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Schedule for the International Student Orientation Winter Semester 2023/24


The online events of the international student orientation will be held via the web conference software BigBlueButton (BBB). If you registered for the international student orientation, you will receive a link to the online conference room per e-mail shortly before the orientation.

Note: Currently, the orientation programs take place in hybrid form. As we believe that personal interaction is a vital part of our programs we offer a mix of online and presence events. As far as the infection situation allows, we include personal interaction in presence in compliance with applicable hygiene measures. Being present in Marburg during the orientation gives you important information that you need for your studies. Also, you have the chance to interact and connect with fellow students.

Events that are marked with (M) are also relevant for students from the MO:VE program.




  • Day of Arrival (10:00 - 13:00)

    Location: Milchbar, Erlenring 5, 35037 Marburg

    At the Check-In you will receive the keys to your rooms, your library/food card (UCards), your student-ticket and further information. You are also welcome to get your Ucard and student-ticket if you didn’t book a room through Studierendenwerk.



  • Online Workshop: Study Organisation (10:00 - 12:00) (M)

    Location: BBB (Digital)

    In this interactive workshop you will learn more on internet access for students at the university, the online course list MARVIN, the learning platform Ilias and receive tips on the digital infrastructure at the University of Marburg. You will learn how to activate your own student account and there will be room for questions.

    Only for exchange and freemover students: Information on Transcript of Records (M)

  • Contact with Departmental Coordinators (14:00 - 16:00) (M)

    Location: BBB (Digital)

    Only for exchange and freemover students:  Meet your faculty coordinators in this online meeting. They are your contact person for any academic questions such as course content or choosing your classes.

  • Campus-Rally (17:00 -)

    Location: Deutschhausstraße 11+13, back entrance

    We warmly invite you to join us for a digital, informal get-together. In this rally, you will walk through the city in little groups searching for a hint that leads you to your next location – while doing that you will see many university buildings that are important for your stay, you will find some history and have fun together doing little riddles.



We hope the International Student Orientation can provide a good start to this semester and look forward to meeting you!