Prior to the start of each semester, the International Office organizes an orientation period for the 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 so that we can arrange for a pick-up.
During this period, a German Intensive Language course will 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 each student need to do the Online German placement test. You will receive this test by email including the corresponding intructions and information.
Please note: If you have no knowledge of the German language please inform your coordinator at Hof University by email.
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 at the Foreigners’ Office etc. will be done. The International Office 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.
We guarantee pick-up from our main station in Hof and accompaniment to your flat by our student assistants. The student assistants will hand over the key of your flat as well as a welcome folder with necessary information.
Be aware that the pick-up service is only guaranteed between 8:00 am and 8:00pm within the mentioned dates.
In order to benefit from this "meet and greet" service, please inform us about your travel details as soon as you have them available by filling in the “Arrival Form”. Please send the completed form as soon as possible.