Gruop of students in front of the University Main Building.
Students in front of the Main Building (Photo: Hamish Appleby)

Dear students, it will be our pleasure to welcome you to Weimar and help you to have a smooth and enjoyable start at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Please have a look at the Welcome Event that suits you and plan your arrival accordingly. See you soon in Weimar!

International Welcome Service | 24 SEP - 05 OCT 2018


In our Welcome.Lounge, Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 15. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day. In the Welcome.Lounge staff and student tutors will be there to assist you in preparing your documents for enrolment and residence permit and give usefull advice for your student life in Weimar. Just drop in to collect a welcome package and ask any questions you may have.


1. Free internet!

Contact your family/friends to let them know you arrived!

2. Enrolment

We check your documents and provide assistance for taking out a German health insurance, opening a bank account etc.

3. Housing

Our tutors assist you, when you arrive outside the office hours of the housing office at "Studierendenwerk". You can make your city registration directly in the Campus.Office at the Mobile City Registration Office.

4. Visa Service

In case you need to apply for residence permit in Germany, you can do so directly in the Campus.Office at the Mobile Immigration Office. OrientationOur workshops "Successful studying in Weimar", "Intercultural awareness", "Financing your studies" help you to get started in Weimar.

5. Networking

You will get to know your fellow students over tea and coffee.

See our checklist  for your first steps in Weimar.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

If you have further question please contact welcome-days(at)!

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Welcome Events for ERASMUS- and Exchange students

The exchange semester at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar starts with the Welcome Events at the beginning of March and September. Arrive in Weimar on time in order to take part in the complete programme!

The Welcome Events

  • take place together with the German intensive language courses for three weeks in March and September and begin on registration days at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • offer an overview of Weimar and the surrounding area as well as the University and its faculties
  • enable the first contact with the German language and other exchange students
  • are the introduction to life and studies in Weimar
  • are jam-packed with practical information about studies at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, the campus and student life
  • include excursions in Weimar and the surrounding area as well as national
  • are led by tutors, who can answer all your questions about your exchange semester in Weimar
  • and lead you through all bureaucratic and administrative steps (filling out forms, registering at the registration office, obtaining health insurance, etc.)

Registration: You are automatically registered for all Welcome Events when you enrol in the German intensive language course!


We want you to be well prepared and not forget anything, so please find below some useful overviews and checklists for download:

"First steps to Weimar" - Things you need to do for becoming a Bachelor/Master student in Weimar

"First steps in Weimar" - List of your first steps you need to take after your arrival in Weimar and all required documents

"Checklist Documents" - All the documents you need for entering Germany, enroling at the university and applying for residence permit

"Study in Weimar | Organise everything" - Frequently asked questions before starting your studies