The Euroculture orientation days for the winter term 2022/23 will take place October 11-14, 2022 @ Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3 (Main Campus).
Here you can find information from the International Office on the organisation of your studies and on orientation in Göttingen
For current information on Studying under COVID-19 Pandemic Conditions please refer to this page
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Göttingen provides high-quality health care services through public and private medical facilities. For example, here you can drop by without an appointment.
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| Getting to Göttingen by train is very easy from Hannover (about 1 ½ hours) or from Hamburg (about 2 hours) and also from Frankfurt (about 2 hours). All trains run once an hour and cost between 20 and 60 Euro. |
Further information about travelling by train can be found online: www.bahn.de (Deutsche Bahn).
| The nearest international airport to Göttingen is located in Hannover. Hannover Airport has regular train connections to Göttingen (with transfer at Hannover central train station). It will take you around one hour to reach Göttingen.|
The second nearest airports are Frankfurt/Main and Hamburg; from there you can reach Göttingen within 2 hours by train.
|Göttingen has a good transportation network. With your student card you can travel through most parts of the city by bus for free, although riding a bike is normally quicker. It does not cost much to rent a bike in Göttingen for a day (11 Euros for renting a bike for 24 hours). Buying a bicycle in Göttingen is no problem either. There are several bicycle shops in Göttingen, but you can also buy bikes second hand or rent a bike for a whole month through Swapfiets|
|Apart from taking the train, you can use the carpooling service BlaBlaCar or take a Bus.|
|You can find a description on how to walk from the train station to the central campus in three minutes here.|
Our office is located here, you can use this link to search for all University builidings.
Göttingen offers many types of accommodation. However, it is advisable to start searching for a place to stay as early as possible it is not very easy to find a room in Göttingen, especially from abroad. Renting a flat in Göttingen costs between 200 Euros and 300 Euros per month and the rent normally has to be paid at the beginning of the month. You will usually be asked to sign a housing contract for the planned length of stay.
The international Office has created an Acommodation guide for students. You can find it here.
You can also contact the Accomodation Service of the University for help.
You should first look at the offerings of the Studentenwerk , as they offer a variety of possibilities. Make sure you have a look well in advance of your start in Göttingen.
In case you’re on a waiting list, there are also several options from other institutes or companies offering accommodation in Göttingen. You can find a list here.
In addition to the offerings of the Studentenwerk, there are various other websites where you can find offers from the private housing market, such as rooms in shared flats for example:
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Meet people and Discover the region with Göttingen International
- Foyer International: cultural evenings and other activites for free
- Excursions: international students trips (pre-registration needed!!)
- Visit Villages : discover rural life
- Discover: discover Lower Saxony and Bremen
- Outdoor Society: add them on Facebook (Outdoor Society Göttingen or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Culture at University
- Dancing Classes (webpage not available in English)
- English Movie Night: for free
- Cinema in the Club (Clubkino): many movies in original language for low price
- UniKino: some movies in original language for low price
Sports at University
- University Sport Center (Hochschulsport): gym, classes in different disciplines, swimming hall, sauna, climbing hall
Exhibitions in the City
- Göttingen City Museum (Städtisches Museum Göttingen): permanent and temporary exhibitions of historical and artistic materials
- Ethnographic Collection of the University : includes an internationally significant South Seas exhibition (Cook/Forster collection) and mostly 19th-century materials from the Arctic polar region (Baron von Asch collection) as well as major displays on Africa as its highlights
- Exhibitions in Göttingen: overview of temporary art shows of local, regional, and international artists
- Historical University Library Building (Paulinerkirche) : various temporary exhibitions, usually of a historic nature
Cinemas (show also movies in original language with subtitles)
Theaters (free entry with semesterticket/Kulturticket)
- ThOP (Theater im OP): made by students
- Deutsches Theater
- Junges Theater
The FAQs are designed to help you find your way through the process of applying for the Euroculture Programme. There is also a section with general information on living and studying in Göttingen, as far as accommodation, visa requirements and study preparations are concerned.
- Admission Requirements
- Application Process
- Finances and Grants
- Living and Studying in Göttingen (accomodation, Visa, study card, language courses)
Euroculture Consortium: http://www.euroculturemaster.eu
Euroculture Göttingen: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/euroculture