This is the ultimate travel packing list for students going to Germany for higher studies. It includes all the basic items that a student needs during his first-year stay in Germany.

Generally, it is not very expensive to buy clothing, stationary, and household items in Germany if we compare it with other European countries. But if we compare it with China, India, Russia, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Cameroon, Ukraine, Bulgaria, South Korea, Tunisia, Morocco, Poland, Indonesia, and Pakistan then it is definitely expensive. So, international students especially belong to these countries should bring these items from their home countries.

What is the maximum weight allowed on an international flight?

A student should confirm the allowed weight of luggage from the booked airline before the purchase of all the items. Normally international flights allowed weight between 30-35 kg for a big suitcase & 7 kg for a handbag. Students must buy all the items according to the allowed weight to avoid any additional charges.

Decide what to buy and what not?

Everything is available in Germany but some items are super expensive as compare to underdeveloped countries. Therefore try to use luggage weight intelligently and bring with you only the necessary items to save money.

That’s why, this travel packing list only includes those necessary items which are expensive in Germany, remaining cheap stuff you can easily buy from German stores. I will mention at the end the names of these German stores where you can buy remaining items at reasonable prices.

Travel packing list for students going to Germany:

You can decide the number of items according to your own needs and usage.

  1. Jeans
  2. T-Shirts
  3. Shirts
  4. Leather Belt
  5. Undergarments (girls and boys)
  6. Towel
  7. Socks (short & long)
  8. Shoes
  9. Sandals
  10. Thermals
  11. Cooking pot (bottom flat & induction heating capable)
  12. Pressure cooker (bottom flat & induction heating capable)
  13. Rice cooker
  14. Saucepan (bottom flat & induction heating capable)
  15. Food storage container (leakage proof)
  16. Tawa (bottom flat & induction heating capable) or Roti maker (electric)
  17. Tea making pan (bottom flat & induction heating capable)
  18. Bedsheets (single bed)
  19. Blanket (which can easily fit in the bag)
  20. Basic medicines (Disprin, Panadol, Arinic Fort, Entamizole, etc.)
  21. Backpack
  22. Laptop bag
  23. Mobile charger & data cables, mobile glass, back cover, headphones
  24. Black tea
  25. Spices (especially red chili and garam masala)
  26. Extra pair of glasses (If your eyesight is weak)
  27. Passport size pictures (10-15)
  28. Jaey Namaz (for Muslims)
  29. Makeup (for girls)

Cheap German stores to buy necessary items:

These are the cheap German stores to buy necessary items:

Primark, Newyorker, C&A: Offer all clothing range with reasonable prices e.g gloves, jackets, trousers, shorts, skirts, slippers, head caps, and pillows.

Mäc Geiz, TEDi 1 Euro shop, Woolworth, and Ikea: These stores offer kitchen stuff (spoons, serving spoons, knife, tea strainer, glass, cup) and stationery items at reasonable prices.

Netto, Lidl, Aldi, Edeka, Kaufland, Penny, Rewe, Rossmann, and DM: These shops are good to buy shaving items, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, creams, umbrella, etc.

Rossmann and DM: These stores are good to buy makeup stuff at reasonable prices.

Saturn and Mediamarkt: These shops are good to buy electronics at reasonable prices.

eBay Kleinanzeigen: It is an online classified website that is very famous in Germany to buy used items.