Welcome Days for International Students

We are happy to invite you to our Welcome Days for International Students from 27. to 30. September 2021: Get to know BOKU and your fellow students!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Welcome Days will take place as a combination of online events (no registration) and on-site events (registration and adherence to the Covid-19 Safety Regulations required).


Additionally, we offer our online info sessions "First Steps at BOKU"  before the start of the semester.
Missed the info session?

Overall, there are 4 sessions, 2 sessions online and 2 sessions on site (each 2 groups with 20 participants). Please take part in one info session shortly before or after your arrival.

Attention: Participation in an on-site info session is only possible if you have registered online, have received a registration confirmation by e-mail and if you abide to the Covid-19 safety regulations (Registration is possible until 14:00 the day prior to the event)

  • Wednesday, 15.09., 09:00-10:30 on-site with registration OR
         Registration Deadline: 14.09., 16:00
  • Monday, 20.09., 10:00-11:30 online                                  OR
         After 17.09., you will find the zoom link here.
  • Thursday, 23.09., 10:00-11:30 on-site with registration    OR
         Registration Deadline: 22.09., 16:00
  • Monday, 27.09., 14:00-15:30 online (part of the Welcome Days)
         After 24.09., you will find the zoom link here.

Programme Welcome Days for International Students

The online events will be held as zoom meetings (no registration required!). There is one link for all general/bilingual and english speaking events and a second link for the events held in German. Please just click on the respective link in the programme! (All time specifications are CET - Central European Time).

For events on-site signing-up is required. The events will take place in small groups.

Attention: Participation is only possible if you have registered online, have received a registration confirmation by e-mail and if you abide to the Covid-19 safety regulations

Information on personal data processing


COVID-19 Safety Regulations for On-site Events:

  • Only persons who signed up for the infosession via our registration system and received a registration confirmation are allowed to participate in the infosession on-site.

  • Please bring a valid document proving that you are either vaccinated, tested or recovered (see https://short.boku.ac.at/int-in-current-en)
    To speed up the verification at the beginning of the event, we would ask you to upload the document until 14:00 the day prior to the event to https://bokubox.boku.ac.at/index.php/#ffccf9cc47faa0fd3252793584835b58

    • Vaccinated (with a centrally licensed vaccine against COVID19):
      Proof of less than 9 months (270 days) past

      • COVID19 second vaccination, or
      • COVID19 vaccination with vaccine administered in only one dose e.g. Johnson & Johnson (valid from the 22nd day after the single vaccination), or
      • Single dose COVID19 vaccination after recovery.

    • Recovered:

      • Segregation certificate, not older than 6 months, issued by the authority. Important: The person for whom the certificate was issued has been proven to be SARS-COV2 positive; or
      • Proof of neutralizing antibodies, not older than 3 months, issued by a certified laboratory!

    • Tested (valid from 1.9.2021, in analogy to the requirements of the city of Vienna):

      • Negative Covid-19 test result

        • of an antigen test not older than 24 hours (performed and issued by approved body). Antigen self-tests are not accepted!
        • or of a PCR test not older than 48 hours (issued by approved body).

  • Bring a FFP2 mask (mandatory in public BOKU areas) and keep the distance to the other participants. Wash your hands regularly and use the disinfectant dispensers.

  • Do not join, if you have any cold symptoms.

  • If you are tested positive with COVID-19 within 14 days after the event, please contact erasmustoboku(at)boku.ac.at so that we can inform the other participants

 

Monday, 27th September 2021

10:00-12:00

Official Welcome and Introduction

Bilingual
Online: After Friday, 24.09., you will find the zoom-link here.

Welcome speech by Prof. Sabine Baumgartner, Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education.

  • Introduction to the BOKU-International Relations team (BOKU-IR) and
  • the ERASMUS Departmental Coordinators
  • Presentation: Studying at BOKU
  • Introduction: Austrian Student Union (ÖH), Department for Inter-national Affairs, the Erasmus Student Network, Department for Foreign Students
  • Introduction: Institute for Development Research
  • Overview: further programme

Please bring a "thing" to this online meeting that is typical for your country or your personal situation. We would like to take a group picture with all participants and their "things"!

14:00 - 15:30

Infosession "First Steps at BOKU"

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

Online
English: After Friday, 24.09., you will find the zoom-link here.

German: After Friday, 24.09., you will find the zoom-link here.

Tuesday, 28th September 2021

10:00 - 11:30     

BOKUonline and the University Library

Introduction to BOKU-IT-Services  (BOKUonline) (English)
Online: After Friday, 24.09., you will find the zoom-link here.

Introduction to using the University Library (UB) (German)
Online: After Friday, 24.09., you will find the zoom-link here.

11:30 - 13:00   

BOKUonline and the University Library

Introduction to using the University Library (UB) (English)
Online: After Friday, 24.09., you will find the zoom-link here.

Introduction to BOKU-IT-Services  (BOKUonline) (German)
Online: After Friday, 24.09., you will find the zoom-link here.

