OriPro - the orientation programme for international students

Get ready for the lecture period in one week

Every year in April and October, the International Office organises a free orientation programme shortly before the start of the semester. All formalities that are important for studying and living in Konstanz are also addressed during the programme: from opening a bank account, to applying for German health insurance, enrolling at the university, and applying for a residence permit as an international student from a non EU/EEA country.

Additionally, we will introduce you to German academic culture and discuss (inter-)cultural expectations, academic standards, and approaches to scientific writing. We also assist you with organising your studies.

In addition to tours of the university, library, IT Service Centre, Language Institute and sports facilities, your will be able to take part in a city tour and other excursions in the Konstanz area.

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

Important dates:

04-11 October 2019 (arrival 03/04 October, programme start: 04 October)

03-09 April 2020 (arrival 01/02 April, programme start: 03 April)

The first two workdays (Mo - Fr) of the month are arrival days. The programme starts on the third workday.

Who can take part?

  • International exchange students / free movers (in April and October),
  • new degree-seeking students (only in April)

Participation fee: none

Registration deadline: 15 September / 31 March