Orientation Week

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.


For incoming international students in all degree-programs and exchange students in Winter Semester 2022/2023, the Orientation Week will take place at the end of September 2022. 

German Intensive Language Courses

During this period, for exchange students and students in regular study programs, a German Intensive Language coursewill be offered which you can join for free. The course is a great opportunity to meet 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. More information will be provided with admission.

You can also register for other language courses, which are held during the semester, once you are in Hof. Note that all language courses for enrolled students in regular degree programs are free of charge.


Administrative Formalities

Moreover, in the Orientation week administrative formalities such as opening a bank account, city registration, rental contract 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. 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 strongly recommend you to participate in this program as it will make your stay in Germany much easier.

Find out more about the mandatory registration for all international students at the City Registration Office Hof.




Campus Hof

95028 Hof

Campus Münchberg

Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg

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Kulmbacher Straße 11
96317 Kronach

Fon: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 3000

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Wittelsbacher Str.41
95100 Selb
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