Welcome Services

Intensive German Language Course & Orientation Week

Prior to the start of every semester, the International Office organizes

  • a month-long Intensive German Language Course in March or September
    • for students with German B1 who wish to take classes in German
    • for students with little or no German
  • various welcome activities April or October (sign-up required for the individual events):
    • Welcome Meeting
    • Library Tour
    • Discovering Ulm - Adventure Tour

for new arriving incoming exchange students from partner universities.

Semester Dates

When planning the dates of your mobility to Ulm and your housing application, please consider whether you will be participating in the Intensive German Language course or not.

When planning your travels to and from Ulm, please mind the arrival dates for moving into a room in a student residence, arranged by the International Office. For organizational reasons, it is not possible to move into your dorm room before the dates listed!

Arrival Days 1

March 4 - 8, 2024

Intensive German Language Course March 11 - April 4, 2024
Arrival Days 2 April 2 - 5, 2024
Orientation Period April 11 - 13, 2024
Beginning of Classes April 15, 2024
End of Classes July 20, 2024
Exam Period I July - August, 2024
Exam Period II September - Oktober, 2024

Arrival Days 1 September 3 - 11, 2022
Intensive German Language Course September 12 - October 7, 2022
Arrival Days 2 October 4 - 9, 2022
due to holiday weekend October 1-3
Orientation Period October 10 - 16, 2022
Beginning of Classes Oktober 17, 2022
End of Classes February 18, 2023
Exam Period I February - March, 2023
Exam Period II March - April, 2023

Arrival Days 1 March 3 - 12, 2023
Intensive German Language Course March 13 - April 7, 2023
Arrival Days 2 April 4 - 9, 2023
Orientation Period April 10 - 16, 2023
Beginning of Classes April 17, 2023
End of Classes July 22, 2023
Exam Period I July - August, 2023
Exam Period II September - October, 2023


Incoming Students Support Team

Emily Haible (Incoming Students Coordinator)
Linh Nguyen (Student Advisor)

Advising (online)
Wednesdays 16:00 - 17:00 CET

There will be no online advising from September 6th until September 27th!

The International Office offers this orientation programme free of charge to Erasmus+, SEMP, GUC and Exchange Students from our <link en io mob-in planning-mobility exchange-partners internal-link>partner universities. 

We regret that Free Movers and Erasmus+ Trainees cannot participate, not even on a fee-paying basis.

ERASMUS Ulm & friends (EUF)

The EUF is a volunteer student group which organizes extra-curricular activities, not only for Erasmus+ students - all exchange students, in fact all international and German students of Ulm University are welcome.

They organize a variety of activities throughout the year, such as a city rallye and a welcome party. During the semester, they keep up the tradition of the German Stammtisch (regular's table), which is held in different bars. And sometimes, they offer day trips or weekend excursions.