Orientation Week for New Students
Dear first-year students,
we are glad that you have chosen us as your place of study. We hope that you will settle in quickly. Although we as a faculty, like the entire university, had made all the preparations for a limited range of courses in presence, the current infection situation of the COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately does not allow this. The university also has a COVID 19 3-level, colour-coded system, from which you can see to what extent, for example, face-to-face teaching is possible.
The lecture period for the summer semester has started on April 12, 2021 and will end on July 16, 2021.
Students of the Faculty organize an introductory week for new students (in German) every semester. This orientation phase took place between April 6, 2021 and April 9, 2021. Each semester, it is carried out by students of the WiWi-O-Phase association which are students who have already studied at the Faculty for at least one semester.
For all of our international (exchange) students, our Incoming Office organized a digital welcome event and an "Exchange@WiWi City Tour" in teams of two. Furthermore, Göttingen International (the international office of the University of Göttingen) offered an online introductory event for international students as well.
Virtual first semester supervision via tandem programme
In order to clarify questions that arise during the start of your studies, the student representatives of the Faculty and the WiWi-O-Phase association launched a tandem programme for first-semester students (Bachelor and Master students).
In this programme, you will be assigned a tandem partner. This partner is a student in the higher semester who is involved as member of the student representatives of the Faculty or the orientation week club and would normally have accompanied you personally during your orientation week. Your tandem partner is there to answer your questions and to help you during your first study experience. The registration form has been closed. If you still would like to register for the programme, please contact the Faculty's student council (Fachschaft) (in German) directly.
Study Buddy programme for international and Göttingen students
Our Study Buddy programme wants to promote the exchange between international and German students at the University of Göttingen. When you register as a Study Buddy, you can enter your home country, study programme and personal interests so that suitable tandems between German and international students can be formed. The programme can be set up individually - whether you plan a weekly coffee meeting to catch up, meet irregularly whenever it suits you or communicate online is totally up to you. Meet our local and international students in order to create a great international network! More information
Please also feel free to follow us on our social media channels:
Faculty of Business and Economics:
Facebook group for international students: exchange@wiwiunigoe
WiWi-Fachschaft (Faculty's student council) :