Phase 6 - First Steps in Augsburg

Right after your arrival in Augsburg you take part in obligatory events of the orientation week and complete all bureaucratic and organisational matters necessary for your exchange stay in Germany.

We included all information, which are needed for the first steps, in our info sheet "First Steps". Print it out and take it to Augsburg with you.

>>> Info sheet "First Steps" (summer semester 2018)

Introduction Events - Summer Semester 2018

1. Welcome Session WeltWeit
Wednesday, April 04, 2018, 10:00 - 14:00 h, building N, room 1057

During the welcome session you will get to know the WeltWeit team and the other participants. We will talk about the first steps and answer your questions.

Afterwards, the WeltWeit team will accompany you to group appointments regarding rental agreement, bank account and health insurance.

2. Welcome Evening for International Students
Wednesday, April 04, 2018, 18:00 h - open end, KHG (Hermann-Köhl-Str)

Organized by students for students: In casual atmosphere you will receive information about events and activities by the International Office and ESN Augsburg, and get to know other students, who have just arrived in Augsburg.

3. Orientation Day for International Students
Thursday, April 05, 2018, 14:00 - 15:30 h, building C, lecture hall II

During the Orientation Day international students will officially be welcomed by officials from the university management. You will receive info material and get to know important institutions at the university: the International Office, the Language Center and Computer Services.

4. Digicampus Session WeltWeit
Friday, April 06, 2018, 10:00 - 12:00 h, building N, room 1002

There will be an introduction to Digicampus particularly for WeltWeit participants. You will receive information on choosing classes. Your tutor will accompany you and help you with registering for courses.

5. City Tour for International Students
Saturday, April 07, 2018, 09:45 h, meeting point: City Hall Plaza

Get to know Augsburg! Offered are German and English city tours. 
You choose the language of the city tour in your workflow in Mobility-Online.

6. Introduction & Placement Test DaF (Language Center)
Monday, April 09, 2018, 08:15 - 09:45, building C, lecture hall I

This introduction lecture is mandatory for all students, who plan to take German language classes at the Language Center. A written placement test will take place during the lecture. You will be placed in a certain level and can take language classes on this level.
During the introduction lecture, you will also receive instruction for the course registration for language classes, which will beginn two days later.


Bureaucratic & Organisational Matters

Next to the information events, the following things have to be taken care of (detailed information in info sheet First Steps):

    1. Buying a German SIM card

    2. Opening a bank account and transferring the semester fee to the University of Augsburg

    3. Taking our German health insurance or applying for an exemption of statutory health insurance

    4. Enrolling at the University of Augsburg

    5. Validating your Campus Card
    6. Getting your RZ-Kennung (central computer login) and printing out your confirmation of enrolment

    7. Filling in your enrolment number and your German cell phone number in your workflow in Mobility-Online

    8. Registering with the city of Augsburg

    9. (if applicable) Applying for a residence permit 

    10. Appointment at the WeltWeit office to talk about your course selection and the first steps