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Enrolment, InfoTisch and Orientation Week

General Information

General Information

Necessary Visits to the Authorities

Before you come to Germany and shortly after your arrival in Giessen, you will need to deal with a few administrative formalities in order for you to be able to concentrate fully on your studies. The information we have put together for you on the following pages should be read very carefully, and you should ensure that you start preparing well in advance for your stay at JLU Giessen.

 

Living Expenses

Expect around € 720 per month for living expenses. The funding of your studies (personal funding, scholarships, etc.) has to be ensured before you start studying here. Students from non-EU countries will need an official statement that they have sufficient financial resources (e.g. a blocked account in Germany or a scholarship certificate of a public scholarship). We will assist you personally if any problems arise in this area. Before you enrol at JLU Giessen, we strongly advise you to get a German statutory student health insurance (approx. € 90 per month). The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC card) is sufficient for students from EU countries.

 

Accommodation

Please try to organise your accommodation in Giessen as soon as possible.

 

Student ID Card

You will get a preliminary student ID card when you enrol. You can get your permanent student ID card from the Studierendensekretariat, Goethestrasse 58, one week after enrolment. Please bring along your preliminary student ID card and your passport or national ID card! You will need the student ID card for registration for your exams (FlexNow), for public transport, reduced meals at JLU’s student restaurants, etc.

 

Semester Ticket

The semester ticket is part of your student ID card (costs are included in the semester contribution) and is valid for one semester. You can travel around in nearly the whole Federal State of Hesse (all parts served by RMV and NVV) – as long as you use regional trains, trams, buses, and the underground (your ticket is not valid on fast IC, EC or ICE trains).

 

Language Courses

 

The International Office of JLU Giessen offers German classes from absolute beginner to DSH-level.

You can also take advantage of the opportunity to learn other foreign languages (English, French, Spanish, etc.) at the “Zentrum für fremdsprachliche und berufsfeldorientierte Kompetenzen” (ZfbK).

 

Cultural Activities

During your studies, the International Office offers the opportunity to discover various German cities and regions. Trips to exciting destinations take place throughout the year. You will get details at the InfoTisch. Trips will also be announced in the International Calendar.

 

Contact

 

General Counselling of International Students and Student Applicants

Patrycja Zakrzewska and Kleopatra Chroni

Goethestrasse 58, room 38

Office hours

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

 

Application, Admission and Enrolment of International Students

Katarzyna Smolka and Sandra Wobisch

Goethestrasse 58, room 7

Office hours

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

BA, State Examination

BA, State Examination

InfoTisch and Enrolment for International Degree Students (Bachelor and State Examination)

 

You must enrol in person at Goethestrasse 58, ground floor, room 23 and 36 during the InfoTisch-Week. You are able to enrol on the following days:

Monday, 23.09.19 8.30 am-11.00 am and 1.00 pm-4.00 pm
Tuesday, 24.09.19 8.30 am-11.00 am and 1.00 pm-4.00 pm
Wednesday, 25.09.19 8.30 am-11.00 am
Thursday, 26.09.19 8.30 am-11.00 am
Friday, 27.09.19 8.30 am-11.00 am

          

When you enrol, please present:

  • Letter of acceptance from the University of Giessen
  • A photo for your student-ID-card
  • A receipt of payment/transfer of the semester contribution. You will find bank account details on www.uni-giessen.de/semestercontribution. Please state your application number, name, first name) in the reference line when transferring the semester contribution.
  • Certificate from a German statutory health insurance company indicating that you have signed a contract with them, or your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if you are insured in another EU country
  • If applicable, a certificate of your withdrawal of matriculation from a German university at which you used to study.

 

Orientation Week (obligatory!)

 

Your academic studies begin with the orientation week. In this week, first-year students will learn how to make a class schedule, how the academic system works, where to find university facilities (departments, libraries, student restaurants, etc.), and how to register for courses and examinations. More information is available at the InfoTisch.

 

Orientation Week (StEW) for Degree Students (Bachelor, State Examination)

 

Event Calendar Winter Semester 2019/20

 

Mon, Sept 30 to Fri, Oct 4

or

Mon, Oct 7 to Fri, Oct 11

Orientation Week

Participation is obligatory!

