Preparatory courses and orientation programmes winter semester 2019/20

A successful start to your studies!

Preparatory courses and orientation programmes

To prepare you for subject-specific requirements and studying at a university, our departments and central institutions (e.g. International Office, Central Student Advisory Service) offer preparatory courses and orientation programmes. On this page you will find an overview of our courses and programmes.
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In our orienmtation week from 14 - 18 October 2019, numerous introductory events for first-semester students will take place.

Study preparation and orientation programmes for international students

4 - 30 September 2019: GO Konstanz - Intensive German language course with orientation programme for international students

Every year in March and September, the University of Konstanz offers a four-week intensive German language course with orientation programme. It is organised by the International Office in conjunction with the Language Institute (SLI). Groups of about 15 participants are taught by experienced lecturers at all levels: basic, intermediate and advanced. All formalities that are important for studying and living in Konstanz are also addressed during the programme: from opening a bank account, to acquiring German health insurance, enrolling at the university and applying for a residence permit as an international student from non-EU-/EEA countries. 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, KIM Library and IT Support, the Language Institute and sports facilities, you will be able to take part in a city tour and other excursions in the Konstanz area.

Target group: International exchange students / free movers and full-time students (bachelor, master, doctoral)

Please carefully read the following information about GO Konstanz and register on the websites of the International Office.

4 - 11 October 2019: OriPro - Orientation programme for international students

Every year in April and October, the International Office organises a free orientation programme for international students (OriPro) 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, KIM Library and IT Support, the Language Institute and sports facilities, you will be able to take part in a city tour and other excursions in the Konstanz area.

Target group: International exchange students / free movers

GO Konstanz participants cannot take part in OriPro, as they are already taking part in another orientation programme.

Please carefully read the following information about OriPro and register on the websites of the International Office.

4 - 9 October 2019: OrioPro Master - Orientation programme for international master students

OriPro Master is an orientation programme for new international master's students.

It will support you with your start into student life before you dive into your daily student routine. Following a tight schedule, we will assist you as you familiarize yourself with the German academic system, learn more about our campus life and deal with the most important formalities. Beyond that, OriPro Master will give you a chance to make your first friends at the University of Konstanz.

OriPro Master offers you:

  • sessions on organising and financing your studies
  • support with formalities and German authorities (enrollment, health insurance, registering with the municipality, opening a bank account)
  • opportunities to connect with master's students from different faculties and study programmes
  • recommendations for free German language classes
  • information about employment in Germany
  • For students of Non-EU/EEA countries: documents check for receiving a residence and work  permit for study purpose

For more information go to the OriPro Master website.

Preparatory courses for specific subjects and study programmes

10 - 16 October 2019: Advanced Econometrics - Preparation Course für new master students M.Sc. Economics

Please find more information on the preaparation course on the website of your masters programme.

17 - 23 October 2019: Quantitative Methods in Economics - Preparation Course für new master students M.Sc. Economics

Please find more information on the preaparation course on the website of your masters programme.