Information about studying at Ulm University

Lecture period winter semester 20/21

The lecture period in the winter semester 20/21 begins on 2 November 2020 and ends on 19 February 2021. There will be no lectures between 24 December 2020 and 3 January 2021. Please note: The lecture periods for study programmes that are offered in cooperation with other universities may differ!

Studying safely - on campus and online

First-year students

Before the semester

  • Training Camp Chemistry and Mathematics

    Starting university studies opens up a new world, with Ulm University as your new environment for learning and living. The Training Camp is a great way to help you get started and find your way around, and to familiarise yourself with the teaching and learning methods typical of a university. Among other things, you will practise handling large volumes of lecture material in the subjects Mathematics and/or Chemistry, as mathematical and chemical methods form the basis for many subjects. This will strengthen your self-organisation and hone your study, learning and examination strategies by refining your individual work techniques.

    Further information about the Training Camps

    The second Training Camp Chemistry will take place online from 28 September - 2 October.

    The Training Camp Mathematics will take place from 5 October - 23 October. You can either attend the training camp on campus or participate digitally.

  • Semester Welcome

    We formally welcome our new students on 2 November. More detailed information will be available here from October 2020.

    Please note the changed lecture periods for the winter semester 20/21.

  • Subject-specific and general orientation for first-semester students

    The student representatives of each department (Fachschaften) organise the so-called Erstesemestereinführung (or short ESEn; orientation for first-semester students). New students will also receive a general welcome (Fachübergreifende Erstsemestereinführung, short: FUESE).

  • Technical equipment for your study success

  • Student ID card (chip card)

    You will receive your student ID card in the mail together with your enrolment documents. Your student ID card serves as a key card on campus, as a library card, and identifies you as a student of Ulm University.

    Further information about the chip card

  • Your personal access

    In the Portal for Study and Teaching you can register for or de-register from exams, edit your personal data, and view and print out your certificate of enrolment, transcript of records and module descriptions.

    The kiz web portal gives you access to services such as the telephone portal, library catalogue, etc.

  • Fees and deadlines

    The administrative costs and Studierendenwerk (student services) fee as well as the contribution to the institutionalised student body are due every semester and currently amount to € 170 per semester in total.

    Tuition fees

    Additional tuition fees are due for the following master's programmes:

    • Advanced Oncology
    • Actuarial Science
    • Innovation and Science Management
    • Sensor Systems Engineering

    In Baden-Württemberg, a tuition fee of € 650 per semester is also charged for second-degree studies.

    International students from non-EU countries, coming to Germany in order to study or students pursuing a second degree are liable to pay tuition fees of € 1.500 per semester.

  • Funding your studies

    The BAföG and Finances department of the Studierendenwerk Ulm (student services) advises and supports students in applying for BAföG (financial assistance for students), advises on alternative financing options (loans, student credit), as well as topics such as working while receiving BAföG.

  • International students

    The International Office is the central service institution for international students and offers support in areas such as visa matters, how to finance your studies, integration, and semesters abroad.

    For more information on the advisory and support services available, please visit the International Office website.

The semester begins

  • Online platform Moodle

    During the mosaic semester, the learning platform Moodle serves as the central platform. You will find your lectures, classes, scripts etc. in the different courses in Moodle. The course directory in the Portal for Study and Teaching shows you which courses are offered in the winter semester as well as the exact starting dates of the courses. All first-semester students are enrolled automatically in their courses.

    You can log into Ulm University's Moodle platform with your kiz account.

    Instructions and support for Moodle and other tools can be found on the kiz website.

  • Courses in the winter semester

    From 15 October, you will find links to your study programme and subject-specific information here.

  • Study and examination regulations

    Please inform yourself about the regulations that apply to your study programme. Which exams must be completed by when? How often can exams be repeated? This information and more can be found in the respective study and examination regulations.

  • Exams in the winter semester during the pandemic

    Special rules apply to the participation in examinations when studying under corona conditions. The Studiensekretariat (student administration and examinations office) provides information for students on examinations during the corona pandemic.

  • Advisory services

    The Zentrale Studienberatung (central student advisory services) is your first point of contact for all general questions in relation to choosing a pathway and studying at Ulm University. We are here to support you, including all challenges that might arise along the way and all the way to transitioning from being a student to being a professional. We actually provide our services by phone, video conference (WebEx) or mail - please send us a mail.

