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Offers for first-year students

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Welcome to the University of Freiburg!

The start of your studies is an intense time. At the beginning, many things come at once, which must be planned, organized and found. We have compiled a lot of important information for you here.

Please note: Depending on the pandemic situation, opening hours and physical contact options may be temporarily restricted. You can always reach all contact persons by e-mail and telephone. First contact: our hotline!

We wish you a good start at the University of Freiburg!


Install the app "Studienstart - Uni Freiburg"

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The app "Studienstart - Uni Freiburg" - for a good start to your studies!


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Start your studies easily!

In these videos you will find helpful information, tips and insights into starting your studies at the University of Freiburg.

Start your studies easily!

In these Videos you will find helpful information, tips and insights into starting your studies at the University of Freiburg.


Welcome

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Matriculation

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Orientation week

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What matters at the start of your studies

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Course-based examination system

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My first lecture

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Intercultural Mentoring

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Tour through the Student Service Center

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Studienstart Uni Freiburg - First Steps

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1. Activate your University Account

You will receive the access data by e-mail after your matriculation. The UniAccount is your user ID for all central IT services of the University, e.g.:

(Further information can be found in the brochure "University IT
Services for Students
").

2. Log in to ILIAS

Here you can find the virtual welcome room "Studienstart Uni Freiburg 2021 and 2022". You can find a lot of helpful information about the start of your studies there.

3. Install the app "Studienstart - Uni Freiburg"

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The app "Studienstart - Uni Freiburg" - for a good start to your studies!


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With the app you can:

  • Put together your personal program for the introductory week (in the winter semester)
  • Always find interesting events, even after the introductory week
  • Filter, whether the events are online or face-to-face events
  • Navigate directly to the event locations
  • Use the study start checklist to make sure you don't forget anything important
  • Prepare for your studies at the University of Freiburg with lots of information and tips
  • Find important contact persons
  • Look up terms related to studying in the glossary
  • Receive exciting and interesting information in the newsfeed

The program is constantly being extended and updated - so it's always worth checking it again from time to time!

The app requires at least Android 5 or iOS 12. Alternatively, you can use the web version of the app (without navigation, locations, newsfeed).

Introductory events

In most departments, preparatory and introductory events are already held before the start of the lectures in the summer semester. Please inform yourself on your department's website.

Moreover, many interdisciplinary events for the start of your studies are offered in the winter semester.

Advising

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  • The Student Service Center at Sedanstr. 6 is the first point of contact for all questions concerning your studies. The hotline and information desk are available with all the information you need, and the advisors of the Central Academic Advising Office offer individual advising sessions.
  • Apart from the information desk and the Registration Office, you will also find further advising services in the same building.
  • The department International Admissions and Services in the Student Service Center assists international students with administrative issues and also offers advising.
  • The departmental academic advising is your contact point for all subject-specific questions. You can find your departmental academic advisor in the respective description of your degree program.
  • The psychotherapeutic counselling of the Studierendenwerk supports you in crises and when facing mental problems. You can also find support from the Studierendenwerk Freiburg on other topics such as housing and financing.
  • The Nightline - the listening phone by students for students - is available daily from 8 p.m. - 0 p.m. at + 49 (0)761 203 9375.
  • The Student Council StuRa also offers advice on various topics.

 

Workshops

The Central Academic Advising Office regularly offers workshops on topics such as self-management, procrastination, stress management or study doubts. They are announced on the website of the Central Academic Advising Office.

Mentoring

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In the mentoring program at the University of Freiburg, first-year students are accompanied through their studies by experienced students.

The Competence Network Student Mentoring [de] coordinates and supports the following mentoring programs for students at the University of Freiburg.

Intercultural Mentoring:
In the Intercultural Mentoring Program (ICM), experienced students from all faculties (mentors) provide personal, professional and social support to international first-year students (mentees). The program is growing steadily and many of the participants are involved more than once. Mentors and mentees also benefit from participation in numerous workshops, trainings, and great social events.

Mentoring for student teachers [de]:
Student teachers from higher semesters exchange ideas with teachers from all types of schools and, in a second step, pass on their experiences to student teachers at the beginning of their studies.

Mentoring at faculties and institutes [de]:
Need-based mentoring programs support students from the start to the end of their studies. You can find out which mentoring offers are available for your degree program on the page of the Competence Network Student Mentoring.

Online Self-Study Opportunities

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  • Attend the ILIAS course Studying successfully in the virtual semester: Learning & working in digitalized courses.
  • On the kosmic platform, you will find online self-study courses for students of interdisciplinary subjects in the fields of mathematics and chemistry. They serve to refresh elementary basic knowledge and close gaps in knowledge. The subject area "Interculturality" provides support in getting to know the university culture and promotes intercultural reflection - an interesting offer not only for international students.
  • Learn about ELIS [de] – a learning strategy training to make your own learning more effective and efficient.

International Students

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International students are invited by the International Office to participate in the Welcome Days during the two weeks prior to the beginning of the lecture period.

The department International Admissions and Services in the Student Service Center assists international students with administrative issues and offers advising.

The Intercultural Mentoring Program (ICM) is an offer especially designed for international students. First-year students are accompanied through their studies by experienced students here.

The subject area "Interculturality" on the online learning platform kosmic provides support in getting to know the German university culture and offers opportunities to familiarize oneself with the topics of culture and interculturality.

You can also find a lot of helpful information on the website "Welcome Guide for International Students".

To help you during the pandemic, we have compiled a list of valuable resources for international students.

 

Campustour

Get to know our campus! Make a virtual visit to the University of Freiburg with our Campus Tour With videos, pictures, sound clips and small quizzes we will guide you around the campus and introduce you to different places and people of the university everyday life. Especially in times of pandemics you will get an insight into the otherwise pulsating campus life.