AMICUS Introduction Days for International Students (German only)

Each year at the beginning of the winter term the International Office welcomes new international students at FH Dortmund with AMICUS Introduction Days. We would like to give you a good start to your studies and offer you support for your entire study course and life in Dortmund within these two intense and nice days.  Amicus introduction days offer you a great opportunity to get to know other international students, make new friends in Dortmund and get important information for a good start of your studies! Register and join us!

AMICUS introduction days:
Wednesday, 18.09.2019 – Orientation Day
Thursday, 19.09.2019 – Intercultural Training

As part of the orientation days the International Office offers informative presentations for international freshmen including information about work, aliens law, accommodation, living in Dortmund and leisure time, services at the FH Dortmund and many more. It is a good opportunity to gain information about the institution and the most important contact persons for your studies at our university. Tutors will accompany you and give you hints and support for a successful study at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences.

Anyone who decides to study in Germany and thus spend a long time in a new country should also become familiar with cultural differences and ways of life. This makes living together much easier and helps in some situations not to prejudge.

For this reason, the International Office invites you to a one-day intercultural training session which will be on 19th of September 2019.

Click here to get to the application for to the AMICUS Introduction Days*

The official language of this event is German. English taught Master programmes have their own introduction days - do not hesitate to contact your study course management for more information on that issue!

We wish you a good start at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts/ Fachhochschule Dortmund.

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Orientation Day for International Students on 18.09.2019

10.00 Welcome
10.00 – 10.20 Introduction: International Office
10.20 – 10.40 Uhr

Information about Students Union - Allgemeinen Studierenden Ausschuss (AStA)

10.40 – 11.00

Immigration Office/ Bürgerdienste International: Most important facts regarding residence an employment law

11.00 – 11.30 Breakfast and info fair
11.30 – 11.40 Advisory service for international students in emergency situations
11.40 – 11.50 Accomodation nd Living in Dortmund
11.50 – 12.00 Splitting into groups
12.00 – 16.00 Campus tours with tutors from the faculties

Die first AMICUS Introduction Day takes place in  Sonnenstraße 96, Building A, lecture hall A 117 (1. floor).

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AMICUS Intercultural Training on 19.09.2019

If you think of "typical German attitudes" the words punctuality, order, reliability and high work ethic will probably come to your mind. In addition the women like to wear "Dirndl", the men drink a lot of beer and all of the German people sort their garbage.

What are the differences between cultures? How can we communicate better  with each other and learn to avoid causing cultural offences? What do I bring from my own culture? Learn more about these topics during the Intercultural Training on September 28th. The International Office invites you to a one-day intercultural training with lots of fun!


10.00 – 16.00


Sonnenstraße 96, Building A
 1. floor , Lecture hall A 102

The official language of this event is German.

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Please note Photographs and videos:

Photographs and/or videos will be taken during the Orientation Day and the Intercultural Training. By taking part in this event, you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/ video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for publicity means. This includes, the right to use them for marketing purposes, social media and press releases and further applications. We will use the photos/ records for means of public relations, on our website, in our social media channels and for our publications. If you do not wish this, please inform the event organiser/photographer/camera crew.