Welcome note

Orientation Program

Dear international students,

the lectures in the winter semester 2020/2021 will start on November 2, 2020. Prior to the start of the semester, we invite you to an orientation program, which will inform you about important aspects of studying at Kiel University. Due to the Corona Pandemic, courses unfortunately have to be held online.

ZOOM consultation with the tutors of the International Center:

Do you already have questions about studying and living in Kiel and would like to talk to other international students who have been living in Kiel for several semesters?
Then take part in the ZOOM meeting on Monday, October 26 at 4 p.m. with our tutors, who will answer your questions: Maria and Bráulio.

 Link to the Zoom-Meeting
Meeting ID: 838 0525 9666, Identification code: 444975


Webinars without registration


Genereal Welcome Ceremony


  • Monday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Welcome by the representatives from university, city and country
  • Livestream via the following link (German only)


Information for Exchange students: ERASMUS  and Non-Degree students


  • Wednesday, October 28 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 841 0738 4758 Link to the meeting
  • With Susan Brode (International Center)
  • In this info session, we provide basic information about your academic contacts, about the different online platforms we use at Kiel University and how to register for courses. We will also give an overview of ERASMUS specific documents and about the Transcript of Records.


Information about Studying at Kiel University: Administration and Advising Services (International Center, Studentenwerk & AStA)


  • Thursday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Link to the Zoom Meeting 
    Meeting-ID: 849 5186 7226
    Schnelleinwahl mobil
    +496950502596,,84951867226# Deutschland
    +496971049922,,84951867226# Deutschland
    Please note: The microphones are switched off for the participants. We have also deactivated the video function. We ask you not to switch on the cameras, as we will be recording the webinar and putting it online afterwards.
  • With Jan Bensien (International Center), Daniela Evers (Studentenwerk SH) & Mauricio Duarte (AStA)

  • Information about the orientation program and our support services.
  • More information: Brochure: Students advising and services


The International Center's Jobstarter Program: Entry into the German Labor Market


  • Thursday, October 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • The zoom link will follow soon
  • With Reik Kneisel (International Center)
  • During the study program or right after - the fitting job is really important! The International Center of Kiel University with its JobStarter Project is the optimal offer for you to prepare for German job market. This session will present the JobStarter Project and you will have the chance to ask first questions.


Living as a student in Kiel: Tips from our Tutors


  • Friday, October 30 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Link to the Zoom Meeting 
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 881 9548 7348, Identification code: 257141
  • With the tutors of the International Center
  • Of course students are not spending their time in class only. Kiel offers many different options to spend your free time. Our tutors will give you some advice how and where you can have fun in our small but beautiful city.


Webinars with registration


Time management and Self-organization - Fully booked! No more registrations possible!

Description and registration

  • Fully booked! No more registrations possible!
  • Friday, October 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Registration required at Jan Bensien jbensien@uv.uni-kiel.de
  • With Prabhpreet Chadha-Gebauer (Key Skills Centre)
  • The ZOOM link will be sent to you by email before the start of the webinar.
  • How can I organize my studies effectively in Germany? How can I use my time meaningfully to avoid stress? How do I strive a work-study-life balance for myself?
    During your studies at Kiel University you will be required to organize your work independently which means you will have to be self-disciplined and use your time effectively. The purpose behind planning and organizing your time is not to make you a slave to your schedule, but to free you from unwanted frustration and anxiety. The aim of this webinar is to help you to recognize your time wasters, aim and organize your time effectively and get introduced to useful self-management tools to organize yourself during your study abroad. Learn how to take control and make things happen rather than things happen to you!


Get off to a good start! Introduction to German Academic Culture

Description and registration

  • Friday, October 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Registration required at Jan Bensien jbensien@uv.uni-kiel.de
  • With Prabhpreet Chadha-Gebauer (Key Skills Centre)
  • The ZOOM link will be sent to you by email before the start of the webinar.
  • Studying abroad is an enriching experience for any student, but it is far more than just a shift from one place to another. The initial euphoria of being fascinated by distinct cultural perspectives can fade away after the initial `honeymoon phase´ and the added pressure of being immersed in a different academic culture can lead to stress and disappointment.
  • This webinar provides you with knowledge on basic assumptions, communication conventions and expectations of German academic culture. Learn more about culture shock and reflect on your own academic experiences to ensure a smooth start at Kiel University.



Explore the city


Guided city tours of Kiel

  • Sunday, November 1st from 12 to 2 p.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Meeting point at the St. Nikolai church at Alter Markt
  • Registration required until Thursday, October 29 at
    Jan Bensien jbensien@uv.uni-kiel.de
  • We will show you the most important places in the city: the town hall, the "castle" of Kiel, the "Kiellinie" and some more attractions of our beautiful city at the seaside. The tour is a good opprtunity to get a first impression of the whole city and its most important orientation points.


City Race with ESN (Erasmus Student Network)

  • Friday, October 30 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Order your ticket here for free
  • You will get the information about the meeting point after ordering your ticket





Introduction to Class Scheduling, Registration and Exams

If you have a question related to class scheduling, registration and exams, please contact kursanmeldung.ic.kiel@t-online.de.

Campus Tour with the Tutor Pegah