Welcome Days for International Students

We are pleased to invite you to our Welcome Days for International Students from September 24 to 30, 2020: Get to know BOKU and your fellow students!

Programme and Sign-up

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation the Welcome Days will take place as a combination between online (no registration) and on-site events (in small groups, registration necessary).

The online events will be held as zoom meetings. No registration required! We created one link for all general/bilingual and English events and a second link for events in German. Please just click on the link in the programme! (All time specifications refer to Central European Time - CET)

For the events on campus/ in-person you have to sign up. These events will be held in small groups and mainly outdoors. We ask you to wear masks and keep 1,5 meter social distancing. The registration is open NOW - deadline 24th September (23.59 CET). Please find registration link for each event in the programme.

Information on personal data processing


 

Additionally we offer the online info sessions "First Steps at BOKU" and "BOKUonline" before the start of the semester.
Please join an infosession either shortly before your arrival or immediately after your arrival in Austria!

Info session „First Steps at BOKU“:

Here you can download the presentation of the info-session "first steps at BOKU".

Info session „BOKUonline“:


Programme Welcome Days for International Students

Thursday, 24th September, 2020

10.00 - 12.00  

Welcome and Introduction

Bilingual
Online Zoom Meeting:
  https://bokuvienna.zoom.us/j/91565683787; Meeting ID: 91565683787

  • Welcome from Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education, Prof. Sabine Baumgartner
  • Introduction to the BOKU-International Relations Team (BOKU-IR) and the subject coordinators.
  • Presentation: Studying at BOKU
  • Introduction: Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH): Department of International Affairs +Erasmus Student Network, Department for ForeignStudents
  • Introduction: Institute for Developmental Research
  • Overview: Further Program

Please bring along an "item"to this meeting that is typical of your home country or your personal situation, which you can also show when taking our Zoom group photo!

14.00 - 15.30

Infosession "First Steps at BOKU"

Online - Zoom:
English: https://bokuvienna.zoom.us/j/91565683787; Meeting ID: 91565683787 

Online - Zoom:
German:
https://bokuvienna.zoom.us/j/92248166311; Meeting ID: 92248166311

Practical Information about the enrolment and registration (forms, etc)

Friday, 25th September 2020

10.00 - 11.30     

BOKUonline and the University Library

Introduction on BOKU-IT-Services  (BOKUonline) (English)
Online - Zoom:
English: https://bokuvienna.zoom.us/j/91565683787; Meeting ID: 91565683787


Introduction on using the University Library (UB) (German)
Online - Zoom:
German:
https://bokuvienna.zoom.us/j/92248166311; Meeting ID: 92248166311

11.30 - 13.00   

BOKUonline and University Library


Introduction on using the University Library (UB)  (BOKUonline) (English)
Online - Zoom:
English: https://bokuvienna.zoom.us/j/91565683787; Meeting ID: 91565683787


Introduction on BOKU-IT-Services (Deutsch)
Online - Zoom:
German:
https://bokuvienna.zoom.us/j/92248166311; Meeting ID: 92248166311

15.00 - 17.00

City tour "Discover Vienna"

Fully Booked
In-person in small groups- Sign-up necessary (deadline: 24th September, 23.59 CET)
4 groups (3x English, 1x German) - Please register for one of the groups!

Walk through the city centre with your tour guide.
Meeting point: Schwedenplatz (U4/U1-Station), corner Rotenturmstraße (McDonald´s)
Tour ends: at „Schottentor“ (U2-Station)

Taking part in the tour is only possible with a MASK and sticking to 1.5m social distancing!

Sunday, 27th September, 2020

from 13.00

ESN Vineyard Walking Tour

Fully Booked
In-person in small groups - Sign-up necessary (deadline 24th September, 23.59)
4 groups- please register for one of the groups!

The Hiking tour through the vineyards with a visit to a "Heurigen" (Traditional Austrian wine tavern) is organised by the Erasmus Student Network.
More information

Please be aware: This is not an official event organised by BOKU; BOKU does not assume any costs or responsibility associated with this tour.

Monday, 28th September, 2020 to Wednesday, 30th September, 2020

BOKU Campus Discovery Tour (Campus "Türkenschanze")

Would you like to get to know your new University?
This campus tour will help you to discover not only the most important places on campus, but also the best viewpoints of Vienna and its beautiful surroundings.

Exactly how it works will be explained at the online Kickoff on Monday, 28th September at 10am.

Participation in the online Kickoff, in the final online meeting as well as signing up for a slot are all obligatory in order to take part in the tour.

If there are still places available, we kindly ask you to choose a slot on Monday or Wednesday.


In-person in small groups - Sign-up necessary (deadline: 24th September, 23.59 CET)

5 time slots available- please sign up to only 1!

BOKU Campus Discovery Tour (Location Türkenschanze)

  • 28.09.2020: 12.00-14.00 - fully booked
  • 28.09.2020: 14.00-16.00 - fully booked
  • 29.09.2020: 14.00-16.00 - fully booked
  • 30.09.2020: 11.00-13.00 - fully booked
  • 30.09.2020: 13.00-15.00 - fully booked

Please note that you have to wear masks inside the buildings!


Monday, 28th September, 2020
10.00 - 11.00

Kickoff  BOKU Campus Discovery Tour (Campus „Türkenschanze“)

Bilingual
Online - Zoom:
https://bokuvienna.zoom.us/j/91565683787; Meeting ID: 91565683787

Documents:

Wednesday, 30th September 2020
16.00 - 17.00

Final Meetinng BOKU Campus Discovery Tour (Campus "Türkenschanze")

Online - Zoom: https://bokuvienna.zoom.us/j/91565683787; Meeting ID: 91565683787

The winning group will win an awesome prize! 

Tuesday, 29th September 2020

10.00 - 11.00

Virtual Tour Campus "Muthgasse"

Online -  Instagram BOKU Vienna (!)

!!! https://www.instagram.com/boku.vienna/ (English only)  

  • Institute for Water Management
  • Institute for Food Technology
  • Institute for Biotechnology

19.00 - 22.00

"Beislabend" - Pub Night

In-person in small groups - Sign-up necessary (deadline: 24th September, 23.59 CET)
7 groups- please register for one of the groups!

 Fully booked!


We have made reservations in different Viennese pubs (="Beisln") where you can meet up in small groups. A representative of the Erasmus Student Network or a buddy will join you and celebrate your arrival!

More information

Please be aware: This is not an official event organised by BOKU; BOKU does not assume any costs or responsibility associated with this tour.