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International Pages

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All current (digital) offers of the International Office and other target group-specific information. The following information on this page is valid from now until probably 1 June.

In the left-hand column you will find information on the general services offered by the International Office outside the current affairs and information described on this page.

 

Important information on the start of the semester at JLU during the Corona Pandemic

From 20 April 2020 until 1 June 2020, JLU will not offer classroom teaching, but alternative (mainly digital) forms of teaching. Accordingly, you do not have to be present to attend your courses and can still continue your studies or embark on a new course of studies. Further information

 

Entry to Germany


All current (digital) offers of the International Office and other target group-specific information can be found directly under the following sections:

For all:

Information on:

The current digital offers of the International Office for all target groups:


Online advice on studying and internships abroad for JLU students

Mondays, 10:00 - 12:00

Please register by .

Online advice on the Hessian-State-Cooperations (Hessen-Wisconsin; Hessen-Massachusetts; Hessen-Queensland) for JLU students By arrangement. Please register by .
Webinar: How to Fund Your PhD

To be announced

Follow-Up zum Virtual Fair Latin America: Online Info Session „Student Talk“ Sat, 06.06. | 17:00 - 19:00
Lokal International: Language Café Russian, German, and Albanian live on Jitsi Thu 28.5. | 18:00
Lokal International: Quiz Night live auf Facebook Wed 27.5. | 19:00
Go abroad with PROMOS funding! Online info event for JLU students

Tue 26.5. | 16:00

Please register until Monday, May 25, 15:00 by writing an . You will get the link for the online event by email.

Lokal International: Indian Evening live on Facebook Fr 22.5. | Recipes online as of May 20
Lokal International: Language-Café: Russian and Portuguese live on Jitsi Thu 14.5. | 18:00
Virtual Roundtable

Wed 13.5. | 19:30 - 21:00

Lokal International: Quiz Night live on Facebook Wed 13.5. | 19:00
Virtual educational fair "Study in Germany" of the DAAD - Virtual representation of information on the range of courses, academic continuing education, teacher training and studies for international applicants at JLU from Latin America

Sat 9.5.

4 pm - 8 pm (German time)

9 am – 1 pm Mexico City time

9 am – 1 pm Bogotá time

10 am – 2 pm Santiago de Chile time

11 am – 3 pm Buenos Aires time

Registration:

www.germanhighereducationfair.de

Lokal International: "Breakfast All Day": International Breakfasts live auf Facebook Fr 8.5. | 18:00
Webinar: Presenting in English

Thu 7.5. | 09:00 - 13:00

#SemesterHack - We hack the digital summer semester: nationwide online hackathon on digital higher education of the DAAD, the Hochschulforum Digitalisierung, the AI Campus and partner universities

Wed 5.5. - Thu 6.5.

Registration possible until 5.5.
Webinar: Applications for the German Job Market

Mo 4.5. | 10:00 - 17:00

Lokal International: Language-Café: Greek and English Thu 30.4 | 18:00 LIVE ON JITSI Greek / English
Lokal International: Quiz Night Wed 29.4 | 19:00 FACEBOOK LIVE
Lokal International: Greek Evening Fr 24.4 | 18:00 FACEBOOK LIVE


Further Information


Consultation Hours

There will initially be no attendance consultation hours. Lecturers will publish contact details on their websites; as the superior authority, the respective Dean of Studies will inform you. The International Office will continue to advise you by email, telephone and video calls (see Contact).

 

Language Courses

The International Office of JLU Giessen offers German courses at various levels (some including a fee) online. Here you can also prepare for the DSH exam and TestDaF.


Language courses for other foreign languages (e.g. English) are also offered online by the Center for Foreign Language and Vocational Competences (ZfbK).

 

Extra-curricular Competencies

The ZfbK also offers digital courses on extra-curricular competencies.

 

Webinars

Currently the International Office is planning various webinars for international students and doctoral candidates. More information can be found on this website and in the international calendar at the end of April/beginning of May.

 

Visits to the Authorities

 

Registration with the Authorities

Everywhere in Germany you have to register with the authorities within 14 days if you change your place of residence. This means that after your arrival you must move into an apartment and sign a tenancy agreement. You must bring your identity card or passport and a confirmation from your landlord.

