For first-year students

Before the semester

Dear first-year students and new master students, the new semester starts! We are happy you chose to study at Ulm University. On the first day at UUlm there surely will be a lot of questions coming up. The semester opening will be held in presence on April 19th 2022 starting 9.00 am. You will find further information here.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

This preliminary course aims to help prospective students with their start at Ulm University by using the unisveritys teaching methods to reiterate important school knowlege and teach some starting topics of the first semester. Further more this course is an opportunity to socialize with other students and get to know the campus.

The semester begins

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.

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.

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.

For students

General information

The List for the summer semester 2022 will be finalised shortly. 

The lecture times for the winter semester 21/22 starts October 18th 2021 and ends February 19th 2022.

The lecture times for the summer Semester 2022 starts April 19th and ends July 23rd 2022.

Attention: Lecture times for coorperation courses may differ!

 

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.

Please note the current safety and hygiene concept.

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. Please inform yourselves about new regulations for in-person examinations on this webpage.

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.

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.

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!

Please inform yourselves about the conditions of the opening of the central library.

Advice and help for Moodle and Zoom.

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.

Dear Students,

we need to explicitly point out to you, that it is not permitted to redistribute any material (for example lecture slides, videos, skits, etc.), provided to you via Moodle or any other way. The material provided to you by your lecturer, are only to be used by the students taking part in the respective cours!

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.

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.

Current information about studying at Ulm University

Information about current Covid restricitons at Ulm University can be found here:

Coronavirus: Ulm University informs

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