Winter Term 23/24

21.11.2023 | Info-Event

Team International FB05 and International Office - Thinking of going abroad?

21.11.2023 | 6 pm Online

Thinking of going abroad?
Find out more at the FB05 Info Event!

You've never thought about a study-related stay abroad before, but maybe it would be an interesting idea after all? Or do you already have concrete ideas about an internship or study visit abroad, but still have many unanswered questions? Regardless of your level of planning, our information event will help you get an initial overview or clarify specific questions.

When? November 21st, 6pm

Where? Online via Zoom

What? Short inputs from the International Office and Team Internationales FB05 on various forms of stays abroad and financing options, among other topics.

+ Time for your questions

Zoom-access after Registration at

27.10.2023 | Weekendseminar

STUBE Hessen - Digital Currency – Economy of the Future?”

Digital currencies are a hot topic. The students deal with the underlying idea of digital currency. Who benefits from the system and what conditions are necessary to ensure a participatory and inclusive currency model? The risks of this advancing digitalization, such as the high energy consumption of large servers and data security, are discussed at the same time. The social and political preconditions, opportunities and risks of digital means of payment will be discussed. Furthermore, the question will be addressed to what extent inequalities and criminality will be increased.

All internationals students, who come from Africa, Asia and South America are cordially invited to participate in the STUBE Hessen events! There is no participation fee, accommodation and meals are paid for by STUBE.

Starting 10.11.2023, 16:00 until 12.11.2023, 14:00
Seminar will be held in English
Childcare will be offered
Location: Wiesbaden

30.08.2023 | Seminar

STUBE Hessia - program 2nd half 2023

The STUBE-program for the second half of 2023 is here! Various formats revolving around the 17 sustainability goals of the Agenda 2030 are waiting for international students (Africa, Asia, Latin America) in Hessia.

The program starts with the five-day Autumn Academy "Global Health Crises" in September. Additional weekend seminars cover topics such as "Development Cooperation vs. Sustainable Development Goals" or "The Recognition Dilemma of International Professionals versus Brain Drain."

30.08.2023 | Event

Welcome Week for International Students

In the upcoming winter semester, an orientation programme for all newly enrolled international students will once again take place from Monday, 9 to Saturday, 14 October 2023. The Welcome Week offers the perfect opportunity to make first contacts, explore the campus and get important information about the university and life in Kassel! Information about all Welcome Week events and registration can be found linked down below. From now on you can also download our brochure with all important information for the upcoming semester start. We are looking forward to welcoming our new international students soon.

30.08.2023 | Language Courses

German courses for refugees interested in studies

The International Study Centre/Language Centre of the University of Kassel is offering two German courses for refugees from Ukraine and other countries with an academic background with the target level A2 and B2 as part of the Integra project in the period from September 4, 2023 to November 30, 2023.

The digital B1+/B2.1 course takes place Monday to Friday mornings and consists of 24 lessons per week. The course includes the teaching of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as grammar, vocabulary and phonetics. The topics are general and science-oriented. The focus of the B2 course is on teaching the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills needed to pass any exam. The course takes place in digital format in the mornings Monday to Friday and comprises approx. 280 teaching units in Zoom (face-to-face).errichtseinheiten in Zoom (face-to-face).

27.06.2023 | Funding

New: The Kassel Stipendium Scholarship

Starting in the winter semester of 2023/2024, the Studierendenwerk will be supporting students who successfully master their studies due to special life situations. Scholarship recipients will receive 200 euros a month, plus support in networking with the regional economy. In the first year, five students with a migration or refugee background will receive a scholarship. Applications are open now and until July 17 - all information can be found at The Kassel Scholarship is initially supported by Wintershall Dea, Foundation for Democracy and Diversity. For the future the Studierendenwerk wants to win more organizations and companies as supporters.

16.06.2023 | Events

Exhibition: 35 Years of Kassel-Santa Clara Cuba Cooperation

On June 20, 2023, at 6 p.m., the anniversary exhibition commemorating 35 years of Kassel - Santa Clara cooperation will be unveiled in the foyer of the newly constructed ASL building (Universitätsplatz 9, 34127 Kassel). You can visit the exhibition until July 6, 2023. This exhibition is dedicated to the longstanding collaboration between the ASL Department and the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Santa Clara, Cuba. It aims to foster discussion and reflection on past achievements as well as future prospects.

30.05.2023 | Events

9th Italy Day at Uni Kassel

The ninth Italy Day will take place at the Gießhaus (Mönchebergstraße 5, 34127 Kassel) on June 27 2023 from 1-6 pm. This time, the theme is "Caritas - Kulturen der Fürsorge / Caritas - Culture dell'assistenza".

12.05.2023 | Workshop

"Elites and Class - Interrogating the Rich and Powerful in Latin America and Beyond"

Public workshop of the "Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos" (CELA).

When? May 25, starting at 9am
Where. Participation via Zoom
What: Discussion of ongoing projects. Workshop/Paper in English.

05.05.2023 | Study Abroad

DAAD Scholarships Cuba & Argentina

Would you like to spend some time abroad in Latin America?
Then apply for a full scholarship for a 6-month (research) stay in Havana or Buenos Aires!

30.08.2023 | Study Abroad

DAAD-Program Iran

Are you studying agricultural or natural sciences and can envision pursuing a study abroad experience in Iran? Currently, the DAAD is supporting the program "Fostering Teaching and Research in Agricultural Ecology: FUM-UK Agroecology", based at the Department of Ecological Agricultural Sciences (FB11). The program focuses on "Agroecology and Organic Food Systems," and the stay takes place in Mashhad, Iran.

