Orientation Program

Dear international students,

the lectures in the winter semester 2021/22 will start on October 18, 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.

 

Consulation 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 and Course registration and study schedule

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 several consulatation hours in the form of an open Zoom meeting (in German and English). In these consultation hours you can ask them questions you have about life as an international student in Kiel. Besides, they will answer your questions concerning course registration and your study schedule.
 
Just take part in one of the consultation hours:
 
  • Friday, October 15 at 2 p.m.
 

General questions

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


Information for Exchange students: ERASMUS and Non-Degree Students

What is it about?

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.

When?
  • Tuesday, October 12 at 3:30 p.m.
Registration? No registration is required for this webinar.
Lecturer

Nadine Müller (International Center)

Weblink  

Erasmus Student Network Kiel (ESN Kiel)

What is it about? "Moin! We are the Erasmus Student Network Kiel (ESN Kiel) and want to give you a quick overview about who we are and what we do. We will tell you about the different events we offer during the semester and how we can help you with possible questions about studying in Kiel. We look forward to meeting you!"
When?
  • Tuesday, October 12 at 4:30 p.m.
Registration? No registration is required for this webinar.
Lecturer

With ESN Kiel

Weblink  

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

What is it about?

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.

Wann?
  • Wednesday, October 13 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Registration? No registration is required for this webinar.
Lecturer Prabhpreet Chadha-Gebauer (Key Skills Centre)
Weblink

 


Information for doctoral candidates

What is it about? In this webinar, our tutor Surya Prasad Tiwari will inform you about the Graduate Center, offerings from the International Center for doctoral candidates and more.
When?
  • Wednesday, October 13 at 2 p.m.
Registration? No registration is required for this webinar.
Lecturer

With the tutor of the International Center

Weblink  

Information about Studying at Kiel University:
Administration and Advising Services, information about visa, residence permit and health insurance (International Center, Studentenwerk, AStA and kulturgrenzenlos)

What is it about?

Information about the orientation program and our support services.

More information: Broschure: students advising and services

You can watch the recorded presentation here:

 

Information from the International Center
Presentation: International Center - Studying and Advising Services

Information from Studentenwerk
Presentation: Studentenwerk

Information from AStA
Presentation: AStA

Information from kulturgrenzenlos
Presentation: kulturgrenzenlos

When?
  • Thursday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Registration? No registration is required for this webinar.
Lecturer Jan Bensien (International Center), Daniela Evers (Studentenwerk), AStA and kulturgrenzenlos
Weblink

 


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

What is it about?

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.

Presentation: Jobstarter

When?
  • Thursday, October 14 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Registration? No registration is required for this webinar.
Lecturer

Jan Bensien and Rebekka Spengel (International Center)

Weblink

 


Living as a student in Kiel: Tips from our tutors

What is it about? 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.
When?
  • Thursday, October 14 at 4 p.m.
Registration? No registration is required for this webinar.
Lecturer

With the tutors of the International Center

Weblink  

General Welcome Ceremony

What is it about?

New students are welcomed in the morning in a stream from the FPH (Audimax) and at a digital information fair. If the pandemic situation allows, there will also be a presence information fair in the Audimax foyer in addition to the digital one. More information will follow soon. The event takes place in German. The recording will be uploaded with English subtitles a few days later.

When?
  • Monday, October 18 at 10 a.m.
Registration? No registration is required for this webinar.
Lecturer

With the presidium of Kiel University

Weblink Link to the Welcome Ceremony

 

Webinars with registration

 


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

What is it about?

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.

When?
  • Monday, September 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or
  • Friday, October 15 from 9:30 a.m. to  12:30 p.m.
Registration?

Please register for only one of the dates:

Lecturer

Prabhpreet Chadha-Gebauer (Key Skills Centre)

Weblink The ZOOM link will be sent to you by email before the start of the webinar.

Time management and Self-organization

What is it about? 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!
 
When?
  • Monday, October 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Registration?

Registration required at:

Lecturer Prabhpreet Chadha-Gebauer (Key Skills Centre)
Weblink The ZOOM link will be sent to you by email before the start of the webinar.

 

Tutorials for studying and everyday life


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

 


How to handle Germany? Health Care

 

 

Information on the campus and the city of Kiel


Campus tour

What is it about?

Are you looking forward to meet other students and learn more about the campus? The tutors will meet you on Saturday, October 16 at 4 p.m. and you will walk together to the botanical garden. You can take the opportunity to talk to them, laugh with them and take a good break.

When?
  • Saturday, October 16 at 4 p.m.
Registration?

Registration for participation is required until Thursday, October 14 at 2 p.m. via email:

Lecturer

With a Tutor of the International Center

Meeting point The meeting point is in front of the Audimax

Campus tour

What is it about?

Are you looking forward to meet other students and learn more about the campus? The tutors will meet you on Saturday, October 30 at 4 p.m. and you will walk together to the botanical garden. You can take the opportunity to talk to them, laugh with them and take a good break.

When?
  • Saturday, October 30 at 4 p.m.
Registration?

Registration for participation is required until Thursday, October 28 at 2 p.m. via email:

Lecturer

With a Tutor of the International Center

Meeting point The meeting point is in front of the Audimax

 

Campus Tour with the Tutor Pegah

 


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