Welcome Week

Summer semester 2023

The Welcome Center offers several orientation events for new international students each semester.

The Welcome Week for summer semester 2023 will take place in the week of April 03 - 06, 2023. You will find information about the Welcome Week on these web pages (scroll down); during the next weeks the events will be added as they are planned.

 

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)

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.

The main Welcome Week will be held in the first week of April. However, for students who arrive earlier we already offer the first orientation once in February and March, so you can learn already about the first formalities to do when you arrive.

Monday, 27.02.2023

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

Monday, 06.03.2023

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

Tuesday, 28.03.2023

10:00 Introduction to the German courses
Which German courses are offered and how do you sign up?
Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, 03.04.2023

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, 04.04.2023

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, 05.04.2023

12:30 Orientation 4 - The medical system in Germany
How does the German insurance system work and what to do if you get sick during your stay?
Duration: 45 minutes

15:00 In-Person Welcome Meeting on Campus
Get to know the offers of the Language Center, the University Sport, the Europaicum, the ZiS, the Studierendenwerk, the Erasmus Student Network, etc.
Location: Building A3.3 (Aula)

16:30 Campus Tour
Meeting Point at the Aula Building A3.3
Duration: 1 hour

Thursday, 06.04.2023

14:30 Orientation 5 - Campus Life and Academics
How to get around on campus: facilities, communication & academic rules in Germany
Duration: 45 minutes

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

Friday, 07.04.2023

National Holiday "Karfreitag" in Germany - no events!