Orientation Days for new international students

During the Orientation Days, you can learn about...

  • what are the formalities after the arrival in Freiberg. We give tips how to deal with  the necessary formalities best,
  • how the semester at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF) is structured – important dates of the academic year,
  • services and contact persons for international students at TUBAF,
  • specifics of the German culture: how to communicate and work with Germans at the university,
  • introduction to your study programme.

Registration

We need your support to prepare for the on-site events of the Orientation Days. Please register.

Programme for the winter semester 2022/2023

Wednesday, 05 October – Introduction (online event)

Time: 12 noon
Venue:  Zoom
Topics:

  • words of welcome and introduction of the TUBAF by the Foreigners' Commissioner Prof. Mohd Amro
  • formalities after the arrival in Freiberg
  • during studies – important things to know
  • contact persons and organizations at the TUBAF
  • tips for online studies
  • health insurance

Friday, 07 October – Welcome at the TUBAF – Introduction (on-site event)

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Venue: lecture hall SPQ-1301, Prüferstraße 4, first floor

Topics:

  • words of welcome
  • formalities after the arrival
  • during studies – important things to know
  • German culture – specifics and expectations to students
  • health insurance
  • contact persons and institutions (Student council and others)
  • practical tips on living in Freiberg/Germany
  • registration

For the on-site event "Welcome at the TUBAF" registration is required (will be available shortly).

Raffle for bicycles

At the end of the event there will be a raffle for 10 bicycles for new international students.

Monday, 10 October – Online Services (online event)

Start: 01:00 p.m.
Venue: online, Link after registration

Topics:

  • introduction online learning management system OPAL
  • introduction web conference system Big Blue Button
  • examination platform
  • digital tools for studies
  • tools for communication in learning groups (e. g. Jitsi Meet)
  • IDM Portal (account activation) and e-mail service
  • how to create your course schedule
  • student online service portal

Online registration

Monday, 17 October – Q&A (online event)

Here you can ask questions about things that need to be done after your arrival in Freiberg.

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., web conference system Big Blue Button

Thursday, 20 October – Q&A (online event)

Here you can ask questions about things that need to be done after your arrival in Freiberg.
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., web conference system Big Blue Button

Introduction to study programmes

Advanced Materials Analysis (AMA)

Computational Materials Science (CMS)

  • Online: will be announced soon
  • On-site: 13 October, 1:00 p.m., Lampadiusstraße 4, Room WEI-1051, first floor

Geomatics for Mineral Resource Management (MGRM)

On-site: 4 October, 1:00 p.m., Karl-Neubert-Bau, Fuchsmühlenweg 9, Room KNB-003 (Meeting at 12:00 noon in front of the Neue Mensa)

Geoscience (MGEO)

  • Online: will be announced soon
  • On-site: will be announced soon

Groundwater Management (GWM)

  • On-site event on 14 October 2022, 1:30 p.m.
    venue: HHB-1035 (Gustav-Zeuner-Straße 1, 1st floor)
  • a video recording of the event will be available in OPAL

International Business and Resources in Emerging Markets (IBRE)

  • Online: will be announced soon
  • On-site: 4 October, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Akademiestraße 6, Room: MIB-1113

Mechanical and Process Engineering (MPE)

  • Online: will be announced soon
  • On-site: 14 October, 10:00 a.m., Lampadiusstraße 4, Room WEI-1051, first floor

Metallic Materials Technology (MMT)

Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management (MORE)

  • On-site event on 14 October 2022, 2:30 p.m.
    venue: HHB-1035 (Gustav-Zeuner-Straße 1, 1st floor)
  • a video recording of the event will be available in OPAL

Technology and Application of Inorganic Engineering Materials (TAIEM)

  • Online: will be announced soon
  • On-site: October 14, 1:00 p.m., Leipziger Straße 34, Room: LED-1105

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Library tour for first semester students (on-site event)

  • dates: 13 October, 14 October 2022
  • time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • venue: foyer of the University Library, Agricolastraße 10
  • please register

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Download information material

Students already enrolled have a user account. They can find the presentation slides of the Orientation Days and the welcome folder in the teaching and learning platform OPAL.

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Impressions of the Orientation Events in the winter semester 2020/2021

A professor gives a Powerpoint lecture in a lecture hall
A woman gives a Powerpoint lecture in a lecture hall
Three students with blue t-shirts and a staff member with yellow blouse
A sparsely filled large lecture hall
A large, sparsely filled lecture hall, barrier tape on several rows of seats

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Review: Picture Galleries of former Orientation Days

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