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We would be happy to list your international student group or association here. If you wish to be included on the list, please contact the International Office, Ms Kühnle: Email: silvia.kuehnle@io.uni-freiburg.de or Tel. +49 (0)761 203-4267.

You will be listed as an officially registered international student group in the welcome-guide of the International Office and will, among other things, receive the opportunity to book rooms for your events and apply for financial support for your group.

International student groups

AFS (American Field Service ) Komitee Freiburg e.V.

AFS (American Field Service ) Committee Freiburg

AFS Logo

The AFS Komitee Freiburg e.V. is part of the American Field Service. AFS has its origins in the American medical services during the World War II. It is a worldwide organization for youth exchange, volunteer service, and intercultural learning. In Germany, it is a non-profit organization that is primarily supported by the dedication of over 3000 volunteers. The AFS Freiburg members are volunteers, too; many participated in the student exchange program or voluntary civil service and are now locally involved in one of the AFS programs. Would you be interested in joining us?

Our Goals:

  • to provide support for international students
  • to provide training in intercultural theory
  • to facilitate communication and contact between international and German students
  • to help new students integrate into the AFS community

Everyone is welcome to simply come by and see firsthand what AFS is about. There are opportunities to help with our school exchange, and in addition to regular meetings we organize other activities for students. If you’re new here in Freiburg, we are here to help you with any problems, or to provide assistance during your exchange in Freiburg.

If you’re interested in finding out more, simply come to one of our events. Ask per Mail for upcoming events!

We look forward to meeting you!


Lea Berger (Coordinator)
E-mail: leaclaber@gmail.com

Annika Lutz (Student contact)
E-mail: studenten@afs-freiburg.de

Homepage: www.afs-freiburg.de


AMO CLUB (Freiburger Forum für Panafricanismus)

AMO CLUB (Freiburg Forum for Panafricanism)

Moderator: Dr. André Nguemning

Phone: +49 (0) 178 4954150

Please send possible topics for discussion on Panafricanism to: dr.nguemning@mac.com.

Meeting point according to arrangement.


Arabisch-Deutscher Kulturverein e.V. Freiburg

Freiburg Arab-German Cultural Association


The Arab-German Cultural Association is a forum for Arabs and Germans who are interested in Arab culture. We organize cultural, artistic, and social programs and projects in order to bring Arabs and Germans in Freiburg and the region together and promote direct exchange between them. The important thing about our activities is not just the outcome, but also the cooperation itself.

Our goals:

  • to encourage and intensify contact and exchange between Arabs and Germans.
  • to present the great diversity of Arab culture in Germany.
  • to bring Arabs and Germans together to cooperate on cultural, artistic, and social programs.


Moustafa El Kady
Handy: +49 (0)160 8742714
E-mail: info@bruecke-reisen.de


Bulgarischer Studierendenverein ‚Prof. Ivan Schischmanov‘, Freiburg

Bulgarian Stundent Organisation ‚Prof. Ivan Schischmanov‘, Freiburg


Our little club was founded in 2016 by eight Bulgarian students in Freiburg who wanted to give other Bulgarians in the university (and not only) the chance to get to know each other, exchange information, help each other and have good time together. Our goals are not only to help the new ones find their way in the new environment, but also to promote the Bulgarian culture and customs among the Germans and the other foreigners. In order to do that we organize different events and workshops like:

  • Introduction and guidance for the freshmen
  • Movie nights
  • Parties
  • Grill and Chill

We would love you to join us!


Elena Yocheva
E-mail: BSV-Schischmanov@io.uni-freiburg.de
Facebook: BSV "Prof. Ivan Schischmanov" Freiburg


bvmd-Austausch Lokalvertretung Freiburg

für Studierende der Medizin

bvmd-Exchange Local Representation Freiburg
for medicine students


We help to arrange placements for clinical traineeships and other projects abroad (e.g. public health, research exchange), assist with the application for contributions to travel costs and provide on site supervision for international students.

Hermann-Herder-Str. 9, 79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 761 203-5440
E-mail: austausch@ofamed.de
www.ofamed.de or www.bvmd.de/unsere-arbeit/austausch

Office hours: one month before application deadline every Tuesday 12:15pm to 1.00pm during the semester


Rolf Dieterich
E-mail: austausch@ofamed.de


Deutsch-Rumänische Studienvereinigung (DRStV)

German-Romanian Student Association (DRStV)

Societatea Mihai Eminescu


Dr. Elsa Lüder
c/o Romanisches Seminar
Tel.: +49 (0) 761 203-3206 or +49 (0)761 285-3540
E-mail: elsa.lueder@romanistik.uni-freiburg.de


The European Law Students' Association (ELSA)


With 50,000 members ELSA is the world's largest independent law stu-dents' association. ELSA provides opportunities for international exchange, diversified legal education and personal professional development for law students and young lawyers. Our members are law students and recent graduates who have an academic focus and have demonstrated commitment to international issues.

ELSA operates primarily through its Local Groups, which are located at nearly 300 law faculties in universities throughout 43 countries in Europe.

