The orientation for first year international students starts on the 4th of October

Since 600 years the University of Rostock welcomes young people from all over the world - this year a little bit different

Currently, the University of Rostock is preparing the start of the winter semester 2021/22with special attention to the pandemic. Due to this situation, information on this website can be updated and added up until the 1st of October.  On the 4th of October the orientation officially starts in form of online as well as live events. Stop by at this website to check the time and date for all orientation offers and to find further information regarding your studies. 

Web portal for newly registered students for free vaccination appointments. The University of Rostock wants you to start your studies healthy. With this link, future students can now register themselves for free vaccination appointments in the vaccination center of the Hanse- und Universitätsstadt Rostock located at HanseMesse, Rostock. Make a booking online or you can call or the vaccination hotline of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Tel. 0385 20271115. The booking takes place directly in the system of the vaccination center. All questions concerning this offer shall be directed to the vaccination center directly.

Welcome! - Tips for beginning students

Attention: This website does not represent a translation of the corresponding German language page with tips on how to start studying. Rather, it is a collection of information on how to start studying, as it is important for international students. 

The most important tips at first:

1. Engage with the introductory material

At the beginning of the semester, an overview of all general and course-related information can be found on this page.


The introductory Material

2. Read your course-related examination and study regulations

The course-related examination and study regulations (German: Studiengangsbezogene Prüfungs- und Studienordnung (SPSO)) contains all rules for your course of study. Please read it and keep it for the entire duration of your studies. They are only available in german.

The list of all examination and study regulations

3. Use the student portal "Studierendenportal"

Here you can find information on topics like corona, online services etc. It is important for all cross-curricular information regarding the organization of your daily student life. It is only available in german.

Student portal "Studierendenportal"

All subject-specific introductory offers in German

Introductory offers in German

Here you can find all subject related introductory information in German.

All subject-specific introductory material in English

Further usefull information for your start of studies

Further introductory events

Traditio et Innovatio

As a special welcoming the university performed a ceremonial enrollment - because of the current situation, this year the ceremony was virtual.
here you can find the recording of the event


No question shall be dropped

Due to the coronavirus the university is working in limited operation. There are no events taking place. The Info-Service can only be reached by e-mail or telephone. Please understand that in this situation not all requests can be dealt with completely and promptly.

The Info-Service is the central contact point for prospective and current students found in the Student Service Center of the University of Rostock. If you are looking for advice, please contact here first. Often the question can already be clarified with a short information. If necessary, specialized contact persons will be referred to.

Phone: +49 381 498-1230 | Monday till Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.| Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mail: studiumuni-rostockde