 

Tue, Oct 8

4-6 pm

Lecture: “Residence Permit for your Study Period”

In cooperation with the Immigration Authorities of the City of Giessen

Ludwigstrasse 23, Senatssaal

Wed, Oct 9

4-6 pm

Guided City Tour

Registration at the InfoTisch

Meeting point: Berliner Platz 1

Thu, Oct 10

5 pm

Reception by the President of JLU

Information, conversation, champagne and snacks

Lokal International (LI), Eichendorffring 111

Fri, Oct 11

10 am-12 pm

Question Time for International First-Year Students

In cooperation with the Student Advisory Service

Goethestrasse 58, room 38

Sat, Oct 12

10 am

Trip to Wetzlar and Braunfels

Registration at the InfoTisch

departure at Bismarckstrasse

(bus stop Liebigschule)

Sun, Oct 13

3 pm

Welcome Sports Event

Information on sports services, new contacts

Campus Kugelberg, Kugelberg 62

Mon, Oct 14

Start of Classes

Mon, Oct 14

4-6 pm

Guided Tour of the University Library

(in English)

Universitätsbibliothek (UB), Philosophikum I, Otto-Behaghel-Strasse 8

Tue, Oct 15

6-8 pm

Placement Test for German Classes

Heinrich Buff Ring 54, Großer Chemischer Hörsaal

Fri, Nov 8 to Sun, Nov 10

Intercultural Training (in English)

Lokal International, Eichendorffring 111

 

Contact

 

General Counselling of International Students and Student Applicants

Patrycja Zakrzewska and Kleopatra Chroni

Goethestrasse 58, room 38

Office hours

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

 

Application, Admission and Enrolment of International Students

Katarzyna Smolka and Sandra Wobisch

Goethestrasse 58, room 7

Office hours

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

Master

Master

InfoTisch and Enrolment for International Degree Students (Master)

 

You must enrol in person at Goethestrasse 58, ground floor, room 23 and 36 during the InfoTisch-Week. You are able to enrol on the following days:

Monday, 23.09.19
8.30 am-11.00 am and 1.00 pm-4.00 pm
Tuesday, 24.09.19 
8.30 am-11.00 am and 1.00 pm-4.00 pm
Wednesday, 25.09.19  
8.30 am-11.00 am
Thursday, 26.09.19 8.30 am-11.00 am
Friday, 27.09.19
8.30 am-11.00 am

 

When you enrol, please present:

  • The printed and signed form request for enrolment“
  • A photo for your student-ID-card (please note: if you have already uploaded your photo to the application portal, you do not have to bring a photo for enrolment).
  • A receipt of payment/transfer of the semester contribution. You will find bank account details on www.uni-giessen.de/semestercontribution. Please state your application number, name, first name) in the reference line when transferring the semester contribution.
  • Certificate from a German statutory health insurance company indicating that you have signed a contract with them, or your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if you are insured in another EU country
  • If applicable, a certificate of your withdrawal of matriculation from a German university at which you used to study

Orientation Week (obligatory!)

 

Your academic studies begin with the orientation week. In this week, first-year students will learn how to make a class schedule, how the academic system works, where to find university facilities (departments, libraries, student restaurants, etc.), and how to register for courses and examinations. More information is available at the InfoTisch.

 

Orientation Days (StET) for Degree Students (Master)

 

Event Calendar Winter Semester 2019/20

 

Mon, Sept 30 to Fri, Oct 4

Or

Mon, Oct 7 to Fri, Oct 11

Orientation Week

Participation is obligatory!

 

Tue, Oct 8

4-6 pm

Lecture: “Residence Permit for your Study Period”

In cooperation with the Immigration Authorities of the City of Giessen

Ludwigstrasse 23, Senatssaal

Wed, Oct 9

4-6 pm

Guided City Tour

Registration at the InfoTisch

Meeting point: Berliner Platz 1

Thu, Oct 10

5 pm

Reception by the President of JLU

Information, conversation, champagne

and snacks

Lokal International (LI), Eichendorffring 111

Fri, Oct 11

10 am-12 pm

Question Time for International First-Year Students

In cooperation with the Student Advisory

Service

Goethestrasse 58, room 38

Sat, Oct 12

10 am

Trip to Wetzlar and Braunfels

Registration at the InfoTisch

departure at Bismarckstrasse

(bus stop Liebigschule)

Sun, Oct 13

3 pm

Welcome Sports Event

Information on sports services, new contacts

Campus Kugelberg, Kugelberg 62

Mon, Oct 14

Start of Classes

Mon, Oct 14

4-6 pm

Guided Tour of the University Library

(in English)

Universitätsbibliothek (UB), Philosophikum I, Otto-Behaghel-Strasse 8

Tue, Oct 15

6 pm

Placement Test for German Classes

Heinrich-Buff-Ring 54, Großer Chemischer Hörsaal

Fri, Nov 8 to Sun, Nov 10

Intercultural Training (in English)

