Preparatory courses and orientation programmes summer semester 2018

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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.

In the first week of lectures from 16 - 20 April 2018, numerous introductory events for first-semester students will take place.

Study preparation and orientation programmes for international students

5 - 29 March 2018: GO Konstanz - German intensive 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.

5 - 11 April 2018: OriPro - the 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 and full-time students (bachelor, master, doctoral)

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.

Online preparatory courses for different subjects

VE&MINT online preparatory course in mathematics to brush up your school knowledge of mathematics, especially for students in Mathematics, Computer Science, the Natural Sciences and Technology (MINT subjects)

The online preparatory course in mathematics (taught in German) helps prospective students to check their knowledge of mathematics and prepare for their studies. It also recommends suitable courses at the university of your choice. The course includes: extensive study material, diagnostic tests (self-assessment) as well as numerous videos and interactive exercises.

You can find more information (in German) as well as the link to start the VE&MINT online preparatory course in mathematicson this website.