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Getting to Know the University

Start of Studies

Freshers' Week from 09 October - 14 October 2023

You’re a fresher – and now what? During the Freshers' Week you will learn how to organise your studies, create your timetable and register for courses. It provides all the information you require for a successful start to your studies in Greifswald. There is no fee for taking part in the Freshers' Week, so make use of this offer. 

The Freshers' Week always takes place in the week before lectures begin. The programme for the freshers' week will be published on this page in the weeks beforehand.

Academic Counselling and Course Enquiries
Rubenowstraße 2
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1293

General introductions

It is not just your timetable that is of importance. You will also be informed about the documents you need to study, your registration requirements with the university and the local authorities, as well as the right people to contact if you have any problems during your studies.

For this purpose, Academic Counselling and Course Enquiries will offer two information events in cooperation with the Social & Psychological Counselling Service from Student Services:

General introductions
General Introduction to Studies
Stefan Hatz
Wednesday, 11 October 2023
Thursday, 12 October 2023
Friday, 13 October 2023
10.00 a.m. & 2.00 p.m.
10.00 a.m. & 2.00 p.m.
10.00 a.m.
Rubenowstraße 1, Lecture hall 5
Financing your studies: Everything about BAföG, housing assistance & more
Dr. Jana Kolbe
Wednesday, 11 October 2023
Thursday, 12 October 2023
3.00 p.m.
3.00 p.m.
Rubenowstraße 1, Lecture hall 5
Introductions for International Students

On 5 October 2023, the welcome events for our new international students will take place: 10.00 a.m. in English and 2.00 p.m. in German, both online on Moodle. Please sign up here.

During the events we will briefly introduce the university and the International Office, explain the first administrative steps to take in the town, give an overview of the university's platforms and show you how to register for courses. Afterwards, the Students' Union (AStA) and the Local Erasmus Initiative ESN LEI will introduce themselves and their programmes.

Introductions to Subjects and Departments

In addition, the different programmes and departments offer further introductory events.

Please note that there may be changes at short notice and that the events may also take place at non-departmental institutes.

The list on the German page will be continuously expanded and updated.

For all degree courses, please visit the German page here [de]

Welcome to the AStA's Freshers' Forum [de]

The Students' Union (AStA) would like to invite you to the Freshers' Week. To make the start of your studies easier, there will be information and social events as well as cultural programmes. Clubs and organisations will introduce themselves and invite you to participate.