Welcome Week

Winter semester 2022/23

The Welcome Center offers several orientation events for new international students each semester.
The Welcome Weeks for the winter semester 2022/23 will take place in the beginning of  September and the beginning of October. All sessions will be held online. It is not necessary to register for the events, you can simply join each event once it has started.

An overview of any activities in person (i.e. on campus) will be published as soon as it is clear what possibilities there can be against the background of the Corona pandemic. However, students who can only arrive in Germany after Welcome Week will not miss any information if they only participate in the online events.

You will find the different sessions listed here below, more sessions will be added over time.

 

Online Campus Tour

This tour is available at any time and you can already take a short tour of the Saarbrücken campus now before your arrival.
Please note that the opening hours given in the presentation are not all accurate, as this changes a lot due to the pandemic. Please verify the opening hours for each office or libary, before your visit.

Start the Online Campus Tour
 

Discover Saarland

Our Centre for International Students (ZiS) made a little collection of the most beautiful destinations in Saarland for you.

Discover Saarbrücken & Saarland
 

Please also check out the information provided by:

Zentrum für internationale Studierende (ZiS)

Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

Onboarding for new students: MS-Teams und Moodle (October 17 - 21)

There will be a so-called onboarding for first semester: MS teams and Moodle. You will be introduced to Microsoft Teams and Moodle (Learning Management System), the two main platforms for digital teaching at Saarland University (UdS). The courses are available in German and English. Registration is not required. The courses take place in Microsoft Teams.

To the courses

Orientation Sessions

The link to each event will be provided some time before the start. You can then find the link to each event below.

October 2022

Two full Welcome Weeks will be held. The Orientations 1 - 6 will be identical in both weeks, so it is sufficient to join these sessions once.

Tuesday, 04.10.2022

14:30 Orientation 1 - Arrival and Registration procedures
City registration, visa appointments, opening a bank account and much more.
Duration: 45 minutes

17:00 Centre for International Students (ZiS)
Get to know the ZiS, learn about theit Buddy program, activities and excursions!

Friday, 07.10.2022

11:00 Campus Rallye
Kick-Off meeting with the vice president and campus tour
Duration: 2 hours

Campus Rallye

Monday, 10.10.2022

14:30 Orientation 1 - Arrival and Registration procedures
City registration, visa appointments, opening a bank account and much more.
Duration: 45 minutes

15:30 Orientation 2 - Culture differences and safety tips
How to avoid misunderstandings due to cultural differences; consent in Germany; community support offers; how to handle cases of emergency
Duration: 45 minutes

Tuesday, 11.10.2022

14:30 Introduction to the German courses
Which German courses are offered and how do you sign up?
Duration: 30 minutes

15:30 Orientation 3 - Apartment rentals in Saarbrücken - Do´s & Dont`s
What you need to look out for when renting an apartment, during your rental period and which paperwork to deal with.
Duration: 45 minutes

Wednesday, 12.10.2022

15:30 Orientation 4 - The medical system in Germany
How does the insurance system work and what to do if you get sick during your stay?
Duration: 45 minutes

Thursday, 13.10.2022

15:30 Orientation 5 - Campus Life and Academics
How to get around on campus: facilities, communication & academic rules in Germany
Duration: 45 minutes

Friday, 14.10.2022

15:30 Orientation 6 - Shopping, travelling & the daily life
Everything you need to know to manage daily life in Germany.
Duration: 45 minutes

Monday, 17.10.2022

14:30 Orientation 1 - Arrival and Registration procedures
City registration, visa appointments, opening a bank account and much more.
Duration: 45 minutes

15:30 Orientation 2 - Culture differences and safety tips
How to avoid misunderstandings due to cultural differences; consent in Germany; community support offers; how to handle cases of emergency
Duration: 45 minutes

Tuesday, 18.10.2022

15:30 Orientation 3 - Apartment rentals in Saarbrücken - Do´s & Dont`s
What you need to look out for when renting an apartment, during your rental period and which paperwork to deal with.
Duration: 45 minutes

Wednesday, 19.10.2022

10:00 University Sports Center
How to sign up for sports classes and activities

15:30 Orientation 4 - The medical system in Germany
How does the insurance system work and what to do if you get sick during your stay?
Duration: 45 minutes

Thursday, 20.10.2022

14:00 Introduction to the language center on campus
Learn about the different language classes that are offered and how to sign up for them
Duration: 30 minutes

15:30 Orientation 5 - Campus Life and Academics
How to get around on campus: facilities, communication & academic rules in Germany
Duration: 45 minutes

Friday, 21.10.2022

15:30 Orientation 6 - Shopping, travelling & the daily life
Everything you need to know to manage daily life in Germany.
Duration: 45 minutes

Contact

Saarbrücken Campus
Building A4 4
Phone: +49 681 302-71128
welcome(at)uni-saarland.de

Office hours: Monday to Friday: 09.30 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 15.00.