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Welcome International Students

Internationality is an important aspect of our LAS Program. This shows in the curriculum and in the composition of the student body: More than 25% of LAS students are international, representing more than 40 nationalities.

Below you will find information on offerings to facilitate your start in Germany and at UCF and to accompany you throughout your studies. If you have questions, please contact our International Coordinator .



Before you arrive

Your start at UCF and the University of Freiburg

  • UCF Buddy-For-A-Day Program: Your first day in Freiburg can be quite stressful. A UCF buddy is a current student who can pick you up at the train station, show you around the city center and university, help you set up a phone number, take you to your dorm/apartment... If you're interested, please contact International Coordinator .
  • During the LAS Welcome Week, you get to know each other, staff, and be introduced to the academic, social, and administrative setting at UCF. This includes a session for international and exchange students that covers housing, tax IDs, language courses, bank accounts, and where to get a bike.
  • The University hosts Welcome Days for all new international students. Here, you are introduced to the University overall and to student life in Freiburg . Please also see the University guide to starting your studies.
  • The Studierendenwerk Freiburg has compiled several steps you need to complete once you have arrived in Freiburg in their First Steps.

Studying at UCF and the University of Freiburg

  • The University runs an Intercultural Mentoring Program: Experienced students (mentors) share their student experiences with international students (mentees) at the beginning of their studies and support them in personal, professional, and social matters.
  • Finally, the Studierendenwerk Freiburg offers psychological counselling, social counselling, legal advice, advice on accessing medical care, advice on insurance and financial matters, studying with children, studying with disabilities, and more.

More information on studying in Germany

Video from the University of Freiburg