Please note the current information from the Giessen city office. You can still reach the Giessen City Office by e-mail () or by telephone (0641 306-1234).

 

Opening a Bank Account

If you would like to open an account with a bank in Germany, you can also apply for this online. To open a bank account, you usually have to submit the following documents or provide proof of information:

  • Identity card/passport
  • Address in Germany ("confirmation of accommodation provider" and/or confirmation of registration from the city office)
  • Letter of admission and/or (provisional) student identity card/chip card


Head offices of the banks in Giessen:

  • Sparkasse Giessen: Frankfurter Strasse 33, 35392 Giessen
  • Volksbank Mittelhessen: Schiffenberger Weg 110, 35394 Giessen
  • Santander Bank: Bahnhofstrasse 62-64, 35390 Giessen
  • Postbank: Bahnhofstraße 82-86, 35390 Giessen
  • Deutsche Bank: Marketplace 4, 35390 Giessen

 

Health Insurance

Before enrolling, we strongly recommend that students take out a German statutory health insurance policy (approx. 105 € per month). You can find examples of statutory health insurance here. Students from EU countries can prove that they have sufficient insurance coverage with the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC card). If you have any questions regarding health insurance, we will be happy to advise you.

 

Immigration Office

All international students from non-EU countries need a valid residence permit for Germany. Before you apply for a residence permit, you must register at the city office of Giessen. The application or the extension of the residence permit should be applied for at least one month before its expiry. If you have any questions regarding the residence permit, we will be happy to advise you.

Please note the current reports on residence law and naturalisation in the Corona crisis of the Giessen Foreigners Authority. You can still contact the Foreigners Authority Gießen by e-mail () or by telephone (0641 306-2280).

 

Further Information:

On the following pages you will find current information on how to deal with the coronavirus and its effects in general and with regard to your study stay in Germany:

Justus Liebig University Giessen (the information and FAQ are updated regularly): www.uni-giessen.de/corona
State Department
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Study in Germany
Federal Ministry of Health
Robert Koch Institute (RKI) (reports daily on the current situation in Germany)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration: Information on the coronavirus in the following languages: German, English, Turkish, Kurdish, Polish, Russian, Dari, Arabic

BA/MA/State Exam

BA, MA, State Examination

Current digital offers:


Online advice on studying and internships abroad for JLU students

Mondays, 10:00 - 12:00

Please register by .

Online advice on the Hessian-State-Cooperations (Hessen-Wisconsin; Hessen-Massachusetts; Hessen-Queensland) for JLU students By arrangement. Please register by .
Online Information Event for Outgoing Students particpating in the IMPACCT Project

April 23, 18:00 - 20:00, online on WebEx, phone: 0641 9912191,

 

Further Information:


Courses

Information on how your courses are designed can be obtained from the lecturers, in Stud.IP or on the websites of your department. As things stand at present, it is planned to gradually introduce face-to-face teaching from 2 June 2020. However, we can only "drive on sight", which means that all participants must react with maximum flexibility in view of the respective pandemic situation. Events that absolutely require personal presence (e.g. laboratory internships or practical sports events) can also be offered again from 2 June 2020, provided that the situation is assessed accordingly.

 

Exams
Examination planning for the postponed examinations from the previous winter semester and also for the examinations now due is currently underway. Students who are affected will be informed as soon as possible. Please keep an eye on the websites of your examination offices and deaneries.


Living Expenses

In Germany, you must reckon with costs of at least 853 € per month. The financing of your studies must be clarified before you begin your studies (privately, through scholarships, etc.) Students from non-EU countries need an official proof of financing (e.g. blocked account in Germany or scholarship certificate from a public scholarship provider). Should problems arise during your studies, we will be happy to advise you in a personal conversation.

 

Work Permit

International students who are in possession of a valid residence permit are allowed to work 120 full days or 240 half days per year. Up to four hours a day are considered half a day, everything else is considered a full day. An entry in the passport of the immigration authorities is sufficient as a work permit. Student activities (hiwi jobs) are also and in addition to the 120 days allowed on the basis of this entry.

