To prepare new international students for their studies at the University of Freiburg, the International Office organizes special welcome days before the beginning of each semester. It generally takes place two weeks before the beginning of the semester. For a general overview of the welcome days click here (PDF [58KB]) and to sign up for the welcome days click here.
What can you expect to gain from the Welcome Days?
The conditions of study at the University of Freiburg will be entirely new for you. In addition, you will be studying in an environment which you are not used to. We thus recommend that you take part in the welcome days. They will give you the chance to acclimatize yourself at the University of Freiburg more quickly and make our work easier as well.
We are certain that the wealth of information provided during the welcome days will have a positive effect on the success of your studies and also help you to acclimatize yourself socially in Freiburg. We are looking forward to seeing you there.
When do the Welcome Days take place?
The welcome days in the winter semester 2013/14 take place from Wednesday, October 09th 2013 to Friday, October 11th 2013.
Where do the Welcome Days take place?
Lecture Hall 2004 (HS 2004), Kollegiengebäude II (KG II)
Program of the Welcome Days
Welcome Days for new international students: October 9th to October 12th 2013, “Lecture Hall 2004” in KGII.
Wednesday, October 9th, 1 p.m.
- Welcoming speech by Rector of the Albert-Ludwigs-University
- Presentation Computing Center (Rechenzentrum)
- Presentation of the German social insurance system
- „Tipps und Tricks“ for everyday life in Freiburg (UNIKOS, International Office)
- Guided tours of the university campus according to subjects
Thursday, October 10th, 1 p.m.
- Presentation Departmental Student Advising
- Presentation Language Teaching Center (SLI-Sprachlehrinstitut)
- Presentation Autonomous Learning Unit Language laboratory (Sprachlabor)
- Guided tour Language laboratory
- Guided tours through the city and the pubs of Freiburg (UNIKOS, International Office)
Friday, October 11th, 10 a.m.
- Introduction for ERASMUS Students, Welcoming speech (EU-Department)
- Meeting with the departmental coordinators
- 1 p.m. Presentation Working while studying and Social Counseling Services (Studentenwerk)
- Presentation Leisure Program and Presentation International Club (Studentenwerk Freiburg)
- „Theater Heute“ (International Office)
- 8 p.m. International Welcome Buffet Dinner in the Mensa Rempartstraße
- 9 p.m. Kick Off International – THE Semester Opening PARTY of the International Office, Mensa Rempartstraße (Mensa Bar), Admission free!
Registering for the Welcome Days
In order to ensure that we can organize the welcome days as effectively as possible, we ask that you use our form to register for the welcome days (PDF [58KB]). It is also possible to register online.