30.08.2023 | Funding

Social advisory Service of the Studierendenwerk

If you have financial worries, you can contact the Social Advisory Service of the Studierendenwerk. There you will receive advice on, among other things, student finance, student loans, scholarships, ALG II, child benefit, housing benefit. They are experts in social benefits and can be contacted in the event of problems

30.08.2023 | Language Courses

Pre-Semester german courses for new international students in winter term

The courses are primarily designed for exchange and international students at the University of Kassel, who will begin their studies at the University of Kassel in the Winter Semester 2023/24. They will take place from 02.10.-10.10.2023. A participation fee of 80 Euros will be charged. Registration for the pre-courses is possible now.

23.06.2023 | Event

Clubevening city apiary

On July 6, 2023, 2pm the International House offers to visit the city apiary. Kassel is one of the greenest cities in Germany and thus offers the bee colonies enough unsprayed areas in gardens and parks. The beekeeping company Stadthonig lets its bees fly in many parts of the city and produces excellent honey. Learn more about the industrious animals and the work of the beekeeper. Thank you for a short feedback to Anke Ickler ( if you will participate in the tour.

20.06.2023 | Funding

HessenFonds-Scholarship for refugee students, doctoral candidates and scientists as well for persecuted doctoral candidates and scientists

The HessenFonds scholarship for refugee students and scientists has been announced again. The HMWK (Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts) would like to support talented refugee students, doctoral candidates and scientists at Hessen's state universities. Recently, persecuted doctoral students or scientists who are still in their home country or in another third country can also be funded. Complete documents must be submitted by the internal application deadline July 26 2023. Please email your complete documents to:

12.05.2023 | Study Abroad

"Studying worldwide" - Students share their experiences abroad in the podcast

Viet, Kristina and Lara, David, Felix, Emilia and Simon share their first hand experiences from France and India: ups and downs, dos and don'ts, friends forever, personal growth and the benefit of a stay abroad for your professional future.

28.04.2023 | Events

Campus Club - Bella Italia

The CampusClub can't offer you Mediterranean weather, but on Monday there will be original Italian cuisine, delicious drinks and the finest music from the boot for you. Join in on April 24 and celebrate "Bella Italia" - starting at 7pm.
The CampusClub room is in the Max Kade House dormitory at the top of the stairs next to LEO on the HoPla campus.

Winter Term 2022/23

January/February 2023

English Academic Writing Workshops

Are you writing a term paper in English and looking for support with your English academic writing skills? The Language Center in cooperation with FB05 is offering two FREE online workshops in January/February 2023! In each of the three parts of the workshop, you will learn how to critically engage with texts, develop your writing style and improve your writing skills.

Dates Workshop series 2:
Monday's, 02:00 - 05:15 p.m.
09 January, 16 January and 30 February 2023

Dates Workshop series 3:
Thursday's 02:00 - 05:15 p.m.
12 January, 19 January and 09 February 2023

Registration is possible here :

Tuesday, 06.12.22 - 6 p.m. Online event

Finally abroad? Info event of the FB05

You have never thought about a study-related stay abroad, but maybe it would be an interesting idea? Or do you already have concrete ideas about an internship or study abroad, but still have a lot of unanswered questions? Regardless of your level of knowledge, our information event will help you to get a first overview or to clarify concrete questions.

When? 06 December 18:00
Where? Online via Zoom
What? Short inputs from the International Office and Team Internationales FB05 e.g. about different forms of stays abroad and financing possibilities.

Join the Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 999 6040 4070
ID code: 462822


Lecture Series Winter Semester 2022/23 -

Lecture series in the winter semester 2022/23

Climate Change and Raw Materials - Risk or Opportunity?

Dear students, dear people interested in Latin America,
We would like to invite you to the lecture series organized by the BMBF project "Commodity Extractivism in Latin America and Maghreb" at the Department of International and Inter-Societal Relations.
Please find attached the program of the lecture series. For further information please or click on the picture on the right.

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ERASMUS+ Student Traineeship offer at BOKU Vienna

Dear students,
Herewith we would like to inform you about a call for applications for an internship at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna.
Funding with Erasmus is possible!!!
The internship will last between 3 and 6 months in total and will start on 01 or 15 February 2023.

The Application deadline is the November 16, 2022

Please send your application to:

more info in the PDF file below

Summer Term 2022

August 24 from 14:00 - 16:00 / Online-workshop

Prepare and Care: Reflecting on upcoming international academic exchange

Are you planning an academic stay abroad as part of your studies/research?
This summer semester the FB05 team will offer a workshop to students, researchers, and staff from the FB05 faculty at the University of Kassel who plan to go abroad as part of their studies/research/work. The goal of this self-reflective workshop is to make connections between ones subjectivity and knowledge , and the politics of international education and exchange. As part of the preparations for the academic exchange abroad, the workshop seeks to facilitate a critical engagement on the following:

- motivations and expectations for an international exchange
- an understanding of positionalities and privileges in the global context
- an understanding of, and perspectives on 'culture' in the global context
- the entanglements between societies and their relational histories

If you would like to participate in the workshop, please send an email to:, or join us on zoom on the day on the following link:

Please note: The workshops will be in English and German. Please inform us of any of your accessibility needs when you register.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

18.03.2022 | Seminars

Service Learning-Seminar: Combine volunteering with earning study credits!