Lokal International, Eichendorffring 111

 

Contact

 

General Counselling of International Students and Student Applicants

Patrycja Zakrzewska and Kleopatra Chroni

Goethestrasse 58, room 38

Office hours

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

 

Application, Admission and Enrolment of International Students

Katarzyna Smolka and Sandra Wobisch

Goethestrasse 58, room 7

Office hours

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

Exchange

International Exchange Students

InfoTisch and Enrolment for International Exchange Students


You must enrol in person at Goethestrasse 58, ground floor, room 23 and 36 during the InfoTisch-Week. You are able to enrol on the following days:

 

Monday, 30.09.19 8.30 am-11.00 am
Tuesday, 01.10.19 8.30 am-11.00 am
Wednesday, 02.10.19 8.30 am-11.00 am

 

When you enrol, please present

  • The printed and signed form request for enrolment“ (prior to enrolment, please complete the application form on the online application portal, you have already received an email with important information for registration on the application portal) 
  • A photo for your student-ID-card (please note: if you have already uploaded your photo to the application portal, you do not have to bring a photo for enrolment).
  • A receipt of payment/transfer of the semester contribution. You will find bank account details on www.uni-giessen.de/semestercontribution. Please state your application number, name, first name) in the reference line when transferring the semester contribution.
  • A certificate from a German statutory health insurance company indicating that you have signed a contract with them, or your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if you are insured in another EU country
  • If applicable, a certificate of your withdrawal of matriculation from a German university at which you used to study

 

Individual Counselling Hours (“Mentoriumstermin”)

Students coming to Giessen within an exchange program (e.g. Erasmus, ISEP, partnership programs) have a specific program contact person. They will guide you in planning your timetable and arranging your courses. All necessary information and contact details will be provided at the InfoTisch.

 

Event Calendar Winter Semester 2019/20

 

Students are given a personal appointment

usually between October 7 and 11

Individual Counselling Hours (“Mentoriumstermin”)

Participation is obligatory!

Wed, Oct 9

4-6 pm

Guided City Tour

Registration at the InfoTisch

Meeting point: Berliner Platz 1

Thu, Oct 10

5 pm

Reception by the President of JLU

Information, conversation, champagne and crackers at Lokal International (LI)

Eichendorffring 111

Fri, Oct 11

1 pm

Lecture: “Studying in Germany: the Academic System”

Introduction to the academic system

Ludwigstrasse 23, University Main Building, Biologischer Hörsaal

Fri, Oct 11

2 pm

Campus Tour

Meeting in front of the University Main Building, Ludwigstrasse 23

Fri, Oct 11

4:30 pm

Completion of Documents for a Residence Permit

(for appointment with the immigration authorities)

Ludwigstrasse 23, University Main Building, Senatssaal

Sat, Oct 12

10 am

Trip to Wetzlar and Braunfels

Registration at the InfoTisch;

departure at Bismarckstrasse (bus stop Liebigschule)

Sun, Oct 13

3 pm

Welcome Sports Event

Information on sports services, new contacts

Campus Kugelberg, Kugelberg 62

Mon, Oct 14

Start of Classes

Mon, Oct 14

4-6 pm

Guided Tour of the University Library

(in English)

Universitätsbibliothek (UB), Philosophikum I, Otto-Behaghel-Strasse 8

Tue, Oct 15

6-8 pm

Placement Test for German Classes

Heinrich-Buff-Ring 54, Großer Chemischer Hörsaal

Wed, Oct 16

8 am

Appointment with the Immigration Authorities

Meeting point: Berliner Platz 1

Fri, Nov 8 to Sun, Nov 10

Intercultural Training (in English)

Lokal International, Eichendorffring 111

 

Contact

 

General Counselling of International Students and Student Applicants

Patrycja Zakrzewska and Kleopatra Chroni

Goethestrasse 58, room 38

Office hours

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

 

Application, Admission and Enrolment of International Students

Katarzyna Smolka and Sandra Wobisch

Goethestrasse 58, room 7

Office hours

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

 

Erasmus+ (EU)

Annika Weiser

Phone: +49 (0)641-99 12135

Office hours

Goethestrasse 58, room 104/105

Erasmus+ (non-EU)

Anne Landsiedel

Phone: +49 (0)641-99 12134

Office hours

Goethestrasse 58, room 104/105

Student Mobility (non-Erasmus+)

