Before you arrive in Konstanz

Preparing your stay

A warm welcome

Before starting your studies, there's a lot to prepare: pay the semester fees, find a place to live, get your student ID and the Studi-Ticket for public transportation, and more. You might have loads of questions - we have prepared answers to some frequently asked questions in our guide for new students.

When should you arrive to Konstanz?

The winter semester usually begins mid October - our prep courses and introduction week usually start earlier. We warmly invite you to take part in our introduction and orientation programmes. Getting started: More information for first year students in each programme.

International degree-seeking students

We warmly recommend to join the International Office's orientation programmes. The colleagues and tutors will take care of all formalities and bureaucratic procedures with you, show you around the campus and explain how universities in Germany work. Plus: you get to know your fellow students and have to opportunity to learn some German.

Alexandra Frasch and Erik Lamb at the International Office are happy to support you with all non-academic questions, such as:

  • visa
  • insurances
  • housing
  • bank account
  • orientation programmes

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Coming to Konstanz as an exchange student or freemover

We're happy to have you here for 1-2 semesters. Together with the international office, we have prepared tons of information for you. To take care of all formalities and bureaucratic procedures without delay, we warmly recommend to take part in the International Office's orientation programmes. erledigen, empfehlen wir Ihnen, an den Orientierungsprogrammen teilzunehmen. Enjoy your stay at the University and around the lake!