Document Actions

You are here: Home Student services Offers for beginning students

Offers for beginning students

AngeboteStudienAnf 722x155

Welcome to the University of Freiburg!

The start of your studies is an exciting time. At the beginning, many things come at once, which have to be planned, organized and located. Due to the corona pandemic in 2020, some things will be different than usual - the University of Fribourg will be offering new formats for the start of your studies.

Here we have compiled a variety of important information for you. An important note: Depending on the situation of the pandemic, opening hours and physical contact possibilities may be temporarily restricted. You can always reach all contact persons by e-mail and telephone. First contact: our hotline!

App-Icon
The app " Studienstart - Uni Freiburg" for a good start to your studies! (Shown in either German or English, depending on the language setting of your mobile device).


playstore appstore
We are currently working on an update. This will be available to you from the beginning of September with all current events in your department.

If you do not want to use an app, we have put together a lot of helpful information (but no events) in the "Wegweiser Studienstart" [de/en]. You will find the current version here from September.

WelcomeDays:

The International invites international students to participate in its Welcome Days in the two weeks before the beginning of the teaching period.

 

The University of Freiburg cordially invites all students to the official kick-off event " Studienstart Uni Freiburg 2020" [de] on 23 October 2020! This year it will take place in digital form. The following steps are important for this and all other events and for your start into your studies:

  1. activate your UniAccount!
    You will receive the access data by e-mail after your immatriculation. The UniAccount is your user ID for all central IT services of the university, e.g:

(Further information can be found in the brochure IT Services for Studies: IT Services for Studies. Currently being revised, here still in version 2019/20)

7b945757dbf28f46d1a908428b8dbc13

 

      2. register in HISinOne for the event "Studienstart Uni Freiburg"!

This will enable you to attend the official welcome on the ILIAS learning platform on 23.10. and get to know many of the university's facilities and offers digitally.

In the week before lectures begin in the winter semester, the University of Freiburg offers introductory events in the form of information lectures, small group programmes, guided tours, etc. Naturally, the appropriate precautions will be taken in accordance with the situation. You will find the current program for the introductory week in the app Studienstart Uni Freiburg starting in October.

  • Put together your personal programme for the introductory week
  • Let yourself be navigated directly to the event locations
  • First go through a checklist to start your studies
  • Prepare yourself for your studies at the University of Freiburg with a lot of information and tips

 

In some departments, preparatory and introductory events are also held beforehand. The best way to find out more is to visit the website of your subject.

 

International Students

The department International Admissions and Services provides international students with administrative and academic advising services.

Intercultural mentoring is a service designed especially for international students in which beginning students are accompanied through their course of study by experienced students.

The subject area “Interculturality” on the online learning platform kosmic [de] provides learning opportunities concerning how to successfully navigate university life and culture, like terms and (unwritten) rules.


There is also a lot of helpful information in the following brochure:
Welcome Guide for International Students

 

To help you during the pandemic, we compiled a least with valuable resources for international students

 

Advising

Beratung 722x155

  • The Central Academic Advising Office at the Student Service Center on Sedanstr. 6 is the first place to go with any questions or problems you encounter before, during, or after your course of study.
  • Further advising services are located in the same building, as are the information desk and the registration office.
  • The department International Admissions and Services provides international students with administrative and academic advising services.
  • Departmental academic advising is the place to go if you have questions concerning your field of study. Contact information for your departmental academic advising may be found in the description of your field of study.
  • The psychotherapeutic counseling service offered by the Studierendenwerk (Student Services) offers you support with crises and psychological problems. The Studierendenwerk Freiburg also provides support on further topics, like housing and financial aid.
  • The Nightline – a listening helpline [de] by students for students, can be reached every evening from 8 p.m. to midnight at 0761 203 9375.
  • The Student Council (StuRa) also offers advising on various topics [de].

Workshops

The Central Academic Advising Office regularly offers workshops on topics like self-management, procrastination, stress management, or self-doubts regarding studies. Upcoming workshops are always announced on the website of the Central Academic Advising Office.

Mentoring

Mentoring 722x155

In the University of Freiburg's mentoring program, experienced students accompany beginning students through their course of study.

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

Intercultural Mentoring
Experienced students from all faculties support international students at the beginning of their studies and give them advice on academic, personal, and social matters on the basis of their experience as students.

Mentoring for Teacher Education Students [de]
Advanced teacher education students meet with teachers of all school types and then pass on their experiences to beginning teacher education students.

Mentoring at Faculties and Departments [de]
Need-based mentoring programs support students from their initial enrollment to graduation. Read the page of the Student Mentoring Competence Network to find out what mentoring programs there are for your field of study.

Online Self-Learning Offers

DigitaleAngebote 722x155

  • Meet ELIS [de] – a learning strategy training tool for making your own learning more effective and efficient.
  • The platform kosmic [de] provides online self-learning materials in the areas of mathematics and chemistry. They give you an opportunity to brush up on your understanding of basic concepts and close gaps in your knowledge. The subject area "Interculturality" provides learning opportunities concerning how to successfully navigate university life and culture, like terms and (unwritten) rules.

International Students

Internationale 722x155

The International Office invites international students to participate in its Welcome Days in the two weeks before the beginning of the teaching period.


The department International Admissions and Services provides international students with administrative and academic advising services.


Intercultural mentoring is a service designed especially for international students in which beginning students are accompanied through their course of study by experienced students.


The subject area “Interculturalism” on the online learning platform kosmic [de] provides an introduction to the university culture in Germany and is an opportunity to learn more about the concepts of culture and interculturalism.


There is also a lot of helpful information in the following brochure:
Welcome Guide for International Students

Orientation week for beginning students

We accompanied beginning student Leonie and tutor Jean-Michel on the orientation week for students of the field Archaeological Sciences in the 2018/19 winter semester. [de]

196a86c385e69b06fec87d1cad940f30

What matters most in starting a course of study

Anna-Lena Lessle from the Central Academic Advising Office says what her experience has shown to matter most in starting a course of study. [de]

192852f36bcf939c7ba90d587611be78

My first lecture

Alex attends a sociology lecture with Prof. Manuela Boatcă and learns what she finds to be important in a lecture.

1a353fd9235ce0946704737449192fa5

Intercultural Mentoring Program

Meet mentor Özde and mentee Ola, both participating in the intercultural mentoring program of the University of Freiburg.

9b361264188484a2fa7e39ff082dd24b