International Office closed
The International Office will remain closed from Oct 21 to Oct 25, 2019 due to its relocation.
As of Oct 28 the International Office will be located in Helmholtzstraße 22.
The International Office tries to reserve a room in one of the student residences for all students, who come to Ulm University in the framework of an exchange programme with a partner university (Erasmus+, SEMP, bilateral and Baden-Württemberg programmes). We regret that we cannot offer this service to free movers or Erasmus+ trainees.
If we are successful in finding a room for you, you will receive your housing assignment by eMail. Please print out the attached "Housing Acceptance Form", indicate whether you accept or refuse the room, sign and return it to us within 1 week.
You can send the document by fax (++49–731–50 22 0 16) or by eMail to Ms. Margit Kast.
In addition, you must also send the original document by regular post to:
Universität Ulm | International Office | Albert-Einstein-Allee 5 | D 89081 Ulm | Germany
If you accept the room we are offering you, you must make a security deposit of EUR 300, payable to Studentenwerk via international bank transfer. Please make sure that the full amount is received by Studentenwerk within two weeks. Bank details will be included in our eMail.
The International Office organizes a month-long orientation course Intensive German Language & Culture prior to the start of each semester in March/April and September/October for students, who come to Ulm University in the framework of an exchange programme with a partner university (Erasmus+, SEMP, GUC, bilateral and Baden-Württemberg programmes). We regret that Free Movers and Erasmus+ Trainees cannot participate, not even on a fee-paying basis.
Even though you were asked to indicate on your study abroad application form whether you want to participate in this orientation course or not, we need more definite information in order to finalize the orientation program and organize the courses at the appropriate levels. Students who are accepted for a study abroad period at Ulm University will need to confirm their registration for this orientation programme. In particular, they will have to do an
After completing the online placement test, a PDF will be generated, which you have to submit to the International Office within a given deadline. You can send your results by fax (++49–731–50 22 0 16) or by eMail to Ms. Margit Kast. It is not necessary to send them by regular post. Detailed instructions will be included in the acceptance letter.
Note to ERASMUS students: under the new program Erasmus+, you are required to do an online language test (OLS) before and after your mobililty in order to document your linguistic improvement. The OLS is a different test, and we do not receive these results. And even if we would get these results, we could not use them for placing you in the right learning group of the intensive German language course offered by us, because not only Erasmus students partipate in this course, but many other students who cannot take the OLS test. Therefore, also Erasmus students must take our online placement test.
All ERASMUS/EXCHANGE students will be assigned to a personal S.T.E.P.S. tutor who will meet them at the train station, escort them to their room and assist them with all formalities during the first days after their arrival. In order to match all incoming students with a tutor, we need to have precise information about day and time of arrival.
Before planning your trip, please refer to the Academic Calendar or the Preliminary Programme in order to find out what the arrival days are. We regret that we cannot accommodate you before those dates. Please note that our S.T.E.P.S. tutors are volunteers. Therefore you should not not expect to be picked you up before 8:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m.
See also Travel Planning
All students carrying out electives, rotations or research projects in any of the university hospitals of Ulm University (Universitätsklinikum Ulm) need to have a hospital ID (Klinikumsausweis). Please take note, that you need some documents from your Home University / Home Country. The Hospital ID card will be issued only after receipt of all necessary documents. It is not possible to enter the clinics without a valid Hospital ID Card.
The hospital ID will be issued after arrival by the administration office of the clinics. In order to do so, you need to go personally to the address mentioned below. Please bring the following documents:
Administration Office of the Clinics:
Ms. Elvira Sailer
2nd floor, room nr. 202
advising hours : 9 a.m. - noon, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
You may fill in the required application form personally at the administration office. Thereafter you will receive the Hospital ID Card and further information about clothes and how to use the ID Card.