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International Students

Eva Grottschreiber

Contact by email
0271/740-3916
AR-SSC 119

Laura Yilmaz

Contact by email
0271/740-4358
AR-SSC 113

Please just contact one of the above

Incoming Students: Europe

Nathalie Bourin-Budig

Contact by email
0271/740-3905
AR-SSC 120
Incoming Students: Worldwide

Julia Shirley

Contact by email
0271/740-2004
AR-SSC 122

Degree Students: Campus Step-by-Step

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Dear students,

Welcome to the University of Siegen - we are delighted to have you join us! 
At the moment everything is different and we cannot offer introductory events on site as usual. On this website you find a lot of information that we have prepared for you. Please take your time to go through the information and presentations. If you have any questions, join us on zoom during our online meetings.
We look forward to meeting you!

Please note: Further contents will be added step by step.

Digital Meetings

Below you find the dates and times for our online meetings:
Get to know us and your fellow students, exchange ideas and ask us your questions. The meeting will be interactive to allow you all to get aquainted. 

Date
Time (CEST)
Topic
Language
Link 
27.09. 10.00 a.m. Introduction and important information English   
  1 p.m. Introduction and important information German   
 6 p.m.Pub night with students of ESNMixed  
28.09. 10.00 a.m. Information on studies English  
  1 p.m. Information on studies German   
29.09. 10.00 a.m. Information on leisure time activities English  
  1 p.m. Information on leisure time activities German   
  Presentation on Speeding Scientists   
  Presentation of VWI Estiem   
  Presentation Erasmus Student Network (ESN)   
30.09. 10.00 a.m. Day on campus! *** English & German  On campus only! 
01.10.
9.30 a.m.Digital visit of the libraryGerman
  
 11 a.m.Digital visit of the library (Soon also available in English!)
English
  
  2 p.m. Meet & greet (with senior students) English & German    

*** Please register for the day on campus via email: isa-incoming@zv.uni-siegen.de. For all digital events you can participate without registration.
PLEASE NOTE: After your arrival in Siegen you have to register at the city hall of the city. You need the registration for example, to open a bank account. At the moment there is a waiting period of 1-2 months! Therefore, please book an appointment before your arrival: https://www.terminland.de/stadtsiegen/ (For more information see "First Steps").

Winter semester 

Digital_engCurrently, it is planned that the winter semester 2021/22 will be held on campus, unless the situation gets worse. Therefore, it is necessary for all students to enter. It has not yet been determined whether there will be digital offerings for students who cannot enter. If this is the case, please inform the coordinator of your study program about this.

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Registration 

You find information on registration and enrollment here. If you have any questions, please contact the department STARTING.

ATTENTION: Due to high enrollment numbers, it may take some time at the moment before you receive the email requesting payment of the semester fee. Please be patient and do not ask for more information. STARTING will contact you if the documents are not complete!!!
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First Steps in Siegen 

 Frosch_eng This presentation includes information on your first steps after arrival, such as:
» Health Insurance Coverage / other Insurance Policies 
» Registration 
» USiCars
» Registration at the City Office and opening of a bank account (current information here) 

For further information see also our homepage here.
Additional introductory events and orientation programs for all students are listed
here


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Accommodation in Siegen 

Haus_eng This presentation is all about accommodation and includes information for students who are still looking for an accommodation as well as for students who have already found a place to live:

» Search for Accommodation  
» Rent
» Rental Agreement
» Notice Period
» Insurance Policies
» Radio and TV License Fee
» Rules and Regulations
» Waste Disposal
» Support

Click here for further information.  

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Visa and Residence Title 

Pass_engKnowing the requirements for a residence title is very important! Check the presentation and read the information carefully. 

If you are facing questions or problems, contact the department International Student Affairs.
Additional information are provided on our
Residence Title website. 

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Technical Services and Support 

Technik_engThe university provides various technical and media services to help you document, plan and complete your studies: 

» ZIMT
» Student Email
» WiFi
» moodle
» sciebo
» University Library
» Additional Offers


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Unisono 

unisono_engunisono is the campus management system of the University of Siegen and includes a number of different functions: 

» Course Catalogue
» Course Registration 
» Exam Registration
» Print Enrolment Certificate
» Change Address and Personal Information
» Search for Staff 

Further information and instuctions are provided in the unisono tutorial

Moodle 

Moodle_engMoodle is the learning management system of the University of Siegen, which makes it possible to support courses in a web-based way, i.e. virtual course rooms can be used to accompany classroom teaching. You can log in to Moodle with the login data of the ZIMT (also for your mail account) and search for your courses there.  Not all courses can be found on Moodle.

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Introduction to the German University System

Student_engThe German uni system and learning experience might differ from your experience at your former university or school abroad. Learn more about what is required and expected from students in Germany: 
 
» Structure of Studies
» Types of Courses
» Achievements 
» Communication



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German Language Courses

The Language Center offers you  to improve your German language skills as well as learn and train other languages. Besides language courses, there are language tandems, language cafés and much more. 

A German course is definitely advisable, whether you are studying in English or in German. There are German courses at every level. 
Important: If you already have some knowledge of German, you will have to take a placement test to be assigned to the course that suits you best. Please contact jessica.berger@spz.uni-siegen.de as soon as possible. 

If you are studying in German and have already passed the DSH or TestDaF, you should still continue to work on your language skills, for example in the course "Deutsch nach DSH/TestDaF" or in courses such as scientific writing or similar. 

All courses of the Language Center can be found under unisono -> Additional offers -> Veranstaltungen des Sprachenzentrums.

Campus Tour


The University of Siegen has a number of small campuses which sometimes make it difficult to find the right building or room. Here you get the campus maps for the biggest campuses as well as the bus connections:

» Adolf-Reichwein-Straße (AR)
» Hölderlinstraße (H)
» Paul-Bonatz (PB)
» Unteres Schloss (US)
» Emmy-Noether-Campus (ENC)

Have a visit of our campuses here

Service Units of the University of Siegen 

Support_engStudying at a university can be challenging, especially for international students. There are a number of service units and contacts who will provide information and support whenever you are facing problems or having concerns. Do not hestitate to contact us, we are always here to help! 

Please note that the units may not be available at the specified location or by phone. Please check the homepage or send an email.
 
» Service Units for International Issues
» Student Counseling 
» ZIMT
» University Library 
» Equal Opportunity Office
» Parent and Family Services
» Psychological Counseling
» AStA
» Student Services Organisation Studierendenwerk
» Language Centre Sprachenzentrum
» House of Young Talents
» University Organisation

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ISA and STARTING 


SSCThe Deparment of International Student Affairs and the Department STARTING provide help and guidance. If you have any questions, please make an appointment. You find us in the Student Service Center (SSC) on Adolf Reichwein Campus.

Finances 

Sparschwein_engBudgeting is important to keep your finances under control and avoid financial hardship at the end of your studies. Here you find additional information on finances.

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University Services and Groups

Freunde_engMake the most of your time in Siegen, join a student group, sign up for activities and meet fellow students. It is much easier to complete your studies successfully if you are a part of the community.

Please note that many offers due to Corona are currently not taking place or in a different form! Please just contact the units and ask for the current status!

Learn more about services and groups waiting for you on and off campus: 
 
» Erasmus Student Network
» Stammtisch
» Tandem Programs
» Uni Sports
» Religious Groups 
» Music
» Media
» Language Courses 
» Career
» etc.

You find additional information on our Student Groups website

Leisure 

Freizeit_engOff campus there is a lot to do for leisure. Various activities allow you to meet new people and experience the city and region together or to enjoy some quiet time all by yourself.  
» Sports
» Associations and Societies
» Culture and Social Activities 
» Region

Additional information are provided here

You can also still register for participation in the project Model United Nations (SiegMUN).

City 

Siegen_Bild Join us for Siegen City Tour, experience your new environment and feel at home right from the start. 
 

Corona 

Corona-Student_BildThe current situation is challenging for students and staff alike. Check ISA COVID-19 Infos and University of Siegen COVID-19 Updates for further information and current regulations. 

Further Tips / Info 

InfoPrepare for your studies in Germany and sign up for the online course  "How to study in Germany" free of charge.

Also the DAAD guide provides you a lot of useful information.