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The International Office offers the following services to new international students:

The Welcome Point of the International Office is located in the main university building, Akademiestraße 6, room EG.20.
Here you can ask us questions, receive our Welcome Guide and Welcome Gift.

The Welcome Guide is a manual for dealing with the numerous formalities after 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 Events in it.

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

At the Welcome Point you will receive a backpack in TUBAF design as a welcome gift.

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

It takes about 8 minutes to answer the questions. At the end, a code will be displayed. This code is needed to collect the welcome gift.

The Orientation Days for new international students offer information such as steps and formalities to be completed after arrival, contact persons in university institutions, student mentors responsible for first-year students on a particular degree programme. Also the topics "Life in Freiberg/Germany" and "German culture and expectations of students" are covered.

The programme for the orientation days for new international students at the start of the winter semester 2024/2025 will be published in September 2024.

Program Orientation Days,  summer semester 2024 (PDF)

Ein lächelnder Student im Anzug vor einem Plakat mit der Aufschrift "Welcome Point"

The orientation week was extremely successful and I am saying this based on the fact that I am completely new to Germany and Freiberg. However, with the help of orientation week events, I got to know many of the peer students of this intake. Additionally, with the help of the orientation week event, I have learned a lot about the university, the city of Freiberg and some great people working here at the university.

Ujjwal Kumar, first-year student on the Master's degree course in Computational Materials Science, winter semester 2023/2024