAUTION: Before the transfer of the amount please inform us about the person to whom the rent is being sent. If it is one of our colleagues, we might vouch for their credibility. Otherwise, it is a risk. Another important point to note is that the request for transfer of rent through Western Union / PayPal is generally not reliable and the person assuring your accommodation might be a scamster. Please confirm with us if you are doing any transaction.
In case if you are not able to find accommodation before your arrival, you can check these websites to arrange for temporary accommodation.
Prior to Corona, we used to arrange temporary accommodation for incoming students either for free of cost or for a nominal price of ( max 7€ per day) and we arranged temporary accommodation for 65+ students for winter semester 2019. But due to restrictions and safety measures, it’s not possible anymore.
We wish you good luck in finding the right accommodation if you have any doubts feel free to ask us in the Whatsapp group