Orientation for International First Semester Students

Internationale Studienanfänger*innen

Dear International First Semester Students!

Welcome to Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. For a successful start of your academic career, the team for Academic Success and Integration would like to accompany your first steps at university and invites you to join this semester's orientation program.

Orientation Days Summer Semester 2023

The orientation days for first semester international bachelor and state examination students will take place on March 23rd until 24th, 2023.

Below, you will find the orientation days' leaflet (German), which includes the event's schedule.

Registration for the event 

If you have any questions about your individual study programs, please contact your department directly. For current information on campus, please click here.

Orientation Days Downloads

This is what the Orientation Days offer:

  • A first introduction to learning and working at the Goethe University?
  • Finding your way around the university, both regarding location and content (“Where is lecture hall V? What exactly happens in a lecture?“).
  • First steps to structure your studies and know what is expected from you (“What do examination regulations say? How do I organise my undergraduate studies?“).
  • An overview of subject-specific introduction sessions and counselling services (“When is the introduction session for sociology and what I can learn in Professor X's office hours?“).
  • Contact with students who are in the same situation (“Shall we go to this seminar together?“) and to services helping international students (“Who is in charge of what?“).

Counseling and Services for international Students



Social Advisory Service

Help with correspondence with the immigration authorities and advice on social issues, such as housing, finances and health insurance.

Companion Service to Authorities

Student companion service provide support, e.g. with forms, visits to authorities or apartment inspections


Accompanying program for academic success and integration: information events, seminars and lectures. 

International Career Service

Counseling and support services for entering the German labor market.



Internationaler Studientreff (IST)

Exciting events and functions, get-togethers and excursions.

Buddy Program

For international students in their first and second semesters: A companion buddy helps with orientation in Frankfurt and getting started at Goethe University.

Engagier dich!
Service Center for Commitment

Information on student engagement at the university and in the community.

Important Informationen


Barbara Budzisz

Global Affairs Study and Teaching
Campus Westend, PEG-Gebäude
2. Floor, Room 2.182
Tel.: 069/798-38 38
E-mail: b.budzisz@em.uni-frankfurt.de

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