21. September 2023 | Magazine:

Welcome to TU Braunschweig – Colourful, diverse and international welcome programme Central reception for first-year students in the stadium and information fair on campus

Technische Universität Braunschweig welcomes its first-year students for the 11th time in the Eintracht Stadium. On Monday, 23 October, at 9 a.m., all first-year students, who come from over 100 countries, will celebrate the start of their first winter semester together in the stadium. The diverse and international programme will be bilingual for the first time. Following the central welcoming event, the “Studium ist mehr” (“Studying is more”) information fair will take place on the central campus.


  • Welcome of the Executive Board by the President Prof. Angela Ittel and the Vice-Presidents Prof. Tatjana Schneider and Prof. Knut Baumann
  • Welcome and music: Erasmus Student Network
  • Aerial silk show: University Sports Centre
  • Welcome address: AStA Executive Board
  • Traditional dance performance: Association of Chinese Students
  • Choir Queer Monics: “Don´t stop me now”
  • “Automated Driving – Made in Braunschweig”: Dr. Adrian Sonka, Managing Director Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen, and Pauline Fellenberg, Managing Director Mobility Law Research Unit
  • Moderation: Dilara Aktaş und Phillip Esser
  • Music: AkaBlas

After the event, the first-year students will have the opportunity to talk to representatives of the two clusters of excellence SE²A and Quantum Frontiers as well as the student initiatives Akaflieg and Lions Racing Team on the stadium grounds. Food and drink will be provided.

Info fair “Studium ist mehr …”

From 10:30 a.m. onwards, the programme continues on the Main Campus for first-year students. At the information fair “Studium ist mehr…” (“Studying is more…”), service institutions such as the University Library, the Studierendenwerk, the University Sports Centre and the Study Service Centre as well as the faculties and many student initiatives will be presenting their service, information and advice offers at numerous stands until 12:30.

Introductory events for the degree programmes

From 4 to 13 October, the Department of Mathematics will be holding pre-semester mathematics courses for first-year students of numerous degree programmes, where they can brush up on their school mathematics and make their first friends. In the week before the official start of the semester, from 16 October, many introductory events take place in the individual degree programmes. From rallies on campus and in the city, to joint breakfasts or barbecues, to pub crawls, there are many opportunities to get to know the university, the city and, of course, the fellow students.

Welcome Week for international students

For all international students newly arriving in Braunschweig, the International House, together with other TU institutions and student initiatives, is once again organising a Welcome Week with a diverse programme. The students can explore the university and the city of Braunschweig. An overview of all the offers during the Welcome Week and a presentation of the contact persons for internationals will be given at the Kick-Off Event on 16 October at 14:30 in the Main Lecture Hall.

New to the programme this year is the Welcome Lounge, which is located on the ground floor of the International House during Welcome Week. Here, students can chill out with music and drinks on comfortable seating, exchange ideas with other students or try out games together. In addition, campus tours, information events, workshops and networking events will be offered. Highlights of the week include a first-semester excursion with the International Student Support Team to the Autostadt Wolfsburg and a trip to the Harz Mountains with the Erasmus Student Network Braunschweig.

After the Welcome Week, the regular semester programme of the International Student Support will start with excursions, workshops, networking opportunities and much more. The semester programme will be online in the event calendar for international students from 6 October.