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Stay under 90 days


Dear Researchers,

if your stay in Dresden is less than 90 days, our services are unfortunately not available for you.

Nevertheless we would like to give you some advice for planning your stay in Dresden. Please read the checklist below.



  • Visa: check if you need a visa for stays up to 90 days in the Schengen area
      • visit the website of the German Embassy in your country and carefully read the “Visa” section (usually found under services)
  • If you need a visa: apply for a Schengen visa at the German consulate next to you. Remember that the Schengen visa allows you to stay in the Schengen area for a maximum period of 90 days and cannot be extended.
  • In order to apply for a Schengen visa, you’ll need an invitation from your host institute:
        • The invitation should contain the exact dates of your visit in Dresden, purpose of your visit, address of the inviting institution and your passport data (name, date of birth, passport number, until when your passport is valid; if there is some agreement about financing of your stay and health insurance, this also should be mentioned).
  • Purchase the travel health insurance for the duration of your visit. Please also check your embassy website.
  • Book accommodation. If you have difficulty finding one, please contact the secretariat of your host institute for assistance. You can find some options below at “Apartment Search”.
  • Enjoy your stay in Dresden!
  • International Guest House TU Dresden

The „IGH” is by far the closest option near campus for an initial stay and is very affordable when booking it for more than a week.
Maximum rental period: 90 days.
Location: Hochschulstraße 50, 01069 Dresden.
Website and application form (English): https://www.studentenwerk-dresden.de/english/wohnen/gaestehausdetails.html

  • Guesthouse of the “Diakonissenanstalt Dresden”

Price for a single room: around 400 EUR/month (but in general depends on the length of your stay).
Location: A Bautzner Str. 64-70, 01099 Dresden.
Website: https://www.diako-dresden.de/dienstleistungen/gaestehaus-dresden/
Booking via e-mail: gaestehaus@diako-dresden.de

  • Hotel Amadeus

Hotel with Guest Rooms for short-term rent, pets allowed.
Price for a single room: starting at 500 EUR / month, including utility costs.
Location: Großenhainer Straße 118.
Booking: empfang@hotel-amadeus-dresden.de

  • WG-gesucht

WG stands for Wohngemeinschaft, which literally means communal living space or simply shared flat.
This website lists quite affordable options for both long term and short term accomodation.

Good luck with your apartment search!

Where to find us
Einsteinstraße 9
01069 Dresden
Opening hours
Monday to Friday
10 a.m. till 3 p.m. (please make an appointment in advance)