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 Week

For all international students who are new to Braunschweig, we organize a Welcome Week at the beginning of the semester. This programme is an excellent opportunity for you to get to know the university and make new friends. In addition to information events and tutorials, it includes an international welcome event. Plus, you have the opportunity to explore the campus and the city of Braunschweig.

More about the Welcome Week

Make contacts

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.


Admission and Support for Exchange Students

Anne-Kathrin Kaiser

☎ +49 531 391 14375

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

Office hours

Mon. and Wed. 10:00 - 12:00
In the Study Service Centre
Pockelsstraße 11
38106 Braunschweig
Room 104

If needed, online appointments can be arranged. Please send an email to exchange(at)

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