Smoother Start Program (Orientation Week) 19th of September - 02nd of October 2018

Two weeks before the semester starts, the International Office offers a special orientation week for international students. We recommend the attendance in the "Smoother Start Program" for a stress-free start into life and studying in Vechta.


Scenario lesson

Besides a German intensive course the program includes an intercultural training about "Living and Studying in Germany" as well as the conducting of many organizational matters. After completing the program you will be equipped with all the important information about living and stuying in Vechta. Furthermore, you will already be able to get to know the other students.

You will receive other important information as well about

  • formalities during your stay
  • studying at the University of Vechta
  • university institutions like the canteen, library, Language Centre, IT-Centre, and many more
  • language courses at the University of Vechta
  • culture and leisure offers (like sports, theatre, cinema, bars, parties etc,) in Vechta and the surrounding area

Beyond that, you will complete all necessary formalities, that are essential to register with the city and the university, together with the International Office. Within the Smoother Start Program you will get the chance to open a bank account and take out health insurance. 

The program is not just about formalities. During the intercultural training you will be confronted with typical situations at university and in your dorm/shared flat and try to find possible solutions. You will get tips about how to deal with home sickness or what is important on national holidays.

At the end of the Smoother Start Program you know the most important instituions on campus and in the city, are registered, created your timetable and started to gain experiences.



Period of Time

For international students, who are studying at the University of Vechta during the winter semester 2018/19, the Smoother Start Program takes place form the 19th of September til the 2nd of October 2018 at university all day.

The shedule can be found here shortly.

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Contact Persons

Laura Heinz & Dr. Frauke Schumacher

Contact Persons for International Students


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Room G 06

Fon: +49. (0) 4441.15-

- 437 (F. Schumacher)
- 462 (L. Heinz)

Fax +49. (0) 4441.15 67613 

Office Hours:

Tuesday       10:00 - 11:00 Uhr
Wednesday  14:00 - 15:00 Uhr
Thursday      10:00 - 11:00 Uhr

and by arrangement.