During your stay
We hope that you are going to have a pleasant stay in Siegen. To help you to do so, we have compiled a list with different events and services, both at the University itself and also in and around the region.
An overview of cities surrounding Siegen
Siegen is located in the heart of Germany. There are several airports (Köln/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Frankfurt) nearby which makes it not only easy to get to Siegen but also to travel to other places. Moreover, several German cities and their sights are easy to reach by car or train. You can find an overview of several places that are worth a visit here.
University of Siegen Events
Welcome Center Events
The Welcome Center regularly organizes different events for our international guests. Our events involve monthly meet-up's and quarterly cultural or informative events. These meet up's and events give you the chance to explore Siegen and it's surroundings, to get connected with other international researchers and to expand your network.
To ensure we are equipped to provide for everyone, please make sure to register in advance at:
An overview of our upcoming events and the meet up's will be uploaded soon.
On Tuesday, October 9, from 15:00 to 16:30 the mayor of Siegen, Mr. Mues, is holding a reception for new international guests. The meeting point is at 14:30 in front of the city hall of Siegen where the event takes place.
Following the reception the "Welcome Center for International Researchers" offers a guided tour of historic Siegen (English).
Please register as soon as possible by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following form so as to assist with the organisation.
Next meet up:
Other Events of the University of Siegen
The University of Siegen has an event calendar, which you can find here.
For those who love to watch movies, there are a wide range of possibilities. There is the student-run cinema, known as the Panoptikum and there are also International Movie Nights, which are organized by the Language center.
For those who would like to play an instrument, to sing, or to listen to music, there is a university choir and a university orchestra.
You can find further information about the programme and upcoming events here.
University of Siegen Services
The University of Siegen has a language center where you can learn many languages, including German, they can also offer the chance for you to gain certifications. You can find information about the German classes here.
The University Didactic groups have the aim of ensuring the quality of teaching.
The target groups of the university didactics are:
– PHD students
– lecturers of the faculties and of the language center (KOSI)
You can find additional information about the concept and workshops etc. of some of the different University Didactic groups below.
Women Career Service
The Women Career Service supports female staff and students of the University of Siegen in their career development through different kinds of job relevant workshops and events. You can find further information here.
The Start-up office of the University of Siegen supports the creation of businesses.
Events of the start-up office can be found here .
House of Young Talents
House of Young Talents is a graduate center, which plans career related events for Post Doc's and young researchers.
You can find the events and courses for the winter term 2017/18 here.
Another service offered by the university includes psychological counselling. You can find information here.
We also have a university shop, where you can buy souvenirs and different gift articles, which could remind you of your time here at the University of Siegen.
The University offers the chance for Students, university employees, and guests to attend various courses for a small fee.
Those who are not officially employed or enrolled as a student, have to sign an exclusion of liability form.
In addition, the University offers the following services: