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
    • 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 - 5, 2024

Administrative Days 1 March 6 - 8, 2024
Intensive German Language Course March 11 - April 4, 2024
Swabian Welcome 1 March 11, 2024
Campus Ralley: ActionBound March 12, 2024
Arrival Days 2 April 3 - 4, 2024
Administrative Days 2 April 8 - 12, 2024
Beginning of Classes April 15, 2024
Swabian Welcome 2 April 15, 2024
City Tour April 16, 2024
End of Classes July 20, 2024
Exam Period I July - August, 2024
Exam Period II September - Oktober, 2024

Arrival Days 1 September 3 - 4, 2024
Intensive German Language Course September 9 - October 2, 2024
Swabian Welcome 1 September 9, 2024
Arrival Days 2 October 2 and 4, 2024
Swabian Welcome 2 October 14, 2024
Beginning of Classes October 14, 2024
City Tour October 15, 2024
End of Classes February 15, 2025
Exam Period I February - March 2025
Exam Period II March - April 2025


Incoming Students Support Team

Advising (online)
Tuesdays, 16:00-17:00, CET.

Zoom Link


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.