Moving to a foreign country can turn out to be a challenging situation. PACE offers all kinds of assistance to facilitate your time in Paderborn.
The student tutor program
To make your arrival in Paderborn more comfortable, your student tutor welcomes you at PACE and supports you in completing the necessary administrative steps such as opening a bank account, organising your health insurance, or accompanying you to the registration office and the international office of the University of Paderborn. He or she will help you to find your way around the university and the city.
The language of instruction at PACE is English. But quite apart from the fact that you can follow your courses in English, your knowledge of the German language will be one of the main factors determining how easily you will adjust to life in Germany.
Therefore, we offer a German course to our international PhD-students. This course teaches you basic German in order to successfully take part in Paderborn daily life.
PACE supports intercultural exchange by offering a cultural program that covers city tours, company visits, and informal meetings. Furthermore, we are pleased to assist our PhD-students in organizing their own intercultural events. The international office of the University of Paderborn provides lots of information concerning the arrival preparation and daily life in Paderborn.