For employment exceeding 120 full days or 240 half days per year, the respective immigration authority must issue a special permit in consultation with the respective employment office. In this case, both authorities act at their discretion; there is no fundamental entitlement to the issue of a work permit.

 

Living

Please arrange accommodation in Giessen as early as possible. This link gives you valuable tips. If you have already found an apartment, have your landlord sign the landlord's certificate (confirmation of the landlord about moving in). You will need this for registration at the city office.

 

Registration with the Authorities

Everywhere in Germany you have to register with the authorities within 14 days if you change your place of residence. This means that after your arrival you must move into an apartment and sign a tenancy agreement. You must bring your identity card or passport and a confirmation from your landlord.
Please note the current information from the Giessen city office. You can still reach the Giessen City Office by e-mail () or by telephone (0641 306-1234).

 

Immigration Office

All international students from non-EU countries need a valid residence permit for Germany. Before you apply for a residence permit, you must register at the city office of Giessen. The application or the extension of the residence permit should be applied for at least one month before its expiry. If you have any questions regarding the residence permit, we will be happy to advise you.

Please note the current reports on residence law and naturalisation in the Corona crisis of the Giessen Foreigners Authority. You can still contact the Foreigners Authority Gießen by e-mail () or by telephone (0641 306-2280).

 

JLU Account: "S-Account"

You need your university account to get internet access and your e-mail address as well as to use all digital services (Stud.IP, library, etc.) of the university. You can find more information here. You will be informed by post about how to get your university account and how to create a password for yourself when you have successfully completed your registration. Only then can you register for courses and seminars via the online platform Stud.IP.

 

JLU ID Card and Semester Ticket

Please note that the temporary ID that you will receive when you register is also valid as a semester ticket in combination with a photo ID (e.g. identity card or passport).
You can find current information on the JLU ID card and semester tickets here.

 

Study Introduction Week (StEW)/Study Introduction Days (StET)

The course of study begins with the study introductory week. This is where you create your timetable, learn how the course is structured, how to find your way around the university (institutes, library, refectory) and register for seminars or exams. Please be sure to note the information specific to your course of study (including contact details and the possibility of joining mentor groups) as well as information on the organisation of your studies.

Helpful information about studying at JLU can be found in the English-language presentation by the Central Academic Advisory Service for International Students.

 

Semester times and re-registration
Please note the current information on semester times and on re-registration for the next semester.

 

Additional information for students of human medicine and dentistry:

International students of medicine have the opportunity to participate in tutorials for foreign students in most preclinical subjects. Here you will receive support in preparing for exams and important tips to help you get started in your studies. Here you can find more detailed information.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Sima Shenavai, PhD
Diversity Officer at the Department 11

Sima.Shenavai@dekanat.med.uni-giessen.de

Exchange

Exchange

Current Digital Offers:

Online Tutorial (4 ECTS): Deutsche Literatur und deutscher Film nach 1945 Phil I / B033, Monday 16:00 - 18:00, please register with
Online Tutorial (4 ECTS): Translation German-English Phil I / C030, Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00, please register with
Online Tutorial (4 ECTS): Kernkompetenzen Germanistik Phil I / C003, Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00, please register with

Further Information:


Matriculation

To enroll as an exchange student at JLU, you must submit all necessary documents as described in your letter of admission. If you have any questions, please contact: .

After your successful enrollment you will receive an official certificate of enrollment, a university account (S identifier) and a student ID (chip card) with your semester ticket for public transport. You will receive this information by post. So please enter your correct address (e.g. in the student residence) and check your mailbox regularly.

 

JLU Account: "S-Account"

You need your university account to get internet access and your e-mail address as well as to use all digital services (Stud.IP, library, etc.) of the university. You can find more information here. You will be informed by post about how to get your university account and how to create a password for yourself when you have successfully completed your registration. Only then can you register for courses and seminars via the online platform Stud.IP.

 

JLU ID Card and Semester Ticket

This summer semester, the chip card will exceptionally be sent to you by post after you have been enrolled and have carried out all necessary steps to activate your university account.

However, the chip card can only be activated at the self-service stations in the Student Secretariat (Goethestraße 58) when the building is reopened to the public. Until then, you will receive a temporary ID, which in combination with a photo ID (e.g. identity card or passport) is also valid as a semester ticket for public transport.

