Information for prospective students

The University of Konstanz is committed to the diversity of its members and affiliated members. It promotes a non-discriminatory organizational and academic culture in which all members and affiliated members can achieve their goals in the best possible way. In order to make it as easy as possible for prospective students to start their studies, we provide information here in advance that can help with their subsequent orientation.

Below you will find an overview of various topics, for each of which we have compiled contact persons, offers and information for you.


First-Generation Acacemics

Queer students

Studying with a disability/chronic illness

Studieren mit Kind

Study as a refugee

In the phase of preparing for your studies, the coordination office Study as a refugee is at your disposal as a point of contact:

On this website you will also find Hochschulgruppen (Student Groups), groups organized by students, where you can make good contacts with other students, as well as with the Student Council of your study programme. Making friends can also be good at the Hochschulsport or at a Sprachtandem (Language tandem) or through the buddy program of the International Office.:

As an international student, you can take advantage of the advisor services of the International Office at any time during your studies, e.g. if you have any questions regarding residency or financial matters (e.g. BAföG (German Federal Training Assistance Act) application) or if you have any concerns regarding your studies:

During the lecture-free period the International Office offers intensive German courses: