For new international students, the International Office organizes a Welcome and Orientation program lasting several days before the start of the actual lecture period. This program helps students not only to fight through the bureaucracy, but also to become familiar with the city and the region.
Within the framework of this program, all important formalities such as enrolment, registration at the registration office, opening a bank account and taking out a health insurance contract are adressed and - where possible - completed. In addition, visits and excursions take place, during which students can get to know their new environment, as well as university staff and each other.
Experience has shown that the Welcome and Orientation Program contributes significantly to a smooth start at our university. Participation is therefore strongly recommended to foreign students. Unfortunately, foreign students who arrive at the university later cannot be supported in the same way.
The Welcome and Orientation Program for the winter semester takes place three weeks before classes begin. Normally, this is the second week of September. The remaining two weeks of September are reserved for the German Intensive Course reserved.
The Welcome and Orientation Program for the summer semester takes place in the first week of March. The remaining days before the start of the semester are reserved for the German Intensive Course reserved.
Programs of the last and the next Welcome Week can be found in the download area below. There you will also find our Welcome Brochure, which contains detailed information about studying and living in Weingarten. The brochure is updated before the beginning of each semester. New international students will receive a printed version upon arrival.