Dear International Students,
Welcome to Freiburg! In order to ease your transition here we have compiled helpful information about living and studying in Freiburg for you. On the "International" pages you can find a firts aid kid with a lot of tips, maps and helpful insights into the student life in Freiburg.
Especially for international students, Freiburg has a lot to offer: its position in the trinational triangle of Germany, France and Switzerland, the Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains right outside the door, 28,000 students from all over the world, prestigious academic institutions and the Studierendenwerk’s Service Package, including a room, health insurance, and the aid of friendly dormitory assistants.
In the following, you find answers to questions you might face.
A foreign culture, unfamiliar food and different climate can be hard on the stomach. The German health care system can sometimes be a challenge and finding a doctor in a new city daunting. Our aim is to direct students feeling ill to the appropriate treatment.
Consultation hours of the social counselling service are Monday and Tuesday from 9.00-12.00 hrs and Thursday from 13.30-16.00 hrs, and by appointment by telephone. The contact details of Barbara Toth and Nerea Ulrich can be found on the right.
Students who do not come from EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway may work a maximum of 120 full working days or 240 half working days per calendar year. This restriction does not apply if you have a student part-time job at the university or at the Studierendenwerk.