Orientation days for international students in October 2019

Dear international students,

a warm welcome at Kiel University! We wish you a good start into the winter semester. To help you to get started on campus in your first few days, the International Center of Kiel University offers an orientation program in October.

Welcome Reception for all new international students organized by International Center and AStA with Registration at the International Center
6:00–8:00 p.m. Audimax, Foyer

In various courses, you will not only go on a campus rally with the tutors of the International Center, you will also get interesting insights into German university culture and special insights into the student life in Kiel.

You can also find out how to handle Germany: you wilöl get answers to questions like Where do you get a medical certificate? Where can you find a part-time job? What do you have to pay attention for if you want to go to a German administration office and what is that "GEZ" -fee? In addition, you have the opportunity to join a guided city tour through Kiel and a day trip to Hamburg.

Of course you will also have the opportunity to meet and greet other international students. For that, the breakfast and the speed dating for international students are some good options.

Please note: For some of the courses you have to pay a participation fee/a contribution to expenses.

Orientation programme for international students

The orientation programme for the winter semester 2019/2020 can be found here for download:

During enrollment you will be assigned to an English-speaking group.

General Welcome Ceremony on October 14, 2019

Dear international students,

we warmly invite you to the welcome ceremony in the Audimax, Christian-Albrechts-Platz 2. Here you can find out a lot of good things to know about your new alma mater.

In the university’s largest auditorium, the Frederik-Paulsen lecture hall, you will be welcomed by various representatives of the university and the city of Kiel. Depending on the faculty you belong to, your welcoming ceremony will take place either in the morning or in the afternoon. The entry to both welcoming ceremonies will be accompanied by a concert by the University Big Band at 9:45am and 1:45pm. The Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein (student union) and AStA (student committee) will also introduce themselves at the welcoming ceremony. After the morning ceremony, an exciting science show awaits you. In addition, your faculties invite you for a personal consultation.

There will be an info fair in the foyer of the Audimax: in addition to university societies which you can join during your studies, you can also find out more about leisure activities such as the Big Band, as well as the University Sports Center, the Centre for Entrepreneurship or the university’s environmental programme. At the info fair, you will find almost all of the important initiatives and institutions at the CAU. Many exhibitors from across the region will also present themselves. The information fair is open on Monday, October 14, from 9am to 4pm. Registration is not necessary. Just drop by and take a look around!

We wish you a successful start at Kiel University, and look forward to seeing you in the Audimax on October 14!

Yours, Professor Lutz Kipp
President of Kiel University

The ceremony will be held in German. However, at the information fair, our members and exihitors are happy to give advice in English. 

morning programme
  • in German
  •  
  • 9:45 | Audimax, Christian-Albrechts-Platz 2, Frederik-Paulsen-Hörsaal
    Opening & Concert of the Uni-Big Band under musical direction of Peter Urban
  •  
  • 10:15 to 11:15 | Audimax, Christian-Albrechts-Platz 2, Frederik-Paulsen-Hörsaal
    Welcoming by CAU President Prof. Lutz Kipp and Kiel's Major Dr. Ulf Kämpfer 
  •  
  • information about the start of term for students at the following faculties:
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences 
  • Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Conclusion: Science Show
afternoon programme

in German

  • 1:45 | Audimax, Christian-Albrechts-Platz 2, Frederik-Paulsen-Hörsaal
    Opening & Concert of the Uni-Big Band under musical direction of Peter Urban
  •  
  • 14:15 bis 15:15 | Audimax, Christian-Albrechts-Platz 2, Frederik-Paulsen-Hörsaal
    Welcoming by CAU President Prof. Lutz Kipp and Kiel's Major Dr. Ulf Kämpfer 
  •  
  • information about the start of term for students at the following faculties:
  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities

    Conclusion by the Poetry Slam Group "CAUderwelsh"

Information fair

Exhibitors from Kiel University

  • Akademischer Ruderverein Kiel
  • Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss (AStA)
  • Alumni-Management
  • Career Center
  • International Center
  • Kammerorchester & Akademischer Chor
  • klik - klimakonzept 2030
  • Kunsthalle zu Kiel
  • Projekt erfolgreiches Lehren und Lernen (PerLe)
  • Rechenzentrum (RZ)
  • Sport- u. Segelzentrum/Hochschulsport
  • Studentenkantorei & Collegium musicum
  • Tauchsportgruppe an der Uni Kiel e.V.
  • Uni Big Band Kiel e.V.
  • ZBW - Leibniz Informationszentrum Wirtschaft
  • Zentrale Studienberatung (ZSB)
  • Zentrum für Entrepreneurship (ZfE)