Do you want to combine volunteering with earning credits? Then attend UniKasselTransfer's key competency-oriented service learning seminar, which will be offered in both German and English in the summer semester of 2022. You will learn project management, teamwork, communication and other key skills and apply them directly by planning and implementing a concrete project or action for a good cause together with others. The seminar is offered across all subject areas, with up to 6 credits for additive key competences. Seminar languages are English and German. You don't have to have a concrete project idea to participate; at the first seminar date, associations and initiatives from Kassel will present possible projects for which they need support.

11.03.2022 | Language Courses

Pre-semester german courses for international and Exchange/Erasmus students

The courses are primarily designed for international students at the University of Kassel, who will begin their studies at the University of Kassel in the Summer Semester of 2022. The courses will take place ONLINE from 21.03.-01.04.2022. Meeting opportunities outside the course will be organised for students on site in Kassel. Every day (Monday-Friday), 2 lessons will be offered via the Zoom virtual platform.The courses offer participants the opportunity to improve their German and to prepare for their stay at the University of Kassel before the start of the Semester, while also gaining new insights on student life in Germany and having the opportunity to meet interesting people. The course fee for International students amounts 80 €.
Registration from 09.02.2022 on.

11.03.2022 | Events

University Sports

Do you like to play darts, soccer and/or dodgeball with your friends? Then sign up for the Springs Darts Open, the Uni-League or the Völkerball Night. During the summer semester, the University Sports offers various sports events for which you can register as a team.

18.03.2022 | Events

International Weeks against Racism

From March, 14-27 the international weeks against racism take place. The city of Kassel and several participating associations call on people not to forget racist attacks and to take a clear stand against derogatory statements and actions under the motto "Show attitude". A colorful program awaits you: On March 16, Bedia Özgök Ertan will hold a Turkish lecture on racism against Kurds, and on March 18, under the slogan " Jeder Mensch ist ein Rassist?! - Everyone is a racist!?" there will be an open exchange in German and English about everyday racism.

11.03.2022 | Info Events

Virtual Fair: Study Worldwide

The virtual fair "Studieren weltweit - ERLEBE ES!" will take place again on 5 March from 12:30 to 16:30. Experts from the DAAD, the BMBF and the Cologne District Government will be on hand to advise you on financing study-related stays abroad. In addition, a wide-ranging programme of lectures awaits you. Student ambassadors of the campaign will complement the programme with their experiences abroad.

11.03.2022 | Events

Sa­ve the date!

Orientation programme for international students in the summer term 2022
Monday 04. – Saturday 09. April 2022

Winter Term 2021/22

17.01.2022 | Language Courses

B2 and C1 German courses for prospective students with a refugee background

The B2 course takes place online from 7 March to 31 May 2022 in the mornings Mon-Thu 9.00-13.15 / Fri 9.00-12.30. The course is designed to provide the necessary knowledge to successfully pass the entrance test for the subsequent C1 course with the aim of passing the DSH examination.
The C1 course takes place online from 17 March to 15 July 2022 in the mornings Mon-Thurs 9.00-13.15 / Fr 9.00-12.30.
The courses are funded by the DAAD.

17.12.2021 | Language Courses

German intensive courses B2+C1

Have you been admitted to study at the University of Kassel? Would you like to prepare more intensively for the DSH examination or for your specialised studies? Or are you already studying in Kassel and would like to train and improve your skills in individual areas of the German language? Then these courses might be just what you are looking for. From 17 January to 11 February 2022, three intensive courses (cost per course: 160€) will be offered at the ISZ.
Registration deadline: 09.01.2021

26.11.2021 | Events

"Around the world in 5 days" with College Contact: The virtual week on semesters abroad

Are you thinking about studying abroad as a freemover? From 29 November to 3 December, the counselling and placement organisation College Contact is organising a virtual information week on studying abroad. You can expect an extensive programme with online info sessions on all important topics related to studying abroad - from organising a semester abroad to financing it with Auslands-BAföG and scholarships.

26.11.2021 | Scholarships

Beautiful Jordan!

Would you like to study or do an internship in Jordan and receive €700 per month and a travel allowance on top? Until the end of November, students from all faculties can still apply to study in the summer semester at our partner university, German Jordan University.
Application deadline: 30.11.2021

26.11.2021 | Info

Booster-Vaccination at Campus Holländischer Platz

The University of Kassel offers booster vaccinations with the m-RNA vaccine of the manufacturer Biontech/Pfizer on 3rd December 2021 from 9am-3pm. First, and second vaccinations are also possible.

26.11.2021 | Workshops

Working while studying in Germany

The Career Service offers exciting seminars on career preparation in November and December. On December 02, 2021, an English-language seminar on Working while studying in Germany will be offered to answer your questions about taxes, visa, and insurance.

16.11.2021 | Workshops

Colloquium for term papers and theses

You are an international student at the University of Kassel and are currently writing a seminar, bachelor or master thesis in German and would like to get feedback from other students? Then join the colloquium for seminar papers and theses on 04.12. or 05.02. from 9am-2pm.

13.11.2021 | Exkursionen

Weltkulturenmuseum Exhibition „Invisible Inventories

STUBE Hessen is offering a workshop and museum visit on the topic of Kenyan looted art in Western museums on November 29 from approximately 1:30-6pm. All students from Africa, Asia and Latin America studying at a Hessian university are invited to participate in this event. The excursion is free of charge. Travel costs can be reimbursed. Stube Hessen also offers many other seminars.

29.10.2021 | Info Events

Info Events of the International Office

Also this semester the International Office is offering a series of helpful info events.

General Information Event:
01.11.2021, 12:30-1:30pm (Zoom)
21.01.2022, 2-3pm (Zoom t.b.a.)

Info Event School Internship Abroad:
03.11.2021, 1-2pm (Zoom)

Information booth Study and Internship Abroad
09.11.2021, 12-2pm Mensa Kunsthochschule, Menzelstraße 13-15
24.11.2021, 12-2pm Mensa Witzenhausen, Steinstraße 19
09.12.2021, 12-2pm Zentralmensa, Arnold-Bode-Straße 4
17.12.2021, 12-2pm Säulenhalle vor der Mensa, Wilhelmshöher Allee 71

Info Event Middle East:
01.12.2021, 1-2pm (Zoom t.b.a.)

29.10.2021 | Scholarships

DAAD "Russland in der Praxis"

Are you looking for an internship in Russia? If so, then apply for the DAAD-funded internship programme "Russland in der Praxis" for a 6-month internship stay with German companies in the Russian Federation.
Application deadline: 16.11.2021

29.10.2021 | Info

Going abroad as a freemover?

You want to go abroad as a freemover, but don't really know how to organise your stay abroad on your own? The IEC advises freemovers free of charge and accompanies them through the application process. Of course, you can also find advice on self-organised stays abroad at the International Office.

29.10.2021 | Scholarships

Higher PROMOS and SHOSTA funding rates

Yippee! The DAAD has increased the funding rates for PROMOS partial scholarships and the University of Kassel is matching the SHOSTA rates. Depending on the country, the partial scholarship is now 350, 450 or even 550 euros per month + travel costs. If you are planning an eligible stay abroad, apply soon!
Application deadline: 15.11.2021

27.10.2021 | Events

COVID-19: What does it mean for digital social protection?

We are pleased to invite you to an online public talk with the title: "COVID-19: What does it mean for digital social protection?"
It will take place on November 8, at 3pm by Associate Professor Silvia Masiero from the University of Oslo.

27.10.2021 | Info

Unified deadlines for Erasmus Outgoing applications at FB05

Since the summer term 2021, uniform deadlines apply for all Erasmus applications at FB05 (except Sport):

For stays in the winter semester:
31 December
For stays in the summer semester:
30 June

Missed the deadline? Find out about the allocation of remaining places!

25.10.2021 | Info

Sport-Courses of the Allgemeiner Hochschulsport

The general university sports department is offering a variety of courses this semester as well. From A for American Football to Z for Zumba, there really is something for everyone. Very important: Registration for classes starts on October 25th at 10am and spaces are limited.

25.10.2021 | Info

Finding Courses

The semester has already started and you are still looking for a course? You can find courses taught in English in the "Vorlesungsverzeichnis“ using the search function. To do this, go to "Sitemap" in the Vorlesungsverzeichnis in ecampus and then to "Search for Lectures".

25.10.2021 | Language Courses

Language and key skill courses

Do you want to improve your knowledge of German, French, English, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch or Italian? Then register for the language and key skills courses of the International Study Center (ISZ)/Language. At the Language Center you can learn a new language, improve your language level or take advantage of a variety of other offers. You can register for courses until 28.10.2021.

21.10.2021 | Info Events

Introductory event Master Political Science

On Thursday October 21 starting at 9am the Master's introduction by the Department of Political Science will take place at Georg-Forster Str. 4, room 2004.
First item on the program is a welcome breakfast from 9-11am with a welcome and introduction to the MA Political Science by Prof. Dr. Sonja Buckel.

19.12.2021 | Language Courses

Academic Writing Workshops

Are you writing a term paper in English and looking for support for your English academic writing skills? The Language Centre offers two online workshop series in February/March! In three parts each, you will get a good overview of basic aspects from writing style to structure, as well as the opportunity to go in depth with your own text excerpts and thus improve your own writing skills.
Registration opens on 11.01.2022.

16.11.2021 | Info Event

Going abroad in spite of or after Covid? Find out more at the FB05 info event!

You've never thought about a study-related stay abroad before, but maybe it would be an interesting idea after all? Or do you already have concrete ideas about an internship or study visit abroad, but still have many unanswered questions? No matter what your level of knowledge, our information event will help you get an initial overview or clarify specific questions.

When? November 30th 6pm
Online via Zoom
What? Short inputs from the International Office and the International Affairs Team FB05 on various forms of international stays and financing options + time for your questions.

26.11.2021 | Events

Virtual Down Under & USA Fair

On two online exhibition days, you will find all the information you need about studying abroad in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Southeast Asia. This time, our 4 new partner universities from the USA will be there live for the first time. There is also finally good news from Australia - entry will be possible again next year!
When: 02 & 03 December 2021.
Where: Online & of course free of charge

16.11.2021 | Events

International Night

You are new in Kassel and want to meet more international or English speaking people? Then the "International Night" of the evangelische Studierendengemeinde (ESG) on Wednesday, 17.11 from 7-9pm is just the right thing. Please bring a 3G proof. In addition, the ESG offers self-tests.

05.11.2021 | Events

Looking for an internship in Germany and in the country of origin

STUBE Hessen, together with the International Office of the Technical University of Central Hesse, is organizing an online seminar on internship search in Germany and in the country of origin on November 10 from 14:30-17:30. All students from Africa, Asia and Latin America who are studying at a Hessian university are cordially invited to participate in this event. The event is held in German.

29.10.2021 | Scholarships

Going to Scotland despite Brexit - Saltire Scholarships

The Scottish Government has launched a special scholarship scheme for 2021-22 called Saltire Scholarships for EU students wishing to study at Scottish universities.

29.10.2021 | Scholarships


Only until the beginning of November can student teachers and (prospective) teachers apply for a short internship at a school abroad supervised by the Goethe-Institut. The selected SCHULWÄRTS! applicants will be offered an internship, including a scholarship, in one of their desired countries between February and July 2022. Before, during and after their internship, the scholarship holders will be accompanied by a combination of face-to-face seminars and digital offers. But hurry now!
Application deadline: 01.11.2021

29.10.2021 | Info Events

Info-Talks: Internships abroad

Starting on 10 November, experts and student ambassadors of the campaign "studieren weltweit - ERLEBE ES!" will inform you in a series of three virtual info-talks with Q&A about various possibilities to complete an internship abroad. In short presentations, you will receive important information on the preparation and implementation of internships abroad at German schools abroad, in the UN system and on a company internship abroad.

29.10.2021 | Scholarships

DAAD Deutschlehren.International

Teaching Assistantships for German at Universities Abroad:
Would you like to teach German at a university abroad for an academic year (usually 10 months) and experience intercultural exchange? Have you completed a degree in the humanities or social sciences? Then apply now!
Application deadline: 05.01.2022

29.10.2021 | Cooperations

From Hesse to the USA

Dreaming of a semester abroad in the land of opportunity? With the Hessen-Wisconsin and Hessen-Massachusetts programmes, you have the chance to spend a tuition-free semester abroad at a state university in one of the two US states. Application deadline: 15.11.2021

29.10.2021 | Seminars

On the job hunt - preparing for a career start during your studies

STUBE Hessen, together with the International Office of Philipps-University Marburg, is organizing an online seminar on career entry in Germany on November 4 from 2-4:30pm. All students from Africa, Asia and Latin America studying at a Hessian university are welcome to participate in these events. Currently, some seminars are also offered in presence.

25.10.2021 | Events

Online Deutsch-Café

Do you want to learn or practise German? Come and join us! Improve your German speaking skills for free! All skill levels are welcome! On Thursdays online, 4 - 6pm.

25.10.2021 | Info

IT-Helpdesk is open

The helpdesk is open again! You can contact the ITS at the blue gate Mon-Fri 10am-4pm or in the library Mon-Wed 9am-4pm with your questions about the CampusCard, wifi and other technical matters.

25.10.2021 | Info

Housing counseling of the Studierendenwerk

You come to Kassel from abroad, are looking for an apartment and don't know your way around yet? You don't speak German well enough to negotiate with a landlord or landlady? Then come to the information desk of the Studierendenwerk in the Campus Center, Campus Holländischer Platz, Moritzstraße 18, Level 3.
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 1 to 2 pm, you can always reach an extra contact person there who will help you in a very practical way. If you would like to get in touch by phone or e-mail first, please contact the Infotheke team: T. +49 561 804 2552 (the phone is manned Mon. - Thurs. 10 am - 2 pm, Fri. 10 am - 12 pm).

21.10.2021 | Seminars

Working in Kassel and Germany for international students

Would you like to work or do an internship alongside your studies? Then the Career Service event on Monday, October 25, 2021 from 4-5 pm is the right place for you. In this online seminar you will learn tricks for the internship and job search and for the application. You can register on the Career Service website. The seminar is offered in German and English.

Summer Term 2021

10.08.2021 | Events

Introduction-events for new students

You have received your admission letter and are wondering how your university life will start in October? Then take part in the introductory events for your field of study and in the counseling sessions on general topics. You will find the menu item "Introduction and Start of Studies" on your study program page, where all events relevant to you are listed.

06.08.2021 | Info

Vaccination without an appointment

Starting 02.08.2021, you can get vaccinated against the corona virus at the Kassel Vaccination Center without an appointment or prior registration. The vaccination center is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm . Please take an identification document, health insurance card and, if available, your vaccination card with you to the vaccination. Further information can be found on the website of the City of Kassel.

16.07.2021 | Events

PanaLobby Workshop

To Collaborate, To Exchange, To Share, with minds alike in solidarity
To Question, To Examine, To Imagine, the situation together to formulate
a Result, a Response, a Reflection, a Critique on the current stance on international students.

For Rundgang 2021 PanaLobby picks up where we left off last year.

In the spirit of public involvement, we invite various organizations and initiatives situated in Kassel which are often associated with key words such as: Belonging, Foreign, Home. To examine, question and reflect on the current situation regarding international, immigrant, and discrimination issues.

The result is a series of posters titled each with one critical question. Which will be used in a pop-up workshop where we will collect responses from the community by allowing participants to write their thoughts regarding these topics directly on the posters.

Sharing your stories will help guide us into the next steps on how to discuss and manifest change in our community.

Date: 16-17.07.21
Time: 11:00-13:00
Place: Café Desasta, Arnold Bode Str. 6

01.07.2021 | Scholarships

Deadline Extension PROMOS and SHOSTA

You want to go abroad by the end of the year and need a scholarship? Then this is your chance. Due to the current situation, the International Office wants to offer you the greatest possible flexibility. Therefore, you can apply for a scholarship from now until 31 December. Just like that. At any time.

01.07.2021 | Scholarships

Study in the USA? Yes, please! Fulbright Study Scholarship 2022-23

Until 16 August, Master's students and Bachelor's graduates who would like to study at a US university for one to two semesters as a graduate student in the academic year 2022-23 can apply for a Fulbright Scholarship.
The scholarship supports study in the USA with up to $34,500. Apply now and become part of the worldwide Fulbright network!

18.06.2021 | Info Events

Info Event on the Right of Residence

Are you an international student at the University of Kassel and have questions about the right of residence? At the information event on 1 July 10-12 a.m., an expert from the "Department for Immigration and Integration for the City and District of Kassel" will give you important information about your stay during your studies and the transition to the job market. You will also get to know the colleagues at the Visa Information Office of the University of Kassel. There will be plenty of time to clarify individual questions. The event will be held in German and online via Webex. You will receive your access data after registration.

07.06.2021 | Events

Colloquium for international Students Seminar- und Final Theses

The ISZ/Language Center offers a three-part colloquium for international students at the University of Kassel. Online via ZOOM on June 12, 26, and July 10, each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students who are writing, planning, or have recently completed a German-language seminar paper or thesis can present their texts, problems, questions, and tips to each other and receive peer feedback.

01.06.2021 | Seminars

Online Seminars of the Career Service

Still no idea what to do after graduation? Or do you have many questions about this topic? The Career Service offers interesting career preparation seminars. English-language seminars are offered as well, including for different english-taught Master programmes or on job interviews.

28.05.2021 | Info

Unified deadlines for Erasmus Outgoing applications at FB05

From the 2021 semester onwards, uniform deadlines apply for all Erasmus applications at FB05 (except Sport):

For stays in the winter semester:
31 December
For stays in the summer semester:
30 June

Missed the deadline? Find out about the allocation of remaining places!

28.05.2021 | Events

Studying in an Asian Country?

Have you always wanted to study in Asia? Then find out more at the free Asia Exchange webinars. In the next few weeks, there will be various online offers, e.g. for a stay in South Korea, which could be exciting for you.

28.05.2021 | Scholarships

PROMOS and SHOSTA ? Apply now!

Applications for the PROMOS and SHOSTA scholarships can be submitted until 15 June. Since the funding rate is currently over 90 percent, you have a very good chance of being selected as a scholarship holder if you apply! The funding rates for partial scholarships range from 350 to 550 euros per month, depending on the country. Travel expenses can also be approved. If you are planning an eligible stay abroad, apply soon!
Application deadline: 15.06.2021

05.03.2021 | Events

Sa­ve the date!

Ori­en­ta­ti­on pro­gramme for in­ter­na­tio­nal stu­dents in the sum­mer se­mes­ter

Freitag 09. – Sonntag 11. April 2021

23.08.2021 | Info Events

Online Info Event University of Klagenfurt

The International Office of the University of Klagenfurt offers on September 1st, 2021 at 3pm an online info event for prospective exchange students from partner universities who are interested in spending their semester abroad at AAU or who are about to apply for the summer semester 2022. There is an Erasmus cooperation with the AAU in the subject Politics. Pre-registration is not required.

10.08.2021 | Sprachkurse

Semester Preparation Course for International and Exchange/Erasmus Students

From September 9 to October 6, you can learn German for the first time or brush up your German skills for the new winter semester at the University of Kassel (A1 – C1). General communication skills will be trained in 50 online lessons. Special emphasis is placed on oral communication. After successfully passing the course, which is free of charge, you can receive a certificate of participation with 4 ECTS credits.

26.07.2021 | Events

Save the Date!

Orientation programme for international students winter term 2021/22
Monday-Wednesday, October 11 - 13, 2021

16.07.2021 | Scholarships

HessenFonds-Scholarship for refugee students, doctoral candidates and scientists

The 1-year scholarship is intended to support the start or successful continuation of studies or an academic career. Recipients are persons entitled to asylum and recognized refugees. Students can receive 300 € (in addition to BAföG), doctoral students 1150 € and scientists 2000 € per month.

Application deadline: August 11th, 2021

07.06.2021 | Info Events

Going abroad in spite of or after Covid? Find out more at the FB05 information event!

You've never thought about a study-related stay abroad before, but maybe it would be an interesting idea after all? Or do you already have concrete ideas about an internship or study visit abroad, but still have many unanswered questions? No matter what your level of knowledge, our information event will help you get an initial overview or clarify specific questions.

When? June 17th 4pm
Online via Zoom
What? Short inputs from the International Office and the Team International FB05 on differennt forms of international stays and financing options + time for your questions.

07.06.2021 | Events

7th Italy Day of the Italy Network

The Italy Network cordially invites you to the seventh Italy Day at the University of Kassel.

The digital event will take place on
June 17th from 2-6 pm
via Zoom conference and will deal with the topic.
"Venice - a myth in history, art and literature".

04.06.2021 | Info Events

Information event compulsory internship

The team of the Praxiskoordination of the FB05 offers an information event about the compulsory internship (in Germany and abroad) on 02.07.2021 starting at 2pm.

The event will clarify open questions regarding your compulsory internship.

Please register by E-Mail to Mareike Pfläging, stating your main subject. You are also welcome to include specific questions in the E-Mail.

01.06.2021 | Support

AKIS - Working Group International Students

The ESG (Lutheran student community) in the framework of AKIS offers advice and help for international students regarding life and studies as well as support in case of financial distress.