    Contact your course advisors with any questions concerning your studies. They will help you with your individual study planning and answer questions about course schedules the course sequence.

  • Campus Navigation

    You are searching for a hearing room? You can use the Hörsaalfinder to find all places regardind your studies.

    Tip: You can use the "eduroam" or "welcome" network to find your way on your smartphone.

  • Fees and deadlines

    The administrative costs and Studierendenwerk (student services) fee as well as the contribution to the institutionalised student body are due every semester and currently amount to € 170 per semester in total.

    Tuition fees

    Additional tuition fees are due for the following master's programmes:

    • Advanced Oncology
    • Actuarial Science
    • Innovation and Science Management
    • Sensor Systems Engineering

    In Baden-Württemberg, a tuition fee of € 650 per semester is also charged for second-degree studies.

    International students from non-EU countries, coming to Germany in order to study or students pursuing a second degree are liable to pay tuition fees of € 1.500 per semester.

  • Copyright for provided scripts, texts, graphics, etc.

    Dear students,

    we must emphasise that it is not permitted to redistribute materials provided to you through Moodle or any other way (e.g. lecture recordings, lecture notes, slides, etc). The materials that your teachers provide you with are intended exclusively for use by the students participating in the respective course!

  • Tips for everyday student life during the mosaic semester

    Having a good structure for your days is crucial for your study success during the mosaic semester. We are happy to help you integrate digital courses and self-study components into your daily routine and make it all work for you.

    Daily structure

    You will quite possibly be spending a large amount of your free time and your study time in the same space. It is really important to have a clear structure for when you are studying and when you have free time, i.e. schedule fixed study hours in a daily/weekly planner.

    Be mindful when you sit down to start studying, rituals can help with this (e.g. putting a sign on your door in a shared apartment that says 'Please do not disturb' or telling yourself 'I'm starting now with...'). Identify time thieves and disruptions, have a notepad ready and write them down. Actively search for solutions to these problems and write them down as well. Are your strategies working or do you need to find new ones?

    Study breaks

    In order to better internalise what you have learned, schedule study intervals with breaks. Regular breaks allow you to work and stay focused for longer. The ideal ratio between learning and resting is highly individual. It is best to start with one of the following schemes and adapt it to your needs:

    • 25 min work – 2 min break
    • 45 min work – 5 min break
    • 3-4 hours work – 1 to 2 hours break

    It is important that you critically question how well your study/break scheme is working for you.  Things to do during your study break: move around, get some fresh air, eat and drink, stimulate other senses.

    Study environment

    Make sure that the place where you study/work has plenty of light and sufficient oxygen. It would also be ideal to create a tidy, structured workspace to avoid unnecessary searching. Define study/work goals for the next day (use a daily/weekly plan). Critically check whether your workplace really meets your requirements. The best thing to do is to take a photo of your workspace and check what needs to be improved. How does your workspace develop over time?

    Social activities

    Stay in contact with your fellow students, social exchange with other students is just as crucial during the mosaic semester. Form study groups; verbalising what you have learnt gives you the opportunity to check whether you have really understood the learning content (your study group will point out discrepancies and help you work out the kinks).

    However, social activities should not be limited to work and study. Host an online games night or a digital dinner, or just meet with your friends to talk. Stay in contact with each other!

  • FAQs Study & Teaching

    Answers to frequently asked questions around studying, exams and teaching at the University during the corona pandemic that are not on this page can be found in the FAQs Study & Teaching.

    The International Office answers frequently asked questions with regards to international students in the FAQs Study & Teaching.

  • Studying under corona conditions

    Ulm University has collated all information on the safety and hygiene concept.

  • Student live at Ulm University

    You can choose among several sports courses at Hochschulsport, learn a new language at the School of Humanities and get in touch with other students.

    We give you further information about student live at Ulm University.

Do you need help?

Can't find the information you need? Do you have a problem attending a course or a technical problem? We are here to help!

Students of Ulm University

General information

  • Courses in the winter semester

    From 15 October, you will find links to your study programme and subject-specific information here.

  • Moodle and BigBlueButton

    Advice and help for Moodle and other tools.

  • Exams in the winter semester during the pandemic

    Special rules apply to the participation in examinations when studying under corona conditions. The Studiensekretariat (student administration and examinations office) provides information for students on examinations during the corona pandemic.