Student groups

  • Akaflieg Kiel
  • Arbeitskreis Fantasy
  • Business and Finance Club Kiel e.V.
  • CampusGrüne
  • Campusradio IndieWelle
  • dielinke.SDS Hochschulgruppe
  • ELSA-Kiel e.V.
  • Filmriss Das Unikino
  • GEW Hochschulgruppe
  • Hochschul-SMD Kiel
  • Hochschulzeitung DER ALBRECHT
  • HSG Fotografie - Blende 1.0
  • HSG für Tierrechte
  • ISC Hochschulgruppe
  • Juso-Hochschulgruppe
  • Katholische Studierendengemeinde (KSG) & Evangelische Studierendengemeinde (ESG)
  • KiSo Hochschulgruppe
  • kulturgrenzenlos e.V.
  • Queer Students Group /QueerReferat/ SCHLAU SH
  • RCDS Kiel - Die Campus Union
  • Refugee Law Clinic Kiel
  • ROCK YOUR LIFE! Kiel e.V.
  • UNICEF Jugend- und Hochschulgruppe
  • Verein Deutscher Studenten Kiel
  • Weitblick Kiel e.V.

Exhibitors from the region

  • 115 - Die Behördennummer
  • Autokraft GmbH (KIELIUS)
  • Blutspende UKSH Kiel
  • FiZ Kiel (V.F.G. e.V.)
  • Handwerkskammer Lübeck und Flensburg
  • Kieler Nachrichten
  • Landeshauptstadt Kiel
  • SprottenFlotte der KielRegion
  • Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein - Psychosoziale Beratung
  • Team akademische Berufe, Agentur für Arbeit Kiel
  • Theater Kiel
  • Unishop (Hugendubel)

good to know

Directions to the welcome ceremony

By bus

(from Hauptbahnhof / main train station)

50 (Direction Botanischer Garten)
60S (Direction Botanischer Garten) only during the lecture periods
61
 (Direction Suchsdorf, Rungholtplatz)
62 (Direction Projensdorf, Woltersweg)
81 (Direction Botanischer Garten)
91 (Direction Friedrichsort, Falckensteiner Str.)

Take the bus to the »Universität« or »Universität/Westring« stop.

By bike

It is easy to get to the central campus by bike from the city centre and from the northern and western outskirts of the city. At this moment the Veloroute is under construction but in future it will connect the campus even better to the Kiel's network of cycle tracks.

By car

From Hamburg and Rendsburg:

  • Via A215
  • Take the exit Kiel-Mitte and follow the B76 towards Eckernförde until you reach the exit Universität/Wissenschaftspark/Nordfriedhof/Holsteinstadion
  • Turn right onto Westring and follow the road until you get to Christian-Albrechts-Platz

From Lübeck:

  • From the B404 at Barkauer Kreuz, onto the B76 towards Eckernförde until you reach the exit Universität/Wissenschaftspark/Nordfriedhof/Holsteinstadion
  • Turn right onto Westring and follow the road until you get to Christian-Albrechts-Platz

From Eckernförde:

  • Via the B76 until the reach the exit B503/Altenholz/Kiel-Wik/Flughafen/Olympiazentrum
  • Turn right onto Westring and follow the road until you get to Christian-Albrechts-Platz

From Plön:

  • Via the B76 until you reach the exit Universität/Wissenschaftspark/Nordfriedhof/Holsteinstadion
  • Turn right onto Westring and follow the road until you get to Christian-Albrechts-Platz

Parking:

There are public parking spaces along Westring and Olshausenstraße. University members and guests can also use the car parks on Am Studentenhaus and Fraunhoferstraße.

Welcome money of the State Capital Kiel

New Students who register their primary residence or their sole residence in Kiel, receive under certain conditions a welcome money in the amount of 100 euros. For this purpose, students no longer have to come to the city hall, because the registration office offers its services directly on the university campus. Students can find specialists of the registration office in the period from Thursday, 26. September, to Friday, 18. October, in the "Studiale ", a branch office of the Förde Sparkasse on the campus of Kiel University, Westring 389. The "Studiale" opens Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.. On October 4th, the "Studiale" remains closed.

More information about the welcome money (in German)