As a part of this unique network ELSA-Freiburg offers you:

  • Seminars and Conferences
  • simulated trial (Moot Courts)
  • Study Visits
  • Excursions to BGH, EGMR, BVerfG, JVA
  • Visiting Law-firms (L@w Events)
  • Students trainee exchange programme (STEP)
  • Partys and a cottageweekend

We meet every Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Room HS 1228. Write us an email and come round. More information on our Facebook page "ELSA Freiburg" or on www.elsa-freiburg.de.


c/o Dekanat der Rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Freiburg
Platz der Alten Synagoge 1
79085 Freiburg
E-mail: info@elsa-freiburg.de


President: Hannah Wilke, E-mail: president@elsa-freiburg.de

Secretary General: Frederik Jatzkowski, E-mail: vp@elsa-freiburg.de

Treasurer: Leo Verlage, E-mail: financer@elsa-freiburg.de

More information at the ELSA-board in front of the law-library (seminar) or on http://www.elsa-freiburg.de


Evangelische Chinesische Bibelgruppe Freiburg

Freiburg Protestant Chinese Bible Group


We are a Chinese-speaking Protestant group which meets to read from the Bible, speak about the text, and celebrate a worship service on Sundays. Afterwards, we sing and chat and amuse ourselves.


Our meetings take place on:
Fridays at 7.00 p.m. and Sundays at 10.30 a.m. at Breisacher Tor, Rempartstraße 4, 2.floor, room 206

We have again planned a welcoming party for the coming two semesters on May 18th and October 19th, 2018. You are warmly invited. For more information, please contact us.


Dr. Weihong Peng
Tel.: +49 (0)761 15281685
Handy: +49 (0) 176 95847235
E-mail: weihong.peng@gmail.com

QQ: 1928348995
WeChat: drwhpeng_de


Evangelische Studierendengemeinde (ESG)

Protestant Student Congregation (ESG)
ESG is member of WSCF (world Christian student federation)


Students of the university and of all colleges meet in the middle of the Wiehre, right next to the Christus Church, in a beautiful old house with flair and garden for celebrations, talk together and eat spaghetti; to help each other in the "testing stress" or "lovesickness” and to exchange ideas about how to change inner and outer worlds.
Evangelical, also ecumenical and interreligious.

Every wednesday (during the semester) at 6 p.m. our social meeting – home evening takes places. We meet regularly in the ESG to eat, to celebrate devotions, for discussions and much more (see homepage).

Maybe you already have a few questions you’d like to ask? Then just stop by at the ESG and say hello. We are looking forward to meet you! See you soon!


Haus der ESG
Turnseestraße 16
79102 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 (0)761 74144
Fax: +49 (0)761 71891
Mail: esg@esg-fr.de

Student Pastor / university chaplain:
Pfarrerin Wiebke Dornauer
E-mail: w.dornauer@esg-fr.de, Phone: +49 (0)761 74144

Office: Dagmar Müller, mueller@esg-fr.de, Phone: +49 (0)761 74144
Principle office hours:
Mondays and Wednesdays 14 - 16 p.m.;
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 9 - 12 a.m.

Assistent: Cäcilia Flamm, caeciliaflamm@aol.com, Tel.: +49 (0)761 74144
Coordination and organization of ESG activities, room assignment, public relations work, consultation
Dates by appointment

Welcome to our meetings:
Protestant student church service or prayer: Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. (see: www.esg-fr.de)
ESG Forum: Wednesdays 8:00 p.m. (for more details and more activities see: www.esg-fr.de)

The red rooster is the symbol of our community and stands for watchfulness and rebellion.


Freiburger Nepalesische Gemeinschaft e.V.

Freiburger Nepalese Association (FNA)


The Freiburger Nepalese Association / Freiburger Nepalesische Gemeinschaft (FNA) was established in 2010 by the Nepalese students, families and residents living in Freiburg. Everyone can become a member. Anyone who is interested in our work is very welcome to join our association.

Objectives of our association are:

  • To promote education in rural areas of Nepal.
  • To build up a Nepalese community in Freiburg.
  • To award scholarships for the promotion of education in Nepal by funding children, who are strongly motivated to study but are unable to afford their education.
  • To promote Nepalese culture in Freiburg by performing various cultural activities, screening documentary films etc.
  • To build up a Nepalese community in Freiburg.
  • To guide new Nepalese students at the University of Freiburg and to counsel visitors travelling Nepal.

Although FNA is still in its infancy, FNA members are working very hard to achieve the association’s objectives. The members are voluntarily providing monthly contributions. Along with the members, we have generous support from many Nepalese and foreign well-wishers working in different fields. We also assure that all the financial contributions made to this noble cause will be spend in the area (educational) which fulfils our objective. So far, following activities have been successfully performed:

  • Together with Himalaya Hilfe e.V. we are collecting donations to renovate and rebuild some of our partner schools that are affected by the recent earthquake.
  • 28 Nepalese children from rural Nepal are being provided with FNA scholarships. In 2014, 18 students in Nepal were supported for their school education. We have planned to support more students from the academic year 2015.
  • The Rotary Club of Delft, the Netherlands provided support that worth 10 new scholarship.
  • Cooperation with Himalaya Hilfe Freiburg e.V. in the new project entitled 'Solar lighting systems for 100 schools in rural Nepal' is currently in its first phase. The project aims to install photovoltaic systems in schools that are not connected to the local/national electricity grid. The electricity generated by the PV systems is the lifeline for the schools in order to start computer courses for the pupils studying there. Moreover, the project also aims to introduce and increase social acceptance of solar lighting systems in the rural areas of Nepal, to reduce exposure of children to toxic petroleum lights, and to provide extended hours of study time in the evening. In the first phase of the project, PV systems are currently being installed in 14 schools that are located in rural parts of Nepal. This first phase of the project has already been successfully completed. With this success, we are planning to support more schools for installations of PV systems.
  • Interested people from the Melanchthongemeinde Freiburg-Haslach were informed about Nepal through presentations in October 2013.
  • ‘Nepalese Food Festival’ was successfully organized at Stusie Bar, Sundgauallee in 2012 and 2013.
  • ‘Komm mit Nach Nepal’ was successfully organized at Mensabar, Rempartstr in 2011 and 2012.
  • An old age home ‘AamakoGhar’ located in Nepal was provided with some funds for its restoration.
  • The indigenous ‘Chepang’ children in Nepal were supported finan-cially to buy school uniforms.
  • One of the volunteers from Germany willing to travel Nepal for the purpose of tourism and providing the computer skill to the school children in villages, learned Nepali language from the FNA members.
  • FNA members help interested foreigners to learn Nepalese language.
  • Together with Kulturverein Kappel e. V., a benefit concert “NAMASTE NEPAL-नमस्ते नेपाल” was successfully organized at Kappel on 29th June 2016.
  • From 2017, FNA will provide the scholarship to 15 new students in Nepal.

FNA cordially welcomes everyone for their participation in fulfilling the above objectives. For further queries, please feel free to contact us. Together we can work for a good cause.


Shankar Bogati
Freiburger Nepalese Association e.V
Austraße 18
79228 Gottenheim
Phone: +49 (0) 176 2059 9508

E-mail: fna.ev.2010@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Freiburger-Nepalese-Association



Gemeinschaft für studentischen Austausch in Mittel- und Osteuropa e.V.

Union for Student Exchange in Central and Eastern Europe (GFPS e.V.)


GFPS is a student organization which is represented in almost all German university towns. Together with our partner associations in Poland (GFPS-Polska) and in the Czech Republic (GFPS-CZ) as well as the Central and Eastern Europe Initiative (InMOE), we organize various projects enabling young people from the three above-mentioned countries and Belarus to make contact with each other and discuss cultural and sociopolitical topics. Current projects include a German-Polish tandem language course, so called “city days”, the “Quadrat” with workshops, and many other events. In addition, GFPS awards semester-long scholarships for Polish, Czech, and Belarusian students, and in return partner associations welcome students from Germany for studies abroad. The activities are sponsored in part by the Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation, the German-Czech Future Fund, the Remembrance and Future Fund, and the Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius ZEIT Foundation. The organization operates under the auspices of Dr. Gesine Schwan.

The Freiburg section sponsors one scholarship recipient from Poland, the Czech Republic, or Belarus each semester. After holding a series of lectures and organizing a three-part film series along with the AKA film club in winter semester 2010/11, we established small discussion and seminar groups in summer 2011 to discuss topics from our partner countries. During sociable events such as cooking evenings we also create a platform to get in contact with people from or interested in Poland, the Czech Republic or Belarus. All, who are interested, are welcome to participate and contribute their ideas to the group.

Anyone interested in supervising an exchange student or just dropping by to take part in our activities is welcome to do so.


GFPS-Stadtgruppe Freiburg
c/o Martin Faber
Kunzenweg 2
79117 Freiburg

Martin Faber
E-mail: faber@uni-freiburg.de




HAIK - Deutsch-Armenischer Studentenclub

HAIK - German-Armenian Students Club


We are glad to announce that the German-Armenian Students Club HAIK (Deutsch-Armenischer Studentenclub HAIK) is active in Freiburg.

HAIK – Freiburg (Հայկ – ֆրայբոուրգ) gives the opportunity for young Armenians enrolled at Freiburg universities to come into contact with other Diaspora students. Our student club provides a beneficial platform of communication among Armenian students, where previous and new students share their experiences together.

The German-Armenian Student Club HAIK is the mean of cooperation between the Armenian students and other students interested in knowing about the Armenians (culture/history/literature). Haik students are motivated to promote their own culture and have the desire to grasp more of the German culture.

For all the students who are interested in our club, don’t hesitate to contact us.

You can visit our website: http://www.haiknet.de


Puzant Baliozian
E-mail: psb02@mail.aub.edu

Ara Nazaret
E-mail: ara999nazaret@gmail.com


Hochschul-SMD Freiburg (Studentenmission in Deutschland)

Hochschul-SMD Freiburg (Student Mission in Germany)


Currently, we are about 40 students from various fields of study and different denominations who study at the University of Freiburg, the EH, the KH, the University of Education (PH), and the University of Music. What we have in common is our faith in Jesus. He is in the middle of our lives- leading us on our everyday and inspiring our thoughts. We believe that being a Christian is not a tradition, fiction, ideology nor self-deception, but rather: "Thinking - Believing - Experiencing."

You are invited to our group meetings at Löwenstrasse 1 in the rooms of the Salvation Army (Heilsarmee), in the “Bermudadreieck.” We meet on Thursdays every other week at 7pm for dinner, and at 8pm the program starts. So come just as you are, with your doubts, questions or with many years of Christian-based faith. There will be food, music and an interesting, challenging topic at every meeting.

If you are interested or have any questions, feel free to e-mail us or just come join us!


E-mail: smd-freiburg@gmx.de
Facebook: SMD Freiburg


IAESTE LC (Lokalkomitee) Freiburg

IFSA LC (Local Committee) Freiburg


IAESTE Germany provides internships since 1948 for students of natural and technical sciences, agriculture and forestry. The work is based mainly on students volunteering all around the country in local committees. Freiburg has more than 90 sister committees. The program is supported by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

Our main task is to bring some of the more than 1000 yearly exchanged internships to Freiburg, support German students on their way abroad and help incoming students to have a good start. Every year during the summer reception month there is a vital exchange between nationalities, e. g. with the International Dinners, on weekend trips or simply during some bike riding lessons.

Reasons to get involved with IAESTE Freiburg:

  • Meet interesting people from around the world!
  • Do an international internship yourself!
  • Develop your organizational talent!
  • Get to know and understand other cultures!
  • Be creative, organize something on your own initiative!

You are welcome to join our weekly meeting, taking place Mondays at 18.30 in front oft he SSZ (see contact info). To make sure that we pick you up, send us an e-mail in advance.


E-mail: info@iaeste-freiburg.de
Website: www.iaeste-freiburg.de

Sedanstraße 6
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lc.freiburg
Address: Sedanstraße 6, 79098 Freiburg


IFSA LC (Lokalkomitee) Freiburg

IFSA LC (Local Committee) Freiburgifsa-neu-20180109.jpg

The IFSA (International Forestry Students Association; www.ifsa.net) is a globally active, non-government, non-religious, non-profit association of forestry students. Internationally, there are about 3000 students active in about 85 local committees. Our IFSA LC Freiburg is one of those.

The IFSA as official association is administrated from our official office at the University of Freiburg in the Herderbau. Our organization provides different opportunities, such as:

  • Dispatching students to the climate summit, conference of biodiversity or other conferences
  • Dispatching students to International Students’ meetings all over the world (of IFSA and/or others)
  • Close cooperation with our partners (such as FAO, IUFRO, EFI etc)
  • Platform for exchanging and gaining knowledge for students and many excursions and other events

For getting in contact with us, just visit one of our weekly meetings (Tuesdays, 6pm in the Herderbau; Faculty building). We are looking forward to meet you!


Sedanstraße 6
79098 Freiburg

E-mail: info@iaeste-freiburg.de



Internationale Christengemeinde Freiburg

Christian Family International Church

Logo Int.Christengemeinde_neu

We are an international Christian church. Our official languages are English and German, but we also speak many other languages: from Polish to Arabic, depending on where the people come from. Our pastor is from Ghana. In our church services, we experience God’s word and the joy he gives to us. Our music consists of afro-gospels as well as modern English and German praise&worship songs. We also pray for the sick when there is need.

For students we recommend our group for young adults (please contact the church for further information).


Christian Family International Church
Engesserstr.13 (over Extrol - filling station)
79108 Freiburg
Head of Congregation: Pastor Dr. Palmer Appiah-Gyan
Phone: +49 (0)761 453-5698
Fax: +49 (0)761 453-5701
Office hours: Tue-Thu 9-12:30 a.m.
E-mail: info@icg-freiburg.de
and on Facebook, too.

Wednesdays at 7.00 p.m., Saturdays 6 p.m. (for young people) and Sundays at 10.30 a.m.

How to find us: Freiburg North, near “Neue Messe”.
Take tram 4 (direction Messe) till "Technische Fakultät", then follow the road on foot or take bus 10 (direction Zähringen) till "Rothausarena", then walk over the crossroads. The church is located over the Extrol - filling station on the right side of the street (enter through glass door at the back of the building).


Kamerunische Gemeinschaft in Freiburg und Umgebung (KAVF) e.V.

Cameroonian Association Freiburg and Surroundings (CAAF) e.V.

Association des Camerounais de Fribourg et environs (ACAF) e.V.


We are a non-governmental organization created in 2004 by Cameroonians with the aim of uplifting the Cameroonian culture as well as to facilitate an intercultural exchange between Germany and Cameroon. Despite our independent status we gladly accept grants from the University of Freiburg. As Cameroonian association, we represent pro-Cameroonian viewpoints and interests. Our goal is to work together with other associations and institutions, such as the International Office and the General Student Committee of the University of Freiburg, in order to help Cameroonian students adjust to student life in Freiburg.

A further goal is to provide a forum for interaction between Cameroonians and Germans as well as to give firsthand experience of the diverse culture of Cameroon. We thus organize academic and cultural lectures on current topics and a wide range of events and projects, including football games, excursions, exhibitions with Cameroonian art, cultural evenings, etc.


We meet once a month (penultimate Saturday of the Month), usually at IBZ in Sundgauallee 60, Freiburg.


Dr. med. Clarence Pingpoh (Vorstandvorsitzender)
E-mail: pingpohc2000@yahoo.com

Boris Signé (stellv. Geschäftsführer)
E-mail: borissigne@yahoo.fr

E-mail: acaf22000@yahoo.fr
Facebook: www.facebook.com/acaf.camerounaisdefreiburg
LinkedIn: Freiburg Communauté
Dropbox: ACAF Freiburg


Katholische Afrikanische Gemeinde (KAG)

Catholic African Church Group (KAG)

Who are we?
A dynamic group of young African and German students, Africans from the diaspora, mostly from West Africa, and friends of Africa from around the world.

What do we do?

  • African worship services
  • (a taste of Africa in Germany)
  • spend time together, exchange experiences, and praise the Lord together
  • African choir
  • days of reflection and excursions

Where do we meet?
Every last Saturday of the month at 8 p.m. we hold a workship service in French, German, and English at St. Albert-Bischofslinde, Sundgauallee 9. (take tram line 1 toward “Landwasser”; get off at “Am Bischofskreuz”)

Our African choir “Les Mulilos” provides musical accompaniment at the worship services, embellishing them with song and lively rhythms. Afterwards, we all eat together (usually African cuisine)!

No matter what your nationality, religion, or age is, you’re welcome to join us!
Let us come together and praise The Lord!!!

Our choir practices each Friday at 7:15 p.m. at the Catholic Univeristy Church (KHG), small hall, Lorettostaße 24. Anyone who enjoys singing is invited to join!


Sossah Viwanou (Togo)
E-mail: viwanou@web.de
Phone: +49 (0)176 71948008

Nelly Eklou (Togo)
E-mail: kag.freiburg@yahoo.de
Facebook: KAGfreiburg@groups.facebook.com
Phone: +49 (0)173 6960922

Ange Verlaine Nya (Kamerun)
E-mail: verlaine39@yahoo.fr

African choir:

Régis Owona
Phone: +49 (0)176 76863942

Sossah Viwanou (Togo)
E-mail: viwanou@web.de
Phone: +49 (0)176 71948008


Katholische Hochschulgemeinde (KHG) – Edith Stein

Catholic University Congregation (KHG) - Edith Stein

  • is the catholic chaplaincy of the University and the Music-University
  • invites you to embrace church and faith
  • is a place of mutual respect and values
  • promotes personal development
  • addresses social questions, brings various beliefs and denominations to dialogue
  • supports people with solidarity – especially in crisis situations and emergencies


Kath. Hochschulgemeinde Edith Stein
Lorettostraße 24
79100 Freiburg
Phone: +49 (0) 761 70529-0; Fax: +49 (0) 761 70529-100
E-mail: mail@khg-freiburg.de


Marietta Möbus
Office hours:
Mondays - Fridays 9:00 - 12:00 a.m.
Mondays, Wednesdays as well as Thursdays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Campus pastor:
P. Sebastian Tönnesen OP
Phone: +49 (0)761 70529-0, e-mail: p.sebastian@khg-freiburg.de
Head of the Catholic University Community, liturgy and sacraments, spirituality, counselling, opinion for grants and scholarship
Office hours: by appointment

Pastoral Minister/Counsellor:
Claus Kaifer
Phone: +49 (0)761 70529-120, e-mail: kaifer@khg-freiburg.de
Term-opening events, programm planning, cultural events, spirituality
Office hours: by appointment

Social welfare officer:
Lucia Tonello
Phone: + 49 (0) 761 70529-104, e-mail: tonello@khg-freiburg.de
Counselling in social and personal emergencies
Contanct for scholarship and grants
Office hours: by appointment

Office for Migration and Intercultural Work (www.fmi-freiburg.de)
Michel Lahoud
Counseling for students from crisis areas
Mobile: +49 (0) 15904076642, Phone: +49 (0)761 70529-106, e-mail: lahoud@khg-freiburg.de
Support for integration of students from crisis zones
Office hours on appointment.

Psychological Counselling:
Gisela Hogeback
Phone: +49 (0)761 70529-105, e-mail: hogeback@khg-freiburg.de
Office hours: Mondays and Thursdays 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., as well as by appointment

Akademic Dialogue:
Prof. P. Dr. Richard Schenk OP
Phone: +49 (0)761 70529-122, e-mail: p.richard@khg-freiburg.de

Phone: +49 (0)761 70529-106, e-mail: tutorin@khg-freiburg.de
Term-opening events, programm planning, cultural events, spirituality

Sundays 7:00 p.m. at the University Church, Bertoldstraße 17, Freiburg
Thursdays 12.15 with the Campus Pastor in the Parish St. Martin, Rathausplatz, Freiburg
First Saturday every month 7:30 p.m. (Vigil-Mass in English-language) at the University Church, Bertoldstraße 17, Freiburg

KHG-Evening: every Wednesday during the semester, worship at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and divers program.


KHORUMI – Verein der Georgischen Studierenden in Freiburg i.B.

KHORUMI - Georgian Students Club in Freiburg i.B.


Members in the group “KHORUMI“ are Georgian students, their families, Georgian Artists like folk dancers, singers, and painters, live in Freiburg or surrounding areas of Freiburg.

They are interested in having a cultural learning exchange between Ger-many and Georgia. Topics include: Christianity in Georgia, Georgian Culture, traditions of Georgia, and its diverse cuisine.

Membership is free, but donations are welcome. This is an open group to all who may wish to join.


Natia Kveseladze
E-mail: khorumi.verein@gmail.com

Facebook: „KHORUMI“-Verein der Georgischen Studierenden in Frei-burg i.B.


Klimaschutz+ Studenteninitiative Freiburg

Students‘ Initiative Climate Protection+ Freiburg

Klimaschutz+ Studenteninitiative Freiburg

We are part of the bigger German organisation “Klimaschutz+ e.V.” - or “K+” in short - which promotes the three goals

  • climate protection
  • global poverty reduction
  • international peacekeeping and disarmament.

Therefore, active climate protection by investments in renewable energies such as solar plants is tied to commitment to the UN Millenium Goals and international non-profit projects. Thus the “Klimaschutz+” foundation already connected four solar plants to the grid and supported numerous international non-profit projects with the plants’ yield.

In Freiburg, we support the three goals by collecting money through bake sales, flea markets, parties and the like. Besides we also want to bring climate change, sustainability and energy efficiency to public debate and organize lectures, movie nights and field trips on these topics. The money we raise during all our activities is donated to the “Initiative Schlüsselmensch e.V.” which brings together a mentor (often students) and a teen/child living in Freiburg as a refugee.

More information about the initiative here:

We also seek to create a platform for international discussion and ex-change of know-how on climate protection, since climate protection doesn’t stop at borders. How does your home country protect the climate? Which additional actions are necessary across borders? Come talk with us about it and let’s learn together how climate protection is done in Germany in general and in our lovely region in particular!

We want to educate ourselves, discuss and network concerning the topics energy transition and climate protection and have a lot of fun during our meetings. “Once the job has been done” and after lively discussion we often go to a pub or party together.

During lecture period, we meet every first Wednesday a month at 8 pm at the Herderbau’s “FörsterCafé” (Tennenbacher Str. 4, first floor). Further information on the group’s meetings and activities are announced via mailing list or Facebook. Just send a mail to kplusfreiburg@posteo.de and you won’t miss any K+ news.


Sarah Berberich, Henriette Tripke, Tim Winter and all active members
E-mail:kplusfreiburg@posteo.de (sign up for our newsletter!)

Facebook: Facebook.com/klimaschutzplusfreiburg

Homepage: kplusfreiburg.wordpress.com
www.klimaschutzplus.org (official website of the K+ foundation. Our group is listed as „Stiftungstopf“)


Japanischer Kulturverein - Kodomokai

Japanese Cultural Club - Kodomokai

Our association welcomes everybody interested in the Japanese language and culture. Everybody is invited to participate in our activities and we also gladly help particularly Japanese international students to orientate themselves living in Germany. Therefore we organize through the year many events and hold activities regularly:

  • Cultural activities:
    Twice a month, usually on the 2nd and 4th Saturday, we arrange as many Japan related activities as possible; Like New Year’s celebration, storytelling, traditional cards games or plays, summer festival, BBQ party, sports festival, Japanese food cooking and eat, orienteering in the park, calligraphy, tea ceremony, Ikebana or Christmas party.
  • Japanese school:
    Once a week we provide especially children courses with original Japanese textbooks. These age specific classes require native speaker competence, but we also organize introduction groups for others interested in basic Japanese language.
  • Choir:
    We practice and sing Japanese songs once a week and sometimes perform on events.
  • Japanese Taiko:
    We practice Japanese Taiko (drums) together with a group from Akaishi-Daiko.

Moreover we are cooperating with other groups to do some activities. For example the Japan Day, which is for the charity of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, settled by VHS Freiburg in March. We organize and help in many parts of this event.

We regularly meet at the Internationalen Begegnungszentrum (IBZ), Sundgauallee 60. Feel free to contact us for any questions:


Kodomokai - Japanischer Freundeskreis Freiburg e.V.
Postfach 02 04
79002 Freiburg

E-mail: vorstand@kodomokai.de
Tel.: +49 (0)761 4589 4146
Homepage: kodomokai.de


Koreanisch-Deutsche Evangelische Gemeinde

Korean-German Protestant Congregation

Koreanisch-Deutsche Evangelische Gemeinde

Every Sunday we celebrate a Korean-German Protestant service in the Methodistic church, Katharinenstr. 9, at 1 p.m. Afterwards we organize a Korean meal together.

This event is a great chance, especially for students, to contact other Koreans but also Germans. As the service is in Korean and German, students from Korea can improve their German. Germans of course can learn Korean.

In addition we offer a German Bible class in the Methodistic church every Friday at 6 p.m. by Minister Gall at the Schonauerweg 3


Priest Young-Sook
Phone: +49 (0)761 51461327
Mobile: +49 (0)171 6806293
E-mail: gall1803@web.de


Koreanischer Studentenverein Freiburg

Freiburg Korean Student Organization


Our organization plays an important role in helping Korean students to adjust themselves to the life and to achieve their aims in Freiburg.

In order to accomplish our purpose, we provide regularly Korean stu-dents with useful and various programs such as scientific seminars, field trip, grill party, music concert and flea market.

Especially our club is interested in cooperating with other associations and institutions in Freiburg as well as in the surrounding area and actively interacts with them.

Information about our club is described in more detail on the webpage and Facebook. If you wish to contact us, please send an email.


Seungjun Lee
Phone: +49 (0)157 3012 3977
E-mail: seungjunlee.98@gmail.com

Juhyeong Kim
Phone: +49 (0)176 3014 2391



KulTurk – Freiburger Kulturverein türkischer Studierender e.V.

Turkish Student Club Freiburg


The KulTurk was founded in 2011 and is independent club run by and for students.

Our aims are:

  • First and foremost, to offer Turkish students help with adapting to uni-life (language courses, looking for an apartment, general life in Freiburg)
  • To give all students, regardless of where they are from, the chance to learn about and experience the diverse Turkish culture in an authentic way (Turkish evenings, film evenings, cooking together)
  • To support education, science and research for the benefit of society in Germany (lectures)
  • To promote harmonious cooperation between students of various of origins, independent of their religion or denomination (excursions)
  • To be engaged for the interests of Turkish students in Freiburg and to represent these interests at German and Turkish institutions as well as in public (tutoring projects, cooperation with other clubs)
  • To support solidarity and willingness to help between the members (monthly meetings and other joint activities)

Our meetings take place regularly. (Information per Email / Facebook) It would be great, if you join us there! See you soon!

Send us an email and you get all our news and programs!


Yudum Köksal / Hakan Cetin

and follow us on Facebook: "Freiburger Kulturverein Türkischer Studierender/ Kulturk"



Fastest Team Sport on Two Feet

The Native people of Northeast America are credited for the invention of the game of lacrosse hundreds of years ago. Being called “Baggataway” (Little Brother of the War) described the fast-paced game. Today lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports around the world even being played in Freiburg, far away from its geographical origins.

One can imagine modern lacrosse as a mixture of hockey, handball and even tennis. In a unique way lacrosse combines team spirit, agility and fitness which results in a game with great dynamics.

You catch and throw the ball with your stick and shoot it into the opponent’s goal to score. Twelve women or ten men are split up into goalie, defense, midfield and attack try to only use their sticks to suc-ceed. While women generally play without body contact, men (like in hockey) are fully protected to get in on the action. However, don’t be afraid of that “tough” image. Enjoying exercise and team sports in general are the key to easily getting into a new kind of sport. Official league games as well as several tournaments allow players to engage in lacrosse year round.

Curious? – join the “Pumas Family“
We are very happy to welcome new players of all levels in our practice sessions! Practice (for boys and girls) takes place with our club PTSV Jahn Freiburg every Monday and Wednesday from 8-10pm.


Alexander Hübner
E-mail: info@freiburglacrosse.de

Facebook: Pumas PTSV Jahn Freiburg Lacrosse


Luxemburger Studierendenverein Freiburg (SLUF)

Freiburg Luxemburg Student Organization (SLUF)

Logo Luxemburger Studierendenverein (S.L.U.F.)

SLUF (Studente vu Lëtzebuerg op der Uni Freiburg) is the student association of Luxembourgish students at the University of Freiburg and is currently approximately 70 members strong. It is one of over 40 Luxembourgish student associations in Europe. In 2017 we celebrated the 30-year anniversary of its founding.

The goal of the association is to bring Luxembourgish students together, to have a good time together, and to make friends by way of occasional meetings and activities. But the most important reason for getting together is for older students to share their experiences with beginning students. Some of the important tips and tricks, which guarantee a good start here in Freiburg are to be found on our website (www.sluf.lu). Just as well we’ve got a forum to arrange rides to and from Freiburg on Facebook-page.

In summer we organize barbecues on the lake, dinner on Luxemburg’s national holiday, a sport day and excursions to destinations in the region. We also take part in various tournaments. A particularly impor-tant event is the Tournoi de Noël in Luxemburg.

We are also engaged in student advising. Once a year, we welcome high school students from Luxembourg, introduce them to the city, the university, and student life, and provide them information about their potential course of study. In addition, we represent the University of Freiburg and the Freiburg College of Education at the trade fair ‚Foire de l’étudiant’ in Luxembourg and inform visitors as to the courses of study offered in Freiburg.

During the term we meet every free Tuesday for drinks. The time and place of the next meeting is always on our homepage www.sluf.lu. The homepage also includes further information about our club and contact information.


Anne Maringer
Phone: +49 (0) 173 7393303
E-mail: comite.sluf@gmail.com



Muslimische Hochschulgruppe Freiburg

Muslim Student Association Freiburg


The Muslim University Group is a group of Muslim students and academics. We are open for all students, academics, and scientists who are interested in Middle Eastern and oriental culture and would like to learn more about Islam.

Our main goals are:

  • Helping new students adjust to life at the university
  • Helping to integrate international students at the Albert-Ludwig University and in the City of Freiburg
  • Creating an atmosphere congenial to peaceful relations between German and non-German students
  • Working together with other associations and institutions
  • Offering students opportunities to learn more about Islam

The university provides a prayer room for Muslim students. It is on the ground floor of university building IV (KG IV).

Canan Gündogdu
E-mail: mhg.freiburg@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/MHGFreiburg


Nigerianische AkademikerInnen in Deutschland (NiSIG) Freiburg

Nigerian Scholars in Germany (NiSIG)

The Nigerian Scholars in Germany (NiSIG) is a scholar led group that provides an enabling and conducive platform for its members at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level to exchange ideas on matters that concerns the interest of its members. Besides we try to identify and harness (Nigerian) talents for the betterment of Nigeria, its host country (Germany) and the world.

We seek to promote creativity, innovation and unity amongst scholars through webinars, seminars and workshop, social events and other related activities. We also promote the rich cultural heritage of our country Nigeria in Germany and other parts of the world.

We offer:

  • An inestimable opportunity to network with other distinguished scholars
  • To grow professionally in any chosen field of yours with the as-sistance of scholars in that same field


E-mail: nisigfreiburg@gmail.com
Homepage: nisig.de

Adeyemi Adeleye Oladiran
E-mail: adeleyeeaglet@gmail.com

Attah Alfred
E-mail: attahalfred@yahoo.com


Persische Studierenden-Kulturverein Freiburg (PSKV)
انجمن فرهنگی دانشجويان ايرانی فرايبورگ

Persian Student Cultural Association of Freiburg (PSKV)

Our members include Iranian students, and visiting scholars from various cities and universities in Iran and families who are currently living in Freiburg, whether just temporarily or for an extended period of time.
Any individual who wants to be interested in cultural and educational ex-change and get involved can become a member of the Persian Cultural Association of Freiburg.

The goals of our association are:

  • To support Iranians in Freiburg. We provide special support for new students from Iran, including an introduction to german culture, Freiburg and the region,
  • to communicate iranian culture, particularly Persian history, lan-guage, geography and so on,
  • to present and discuss current social and cultural events in Iran at our regular meetings,
  • to introduce films and books on Iran and Germany

Our meeting take place at the International Encounter Center (IBZ), Sund-gauallee 60.


Nematollah Ghadami, E-mail: galaxyflug@gmail.com

Maryam Kaghazkanany, E-mail: kaghazkanany.m.71@googlemail.com

Elham Abbasian, E-mail: e_abbasian@yahoo.com


Populäre-Philosophie-Verein e.V. Freiburg (PPV)

Populäre-Philosophie-Association e.V. Freiburg (PPV)


The Popular-Philosophy-Verein e.V. is based on the idea of concrete und practical Philosophy. The normal Image of philosophy is abstract and far away from our life and world. But today, in such a way the philosophy can no more keep its activity and validity, contrary it must be popular. It is our aim to point out this tendency and develop it. Since most of our members come from abroad, we remain open especially to the international students.

Goals of our Club are:

  • To care of international students, who are interested in the idea of popular philosophy
  • To integrate new students into the club life by public discussion
  • To enable the exchanges of views between international and Ger-man students
  • To exercise popular philosophical knowledge and practices

Welcome to our popular philosophical world!