15:00 - 17:00

"Discover Vienna" City Tour

On-site in groups (max 20 people -  Registration required (Deadline: 27.09., 16:00 CET)

Vienna has a lot to offer! Official city guides will show you Vienna's 1. District - the historical city center - in order for you to get to know your new home. Enjoy immersing in our city's extraordinary atmosphere!

Attention: Participation is only possible if you have registered online, have received a registration confirmation by e-mail and if you abide to the Covid-19 safety regulations.

Wednesday, 29th September 2021

10:00 - 11:00

Campus Discovery Tour (Campus „Türkenschanze“)
Kickoff

Bilingual
Online: After Friday, 24.09., you will find the zoom-link here.

Would you like to get to know your new university?
We created an online tour through the Campus Türkenschanze that will help you discover not only the most important places on campus, but also find some great views. In small groups you will go from station to station, answering questions while getting to know the campus and each other. There even is a price to win!

How it works will be explained during this online Kickoff. Additionally, the respective groups and timeslots (29.09: 12:00-14:00, 14:00-16:00, 16:00-18:00 and 30.09: 12:00-14:00, 14:00-16:00) will be allocated. 

Participation in the online Kickoff is required in order to take part in the on-site Discovery Tour. 

 

29.09.:
12:00-14:00 or
14:00-16:00 or
16:00-18:00 or

30.09.:
12:00-14:00 or
14:00-16:00

BOKU Campus Discovery Tour (Campus „Türkenschanze“)
On-site

On-site in small groups - Registration required (deadline: 27.09., 16:00 CET)

Would you like to get to know your new university?
We created an online tour through the Campus Türkenschanze that will help you discover not only the most important places on campus, but also find some great views. In small groups you will go from station to station, answering questions while geting to know the campus and each other. There even is a price to win!

How it works will be explained during the previous online Kickoff. Additionally, the respective groups and timeslots (29.09: 12:00-14:00, 14:00-16:00, 16:00-18:00 and 30.09: 12:00-14:00, 14:00-16:00) will be allocated there. 

Participation in the online Kickoff is required in order to take part in the on-site Discovery Tour. 

Attention: Participation is only possible if you have registered online, have received a registration confirmation by e-mail and if you abide to the Covid-19 safety regulations

 

 

Thursday, 30th September 2021

09:00 - 12:00

Tour Campus "Muthgasse" or
Tour Experimental Farm Groß-Enzersdorf

On-site in groups (max 20 people - Registration required (Deadline: 27.09., 16:00 CET)

Get to know the Campus Muthgasse (Muthgasse 18, 1190 Vienna) or the experimental farm Groß-Enzersdorf. BOKU's researchers report about their research work and show you around the laboratories resp. fields.

  • Department of Water Management OR
  • Institute of Food Technology OR
  • Institute of Biotechnology OR
  • Experimental Farm Groß-Enzersdorf
    Test areas for Agricultural Sciences

 

Attention: Participation is only possible if you have registered online, have received a registration confirmation by e-mail and if you abide to the Covid-19 safety regulations

17:00-18:00

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

Bilingual
Online: After Friday, 24.09., you will find the zoom-link here.

The winning group will win an awesome prize! 

19:00 - 22:00

"Beislabend"

On-site in small groups (max 12 persons each Beisl) - Registration required (Deadline: 29.09., 16:00 CET)

When moving to a new city/ starting at a new university, it is important to make new friends. Unfortunately, a big meeting with all new students is not possible due to the Covid-19 situation. In order for you to easily get to know eachother nevertheless, we made reservations in some of Vienna's "Beisln" (= pubs). In each Beisl, there will be one representative of either the Erasmus Student Network or a Buddy to answer questions.

Attention: Participation is only possible if you have registered online, have received a registration confirmation by e-mail and if you abide to the Covid-19 safety regulations

Saturday, 2nd October 2021

14:00 - 17:00
OR
15:00 - 18:00

Kahlenberg hike with ESN

On-site in small groups - Registration required (Deadline: 01.10., 12:00 CET)

For details on the registration have a look at Facebook https://fb.me/e/2qkwYcy0m

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) invites you to a hike through Vienna's vineyards on the Kahlenberg: See Vienna from the top!

Please be aware that the ESN have their own seperate Covid-19 safety regulations. Participation is only possible with a PCR test (at most 48hours old) and a FFP2 mask (applies to vaccined and recovered participants as well).

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

10:30 - 13:00

Best City Tour with ESN

On-site in small groups - Registration required (Deadline: 01.10., 12:00 CET)

Cost: 5€
For details on the registration and the payment have a look at Facebook

https://fb.me/e/1RPdd1YiE

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) invites you to their "Best City Tour". Vienna is famous for being the most livable city world-wide. How does the city master modern challenges?

Please be aware that the ESN have their own seperate Covid-19 safety regulations. Participation is only possible with a PCR test (at most 48hours old) and a FFP2 mask (applies to vaccined and recovered participants as well).

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