Welcome Week

Winter semester 2021

The Welcome Center offers several orientation events for new international students each semester.
The Welcome Week for the winter semester 2021/22 will take place between October 04 and October 15, 2021. It is not necessary to register for the events, you can simply join each event once it has started.
You will find more information on this website in due time.

The sessions will be offered as online events in Microsoft Teams.
Please read the guide below carefully.  You can participate in the sessions without your own Microsoft-Teams account.

Guide "How to participate"
 

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 you visit it.

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

Onboarding for new students: MS-Teams und Moodle (Oct 11 - 15)

There will be a so-called onboarding for first semester: MS teams and Moodle. All first-semester students 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 different languages. 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.
Please note: some events from week one will be repeated in week two. You do not have to participate two times in the same event.

Week 1

Monday, 04.10.2021

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 (will be repeated on 11.10.2021)

Tuesday, 05.10.2021

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 (will be repeated on 12.10.2021)

18:30 Presentation of our Center for International Students (ZiS)
Learn all about their offers, from the Buddy Programm to the excursions and the different sports and fun activities!
Duration: approx. 45 minutes

Wednesday, 06.10.2021

14:30 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 (will be repeated on 13.10.2021)

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 (will be repeated on 13.10.2021)

Thursday, 07.10.2021

15:30 Orientation 5 - Campus Life and Academics
How to get around on campus: facilities, communication & academic rules in Germany
Duration: 45 minutes (will be repeated on 14.10.2021)

16:15 Introduction to the German courses
Which courses are offered and how do you sign up?
Duration: 30 minutes

Friday, 08.10.2021

15:30 Orientation 6 - Shopping, travelling & the daily life
Everything you need to know to manage daly life in Germany.
Duration: 45 minutes (will be repeated on 15.10.2021)

Week 2

Monday, 11.10.2021

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
Duratin: 45 minutes

Tuesday, 12.10.2021

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, 13.10.2021

14:30 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 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, 14.10.2021

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

Friday, 15.10.2021

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

Informieren Sie sich zusätzlich über die Angebote von:


Zentrum für internationale Studierende (ZiS)

Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

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.