Caution: The Chinese department of our Club organizes every Friday evening activities in the form of the lecture about philosophical topics that are open to all Chinese-speaking Students who are interested. The Place is KG1, R.1034.


Cai, Zhipeng
E-mail: caizhipeng2016@163.com

Wang, Hongjian
E-mail: wanglogos@163.com

Official We-Chat account: 大道不离万有


Regional Chapter

– Scholarship holders of the Baden-Württemberg Foundation


At present there are 24 Regional Chapter (RC) groups worldwide, consisting of students who currently/formerly receive(d) the Baden-Württemberg scholarship, and being voluntarily organized by some of them.

The assignment of the scholarship itself is based on the principle of exchange. That means that the number of students from Baden-Württemberg going abroad is the same as the one, being from abroad and coming to Baden-Württemberg. This reflects the idea of the foundation to support students regardless of their origin and to bring them together.

Therefore, at the RC Freiburg events you will have the chance to get in touch with a lot of different people from all over the world. Maybe there is also a RC group in your hometown, and before leaving for your guest university, you can exchange information with someone from there. Or you meet someone in the RC Freiburg group, who used to be or who will be an exchange student at your home university and you will be able to give him/her some helpful advice.

From October/November 2017 onwards various events are planned for the winter semester, no matter whether is just coming together for chatting, attending talks and workshops about topics such as sustainability, or taking part in cultural events in Freiburg. Even prior to that you can contact someone from the RC Freiburg at any time for any questions, problems, suggestions you might have.

We are looking forward to getting to know you, and to having a great time together in the up-coming semester.


The foundation’s platform: www.bws-world.de

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/1693366650919777



Studenten für Christus

Students for Christ


Real life, real challenges, real faith – Students for Christ (SfC) is a community that helps you tackle whatever (student) life throws at you. True friends? Honest questions? A desire for a fulfilling, exciting life? All that you can find here. And more.

Honest questions beg honest, solid answers, whether they concern us on a personal, cultural, or theological level. Not to forget our studies. Our emphasis is to live in reliable relationships that encourage us and challenge us towards growth. We like thinking deeply and acting decidedly. So much is possible, so let’s stop the bla bla and get to the real issues.

Everyone is welcome – yes, that includes you! –, independent of your personal religious or ethical convictions. We are interdenominational and seek good, friendly relationships with other like-minded student groups.

We meet regularly in students’ apartments, but also spontaneously for drinks, to play games and to watch movies… This provides the perfect opportunity to get to know each other and start long lasting relationships!

Meeting point: flexible - shoot us an email! Times are every Tuesday during semester 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.


Simon Goeppert
E-mail: simon@sfc-freiburg.de


Facebook: facebook.com/SfCFreiburg


Verband der chinesischen Wissenschaftler und Studierenden (VCWS) in Freiburg e.V.

Association of Chinese Scholars and Students in Freiburg


The Association of Chinese Scientists and Students in Freiburg is a Chinese student group at the University of Freiburg. The aim of the association is to unite Chinese and offer help to Chinese students with their problems in studies, life and work in Freiburg. If you have any problems, you are welcome to contact us.

Our club would like to organize culture some tours to know Germany in a deep way and sports activities to build our body and build friendships. At the same time we would also like to increase the awareness of Chinese culture in Germany. We regularly organize cultural events, such as Chinese New Year celebrations and the Dragon boat-Festival.


Wechat: vcwasfreiburg

E-mail: vcwasfreiburg@gmail.com


Verein der mongolischen Studierenden und Wissenschaftler in Freiburg

Association of Mongolian Students and Scholars in Freiburg

Verein der mongolischen Studierenden und Wissenschaftler

Our association was founded by Mongolian students and scholars for the following aims:

  • Give help and support to Mongolian beginning students
    • around studies, e.g. registration and enrollment
    • with social matters
  • Offer information
    • share useful and helpful information
    • exchange of information with other student groups

Interested people who would like to learn more about Mongolian culture, traveling, etc. are most welcome.


Ninjbadgar Khatanbaatar (Chairperson)


Ehrenamtliches „Team- International“

The volunteers from “Team International”

For students from certain countries or speakers of a particular language, contact persons are listed here, who are willing to help.

Our voluntary “team international” is made up people who for various reasons feel connected with the University of Freiburg. All of them study – or have studied – at the university and are happy to answer questions on study and life in Freiburg by email or telephone.

  • Africa

Dr. André Nguemning

Tel.: +49 (0) 178 4954150
E-mail: dr.nguemning@mac.com


  • China

Ms. Yin Lin


    Should you have any questions about the organisation of your study, please don't hesitate to contact me.

E-mail: yin.lin.sh@gmail.com


  • Iran

Salavati-neuDr. Mohammad Salavati

    Dr. Salavati is initiator of the town twinning between Freiburg and Isfahan (Iran). He also socialised the universities of Isfahan with the University of Freiburg. By now strong parnership emerged, including several projects and exchange programs.

    Dr. Salavati is contact person for university members, professors and stu-dents concerning the different exchange programs."

Tel.: +49 (0) 173 8149335
E-mail: salavati@gmx.net


  • Russian speaking students

Dr. Olga Keller

Tel./Fax:.+49 (0) 761 841-86
E-mail: dr.olga_keller@gmx.de
For information regarding the study at the University of Freiburg, you may write to: olga.keller@histsem.uni-uebingen.de


  • Hungarian speaking students

Mária Krempels

Tel.: +49 (0) 761 286-329
E-mail: maria.krempels@t-online.de



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