  • Study and examination regulations

    Please inform yourself about the regulations that apply to your study programme. Which exams must be completed by when? How often can exams be repeated? This information and more can be found in the respective study and examination regulations.

  • Advisory services

    The Zentrale Studienberatung (central student advisory services) is your first point of contact for all general questions in relation to choosing a pathway and studying at Ulm University. We are here to support you, including all challenges that might arise along the way and all the way to transitioning from being a student to being a professional. We actually provide our services by phone, video conference (WebEx) or mail - please send us a mail.

    Contact your course advisors with any questions concerning your studies. They will help you with your individual study planning and answer questions about course schedules the course sequence.

  • Tips for everyday student life during the mosaic semester

    Having a good structure for your days is crucial for your study success during the mosaic semester. We are happy to help you integrate digital courses and self-study components into your daily routine and make it all work for you.

    Daily structure

    You will quite possibly be spending a large amount of your free time and your study time in the same space. It is really important to have a clear structure for when you are studying and when you have free time, i.e. schedule fixed study hours in a daily/weekly planner.

    Be mindful when you sit down to start studying, rituals can help with this (e.g. putting a sign on your door in a shared apartment that says 'Please do not disturb' or telling yourself 'I'm starting now with...'). Identify time thieves and disruptions, have a notepad ready and write them down. Actively search for solutions to these problems and write them down as well. Are your strategies working or do you need to find new ones?

    Study breaks

    In order to better internalise what you have learned, schedule study intervals with breaks. Regular breaks allow you to work and stay focused for longer. The ideal ratio between learning and resting is highly individual. It is best to start with one of the following schemes and adapt it to your needs:

    • 25 min work – 2 min break
    • 45 min work – 5 min break
    • 3-4 hours work – 1 to 2 hours break

    It is important that you critically question how well your study/break scheme is working for you.  Things to do during your study break: move around, get some fresh air, eat and drink, stimulate other senses.

    Study environment

    Make sure that the place where you study/work has plenty of light and sufficient oxygen. It would also be ideal to create a tidy, structured workspace to avoid unnecessary searching. Define study/work goals for the next day (use a daily/weekly plan). Critically check whether your workplace really meets your requirements. The best thing to do is to take a photo of your workspace and check what needs to be improved. How does your workspace develop over time?

    Social activities

    Stay in contact with your fellow students, social exchange with other students is just as crucial during the mosaic semester. Form study groups; verbalising what you have learnt gives you the opportunity to check whether you have really understood the learning content (your study group will point out discrepancies and help you work out the kinks).

    However, social activities should not be limited to work and study. Host an online games night or a digital dinner, or just meet with your friends to talk. Stay in contact with each other!

  • Fees and deadlines

    The administrative costs and Studierendenwerk (student services) fee as well as the contribution to the institutionalised student body are due every semester and currently amount to € 170 per semester in total.

    Tuition fees

    Additional tuition fees are due for the following master's programmes:

    • Advanced Oncology
    • Actuarial Science
    • Innovation and Science Management
    • Sensor Systems Engineering

    In Baden-Württemberg, a tuition fee of € 650 per semester is also charged for second-degree studies.

    International students from non-EU countries, coming to Germany in order to study or students pursuing a second degree are liable to pay tuition fees of € 1.500 per semester.

  • FAQs Study & Teaching

    Answers to frequently asked questions around studying, exams and teaching at the University during the corona pandemic that are not on this page can be found in the FAQs Study & Teaching.

    The International Office answers frequently asked questions with regards to international students in the FAQs Study & Teaching.

  • Copyright for provided scripts, texts, graphics, etc.

  • Studying under corona conditions

    Ulm University has collated all information on the safety and hygiene concept.

  • International students

    The International Office is the central service institution for international students and offers support in areas such as visa matters, how to finance your studies, integration, and semesters abroad.

    For more information on the advisory and support services available, please visit the International Office website.

  • Student live at Ulm University

    You can choose among several sports courses at Hochschulsport, learn a new language at the School of Humanities and get in touch with other students.

    We give you further information about student live at Ulm University.

Do you need help?

Can't find the information you need? Do you have a problem attending a course or a technical problem? We are here to help!

Please send us an email with any suggestions on what you think we should change or add here.