Welcome Week for international students

Welcome Week for international students in summer term 2023: 3.-6. April + Welcome Dinner:12. April

We would like to welcome you to the University of Kassel, bring you in contact with your fellow students and introduce you to important service facilities. Please do not miss the introductory events in your department.

Program overview

Monday, 03. April

4-6 pm.: Wel­co­me Event and meet & greet
At this welcoming event, the University board, the "Studierendenwerk" (Student Services Organisation), the "AStA" (students´union) and the team of the Welcome Center in the International Office would like to welcome you. Afterwards, there will be a casual and informal meet&greet with soft drinks and finger food. Location: Lecture hall 1 in the Campus Center at Campus Holländischer Platz (Moritzstraße 18, ground level).

Tuesday, 04. April

10 -12 am: On­line Information ses­si­on "Stu­dy­ing in Kassel"
We would like to provide you important information, for example on how to use the Campus Card, how to register for language courses, or how to search for 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, 04. April

2-4 pm: 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. The tour is carried out face-to-face and in small guided groups. Prior registration is required. Please use the registration form below. Meeting point is in front of the Campus Center at Holländischer Platz (right next to the main canteen).

Wednesday, 05. April

2-6 pm: Trip to Herkules
At an altitude of 530 meters, the Hercules - Kassel's landmark - crowns the Bergpark with a unique view over the city of Kassel and the surrounding area. We will start in front of the main canteen at the Campus Hopla and take the Tram 1 to the final station Wilhelmshöhe (Park) Kassel and hike from there to the Herkules. We will walk about 6 km and 240 meters of altitude. Please wear comfortable shoes and rainwear and take something to drink with you. For those who don´t feel like walking so far and so high, there will be a nice shortcut ;)
A prior registration via the registration form below is necessary.

Wednesday, 12. April

6 pm: Welcome Dinner for all new students
Look forward to a nice evening with delicious pide (also vegan) from the Studierendenwerk and live music. We have also prepared a quiz for you, with great prizes you can win. The entrance fee is 6 Euros, which should be paid in cash at the entrance. The event is open to German and international freshmen in the summer semester. There are only a limited number of seats. Therefore a prior registration via the registration form below is necessary.

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Berit Hupke (International student support)

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!


The dates of the introductory events in your faculty will be available on the respective course page.

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.

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: