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 Library, 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 and 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 and 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

Information fair

Information coming soon

good to know

The International Center of Kiel University offers a several days' orientation programme each semester for new international students.

Highlights of the orientation days:

  • Breakfast for new international students
  • Help with the organization of studies and class schedules
  • Lecture about Living in Kiel
  • Speed Dating as a fun way to get to know the international community in Kiel
  • Pub crawl, Guided Campus Tour, and much more!

More about the orientation programmes for internationals

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.