Welcome Week

Welcome Weeks winter semester 2024/25

The Welcome Center offers various orientation events for new international students every semester.

Most of the events for the winter semester 2024/25 will take place in the week 07 - 11 October 2024. However, the first (online) events will already take place from July onwards to prepare you for the start of your studies at Saarland University!
More detailed information about the Welcome Week can be found soon on these web pages (please scroll down); the list of events will be continuously updated.

 

Online Campus Tour

We try to keep all opening hours and information up-to-date in this presentation. However, you should still double-check 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
 

Onboarding for Moodle, LSF and MS Teams

The Centre for Lifelong Leaning offers courses for new students who want to learn about using Mood, LSF and MS Teams.

Onboarding for first semester students: LSF, Moodle and MS-Teams

Please also check out the leisure activities organized by:

Zentrum für internationale Studierende (ZiS)

Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

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.

How to: Participation in MS Teams

Preparing your stay: July/August

Monday, 01. July 2024

16:00: Apartment rentals in Saarbrücken - Do's & Dont's (online)
What you need to look out for when renting an apartment, during your rental period and which paperwork to deal with.
Where can you find accommodation and which waiting lists should you be on to have a better chance to find a place?
Duration: 45 minutes

Monday, 08. July 2024

** for exchange students and freemover*
15.00: Steps to take after your admission as exchange student - Enrolment at Saarland University (online)

If you have received a letter of admission as an exchange student or Freemover, you will have to enrol into the university by using our SIM Portal. We will show you the main steps that you will have to do for this enrolment and answer questions that you may have.
Duration: 60 minutes

16:00: How to use the LSF to search for classes (online)
If you are coming to Saarland University for one or two semesters in study abroad, you will use the LSF website to search for the classes that you want to take while you study in Germany. We can show you how to navigate the website and how to read the course catalogue.
Duration: 45 minutes

Monday, 05. August 2024

16:00: Apartment rentals in Saarbrücken - Do's & Dont's (online)
What you need to look out for when renting an apartment, during your rental period and which paperwork to deal with.
Where can you find accommodation and which waiting lists should you be on to have a better chance to find a place?
Duration: 45 minutes

Tuesday, 06. August 2024

16.00: Steps to take after your admission as an international student - Enrolment at Saarland University (online)
If you have received a letter of admission for a degree programme at Saarland University (Bachelor, Master, State Examination), you will have to enrol into the university by using our SIM Portal. We will show you the main steps that you will have to do for this enrolment and answer questions that you may have.
Duration: 60 minutes

September Orientations

Monday, 02. September 2024

15:30 Uhr Orientation 1 - Arrival and Registration procedures (online)
City registration, visa appointments, opening a bank account and much more.
Duration: 45 minutes

Monday, 09. September 2024

15:30 Uhr Orientation 1 - Arrival and Registration procedures (online)
City registration, visa appointments, opening a bank account and much more.
Duration: 45 minutes

Tuesday, 10. September 2024

15:45: Walking campus Tour (in person)
Get to know the Campus with the ZiS tutors, starting from International Office A4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Wednesday, 11. September 2024

16:00 Steps to take after your admission - Enrolment at Saarland University (online)
If you have received a letter of admission for Saarland University, for a degree programme or an exchange programme, you will have to enrol into the university by using our SIM Portal.
We will show you the main steps that you will have to do for this enrolment and answer questions that you may have.
Duration: 60 minutes

October Orientations

Tuesday, 02 October 2024

15:30 Uhr Orientation 1 - Arrival and Registration procedures (hybrid)
City registration, visa appointments, opening a bank account and much more.
Location: to be announced
Duration: 45 minutes

16:30 Walking Campus Tour
Get to know the Campus with the ZiS tutors during our walking tour.
Meeting point: to be announced
Duration: 1 hour

Monday, 07. October 2024

11:30 Orientation 1 - Arrival and Registration procedures (hybrid)
City registration, visa appointments, opening a bank account and much more.
Duration: 45 minutes

15:00 Kick-Off Meeting (in person meeting!)
Meet the Welcome Center, German Course, Language Center, Transform4Europe,
University Sports, AStA, ESN & Studierendenwerk
Location: AULA, Building A3.3
Duration: walk through the information area at your own pace and talk to the representatives of the institutions

16:00 Walking Campus Tour
Get to know the Campus with the ZiS tutors, starting from AULA, A3.3
Duration: 1 hour

Tuesday, 08. October 2024

14:30 Orientation 2 - Culture differences and safety tips (hybrid)
How to avoid misunderstandings due to cultural differences; consent in Germany; community support offers; how to handle cases of emergency
Location: to be announced
Duration: 45 minutes

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

Wednesday, 09. October 2024

14:00 Campus-Rallye (in person)
Discover the campus by solving our Campus Rallye Quiz that we have prepared for you!
Meeting point: in front of the International Office in Building A4.4
Duration: approx. 1 hours

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

Thursday, 10. October 2024

15:15 How to survive in Germany (hybrid)
Academics, the medical system and daily life in Germany. We will give you an interactive (and hopefully fun) depiction of what to expect when living in Germany
Location: to be announced
Duration: 60 minutes