The University of Trier offers an introductory seminar on language and regional studies for newly registered foreign students three weeks before the start of lectures in each semester.
This course is aimed at making it easier for students to settle down in Trier and at the University and to overcome initial difficulties. The seminar programme provides for four hours of language lessons and regional studies every day.
In the afternoon a tutor is available to help with such formalities as registration at the University and with the police, opening a bank account etc. The course is supplemented by guided tours of the city and various museums, excursions, a wine tasting and other social events.
At present participation in the introductory seminar costs 200 EURO. An application form will be sent together with the University’s notification of admittance or can be requested from the Academic Foreign Office.