International students: No late arrivals, Introductory weekends and German Courses
Arriving on time in Göttingen
Please apply early enough for your visa and make sure that you arrive well in advance before the start of the courses of the Master's degree programme. All the according dates and relevant deadlines for students you will find here. They are valid for all degree programmes of the university.
Introductory Weekends and Welcoming Events
The International Student Services ("Studium International") organizes introductory weekends and welcoming events for international and exchange students at the beginning of each semester (usually a couple of days before the start of the period of lectures). They are designed to help students get off to a quicker start and find their way around Göttingen easier and are highly recommendable.
Apart from those introductory events,"Studium International" offers also trips to German cities of political, cultural and historical interest as well as to other general touristic attractions. Regular language workshops, salsa courses, cooking and movie evenings, a course for creative writing as well as featured-country evenings aimed at promoting intercultural exchange are organized by students for students in the "Foyer International".
- Click here for more information about the events offered by "Studium International".
- Information about introduction events for foreign students
"Hallo und Auf Wiedersehen" - German Classes for International Students
International students have the possibility to take German classes during the semester alongside their regular courses. The Language Center German as a Foreign Language ("Lektorat Deutsch als Fremdsprache") offers a great variety of different courses. The prerequisite for attending the courses is the German Language Placement Test, which can be taken at the start of every semester.
For students of international degree programmes, who wish to start to communicate in German, the Language Center offers also special courses. There are, for example, intensive courses starting about a month before the start of the period of lectures. Please see the website of the Language Center for further details.
Getting into Contact with German Students - The "InDiGu"-Partnership-Programme
If you are interested in getting into closer contact with German students during your studies in Göttingen, you can join the InDiGu project ("Integration and Diversity at the university of Göttingen") of the university.