Visa formalities 

The IAD will send you all necessary information on the needed documents and visa appointments via email.

It takes between one and two months to issue your visa after you hand in the documents.



Finances in Germany

Living expenses differ from city to city in Germany; it depends on both size and location of the city. Nevertheless, and according to official German statistics, living expenses for a student varies between 700 and 1000 Euros monthly in Germany. Please see out city survival guides for some details. 

Note: Your host university is eligible to ask you for an extra fee of 250-600 Euros in addition to the registration fee of about 100-300 Euros per semester.


For further details regarding this topic, check the following websites:



Blocked Account with Fintiba 

The majority of GJU students travelling to Germany are required to open a blocked account to receive a student visa for Germany. Certain exceptions exist, please see our FAQ. The blocked account serves as an official assurance of financial ability during your German Year. The German Government requires a monthly amount of 931 EUR, summing up to 11,172 EUR for an entire year. Additionally, a transfer fee of 100 EUR and a service fee of 89 EUR will also be transferred (the transfer fee is credited to your account).

For a small fee, Fintiba facilitates the creation and management of this blocked account, in addition to health insurance and travel insurance services. The GJU is not directly affiliated with Fintiba, but their service has been proven to be reliable and fulfils all requirements, therefore we recommend to use their service.

To complete the detailed instructions on opening a blocked account, please see here

In addition, we provide the following instructions video and presentation. 

In urgent cases regarding your Fintiba account, please contact or call the hotline: +4969204342620.



Travel Health Insurance

All students should acquire travel health insurance from Jordan prior to their departure! The insurance should cover the first three months in Germany.

Members of the Fintiba Plus package will have a free travel insurance set up with their blocked account.

Alternatively, A list of insurance companies in Jordan, which offer these services, is available here.


German Health Insurance (DAK)

Every student at a German university must have a governmental health insurance. The student can do the insurance through Fintiba (DAK). The Insurance fees are around 110 Euro per month.


Liability Insurance („Haftpflichtversicherung“)

The liability insurance is not yet mandatory for GJU students, however we strongly advise you to get such an insurance right after your arrival in Germany. It will protect you against costs caused by accidental incidents.  

Fees for the liability insurance are about 100 EURO per year. 


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    Simon Terhaag

    Outgoings Coordinator

    Building F, Office 008

    Tel.: +962 6 4294898

    Mr. Mahmoud Alharrim​

    Outgoings Coordinator

    Building F, Office 010

    Tel.: +962 6 4294895