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Startklar - Orientation

Who will help me in the first days in Regensburg?

The program is free of charge and is aimed at all international students who are starting their German course or degree studies at UR.

You will receive help with all the formalities that need to be taken care of and an introduction for the self-organization of your semester courses. Guided tours at the university and in the city will also help you with your orientation at the beginning of your studies.


Online course: starting March 1st

          On-campus attendance week: April 8 - 12

       Registration: starting March 1st for the online course


What Startklar offers you

Information and assistance in organizing your study...

  • Advice on German and foreign language courses
  • Introduction of the fundamentals for the course selection (module catalog and examination regulations)


... and with the university computer system

  • Registration in the university network
  • Online course registration
  • Internet library system (registration, borrowing, research)

Support with Formalities

  • Enrollment in the student office
  • Opening a bank account
  • Health insurance
  • Visa and Immigration Office
  • Campus Card

Advice on Financial Issues

  • Possibilities of financing your studies
  • Contact Persons
  • Employment law for international students

Information on everyday life in Regensburg

  • Study strategies
  • Cultural differences in university systems and communication
  • Medical care in Germany
  • Inexpensive travel options
  • Presentation of leisure and social contact possibilities
  •  Events and excursions


Registration for the course is automatic, after self-enrollment in the Startklar course on GRIPS.

For registration you will need:

♦ your student account (also called NDS or RZ account).This account will be given to you after you handed in all the documents for online enrollment.

♦ in the case you have not yet finished enrollment, you can access the course in the first weeks via a guest account for non-enrolled students.

Click here to access the Startklar course on GRIPS

Guest account application form

Form for requesting a guest account

⇒ Activation code: 887UF

You will need this code only once when you are requesting your guest account, then log in to GRIPS with the assigned account.

Video Tutorial: how to fill in the form for your guest account



The orientation program "Startklar" will take place online via the e-learning platform GRIPS. The content of the GRIPS course is offered in German and in English.

Various in-person events will be held the week before classes begin: Worshops, get-to-know-you meetings, tours and more.

Startklar Event Week schedule (.pdf file)

You can look up where the room is on the room info page

onSET for German Course Participants

Admitted applicants for the study-preparatory German courses can take a placement test to update their language level before enrolling.

To the registration form for onSET


Some of the international students who took part in Startklar share their feedback on the course with you here:

  • "I really appreciate the Startklar course, it is very helpful and informative. As an international student, this is exactly what I needed as a start. Thank you guys!!"
  • "I would absolutely recommend the Startklar course to any new student, particularly international students - everyone involved in running the programme was so helpful and friendly. A lot of valuable information was shared, and having the opportunity to easily meet people was really useful for me to settle in after arriving in Regensburg."



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