Orientation Period

  1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. International
  3. Incoming
  4. Exchange students
  5. Orientation Period

Arriving in Kempten and starting to study

During the Orientation Period, we offer all international students arriving in Kempten a two-week induction programme.

You will have the chance to complete important formalities and find your way around the university and town of Kempten. Besides getting plenty of practical advice, you will also get to know many other students on the induction programme.

During the Orientation Period, you can tick off the following to-dos:

  • Register your presence in Kempten
  • Visa/residence permit
  • Health insurance
  • Open a bank account
  • Get advice on enrolling as a student and your timetable

There is also a wide range of events:

  • German pre-sessional course
  • Intercultural training with insights into German culture
  • Trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein
  • Campus and town point-to-point
  • Guided tour of Kempten
  • Local excursions
  • Welcome party for all international students and their local buddies


  • Attendance is compulsory for all exchange students.
  • Attendance is advisable for the international degree-seeking students.
  • It costs nothing to take part. (Apart from the excursions, which might be subject to a small fee.)


Exchange students are automatically registered when they are nominated by their home university.
New international degree-seeking students: To register, please send an email to international(at)hs-kempten.de.

We will email you the programme with detailed information before you arrive in Kempten.

The next Orientation Periods are planned for:

  • Summer Semester 2022
    3–14 March 2022
  • Winter Semester 2022/23
    19–30 September 2022