Ori­en­ta­ti­on pro­gram for in­ter­na­tio­nal stu­dents

Ori­en­ta­ti­on pro­gram for all new in­ter­na­tio­nal stu­dents in win­ter term 2021/22: Oc­to­ber 11-13.

We would like to welcome you to the University of Kassel and introduce you to important service facilities. The offer is designed in such a way that you receive all the information, regardless of whether you are still in your home country or have already arrived in Kassel. The corona situation is very dynamic. Please understand that the program is provisional and can be adjusted at any time. Prior registration is required to take part in the live campus tour and live city tour. Please use the registration form below.

Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 11th

2-3 pm.: On­line wel­co­me event via Zoom
At this welcoming event, the team of the Welcome Centre of the International Office will welcome you officially. You can also look forward to welcoming words from the university’s president and representatives of important service institutions.

Tu­es­day, Oc­to­ber 12th

10 -12 am: On­line Information ses­si­on "Stu­dy­ing in Kassel"
We would like to provide you with important information, for example on how to use the Campus Card, how to register for language courses, or how to search four courses in the course catalogue. You will also get to know the student tutors of the Welcome Centre in the International Office who will help you with organisational questions during the semester. Afterwards there will be time for informal exchange. Decide for yourself whether you want to join the English or the German group.

Tu­es­day, Oc­to­ber 12th

2-4 pm: Guided Cam­pus Tour
We will guide you across the beautiful main campus Holländischer Platz and show you, among other things, where you can have lunch, borrow books, attend language courses, scan and copy as well as relax during the lecture-free period. We will also show you where to get the most delicious coffee. The tour is carried out face-to-face and in small guided groups. Prior registration is therefore required. Please use the registration form below.

Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 13th

10-12 am: On­line Information ses­si­on "Li­ving in Kassel"
We would like to provide you with information about accomodation, the public transport in Kassel and free time activities.
You will also get to know the student tutors of the Welcome Centre in the International Office who will support you during the semester. Afterwards there will be time for informal exchange. Decide yourself whether you want to joing the german group or the english group.

Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 13th.

2-4 pm: Guided City Tour
We would like to walk with you into the city and show you the beautiful and green sides of Kassel with the „Auepark“, the „Bugasee“ and the „Fuldaufer“. The city tour ends at the market hall in the city center. The tour is carried out face-to-face and in small guided groups. Prior registration is therefore required. Please use the registration form below.

Re­gis­tra­ti­on for the li­ve Cam­pus Tour and Ci­ty Tour

We hope to see you live on the tours. Once you have registered, you will receive an email at the beginning of October with detailed infromation about your group and the meeting point.

Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 17, 2 pm: In­ter­na­tio­nal get-to­ge­ther

Get to know your new fellow students at this international get-together and have fun. The tutors of the Welcome Center in the International Office have prepared great activities and games and are looking forward to seeing you.

Fur­ther of­fers at the be­gin­ning of stu­dies

The library is essential on the way to successful studies.Therefore the library offers an online library tour. Important information on searching books are given. The access link to Zoom will be announced here and at the Website of our library a few days before. No registration is required, just join in!


In this Zoom event, you will get to know the Career Service, an important service institution that, among other things, provides support in finding internships and starting a job and offers application portfolio checks. The event is offered in German and English. Please register for the event via the Career Service website. Decide for yourself whether you want to join the German or the English group.

The dates of the introductory events in your faculty in the winter term 2021/22 will be available from the beginnings of August on the respective course page.

The semester prepatory german course for international and Erasmus students (level A1-B1) takes place online from September 9th.- October 6th 2021. More information and registration: https://www.uni-kassel.de/einrichtungen/en/sprz/szdb/learning-german/erasmusvorkurse.html

You can also subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Instagram

Instagram.com/unikassel_internationalstudent, to keep up to date with current campus activities.

According to the Ordiance on Coronavirus Entry Regulation, travel bans apply for persons from areas of virus variants. They are currently not allowed to enter Germany via all means of transportation.This also applies to those who are fully vaccinated. Exceptions are only possible in very few cases, for example for people with place of residence and right of residence in Germany.This means that for students and scientists from virus variant areas a face-to-face stay in Germany for study or research purposes for the winter semester 2021/2022 cannot be guaranteed to this time. Please note that entering the country is not possible even if the University of Kassel issued an admission letter: Since entry is not possible, visas can not be issued as long as a country is considered a virus variant area. Please inform yourself regularly on the RKI website about the risk classification of your home country. Current information can be found on the websites of the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ke­eping track

Whether by bus, train, bicycle or on foot, you have a few possibilities to come to the university:

