Prior to the start of each semester, the International Office and Welcome Center organize an orientation period for all new international students.
There are a lot of events which provide a valuable opportunity to become acquainted with the University, the city, and it's surroundings.
Please make sure to arrive one or two days before the Orientation Weeks start. On these days, we arrange a pick-up from Hof train station for you.
For incoming international students in regular degree-programs and exchange students in Winter Semester 2020/2021, Orientation Week will take place from September 16 to 29, 2020. Arrival Days are September 14 and 15, 2020. For students of our Graduate School, dates are announced in your admission letter.
German Intensive Language Courses
During this period, a German Intensive Language coursewill be offered which you can join for free. The course is a great opportunity to meet your fellow international students and to get to know your new environment before the start of the semester. The course will be divided into groups of different levels. For the correct placement, please enter the information about German Courses in MoveOn online portal.
You can also register for other language courses, which are held during the semester, once you are in Hof. Note that all language courses are free of charge.
Moreover, in the Orientation week all administrative formalities like opening the bank account and the German health insurance, rental contract, registration in the city of Hof and at the Immigration Office in Hof etc. will be done. The International Office and Welcome Center will assist you with all these things. Thus, you can have a relaxed start when your actual lectures begin. On your arrival, you will be enrolled as a regular student at our university. Thus, you will have the same rights and duties as the German students. You will get your CampusCard (student ID, semester ticket) and access to Internet on campus.