First Steps

This is what you have to do when you arrive in Braunschweig
  • When you plan your arrival, allow a few days until the start of your studies to take care of all the important formalities.
  • Take out health insurance and liability insurance.
  • Enrol at the university!
  • Apply for your residence permit.
  • Open a German bank account.
  • Register with the Library, the IT Centre and the Language Centre.

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.


Clearing and initial consultation

Vanessa Nieberding

Study Service Center, Pockelsstr. 11, 38106 Braunschweig

 ☎ +49 0531 391 4055
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 12:00

Admission and Support of International Students

Online consultation hours

The links to the online consultation hours can be found in the respective contact area of the contact person.
Day Time Contact
Mon 13:00 – 16:00 Tanja Filipp
Tue 10:00 – 12:00 Laura Mackay / Louise Ruhwald
Wed 13:00 – 16:00 Anja Cziommer

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