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May 2019

17th May 2019 - U18 European Parliamentary Elections for Minors

On 17th May the Viadrina will serve as a polling station for the U18-Election for the European Parliament.

Our Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) team will be there, too. We are currently busy with our preparations and have just entered the button-production phase of the project...

If you are under 18 and want to take part in the discussion about our political future, come by and cast your vote from 2:00-6:00 p.m. in front of the Audimax-building, Logenstr. 4.

Also, at 6:00 p.m. there will be an election party at the verbuendungshaus fforst (Forststraße 4).

Find out more about the U18-election and how it works at:

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9th May 2019
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9th May is Europe Day! Today and running up to the Elections to the European Parliament on 26th May there will be many Europe-related events at the European University Viadrina and around Frankfurt (oder)-Słubice: from a Crash Course Polish to a Picknick and Conversation, Lectures, the Viadrina Award 2019, Film Evening, Discussions, Dance Course, party (of course) and much more!

Check out the complete programme at: (in German)

#itspartytime #weareeuropebaby

8th May 2019 - vocatium Frankfurt (Oder)

8th May the ZSB-Mobile was on the road again...this time at the career fair vocatium Frankfurt (Oder). Our study counsellors Janine Behrendt and Dr. Linda Giesel, as well as our intern Charlotte served as Viadrina envoys.

They provided visitors with information about our courses, enrolment requirements and student life at the Viadrina.

Find out more about the vocatium career fairs at the website of the Institut für Talententwicklung.

Photos: Charlotte Grünberg

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The team of the Central Student Advisory Service wishes all students and colleagues a wonderful Easter Holiday and happy and fruitful Easter Egg Hunt!

If you have any questions or problems, the Central Student Advisory Service will only take a short break from Good Friday until Easter Monday and then we will be back for you here at the Auditorium Maximum, Room 112.

If you miss us during the holidays, you can now follow us on Instagram @zsbviadrina!


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April 2019

Instagram PHOTO CONTEST for Freshers - Win a Viadrina T-Shirt!
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The Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) is now on Instagram!

Dear Freshers, follow us @zsbviadrina and post your orientation week snapshots on Instagram. Tag your posts with #viadrinastart. The best entry wins brand new Viadrina T-Shirt - so go and get creative! :)

Deadline is 15 April 2019

#orientationweekviadrina #freshersweek #helloinstaworld

April 2019

5 April 2019 - University Fair "Hochschulmesse 2019: Studieren in Berlin und Brandenburg"
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Last Friday, 5 April 2019 the university fair "Hochschulmesse 2019: Studieren in Berlin und Brandenburg" was held at the Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin. More than 50 institutions presented the 600+ degree programmes availabe in the Brandenburg -Berlin region.

Our ZSB team and the teams of the Academic Advisory Services promoted Viadrina's wide range of programmes and meanwhile also enjoyed themselves a little...When they aren't saving the world, Ms Ignatius (Law), Mr Matthiessen (Social and Cultural Sciences) and Mr Trenkmann (Business and Economics) are saving students who have questions concerning their courses, modules, schedules, etc.

More info on the Hochschulmesse 2019


1-5 April 2019 - Orientation Week

Are you ready for a fresh start? During the Orientation Week you will receive all the important information you need for a successful start at the European University Viadrina.

We highly recommend all new students - whether complete newbie or experienced new Master student - take part in their course's introductory session. Also, there will be a variety of ice breakers, cultural events and of course orientation sessions of all sorts.

Do not miss the orientation week! We are looking forward to meeting you here at the European University Viadrina.

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Photos: Heide Fest / Centre right: ZSB

For the complete freshers' guide and programme click the link:

#studystart #orientationweeksummer2019 #bornready

3 April 2019 - New Career Fair "vocatium Nordwestbrandenburg"

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For the first time the brand new job and talent fair "vocatium Nordwestbrandenburg" was held on 3rd April 2019 in the Graf von Lindenau-Halle in Neustad!

A wide range of exhibitors were present: BTU Cottbus, TH Brandenburg, Industrie- und Handelskammer Potsdam, KMG, Swiss Krono, Customs - and of course the European University Viadrina.

Our study counsellors Franziska Boll and Dr. Linda Giesel journeyed to scenic North-West Brandenburg via #ZSB-Mobil and presented our wide spectrum of courses to the many visitors.

Whilst on tour they discovered the beauty of Neustadt and found out just how cool horses in Brandenburg are...

Learn more about the vocatium Nordwestbrandenburg on the Instituts für Talententwicklung website.

February 2019
24 February - Workshop "Professional Counselling"

Amongst several helpful workshops for students the Central Student Advisory Service also offers trainings for Viadrina employees. This time, Marianne Tatschner of the Psychological Counselling Centre gave helpful advice on the subject of "Professional Counselling".

We will offer several new workshops for students during the upcoming summer semester 2019. In these workshops students can gain insights into many key study and life skills.

Learn more about our workshops and other events on our workshop page! (page in German; we offer workshops in German and English)


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11 February - European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) Voted "Most Popular University in Germany" Second Time in a Row

For the second time in a row the European University Viadrina was voted "Most Popular University in Germany by students and alumni. In an online poll conducted by the ranking website "" over 42.000 students and former students voted in the following categories: syllabi and lectures, lecturers, room equipment, organization and library. All in all, 97 % of our students would recommend studying at Viadrina.

Today we had a little "unboxing ceremony" at the Central Student Advisory Service...

We are very happy with the result of the ranking and will, of course, continue to strive to make every student feel welcome and have a great learning experience at Viadrina!

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You'd like to see the real thing? You will find the award at the Audimax building on campus. #perfectselfieopportunity #makeyourparentsproud

Want to know more? Check out this article (in German).

For more detailed information on the ranking click here (in German):

9 - 10 February - HORIZON Stuttgart
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On 9 and 10 February 2019 the HORIZON Career Fair was held in Stuttgart, Germany. At the fair a wide range of institutions of higher education, businesses and counselling services from the region, Germany and from all over Europe introduced themselves to the visitors.

Our study advisors Kerstin Richter and Franziska Boll were of course present and answered all questions regarding studying at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder).

For more information (in German) click here:

Summer Semester 2019

5 July - Workshop in English by the Psychological Counselling Centre

As always the Pyschological Counsellling Centre will offer a workshop for English speakers in the Summer term. If you are interested, mark the date in your calendar and register as early as possible to make sure you get a spot.

Mindful Self-Compassion
How to treat yourself well when the going gets rough
Friday, 05 July 2019, 10am-3pm, Room AM 202

If you speak (some) German, our other workshops might also be helpful to you.

For an overview of all our workshops take a look at our new English workshop page.

Registration at:

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January 2019
18 January - Workshop in English

Mindfulness in a Nutshell
What It Is and Why You Should Care
Friday, 18 January 2019, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Room HG 201b

For more information visit the website of the Pychological Counselling Centre.

To register visit (in German).

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December 2018
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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The team of the Central Student Advisory Service wishes you a merry Christmas and a great start into the new year!

We will be back on 7 January 2019.