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Practical Information

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Arrival

If you arrive at Berlin Tegel Airport please take the bus “TXL” to the train station Berlin Alexanderplatz. There is a bus approximately every 20 minutes. From the train station Berlin Alexanderplatz, please take the train “RE1” in the direction Frankfurt (Oder). There is a train approximately every 30 minutes and it takes about an hour to arrive in Frankfurt (Oder). Attention: Please do not get off at the station called Frankfurt (Oder) Rosengarten but the next stop which is Frankfurt (Oder).

 

Train Tickets

Please use the webpage of the “Deutsche Bahn” (German train company) for directions to get from any German train station to Frankfurt (Oder). Tickets can be bought directly at the airport. There is a counter where you can purchase tickets (BVG) but also several ticket machines. You will need the following ticket: “Berlin AB to Frankfurt (Oder)” ONE way (in German: “Einfache Fahrt”). It should cost around 10,00 €.

 

Accommodation in Student Dormitory

Accommodation in student dormitories consists of apartments with single self-study bedrooms and shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Bedding and basic kitchen equipment as well as costs for heating, lighting, water and hard wired internet network connection are included in the price. Please let us know the exact date of your arrival so that we can organize the keys to your accommodation and guide you to your student dormitory directly. Please bring your own towels!

 

What to bring along on the first day(s)

Make sure to bring some cash on the first day (train tickets, food etc.). You will get a city map and some general information once you get here but don’t worry: Frankfurt (Oder) is a nice-sized town and you will find your way and understand the transportation easily.

 

Meals

On the European university´s campus you can find a number of restaurants and cafeterias serving tasty and healthy food at reasonable prices. 30 lunch meals are included in the participattion fee. You will be able to choose from different meal options every day including a variety of meat, vegetarian and sometimes vegan dishes. Drinks and dessert excluded.

Internet and Phoning

WiFi is not as common in Germany due to data security reasons. This is why the student dormitories do not offer Wifi connections. However, you can connect to the internet via an ethernet cable. Besides, there are several cafés and restaurants in Frankfurt (Oder) where you have Wifi access. Students also have access to wifi in the lecture halls, library, cafeteria, and language center.