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Studierendenwerk Freiburg (SwFR)

SwFR offers a wide and extensive events program every semester covering culture, excursions (Studitours), sports and recreation as well as seminars dealing with learning techniques or workshops for acting, singing and many more:

Internationaler Club for students

The International Club is a forum for students from all around the world who are interested in international exchange.


With „Studitours“, all students at tertiary institutions in Freiburg and the region can travel cheaply, meet new people and have fun.

Studium Generale

With a wide range of lectures, workshops, and courses, the Studium Generale program gives you the opportunity to get to know other fields of study offered at the university. You can hear and experience nationally and internationally known scientists and academics, go to concerts, sing in a choir, or take part in an excursion:

Sport at the University

The University of Freiburg has a sport center “Allgemeiner Hochschulsport” and offers a huge variety of sports programs. The program is published twice a year for each semester in the brochure “Hochschulsport” and online.

International Groups

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

The AFS Komitee Freiburg e.V. is a worldwide organization for youth exchange, volunteer service, and intercultural learning. It is a non-profit organization that is primarily supported by the dedication of over 3000 volunteers.

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


Facebook: AFS Freiburg

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.

Bulgarischer Studierendenverein ‚Prof. Ivan Schischmanov‘, Freiburg

Bulgarian Stundent Organisation ‚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.

Deutsch-Rumänische Studienvereinigung (DRStV)

German-Romanian Student Association (DRStV)

Societatea Mihai Eminescu

Dr. Elsa Lüder

c/o Romanisches Seminar

ELSA - The European Law Students' Association

ELSA is the world's largest independent law students' association. ELSA provides opportunities for international exchange, diversified legal education and personal professional development for law students and young lawyers.

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:

We have again planned a welcoming party or the October 19th, 2018. You are warmly invited. For more information, please contact us.

Dr. Weihong Peng

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.

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!

Freiburger Nepalesische Gemeinschaft (FNA)

Freiburger Nepalese Association e. V. (FNA)

The Freiburger Nepalese Association was established Nepalese students, families and residents. Everyone 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.

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.

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 since 1984 which is represented in almost all German university towns. We award semester-long scholarships for Polish, Czech, and Belarusian students, and in return partner associations welcome students from Germany for studies abroad. Current projects include a German-Polish tandem language course, so called “city days”, the “Quadrat” with workshops, and many other events.

All, who are interested, are welcome to participate and contribute their ideas to the group.

HAIK – Deutsch-Armenischer Studentenclub

HAIK – German-Armenian Students Club

The German-Armenian Student Club HAIK (Հայկ – ֆրայբոուրգ) 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:

Hochschul-SMD Freiburg

(Studentenmission in Deutschland)

Hochschul-SMD Freiburg (Student Mission in Germany)

Currently, we are about 20 students from various fields of study and different denomination. 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."

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


Facebook: Hochschul-SMD Freiburg


IAESTE LC (Lokalkomitee) Freiburg

IAESTE Local Committee Freiburg

IAESTE Germany provides internships for students of natural and technical sciences, agriculture and forestry.

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.

You are welcome to join our weekly meeting. Please send us an e-mail in advance.

IFSA LC (Lokalkomitee) Freiburg

IFSA LC (Local Committee) Freiburg

The IFSA (International Forestry Students Association; 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!


IFSA LC Freiburg

Internationale Christengemeinde Freiburg e.V.

Christian Family International Church

We are an international Christian church… Be Part of it…

Our official languages are English and German.. Our music consists of afro-gospels as well as modern English and German praise&worship songs.


Christian Family International Church

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

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

We are a non-governmental organization of Cameroonians with the aim of uplifting the Cameroonian culture as well as to facilitate an intercultural exchange between Germany and Cameroon. Our goal is to help Cameroonian students adjust to student life in Freiburg.

More about us and our events you can finde out at Facebook or if you contact us.


LinkedIn: Freiburg Communauté

Katholische Afrikanische Gemeinde (KAG)

Catholic African Church Group (KAG)

Who are we?

A dynamic group of African and German students, aswell as friends of Africa from around the world.

What do we do?

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

Katholische Hochschulgemeinde (KHG) – Edith Stein

Catholic University Congregation (KHG) - Edith Stein

Catholic chaplaincy of the University Services:

Kath. Hochschulgemeinde Edith Stein


Facebook: @KhgEdithStein

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 Germany 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.

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

Klimaschutz+ Studenteninitiative Freiburg

Students‘ Initiative Climate Protection+ 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.

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 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.

Just send a mail to and you won’t miss any K+ news. (sign up for our newsletter!)



Kodomokai - Japanischer Freundeskreis Freiburg e.V.

Kodomokai - Japanese Circle of Friends Freiburg e.V.

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:

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.


Koreanisch-Deutsche Evangelische Gemeinde

Korean-German Protestant Congregation

Every second Sunday per month we celebrate a Korean-German Protestant service in the Methodistic church, Katharinenstr. 9, at 12 p.m.. Afterwards we organize a Korean meal together.

This event is a great chance to contact other Koreans but also Germans.

Priest Young-Sook Gall

Koreanischer Studentenverein Freiburg

Freiburg Korean Student Organization

프라이부르크 한인학생회

Our organization plays an important role in supporting Korean students to adjust to the city, as well as assisting them in achieving their personal aspirations in Freiburg.

The Freiburg Korean Student Organization is also interested in cooperating with associations and institutions in Freiburg and its surrounding regions. Further information you can find on Facebook.

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!

Facebook: "Freiburger Kulturverein Türkischer Studierender/ Kulturk"

Lacrosse - Fastest Team Sport on Two Feet

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

Curious? – join the “Pumas Family“

We are happy to welcome new players of all levels in our practice sessions! Practice (m/w) takes place every Monday and Wednesday from 8-10pm.

Facebook: Pumas PTSV Jahn Freiburg Lacrosse

Insta: pumasfreiburg

Luxemburger Studierendenverein Freiburg (SLUF)

Freiburg Luxembourg Student Organization (SLUF)

SLUF is an association of Luxembourgish students at the University of Freiburg. Our goal is to bring Luxembourgish students together, to make friends by way of occasional meetings and activities. During the term we meet every Tuesday for drinks.Further information about us and the time and place of the next meeting you find at our Homepage or Facebook.

Muslimische Hochschulgruppe Freiburg

Muslim Student Association Freiburg

The Muslim University Group is a group of Muslim students and academics. We are open for all interested.

Our main goals are:

  • Help international students to integrate at University and Freiburg
  • Fostering peaceful relations between Muslims and non-Muslims
  • Offer various academic events and leisure activities
  • Offer students opportunities to learn more about Islam

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 assistance of scholars in that same field

Persischer 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.

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, language, 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

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

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

On the one hand, philosophy sought a reformulation of theoretical frameworks for social coexistence. But it was not merely a theoretical discussion, but actual training in lifestyle, training in a good lifestyle. Philosophy was thus the theory and practice of the good life. To rehabilitate this tradition, we found the Popular Philosophy Association in Freiburg.

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.

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

Association of Chinese Scientists and Students in Freiburg

The Association of Chinese Scientists and Students in Freiburg is a student group with the aim to unite and offer help to Chinese students with their problems in studies, life and work in Freiburg.

At the same time we would 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

Association of Mongolian Students and Scholars in Freiburg

Our association has the following aims:

  • Give help and support to Mongolian beginning students
  • Offer information
  • Interested people who would like to learn more about Mongolian culture, traveling, etc. are most welcome.

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