Melanie Schunk-Wießner

Phone: +49 (0)641-99 12156

Office hours

Goethestrasse 58, room 104/105

 

 


Free Mover

Free Mover

InfoTisch and Enrolment for Free Movers

 

You must enrol in person at Goethestrasse 58, ground floor, room 23 and 36 during the InfoTisch-Week. You are able to enrol on the following days:

 

Monday, 23.09.19      
8.30 am-11.00 am and 1.00 pm-4.00 pm
Tuesday, 24.09.19 
8.30 am-11.00 am and 1.00 pm-4.00 pm
Wednesday, 25.09.19 8.30 am-11.00 am
Thursday, 26.09.19 8.30 am-11.00 am
Friday, 27.09.19 8.30 am-11.00 am

 

When you enrol, please present:

  • Your Letter of Acceptance from JLU Giessen
  • A photo for your student-ID-card
  • A receipt of payment/transfer of the semester contribution. You will find bank account details on www.uni-giessen.de/semestercontribution. Please state your application number, name, first name) in the reference line when transferring the semester contribution.
  • Certificate from a German statutory health insurance company indicating that you have signed a contract with them, or your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if you are insured in another EU country
  • If applicable, a certificate of your withdrawal of matriculation from a German university at which you used to study

Event Calendar Winter Semester 2019/20

 

Wed, Oct 9

4 pm-6 pm

Guided City Tour

Registration at the InfoTisch

Meeting point: Berliner Platz 1

Thu, Oct 10

5 pm

Reception by the President of JLU

Information, conversation, champagne and crackers at Lokal International, Eichendorffring 111

Fri, Oct 11

1 pm

Lecture: “Studying in Germany: the Academic System”

Introduction to the academic system

Ludwigstrasse 23, University Main Building, Biologischer Hörsaal

Fri, Oct 11

2 pm

Campus Tour

Meeting in front of the University Main Building, Ludwigstrasse 23

Sat, Oct 12

10 am

Trip to Wetzlar and Braunfels

Registration at the InfoTisch;

departure at Bismarckstrasse (bus stop Liebigschule)

Sun, Oct 13

3 pm

Welcome Sports Event

Information on sports services, new contacts

Campus Kugelberg, Kugelberg 62

Mon, Oct 14

Start of Classes

Mon, Oct 14

4-6 pm

Guided Tour of the University Library

(in English)

Universitätsbibliothek (UB), Philosophikum I, Otto-Behaghel-Strasse 8

Tue, Oct 15

6-8 pm

Placement Test for German Classes

Heinrich Buff Ring 54, Großer Chemischer Hörsaal

Fri, Nov 8 to Sun, Nov 10

Intercultural Training (in English)

Lokal International, Eichendorffring 111

 

Contact

 

General Counselling of International Students and Student Applicants

Patrycja Zakrzewska and Kleopatra Chroni

Goethestrasse 58, room 38

Office hours

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

 

Application, Admission and Enrolment of International Students

Katarzyna Smolka and Sandra Wobisch

Goethestrasse 58, room 7

Office hours

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

PhD

International Doctoral / PhD Students

InfoTisch and Enrolment for International Doctoral Students / PhD Students

 

You must enrol in person at Goethestrasse 58, ground floor, room 23 and 36 during the InfoTisch-Week. You are able to enrol on the following days:

 

Monday, 23.09.19 8.30 am-11.00 am and 1.00 pm-4.00 pm
Tuesday, 24.09.19 8.30 am-11.00 am and 1.00 pm-4.00 pm
Wednesday, 25.09.19 8.30 am-11.00 am
Thursday, 26.09.19 8.30 am-11.00 am
Friday, 27.09.19 8.30 am-11.00 am

                       

When you enrol, please present:

  • Your Letter of Acceptance from JLU Giessen
  • A photo for your student-ID-card
  • A receipt of payment/transfer of the semester contribution. You will find bank account details on www.uni-giessen.de/semestercontribution. Please state your application number, name, first name) in the reference line when transferring the semester contribution.
  • Certificate from a German statutory health insurance company indicating that you have signed a contract with them, or your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if you are insured in another EU country
  • If applicable, a certificate of your withdrawal of matriculation from a German university at which you used to study

 

Contact

 

Counselling of International Doctoral Students

Dr. Imke Neumann-Fatia

Goethestrasse 58, room 21

Office hours

Phone: +49 (0)641 99 12167

Application, Admission and Enrolment of International Students

Katarzyna Smolka and Sandra Wobisch

Goethestrasse 58, room 7

Office hours

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