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Workshop: Successful Start of Studies

Free offering for international, fee-paying students at the start of their studies.

The workshop is planned as an in-person event. If it is not possible to conduct the workshop in person, the workshop will be conducted online.


  • 11.05.2022, 19:30-21:30pm
  • 18.05.2022, 20:00-21:30pm
  • 25.05.2022, 20:00-21:30pm


Trainer: Julia Kolbinger
M.A. Social Theory
Teaching at the University of Freiburg


What can you expect in this workshop?

The workshop is divided into three sessions. The 1st session lasts two hours. The 2nd and 3rd session are 90 minutes each. The main topics are:

1st session: Introduction to the higher education culture of Germany.

  • Past and present higher education system in Germany
  • Structure of the university system and relationship networks at Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
  • General expectations for students in the German academic system
  • Examination system (types of examinations, examination and course achievements, ECTS points and grading system)


2nd session: Learning and teaching in everyday study life

  • Difference between classroom settings (differentiation between lecture and seminar, discussions, group work and presentations)
  • Dealing with critical situations in collaborative learning
  • Self-organization: First insight into the learning platform ILIAS and the campus management tool HisInOne


3rd session: Relationships and communication

  • Successful interactions and relationships in the academic system
  • Dealing with critical situations between students and professors
  • Opportunities and challenges in the exchange with other students


How this workshop will benefit you as a student?

  • You will find your own place in the complex university culture
  • You will learn what is important in your studies
  • You will find out what is expected of you socially in your studies and how to stay true to yourself
  • You will meet students and expand your network right from the start
  • You will exchange ideas with other students and learn from the experiences of others
  • You will receive a certificate after successful participation in the workshop (at least 70% attendance), which you can enclose with future applications


  •  And above all: You take a big step for your personal start into your studies!


What requirements should you bring with you?

  • Personal: The focus of the workshop is on joint interaction, so it is important that you are motivated and committed. You should be willing to exchange ideas with others.
  • Time: Please plan the dates firmly and participate in all 3 sessions. Please let us know in advance if you cannot attend a session for a valid reason. Prerequisite for the certificate: 70% participation in the workshop.
  • Technical: Please turn on the camera to create a friendly, open and respectful space. Please mute the microphone at the beginning until the host invites you to turn it on.


Where can you sign in?

  • Please register directly by e-mail:
  • Your registration is binding and must be sent to us no later than 08.04.2022
  • Please note: The course will only take place if the minimum number of participants of 8 students is reached. The maximum number of participants is 25. Participation will be confirmed on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • If you have to cancel the course, this is only possible until 22.04.2022.

“I learned how to study well at Freiburg University and it strengthened my self-confidence to talk with other people confidently.” “I must say the workshops are very helpful to academic adaption.” “I am so glad for this opportunity to be part of this program. The knowledge and experience gathered from this workshop is going along way to helping me succeed in Freiburg, with this I say I'm grateful.” “Being yourself, helpful and respectful to all in the new environment is important for building honest and frank relationship. Communication is the key to solve all the problems is what I believe in.”