28.05.2021 | Scholarships

Arnold Heidsieck Scholarships

This year, for the seventh time, the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius is awarding the Arnold Heidsieck Scholarships for one- or two-semester study visits to American universities. The scholarships are aimed at Bachelor students in the humanities studying at a German university with a focus on German culture, language, history, music or art.
Application deadline: 31.05.2021

28.05.2021 | Scholarships

Last Chance for the Vacasol Global Engagement Scholarship

Vacasol awards five scholarships of 1000 euros for a stay abroad of at least three months. Students studying foreign languages, history, culture, geography, marketing or similar are eligible.
Application deadline: 31.05.2021

05.03.2021 | Seminars

Ser­vice Learning-Se­mi­nar by Uni­Kas­sel­ T­rans­fer

Get involved against the loneliness of international students during the Corona Pandemic and earn credits in the process! For German & English speaking students

WiSe 2020/21

Virtual fair "study worldwide - EXPERIENCE IT!"

Virtual fair "study worldwide - EXPERIENCE IT!"

First-hand information about studying abroad:

With the virtual fair of "study worldwide - EXPERIENCE IT!"

on 26.03. (FR) 13:00 - 16:30 you can clarify important questions about your time abroad from the comfort of your home - from preparation and financing to living and studying there.

Further information at:

Click here to go directly to the application/registration

Current event of the STUBE Hessen / WUS Germany

26.03.2021 until 28.03.2021 ONLINE Event

All beginnings are difficult? From the preparatory course to everyday university life

Many questions arise before the start of studies: What can I expect in everyday university life? How can I finance my studies? How do I deal with cultural differences? In this seminar, fellow students from Hesse exchange information and learn how to study at a Hessian university, how to successfully apply for a scholarship, and how they can get involved in development policy during their studies.

Other events have topics such as "Digitalization and global responsibility", "Care worldwide - the forgotten sick" or "South-South Cooperation - Equal Partners? Students, fellow students and DSH students from Africa, Asia and Latin America who are studying at Hessian universities can participate in the events. Depending on the pandemic, the events will take place in presence or online.
The easiest and fastest way to register is via the link under the current events.

For participation in STUBE weekend seminars and academies, STUBE Hessen / WUS Germany will cover the costs for accommodation and meals if the events take place in attendance form. Participation is open to fellow students, DSH and international students of all subjects from Asia, Africa and Latin America who are studying at a Hessian university!
The seminar "South-South Cooperation - Equal Partners" is an English-language seminar, which is especially aimed at international students in English-language study programs (FR, 23.04.2021).

Start in March: Semester Preparation Course in German language for International and Exchange / Erasmus Students

Please find all information about:

  • courses
  • course fees
  • registration
  • contact

here! You can register until the 24th of February 2021.

Online Career Fair International Organizations of the German Foreign Office

More than 50 international organizations and European institutions are waiting for you to present themselves and recruit specialists and executives for a career in their organization.

At the messe you will have the opportunity to get advice at more than 50 virtual booths. In personal conversations and presentations, as well as through field reports, you can find out about job profiles and everyday working life in international organizations.

A visit to the online fair can also be worthwhile for graduates and students in order to orient themselves and gain an overview of possible perspectives, especially since junior staff development programs will also be presenting themselves, which can facilitate the start of a career in international organizations.

You can find the link to the registration here.

FAQ list of the city of Kassel on the right of residence during the Corona crisis.

The city of Kassel has summarized on its homepage the currently most frequently asked questions and answers of the Foreigners' Registration Office regarding the residence status due to the restrictions in connection with the Corona virus. More info here.

Carreer Service - advice and application portfolio checks

The Carreer Service offers advice and reviews applications by phone, Skype or email ( and provides useful information about jobs during the current pandemic. More info here

Video "Working in Germany"

The Career Service has created a video for you with the topic "Working in Germany". The video is available in English and gives useful tips on job hunting and writing a resume.
You can watch the video here.

New call for applications for the HessenFonds scholarship for refugees

Application until 20.01.2021

The HessenFonds scholarship for refugee students and scientists* is announced again. With this, the Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts would like to support particularly talented refugee students, doctoral candidates and scientists* at the state universities of Hesse. The 1-year scholarship is intended to support the start or successful continuation of studies or an academic career. Recipients are persons entitled to asylum and recognized refugees. Students can receive 300 euros per month (in addition to BAföG), doctoral students 1150 euros. Interested scientists should send their request and application to the Internationalization Office (Dr. Engel).

The application must be made through the University of Kassel (and not directly to the Ministry). The application and the forms with a list of the required documents can be found here:
Announcement HessenFonds 2021
Application form students
Application form doctoral candidates
Application form for scientists

Social engagement in studies: "Doing good and earning intercultural credits"

SchlüsSL Seminars - Key Competence Oriented Service Learning

You want to do good and earn credits at the same time?
Here you can find more information about the SchlüsSL seminars at the University of Kassel.

New web series from Studieren Weltweit "Hin. Zurück. Weiter"

In this new web series of 'Studying Worldwide' you can accompany two correspondents during their semesters abroad in Lisbon and Vienna: Make new friends, study in corona times, make plans for the future - experience the journey now!

more Informations:

Watch the new series under:


COVID-19 information for international students


Sommersemester 2020

DAAD PRIZE 2020 for outstanding achievements by foreign students

In 2020, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has once again made funds available to German universities to award a DAAD prize for outstanding achievements by foreign students. This is the 26th time that the University of Kassel has announced the DAAD Prize, which is endowed with 1,000 euros.

