Introductory Week for all International Students


Dear international students,

We are all concerned with the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). To date, there have been no confirmed infections here in Göttingen. Nevertheless, the University of Göttingen would like to do everything possible to minimize risk of infection and to protect the students and those employed by the University from the virus. Therefore, until further notice, all currently planned major events at the University have been cancelled.

We must therefore inform you that the Introductory Week for International Students for Summer Semester 2020 scheduled for 30.03.-03.04.2020 will be cancelled.

Additional information on the Coronavirus and the various measures being taken by the University are available at Please stay informed, paying particular attention to the recommendations for students entering Germany from risk areas.

We are working on pulling together an alternative offering in order to provide you with all of the information you need for a successful start to your studies. We will keep you informed via our website, on Facebook and by email. If you have not yet registered for the introductory event for international students, please send us an email if you are interested in receiving information on the digital alternative option.

We regret the cancellation of our welcome event and wish you safe travels. We will be happy to answer your questions by phone or email.

Sincerely yours,
The International Student Office

Every semester, there is an introductory week for all international students.

This week should help you to find your way around the University of Göttingen and your new home as well as to meet other students.

The team from the Incoming Office will introduce you to the campus and your faculties and give you useful tips and advice for your new life as a student.

You will also learn all about the wide range of leisure activities on offer, such as the cultural programme offered by Foyer International, the excursion programme for international students, German language courses during your studies and much more.

You will find more detailed information in the programme.

The next introductory week for the summer semester 2020 will take place from 30.03.-03.04.2020!

We would like to encourage and invite you to take advantage of this great opportunity for a good start!

The registration for the event is online.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!