Current information on chip card and semester ticket can be found here.

 

Courses

To register for courses, you need access to the online platform Stud.IP. How to create your university account to get access see JLU Account: S-Account.

If you still need information about your timetable, you can use the archive of lectures from last summer semester. If you have questions about the timetable, please contact your representative at the department.

You do not know who your representative is? You can find the list of Erasmus representatives here. The representatives of our agreements with partners worldwide can be found here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (see contact/advice).

PhD

PhD

Current Digital Offers of the International Office:

Webinar: Me and my supervisor

Wed, 01.07. | 09:30 - 13:15

Webinar: Me and my supervisor

Fr, 12.06. | 09:30 - 13:15

The Writing Cure: Managing PhD Stress through Creative Writing

Thurs, 04.06. | 13:00 - 17:00

Virtual Roundtable

Wed, 13.05. | 19:30 - 21:00

Webinar: Presenting in English

Thurs, 7.5. | 09:00 - 13:00

Mo, 4.5. | 10:00 - 17:00

Webinar: How to Fund Your PhD

To be announced

 

General Offers:


If you are unable to begin your doctoral studies at the planned time due to the current situation, please inform your supervisor immediately and discuss the options together. If you have applied for a graduate center, please also contact the contact persons there.

If you need further support or have any questions, please contact the Counselling for International Doctoral Students at . We will be happy to help you.

Detailed information about doctoral studies at JLU and the general conditions can also be found here.

Refugees

Refugees

 

Online study advice for refugees: Our online study advisory service will be happy to answer any questions you may have about studying at JLU and applying via uni-assist or for an Integra German language course scholarship. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 - 12:00 Please register by writing an .
Webinar: Application at JLU after the German course. This event is aimed at participants of the preparatory German courses at levels B2 and C1. Thursday, June 18, 17:00 - 18:00 Please register by writing an .
Webinar: Application for an Integra scholarship. This event is aimed at refugees interested in studying at JLU who would like to take part in a preparatory German course at JLU and are interested in an Integra German course scholarship. Tuesday, May 26, 17:00 - 18:00 Please register by writing an .

German Intensive Courses for Refugees as Prospective Students - Academic preparatory course A1.1

Tuesday, 19 May – Friday, 31 July 2020, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 - 12:00 Please register by email.
Deadline: Thursday, May 14, 2020
German Intensive Courses for Refugees as Prospective Students - Academic preparatory course B1 Monday, 18 May - Friday, August 21, 2020. Mondays and Wednesdays 13:00 - 14:30 Please register by email.
Deadline: Thursday, May 14, 2020. For registration, a DTZ-Certificate (telc German-Test for immigrants) should be at hand.
Digital Consultation Hours of the Buddy Programme Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00-12:00, on Thursday from 12:30-15:30 Please register by
Online Study Grouo of the Buddy Programme

Monday & Friday: 13:00-15:00

Wednesday: 10:00-12:00

Please register by
Virtual JustMeet of the Buddy Programme Thursday 19:00 Please register by

 

Our buddy team supports you with questions or problems and offers a virtual JustMeet, a StudyGroup and online consultation hours. All further information can be obtained on the website.

Giessen Online

Explore Giessen Online

Since the cultural programme in Giessen is currently a bit limited due to the current situation, here are a few tips on online offers which you are welcome to look at.

  • University Sport at JLU Giessen

If you are just taking a break from studying or just need some exercise, you will find some online offers of our General University Sports here. The videos will be available on Instagram for the time being. If you don't have Instagram you can alternatively join a Stud.IP- group which links to AHS videos at ILIAS: Lecture Medial Studi-Pause Express.

  • Offer of the University Library

Since you cannot use our library at the moment, you can quench your thirst for knowledge by browsing the UB catalogue online. Search by title, author or topic and check which offers are available online. To do so, you can select the filter "Online" on the left and a selection will be displayed.

