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Offers for beginning students


Orientation Program

The University of Freiburg offers you an orientation program including informational presentations, small group programs, guided tours, etc. You can find a current overview of all orientation events just in time for the winter semester (beginning of October) to start.

The International Office invites international students’ additional participation in its annual Welcome Days ein.

A first-semester student afternoon has been arranged prior to the winter semester’s first week of class in the SC-Freiburg stadium. An exciting program awaits all first-year students: after the rector’s official greeting, they are allowed to stroll along the market of possibilities as they get familiar with the various advising offices and leisure-time activities offered at the University of Freiburg.

Focus 1. College Year

We offer you workshops, group offerings and coaching for all of your concerns regarding the commencement of your studies (learning issues or doubts). You will find all of the current offerings on the Central Academic Advising Office’s Website. Please direct any and all questions to


First-year students are guided throughout their studies by experienced students through the University of Freiburg’s mentoring program. In order to check which mentoring offerings may apply to your course of study, you can visit this site: Kompetenznetzwerk Studierendenmentoring (Competency Network – Student Mentoring [de]). We warmly invite international students to participate in the intercultural mentoring program.

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