Start of studies summer semester 2023

Sie studieren auf Deutsch? – Auf dieser Seite finden Sie Informationen über die Orientierungstage für neue internationale Studierende in deutschsprachigen Studiengängen.

TUBAF informs new international students in English-language degree programmes at the beginning of each semester about…

  • Formalities after arrival in Freiberg – recommendations how to deal best with necessary formalities,
  • Dates during the academic year – the structure and specifics of a semester at TUBAF
  • Services and contact persons for international students
  • Specifics of the German culture: how to communicate and work with Germans at the university,
  • Your study programme.

The courses of the summer semester start on Monday, 03 April 2023.

Orientation events in the summer semester 2023

Wednesday, 29 March – Introduction (online event)

Time: 10:00 a.m.
Venue:  Zoom,

  • words of welcome and introduction of the TUBAF by the Foreigners’ Commissioner Prof. Mohd Amro
  • formalities after the arrival in Freiberg
  • during studies – important things to know
  • contact persons and organizations at TUBAF
  • tools and ways to study online
  • health insurance

Friday, 31 March – Online Services (online event)

Start: 10:00 a.m.
Venue: ZOOM,

  • introduction online learning management system OPAL
  • introduction web conference system Big Blue Button
  • examination platform
  • digital tools for studies
  • tools for communication in learning groups (e. g. Jitsi Meet)
  • IDM Portal (activate your personal TUBAF user account)
  • TUBAF’s e-mail service
  • create your course schedule online
  • online service portal for students

Monday, 03 April – Welcome at the TUBAF – Introduction (on-site event)

Time: 18:00 p.m.
Venue: S.I.Z. conference room, Prüferstr. 2, ground floor
Registration required (for details see below)

  • words of welcome
  • formalities after arrival in Freiberg
  • during studies – important things to know
  • health insurance
  • contact persons and institutions (Student council and others)
  • practical tips on living in Freiberg/Germany


Please register by e-mail: . Your message should contain this information:  Your Name, study programme and country of origin. Please use this e-mail subject: “Registration Orientation 3 April”.  Thank you!

Wednesday, 05 April: Tips for settling in Germany: Cultural standards and expectations of students

On-site event
Time: 6 p.m.
The venue will be announced soon.
Speaker: Torsten Mayer, International Office

Introductions to the study programmes

Metallic Materials Technology (MMT)

Online event: 30 March, 10 a.m.,
Venue: Big Blue Button,

On-site event: 31 March, 1 p.m.
Venue: Gustav-Zeuner-Str. 5, room MET-2065

Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management (MORE)

On-site event
Date, time and venue will be announced soon.

Buddy programme

In the Buddy Programme, experienced TUBAF students help new international students. These volunteers can assist as follows (examples follow, there is no claim that the volunteers will fulfil these mentioned tasks):

  • Before arrival: finding suitable accommodation, answering important questions about life, cost of living, etc.
  • After arrival in Freiberg: Picking you up at the train station and accompanying you to your accommodation, showing you around the city and the campus, accompanying you to the authorities as a language mediator


You can register by sending an e-mail to . We need the following information: Your name, degree programme, planned date of arrival, your e-mail address.

Download information material

Students already enrolled have a user account. They can find the presentation slides of the Orientation Days and the content of the Welcome Folder in the teaching- and learning platform OPAL (Information for new international students > Download).

Downloading is only possible via the personal TUBAF user ID and password.