  • Mathematikum – On the website of the Mathematikum Giessen you will find a weekly puzzle or experiments to try out at home.
  • Although the Liebig Museum is currently closed, you can still get an impression online and take a panoramic tour.
  • Giessen Theatre: as the Stadttheater is unfortunately closed at the moment, there are no performances at the moment. But: the Easter Poetry Slam by Lars Ruppel about Giessen is available online as a download.
  • Ulenspiegel: The Giessen cult venue Ulenspiegel usually organizes a pub quiz once a month. This quiz is currently switched to an online version. Further information can be found on the Ulenspiegel Giessen Facebook page.
  • Explore Gießen: Would you like to simply get to know the city a bit or go out into nature? Pack your To-Go mug with coffee or tea and explore the Swan Pond or the Giessen City Forest. (see map). If you want to do some sports, you can find nice jogging routes along the river Lahn. Of course, please keep a safe distance.

Frankfurt:

You have seen all online offers in Giessen more than once, have already been for a walk and would actually like to take a lazy Museum Sunday? Although Frankfurt's art museums are currently closed, you can benefit from an extensive digital offer.

  • Städel Frankfurt. The largest art museum in Frankfurt with a very extensive collection offers a tour of the digital collection.
  • Did you really want to admire the exhibition "Fantastic Women" at the SCHIRN Kunsthalle Frankfurt? Take a look at the exhibition's digitorial or dive deep into portraits of various artists in the SCHIRN Mag.
  • Normally a classic, but unfortunately closed: The Film Museum in Frankfurt.
Professional tip: The Digital Museum alone does not sound exciting? Connect online via Skype, Whatsapp, etc., meet other students on a FaceWine and choose your favourite picture. Alternatively, create a kahoot for your fellow students with funny questions about what you learned in the museum, or recreate your favorite artwork and choose a winner. Of course, please keep everything socially distanced. Or to put it in the words of our president: We master this situation with our typical JLU creativity and pragmatism.

  • Do you have any suggestions for further offers from which your fellow students could benefit? Please send us an e-mail.



Contact

Contact and Advice

For questions regarding international aspects, please contact the International Office: internationales@admin.uni-giessen.de

If you have any questions regarding studies and teaching, please contact: corona-lehre@uni-giessen.de

If you have organizational questions, please contact the office of the crisis management team: corona@uni-giessen.de


International Office:

 

The International Office will continue to advise you by e-mail and telephone. You can also make appointments for a digital consultation by e-mail.
If you have a special need for support (e.g. with regard to residence law or health insurance), please contact the Counselling and Support Division for international students and doctoral candidates.

International students and applicants:

Dr. Saltanat Langohr und Patrycja Zakrzewska

Phone: +49 (0)641 99 12143/-12174

studium-international@uni-giessen.de

International PhD Candidates:

Dr. Imke Neumann-Fatia

Phone: +49 (0)641 99 12167

promotionsstudium-international@uni-giessen.de

Internationale Forschende / International Scholars

Silvia Boide and Martina Bork

Phone: +49 (0)641 99 12184



If you have any questions regarding your student mobility, please contact the respective contact person:

Erasmus+ (EU)

Annika Weiser

Phone: +49 (0)641-99 12135

europa-aaa@admin.uni-giessen.de

Erasmus+ (non-EU)

Anne Landsiedel

Phone: +49 (0)641-99 12134

mobility@admin.uni-giessen.de

Student Mobility Worldwide (not Erasmus+)

Melanie Schunk-Wießner

Phone: +49 (0)641-99 12156

mobility@admin.uni-giessen.de

 

Buddy Programme for Regugees Interested in Studying at JLU

In the online consultation hour, the Buddy Team helps you with your application to the university and organises online games evenings and meetings.

www.uni-giessen.de/internationales/fluechtlinge/buddyprogramm

jlu-buddyteam@admin.uni-giessen.de

 

Registrar's Office


For all questions regarding application, admission and enrollment of international students, please contact

Katarzyna Smolka und Sandra Wobisch

Phone: +49 (0)641 99 16400 (über Call Justus)

international.admission@admin.uni-giessen.de

 

Student Advisory Services (ZSB)

The Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) can be contacted online or by telephone for general questions about your studies.

 

Studierenden-Hotline Call Justus

The Call Justus team is available on 0641 99-16400 to help you with any questions you may have about applying and studying at JLU.

 

Student Services Giessen

  • The Studentenwerk Gießen (Student Services) offers a variety of services in the areas of gastronomy, housing, student financing and consulting.