The orientation programme for international students - getting ready for the lecture period in one week

Every April and October, a free orientation program takes place to make it easier for new international students to start their studies. Shortly before lectures begin, all formalities that are important for studying and staying in Konstanz are organised jointly: from opening a bank account, membership of a health insurance fund, enrolment at the university to applying for a residence permit for international students from non-EU/EEA countries.

In addition, we offer introductions to German academic culture and discuss (inter-)cultural expectations, academic standards and approaches to academic writing. We also support you in organising your studies.

In addition to guided tours of the university and its most important facilities, a city tour and an excursion to the surrounding area are organised.

GO-Konstanz participants cannot participate in OriPro since they will have already benefited from the orientation activities and information.


04 - 11 October 2019 (arrival dates 03 / 04 October)
Start of programme: Fri, 04 October, 9a.m. in room A 701

03 - 09 April 2020 (arrival dates 01 / 02 April)
Start of programme: Fri, 03 April, 9a.m. in room R 513

Registration deadline for OriPro

  • 15 September for the Winter Semester
  • 31 March for the Summer Semester

In good German tradition, a Welcome-Stammtisch will take place at 20.00 hrs on the above mentioned arrival dates at the typical German restaurant and beer garden
Constanzer Wirtshaus (Spanierstraße 3, 78467 KN; Bus stop: Sternenplatz),
where you can get in touch with German and international students before the orientation starts.
All "new" and "old" international and German students, as well as all family members, mentors, buddies, tutors, friends, flatmates, etc. are all cordially invited to join in for a meet and mingle and to socialize and to have some fun together.
Please find the menues in here in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Chinese.

FAQ for OriPro

Who can participate?

International exchange students, freemovers, in April and October

Degree-seeking students (Bachelor, Master), Master only in April; in Winter Semester you can attend OriPro Master or GO Konstanz


No ECTS can be granted for the programme.

Course Fee