First Steps

This is what you need to do when you arrive in Braunschweig
  1. When you plan your arrival, allow a few days until the start of your studies to take care of all the important formalities.
  2. Take out health insurance and liability insurance.
  3. Enrol at the university!
  4. Register with the registration office of the city of Braunschweig and, if necessary, make an appointment to apply for a residence permit.
  5. Open a German bank account.
  6. Register for a placement test at the Language Centre and in the library.

Welcome Programme

ESN barbecue in the park
Photo credit: aginmar/TU Braunschweig

At the beginning of the semester, we organise an orientation programme for international students new to Braunschweig. The programme is an excellent opportunity to get to know the university and make new friends! It is offered by various international student societies and university groups and includes information sessions, tutorials, excursions, guided tours, a city rallye and an international welcome party.

All events of the Welcome Programme

ESN Braunschweig

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is the largest student association in Europe. At an international level, its members are promoting a more mobile education system. At the Braunschweig campus, they bring together German and international students, offer contact opportunities, excursions, leisure activities and support for exchange students.

Gauss Friends

The international team of the Gauss Friends is committed to bringing German and foreign students at the TU Braunschweig into contact. With international festivals, country evenings, excursions and regular language tables they build bridges between science and culture and offer a wide range of practical support for living and studying in Braunschweig.


Admission and Support for Exchange Students

Anne-Kathrin Kaiser

☎ +49 531 391 14375

By arrangement, room 303, 3rd floor
Bültenweg 74/75, 38106 Braunschweig

Consultation at the Study Service Center

Day Time Room
Mon 10:00 - 13:00 room 104, 1st floor
Wed 13:00 - 16:00 room 104, 1st floor

Current Changes

Online Consultation hours

Due to the current situation, the office hours for "Exchange Students" take place online on Mondays from 10:00 - 12:00.

Please click on the message text to join the office hours.