All information can be found here.

From September 28th to October 2nd 2020 the Diversity Week will take place at the University of Kassel, with lectures and workshops on the topics of racism, classism, diversity, trans* and parenthood, queer diversity, critical whiteness, empowerment for BIPoC

Participation in the program is free of charge.

For registration please follow this link.

Here  you can find the programme and interviews with the speakers on the respective topics.

The registration is binding and in case of non-participation, please cancel the registration so that people from the waiting list can join.

First-hand information about studying abroad: With the virtual fair of "studieren weltweit - ERLEBE ES!" on 17.07. 2020, you can clarify important questions about your time abroad from the comfort of your own home: From preparation, financing to living and studying on site. Further information at:

The Language Center will be offering some of its courses in the virtual classroom starting May 4, and there are also various online offerings for international students.

For more info just click on the image

Wintersemester 2019/20

Arnold-Bode 10 -Raum 0225 (Seminar room)

Saturday, on 16.11.2019 From 11:00 –14:00

Do You want to bridge the gap between Your studies and Your life at, through and in the University? What is academic, career and life success for You and what kind of ideas do You have to fulfill them? In the Empowerment room You would get inspired, motivated, activated to take positive action & equipped with tools for organizing yourself for academic and life success! Here you would receive a motivational session on topics that pertain to personal development. The empowerment room will be a place, where topics such a goal setting, questions of focus and discipline, Motivation, Vision, the laws of personal growth, the psychology of Achievement, Time management, Mindset, Attitude etc. will be delivered in a motivational, comprehensive manner and you can ask questions.

For further questions you can contact:

In our project workshop "Internationalization at university - a critical project workshop for international and local students", the topic of internationalization will be examined from a critical perspective by us students in six block seminars.
The aim of the project workshop is to create an exchange platform for international as well as for local students in order to facilitate the exchange of experiences. We want to improve existing offers and structures by making suggestions to the responsible authorities or by our own practice. In addition, the project workshop is intended to create a framework for developing completely new ideas for internationalization projects at the University of Kassel.

more Informations:

Mi. 16:00 bis 18:00 am 22.01.2020
Moritzstr. 25-31 Systembau 3 - Raum 0306

Here you can inform yourself about university structures for the organization of international stays, how you can (have) them financed and about cooperations of the FB05 between the University of Kassel and universities in Europe and on other continents.

In addition, we will introduce you to the project workshop on university internationalization, in which international and local students exchange ideas and realize projects together!
Furthermore, students will report about their experiences in short or long international academic stays.

For further questions regarding the event or the organization of international stays please contact

to and in our office hours Monday from 13-16 in NP1 in room 3301a!

 Team International Affairs of the FB05

We are looking for an additional member in our team!

Who we are and what we do?
We are a four-person team made up of both international and local students. Together we would like to (critically) deal with questions around internationalization at the University of Kassel. In a seminar (this winter term) with students, we will work out possibilities and suggestions aimed at adapting the internationalisation strategy of the university to the needs of students.

If you....
-are an international student
-know English; minimum basic knowledge of German
- sensitive about discrimination that shapes our everyday life at university (such as classism, racism and sexism) and interested to think and talk about it
- Working creatively in a team
- Develop and implement projects

Are you interested? Then write us!
Send us a short letter of motivation as well as a curriculum vitae to the e-mail address below untill 2nd September. We will invite you to an interview where we can get to know each other between 9th and 13th September.


Financing your studies, finding a job, dealing with the rules of the German Job Market

Monday, 27th May 16:30-18:00 in Systembau 1 in room 0104

Let´s meet and exchange information, challenges, and your experiences around working and studying as an international student in Germany. Our programme will include breakout activities where you can raise questions, share your own experiences and discuss possible solutions with our peers. In addition, we will have presentations from Studierendenwerk and Career Service and Roland Ngole, an International Motivational Speaker. We hope this meeting will be both informational and fun opportunity to interact with other students who have been through the process of finding work as an international student.

More about Roland Ngole:

He will share his experience and hourney of successfully accomplishing his Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in Germany. Gaining work experience and transitioning into Starting His Own Business.

⇒ He will Share the Challenges he faced and how he Overcame them

⇒ He will give advice on how to avoid pitfalls on Your Way to Achieving your Academic Goals in Germany

⇒ He will Share the Strategies necessary for Academic Goals in Germany. Moreover, he will present an online courses he has designed to help Students succeed in Germany

Don´t miss this Unique Event!!

After his Talk Roland Ngole will be available to answer Your Questions and give You Advice

Facebook Roland Ngole international motivational speaker

Homepage Roland Ngole international motivational speaker

04.03. - 22.03. 2019 ( 8:00 - 14:00 ); Exam: FR, 22.03.2019
ECTS: 4 English UNIcert II, 1st part
Prerequisite: B1; Target level B1/ B2
Moritzstr. 25-31; System Building 1 Room 0308

This English course is designed for students in the field of social sciences. The aim of this course is to further improve and optimize the students' oral and written expression skills, both in general language usage and specifically related to their professional qualification. This includes, on the one hand, the editing of specialized texts and the learning of argumentation structures and, on the other hand, the summarizing and discussing of academic texts.

Registration at: Course registration of the International Language Center of the University of Kassel!

 An overview of current events can be found in the international calendar.