Welcome note

Orientation Program

Dear international students,

the lectures in the summer semester 2021 will start on April 19, 2021. 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.

Consultation hours via ZOOM

Do you have questions about your studies, life as a student in Kiel or course registrations?
Then come to the tutors' consultation hours:

Consultation hour: Living as a student in Kiel

The tutors of the International Center, themselves international students who have been studying or doing their doctorate in Kiel for some time, invite you to a consulatation hour in the form of an open Zoom meeting (in German and English) on Wednesday, March 31 at 1:15 p.m. In this consultation hour you can ask them questions you have about life as an international student in Kiel.Link to the Zoom  Meeting-ID: 845 9972 1816  Password: 862023

Consultation hour: Course registration and study schedule

We invite you to our consultation hour during which we will answer your questions concerning course registration and your study schedule. The Zoom meeting will take place on Thursday, April 1 at 2 p.m. We look forward to helping you. 
Link to the Zoom  Meeting-ID: 864 307 0859  Password: 973646
If you have a question related to class scheduling, registration and exams, please contact kursanmeldung.ic.kiel@t-online.de
and watch our tutorial at the end of this page.


Webinars without registration


Presentation regarding course registrations


  • Monday, March 29 at 2 p.m.
  • With the student assistants of the International Center
  • When studying at a new university, it can be difficult to find the right courses to study and sign up for them. Our student assistants will help you register for the courses and answer your questions.


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



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


  • Tuesday, March 30 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • ZOOM meeting link
    Meeting-ID: 847 7702 5713

  • 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. Furthermore we want to give you some hints to finding a mini or part time job during your studies. There will also be information about German Labor Law related to residence permit. This session will present the JobStarter Project and you will have the chance to ask first questions.


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism


  • Wednesday, March 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Link to our Zoom  Meeting-ID: 852 6358 8574  Password: 978153
  • With Prabhpreet Chadha-Gebauer (Key Skills Centre)
  • Academic integrity is the foundation for academic life and plagiarism in a broader sense means stealing ideas from others and presenting them as your own without giving credit to the original author. Ensuring academic integrity is essential to protecting the standards and reputation of Kiel University, thus this introductory online session will give you information on the main principles of academic integrity, and address potential consequences of plagiarism for you as a student. It will also include a brief discussion on how to avoid plagiarism and collusion during your academic journey at Kiel University.


Information for Exchange students: ERASMUS  and Non-Degree students


  • Wednesday, March 31 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Here you find the link to our Zoom, Password: 880604
  • With Nadine Müller (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.


Living as a student in Kiel: Tips from our Tutors


  • Thursday, April 1 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Link to our Zoom  Meeting-ID: 884 7754 9898  Password: 122307
  • 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


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

Description and registration

  • Friday, March 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or Thursday, April 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Please register for only one of the dates!
  • 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.


Time management and Self-organization

Description and registration

  • Monday, March 29 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!






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.

Kiel University: stu-email address