Start of studies in winter semester 2023/2024

A warm "Moin" from Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences,

It's great that you have decided to study at your Zukunftshochschule Emden/Leer!

The Opening Week is already full of exciting highlights for you! On Monday, September 11, 2023, you will start your Opening Week. You can find the whole program here.

First semester students of the departments of Social Work and Health, Engineering and Business can arrive at the Emden campus between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. and get their bearings before the welcome in the respective study program (department) takes place at 11:00 a.m..

The Opening Week for first semester students of the Department of Maritime and Maritime Sciences will also start on Monday, 11.09.2023, at 09:00 at the Maritime Campus in Leer (Bergmannstraße 36, 26789 Leer).

Starting at 4 p.m., we invite all first-year students to join us on a ship moored in the Emder Ratsdelft to celebrate the first day at our university.

In addition, at the end of the first semester week, we will travel together with the first semester students to the island of Borkum under the motto "Studium Generale with island flair". Here you can find more information about your first semester trip to Borkum.

In addition, we would like to invite you to our open day on Saturday, 09.09.2023. Take the opportunity and get to know the campus in Emden as well as faculty and staff!

If you have any further questions or uncertainties, please contact our Student Counselling Service. Contact details of the consultants can be found here:


For further information please select your faculty:

Those who start their studies usually need a room or an apartment. Fortunately, Emden and Leer are not "university metropolises". Compared to other cities you can get relatively cheap places to stay, even below 200 euros in the vicinity of the university. It is just a question of how?

For anyone who is visiting Emden or Leer anyway (e.g. to have a look at the university) can check the numerous "black boards" in the university building. On-site you can also visit one of the numerous real estate agents or do a walk through the city center, and discover some shop windows with accommodation offers; however, this mediation is not free of charge.

Furthermore, the Saturday edition of the local newspapers (Emder Zeitung, Ostfriesen Zeitung) contain a large real estate section, the Emder Zeitung offers also an online market. In addition, free newspapers with numerous classified ads will appear on the weekend.

In addition to private rentals, there are also several student dormitories in Emden

These are managed by the Studentenwerk Oldenburg (SWO), detailed information is available online. If you are interested, you can apply online, waiting times are possible.

The SWO also arranges rooms in Emden, which are offered by private landlords. Information about this can also be obtained from the counseling center.

Consultation hours of the counseling center of the SWO in Emden:

Monday, Wednesday u. Friday: 09:00 to 12:00

Tuesday u. Thursday: 09:00 to 12:00 and 12:30 to 15:00

In Leer you also have the possibility to rent rooms from private providers. A list of current offers can be obtained from Mrs. Kampen.

The location of the apartment is secondary, distances in Emden or Leer can be easily reached with the most popular East Frisian mean of transport, the bicycle (There is also a bicycle repair shop with instructions at the HS Emden!).

Emden: In addition to the city center, it is also worth taking a look at the surrounding neighborhoods. The Constantiaviertel in Emden is of course ideal because of the proximity to the university, but it is rather expensive. Larrelt is conveniently located and easily reachable by a pedestrian bridge over the ring road, the same applies to the settlement Conrebbersweg which can be reached through the bridge over the Larrelter Tief. But if you are looking forward to a cheap apartment in Petkum, you should first take a look at the city map.

You can find all the information you need on the pages of the Enrollment and Examination Office and the Studentenwerk Oldenburg.

The application for the regular BAföG should be submitted to the Departmental Support Service of the Studentenwerk Oldenburg, Schützenweg 44, D-26129 Oldenburg no later than upon receipt of the letter of acceptance. The application can also be submitted to the SWO branch office in Emden (Mensa building). A proof of enrollment, such as a copy of the letter of acceptance must be attached to the application. The enrollment certificate must be submitted after successful enrollment.

Office hours of the BAföG consulting in Emden:

Tuesday and Thursday: 09:00 to 12:00 and 12:30 to 15:00

Further information can be found on the Internet at:

The tuition fee must be paid each semester and covers the tuition fee for one semester.

Further regulations and peculiarities can be found here.