Orientation for international first-semester students

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Dear international first-semester students!

Welcome to Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The university’s International Office would like to facilitate the start to your studies and help you progress smoothly towards success. To this end, we have developed several programmes to help you find your way around.

Please note:

Due to the current situation with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the orientation programme for international first-year students in bachelor's degree courses and state examinations as well as the orientation programme for international first-year students in master's degree courses will be cancelled.

Please find here the presentations and further information and here updated information on Corona from the University.

This is what the orientation programmes offer:

  • A first introduction to learning and working at a German university (“What is different here from at home?“).

  • Help in finding your way around university, both regarding location and content (“Where is lecture hall V? What exactly happens in a lecture?“).

  • First instructions about the structure of your studies and what is expected from you (“What do examination regulations say? How do I organise my undergraduate studies?“).

  • An overview of subject-specific induction sessions and counselling services at university (“When is the induction session for sociology and what I can learn in Professor X’s consultation hours?“).

  • Contact with students who are in the same situation (“Shall we go to this seminar together?“) and to institutions serving international students (“Who is in charge of what?“).

Please download the registration form and open the file using a suitable programme (Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar). Fill out the form, save the changes to the document and send us the completed form by email. Please do NOT print and fill out by hand or save the document as anything other than PDF (will be generated automatically when you save your data)!

Orientation days for international
bachelor students and state examination students      
(details below)                  

March 26-27th, 2020







Orientation for international 
master students

Introduction to studying at Goethe-University.
Get to know campus, the library and other
important institutions. Experienced students
will talk to you about planning your studies
and requirements.

April 6th, 2020
PEG building, 2.G. 202






If you have any further questions, contact us:

International Office
Campus Westend, PEG building
Barbara Budzisz
2nd floor, room 2.182
Email: b.budzisz@em.uni-frankfurt.de
Tel.: 069/798-38 38

Latecomers who are unable to attend the orientation events can pick up information folders at the Internationale Studientreff (IST) and get general information: Consultation hours

We hope you will enjoy these orientation events and wish you lots of success with your studies.

The Orientation Team, International Office