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Orientation programs for exchange students and incoming international students

The International Office at the Philipps-Universität Marburg organises two orientation programs for you each semester. Our orientation programs are designed to help all exchange students and new international students settle in at the Philipps-Universität and in Marburg. Both programs take place shortly before the lecture period starts.

During the orientation program, our tutors will be on hand to support and advise you. The tutors are students at Philipps-Universität themselves and have been trained by us. They will help you take care of all formalities, such as enrolment, opening a bank account, and arranging health insurance. In addition, there is a wide selection of interesting evening activities where you will be able to meet other international and German students.

In preparation for the 2018 summer semester (start of lecture period: April 9, 2018; end of lecture period: July 13, 2018), the orientation programs will be held on the following dates:

1-5 March 2018
This orientation program is aimed in particular at (exchange) students who are taking part in our Language Centre’s “Studying in Marburg” semester preparation course from March 6 - 29, 2018.

3-6 April 2018
This orientation program is aimed in particular at (exchange) students who are not taking part in the semester preparation course.

You will find more information on the orientation program here [will be updated for the summer semester in the course of February; Arrival 1st day: 9 am; at the latest 3:30 pm]

Are you interested in taking part in one of our orientation programs? We’d be delighted to see you sign up! Please note that there are two different options for registration:

Are you an exchange student (e.g. ERASMUS or Overseas) or a “Freemover” coming to study in Marburg for just one or two semesters?

Please sign up for the orientation program on our Mobility Online portal (where you first applied and registered) after you have been nominated for an exchange program at Philipps-Universität by your home university. If you would like to change something in your participation (e.g. want to participate in April instead of in March), please contact Ms. Homann, Ms. Steinhilber, Ms. Waterplas, Mr. Diehlmann or Ms. Batbataar (according to your program). This is also important since we might have to adapt your room reservation.

Will you complete your entire degree program in Marburg?

Please use this online form to register for the orientation program. The registration for the orientation program of March will be opened from the 1st until the 22st of February 2018. If you are planning to participate in the April program, please register between the 6th and the 27rd of March 2018.
Please note that if you already have a room in Marburg, you can decide to only participate starting from day 2 of the orientation week (you are of course also welcome to take part in the first evening activity). If you decide to do so, you will also receive a U-Card on day 2.

Faculty introduction weeks

Learn more about the additional subject-specific orientation events for your faculty (introduction weeks) which take place immediately prior to the beginning of the semester.