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Emergency number of the International Office

New international students can call the International Office by dialing the emergency number. It is only available at the beginning of a semester. Please use this number only in emergencies: +49 (0)176 6121 6758

You can also reach the International Office team via the e-mail address

international [at] tu-freiberg [dot] de (international[at]tu-freiberg[dot]de)

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.

Office hours

  • 25 September - 20 October: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • From 16 October - 20 October: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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.

Ein lächelnder Student im Anzug vor einem Plakat mit der Aufschrift "Welcome Point"
Ujjwal Kumar, first-year student in the Master's program "Computational Materials Science", winter semester 2023/2024

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.

Orientation Events at the Beginning of the Semester

Orientation events are offered for new international students before the start of the lecture period. You will hear which steps and formalities you should complete after your arrival and you will get to know contact persons and the student mentors who are responsible for all first-year students in a particular degree programme. It also covers the topics "Living in Freiberg/Germany" as well as "German culture and expectations to students".

Time: 1 p.m. (CEST/GMT+2:00 – Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna)

Venue: Zoom (link will be sent to you after registration)


  • 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

Information Fair – University institutions and contact persons introduce themselves

  • time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • venue: foyer of the new university library, Winklerstraße 3
  • further information

Time: 10 a.m.

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


  • words of welcome and introduction of the TUBAF by the Foreigners' Commissioner Prof. Mohd Amro
  • formalities after the arrival
  • during studies – important things to know
  • health insurance
  • contact persons and institutions (Student council and others)
  • practical tips on living in Freiberg/Germany

Time: 10 a.m.

Venue: University Main Building, Senatsaal (first floor), Akademiestraße 6

Topic: Specifics of German culture in the university context and expectations to students

Time: 9 a.m. (CEST/GMT+2:00 – Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna)


  • introduction online learning management systém OPAL
  • introduction web conference systém 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

Please register for the Orientation Events to get the weblink.

 Time: 1 p.m.

Venue: University Main Building, "Mittelbau", room EG.06 (Akademiestraße 6, access via inner courtyard)

Description: Explore the city of Freiberg by solving tasks in teams.

Registration: To participate, please register via webform until 9 October 2023, 11:59 p.m.

Q&A online session of the elearning department and the International Office. You can ask your questions on e.g. online services, studies organisation.

Time: 1 pm - 2 pm (CEST)




Please register by filling our registration form.

Introductions into Study Programs


  • Thursday, 12 October 2023, 10 a.m.
  • Venue: MET-2065, Haus Metallkunde, Gustav-Zeuner-Straße 5, 2nd floor 


  • On-site: 2 October 2023, 2 p.m., venue: MEI-2122

  • On-site: 12 October 2023, 10 a.m., venue: AUD-1001 (Audimax)
  • Online: the on-site event will be streamed (live streaming; web address will be provided soon)

On-site: 9 October 2023, 1 p.m., venue: KNB-003

  • On-site: 13 October 2023, 2:30 p.m., venue: HHB-1035
  • Online: a recording or live streaming will be provided


  • Time: 16 October 2023, 8 a.m.
  • Venue: WER-1118

  • Online: 2 October 2023, 1 p.m., the web address will be provided

  • On-site: 12 October 2023, 10 a.m., venue: WEI-1051


  • Friday, 13 October, 10 a.m.
  • MET-2065, Haus Metallkunde, Gustav-Zeuner-Straße 5, 2nd floor


  • On-site: 13 October 2023, 1:30 p.m., venue: HHB-1035
  • Online: a recording or live streaming will be provided

  • On-site: 12 October 2023, 10 a.m., venue: LED-1105

Bowling (final event)

The orientation days in the winter semester 2023/2024 will conclude with a bowling evening for new international students.

You are cordially invited to come to Freiberg's "Altstadtbowling", Meißner Gasse 19, on Sunday, 15 October 2023, at 5:00 pm.

Please bring sports shoes with a white sole (no street shoes). If you do not have such shoes, it is possible to borrow suitable shoes in your size on site.

Only students who are already on site in Freiberg can participate (please take this into account for registration).

Registration for the bowling evening is required – to the registration form.

Registration deadline: 12 October, 11:59 p.m.

Introductory Events in Facilities of TUBAF

The Newly Opened University Library and it's Functions

Guided tours in English for students of all disciplines:

  • 12 October 2023 at 10 a.m.
  • 13 October 2023 at 10 a.m.

Registration is not required.

Guided Tours for First-Year Students at the "terra mineralia" Mineral Exhibition

  • 17 October 2023 at 1 p.m. 
  • 26 October 2023 at 1 p.m. 

The guided tours are held in German and are free of charge for TUBAF students. 

Registration required: Please register in advance: by phone: 03731 39-4654 or by e-mail: fuehrungen [at] terra-mineralia [dot] de (fuehrungen[at]terra-mineralia[dot]de).

Ceremonial Matriculation

The festive matriculation ceremony is the conclusion of all events for the start of studies. Here you will be welcomed by the rectorate of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and the mayor of the university city.

Good to know: Participation in the events is voluntary and (with the exception of the matriculation ceremony) does not require additional registration.