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Offers for beginning students


Orientation Program

Welcome to the University of Freiburg – it’s a pleasure to welcome you here!

The University of Freiburg offers you an orientation program including informational presentations, small group events, guided tours, etc.:

Overview over the orientation program in winter semester 2018/19 (in German)

The International Office additionally invites international students to participate in its annual Welcome Days.

A first-semester student afternoon (in German) is 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 invited to stroll along the “marketplace of opportunities”, getting familiar with the various advising offices and leisure-time activities offered at the University of Freiburg.

Focus 1. College Year

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