The EU Council Regulation (EC) No 1186/2009 of 16 November 2009 sets up a EU system of reliefs from customs duty in defined circumstances; e.g. when entering an EU country for study purposes.
Articles 21 & 22 of Chapter IV "School outfits, educational materials and related household effects" lay down that students may bring along equipment and study materials for their personal use during their study in a EU country without paying import duties:
- Equipment: bedding, tablecloths and clothes, ...
- Study materials: personal laptops, printers, calculators, ...
For information on German customs regulations, please refer to the Website of the