Welcome!

We look forward to greeting you in Freiburg!

The new Academic Year in Freiburg 2020-21 officially starts on Tuesday, September 1. We will set up a central reception center where AYF staff will assist you in checking into your dorm rooms, provide you with information materials, and help you with questions.

All incoming AYF students must report to the reception center between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on September 1, 2020.

The location of the reception center and all other relevant information for your arrival in Freiburg will be shared with you via email.

It is not possible to check into your dorm room before September 1. Please read the information in your program handbook for suggestions where to stay prior to September 1, or use the hotel database on the City of Freiburg homepage.

If you have problems reaching the reception center on time, please call AYF as soon as possible at one of the following cell phone numbers to notify us of your arrival time:

International Access Country Code City Code Phone Number
Cell Phone A 011 49 170 571 88 78
Cell Phone A from a German phone 0170 571 88 78
Cell Phone B 011 49 170 781 65 46
Cell Phone B from a German phone 0170 781 65 46

Information on traveling to Freiburg can be found in your program handbook and on the Guides & Information page of this website.

If you have questions that are not addressed here or in the handbook, please don’t hesitate to contact us

Travel to Freiburg

Information on travel options to Freiburg is provided in your AYF Program Handbook which is available on the Guides & Information page of this website. In addition, train and bus schedules specifically for Arrival Day will be posted there as well.

Sending Mail to Germany

We recommend that AYF students have packages and/or letters sent directly to the AYF office (c/o Academic Year in Freiburg) in order to avoid common problems with international delivery to dormitory addresses. AYF will maintain a mailbox for each student in the main office, which you are expected to check regularly.

If sending a parcel or letter via U.S. mail (USPS), use the address listed below (including the student’s name).

Student Name
Academic Year in Freiburg
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität
D-79085 Freiburg i. Br.
GERMANY

If sending a parcel or letter with a courier service (e.g. UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.), use the address (with a physical street address) below. Note that this requires a different ZIP code.

Address for use with COURIER service:
Academic Year in Freiburg
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität – Poststelle
Platz der Universität 3
D-79098 Freiburg i. Br.
Germany

Alternate address for use with COURIER service or online merchants:
Uni-Poststelle – AYF
Platz der Universität 3
D-79098 Freiburg i. Br.
Germany

A memo with additional helpful hints on sending packages to Germany and how to prepare mailings for customs clearance can also be found on the Guides & Information page of this website.

If you have any other questions regarding mailing items to Germany, please contact the AYF Program Director, Ulrich Struve.