Winter semester 2022/2023

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Dear first-year student,

In order to make it easier for you to start your studies at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg in the winter semester 2022/2023, the International Office offers orientation days before the start of the lecture period. There you can find out which steps and formalities you should complete and in what order. We also offer you interesting facts about "Living and studying in Freiberg" and give you tips for a successful start to your studies.

Registration in advance

Please inform us at least 2 weeks before your arrival about your coming so that we can plan and optimally conduct the orientation days. Please fill in the registration form.


Information on Coronavirus/Covid-19 can be found on the Coronavirus website.

Welcome Point, location Akademiestraße 6, room EG.20

Ein Büroraum mit einem Banner, Aufschrift "Welcome Point", Blumenstrauß-Deko, 4 junge Menschen, 2 Frauen, 2 Männer, mit WillkommensmappenOpening hours:

  • 4 - 21 October 2022: Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • from 25 October 2022: Tuesday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. - 12 noon

At the Welcome Point of the International Office is located in the university main building on Akademiestraße 6. Here you can ask us questions, receive the Welcome Guide and a Welcome Gift.

Welcome guide

A folder with a colourful cover photo: several students on a street with renovated town housesThe Welcome Guide is a compact handout for dealing with the numerous formalities after your arrival in Freiberg/Germany.
The folder also contains important information about studying at TUBAF, such as exam registration and re-registration for the next semester. Finally, you will find all PowerPoint presentations of the orientation days in it.

The Welcome Guide is available both in printed form and online on the teaching and learning platform OPAL (Note: A TUBAF user ID is required to download the PDF files in OPAL. New students receive this with their enrolment).

Welcome present

A blue backpack with a graphic of modern buildings on the shoulder of a young womanAt the Welcome Point you will receive a backpack in the TUBAF design as a Welcome Gift.

To receive the backpack, you must first complete an anonymous online questionnaire:

It takes about 10 minutes to answer the questions. At the end, a code will be displayed. This code is needed to collect the welcome gift.

Functions of the student ID card

A short video (approx. 3.20 min) explains the functions of the student ID card and how to activate it.

Further information

New international students can find useful information also on our website in the sections

Emergency number of the International Office

Icon smartphone with a flame on its display, symbol of an emergencyNew international students can call the International Office by dialing the emergency number. It is only available at the beginning of a semester.

The emergency number is: +49 (0)176 76428076


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