  • Parking spaces: Around the Campus Holländischer Platz there are very few parking spaces in the surrounding streets (Hentschelstraße, Mönchebergstraße). Parking is also paid. You might be able to find free parking spaces on the surrounding streets.
  • Train connections: The long-distance railway station is Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. You can also reach Kassel main station via regional transport. You can find all train connections at www.bahn.de.
  • Bicycle: Kassel has around 400 rental bicycles available at 56 stations, including the locations near Holländischer Platz, Menzelstraße, Heinrich-Plett-Straße and Wilhelmshöher Allee. The first 60 minutes are free for students of the University of Kassel. Further information at: https://www.nextbike.de/de/kassel/campusbike/
  • Long-distance buses: Long-distance buses stop in Kassel at the Wilhelmshöhe bus/train station and at the P + R car park in Kassel-Ost.
  • Airports: The closest airports are: Kassel-Calden, Frankfurt, Hannover and Paderborn. From Kassel-Calden, you can take a taxi or bus 130 to Kassel city center. The exact timetable is available on the website of the Kasseler Verkehrsgesellschaft. There are train connections to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe from Frankfurt, Hanover and Paderborn.
  • You can also use your semester ticket to attend pre-courses, but also to travel free of charge in Kassel and to get to a few cities nearby by regular trains (Not ICE – fast trains). the AStA has put together some information for you.
  • Did you not receive your semester ticket on time?
  • In Kassel, the central locations are Holländischer Platz, Wilhelmshöher Allee, Heinrich-Plett-Strasse, Menzelstraße (Arts faculty) and Aueparkhalle. There are two locations in Witzenhausen: Steinstraße and Nordbahnhofstraße. Further information

As a rule, you arrange your timetable yourself according to the requirements of your module examination regulations. Information and support are available at the subject-specific introductory events. Example lesson plans can also be found in the module handbook of your examination regulations.

You can also access the course catalog via this page: Im Studium - Kurse, Module und Prüfungen
"Wie belege ich Veranstaltungen?"

Viele wichtige Hinweise rund um das Thema Prüfungen gibt es hier:

There are many important tips on the subject of exams here: Prüfungen - Hinweise, Rechte und Pflichten

The examination regulations are listed here:  www.uni-kassel.de/go/pruefungsordnungen

The library offers a wide range of support to help you get started with uni work. In addition to courses on databases, research or literature management, self-study videos are also available.

Dates and videos can be found here: http://www.uni-kassel.de/ub/benutzung-service/schulungen-fuehrungen.html

Moodle is a web-based open-source learning platform where students and teachers can collaboratively post, edit, annotate and discuss materials. https://moodle.uni-kassel.de/moodle/

Every student is advised to own the Campus Card. It can be used both as a means of payment at the canteens and cafeterias on Holländischer Platz and in Heinrich-Plett-Straße as well as for printing and copying documents on campus. It also serves as an identity card for the university's library locations. Tenants of student dormitories are also increasingly using the card as a payment card for washing machines and dryers.

More information about the Campus Card: https://www.uni-kassel.de/its-handbuch/identitaetsmanagement/campuscard/allgemeine-informationen.html

The uni account is the central access to the services of the University of Kassel. There is an email account and personal password associated with the uni account. Students need the uni account to create timetables or to register for exams. You need a uni account to log in to  the internet at the dormitories and on campus too. It is basically essential to create a uni account straight upon your arrival. More information can be found here: http://www.uni-kassel.de/its-handbuch/identitaetsmanagement/uniaccount/freischaltungaktivierung.html



On campus you can access the net via Wi-Fi, as long as you have your uni account activated.  http://www.uni-kassel.de/its-handbuch/?id=37194


  • Tutors are students of higher semesters, who have already taken the first major hurdle to their studies and, depending on the background of their experiences, give their undergraduates information and support for starting their studies. As part of the project, you will get to know other students from your own area as well as from other departments and thus have contacts with people from a few faculties.
  • The study portfolio helps you to keep track of your studies while optimising your learning. More information is available here: https://www.uni-kassel.de/projekte/studien-portfolio/startseite.html


AStA (Der Allgemeine Studierendenausschuss) is the general student committee. It represents student interests on a political level and makes a contribution to student life with further education, counseling and cultural activities.

University elections

Every year, all members of the university elect their interest groups. Students choose the student parliament, the student members of the senate, the student councils, the student representatives on the faculty councils.

The student council

The student council consists of volunteer working students and represents the student interests in the department. As a selected student council member, you will be involved in the university committees, help organise student introductions and, in addition, learn a great deal about the university: