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Information for new students

 

In the first semester everything is new. A lot of procedures might be different from the ones at your previous school or university. Therefore we have gathered the most important information for new students on this website:

Matriculation (or Enrollment)

To become a student of the University of Freiburg, you have to matriculate after having received the admission letter from the International Admissions and Services Department (IAS) of the university. IAS is located in the Student Service Center on Sedanstrasse 6. You can find more information here.

Orientation Day for new undergraduate students

The orientation day for new undergraduate students of the Faculty of Engineering will take place on Friday, 18 October 2019. On that day, students will be informed about their respective study programs, study plans, examination regulations and also get some practical tips from the student council. You can find the detailed program for that day here.

Orientation Day for new postgraduate students (Master)

 

General orientation session for all new Master students Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Georges-Köhler-Allee 101, lecture hall 026 (ground floor)
Introduction to the MSc. Microsystems Enggineering programme

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019,
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 o'clock

Georges-Köhler-Allee 101, room 02 016/018 (top floor)
Introduction to the MSc. Computer Science programme Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Georges-Köhler-Allee 101, lecture hall 026 (ground floor)
Introduction to the MSc. Embedded Systems Enggineering programme Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Georges-Köhler-Allee 101, room 02 016/018 (top floor)
Introduction to the MSc. Sustainable Systems Enggineering programme Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Georges-Köhler-Allee 101, lecture hall 036 (ground floor)

Pre-course in Mathematics

The pre-course in mathematics (offered by the student council every year in October) is for new undergraduate students (freshmen). More information about the pre-course can be found here.

Course Booking (or: Course Registration) and deadlines

You should register online for each course (lecture, excercise, lab course, seminar etc.) you want to take in the first semester. It is recommended to do this after having attended the orientation meeting to make sure you know which courses you can or have to select. Instructions on how and when to do this can be found here.

UniCard (Student ID Card)

A few days/weeks after matriculating, the university will send you a letter with your student ID card (called UniCard). You can find out which features the card has on the UniCard website.

University User Account

After matriculation you will also receive information about your user account for the central IT services. You will need this user account to, for example, book your courses, register for exams, and more. You can find more information about the university user account here.

TF User Account

All students of the Faculty of Engineering (TF) are required to apply for a user account of the Faculty of Engineering in addition to the University User Account. You will need the TF user account to receive important emails that are sent for example by the coordinator or by the examination office to the TF student mailing list. The TF user account also enables you to use the computer labs in building 082. Please ask the pool managers in building 082 (1st floor, opposite the entrance to the cafeteria) to set up a TF account for you.

User Account for the University Library

The UniCard is also your user id for the library. Nevertheless, you have to register yourself before using the library for the first time. You can either register online (website is in German) or ask the librarian of the Faculty of Engineering to set up an account for you.

WiFi

As a student of the University of Freiburg, you have access to the WiFi network, "eduroam", which is available on the university's campuses all over the city. Instructions on how to install this WiFi network on your mobile phone and computer can be found here.

Semester Ticket

The semester ticket enables you to use all means of public transport in Freiburg and surroundings for only 94 Euro per semester. The semester ticket for the winter semester is valid from 1st October to 31st March, while the one for the summer semester is valid from 1st April to 30th September. Even if you don't have a semester ticket, your UniCard (plus matriculation slip and passport or other ID with photo) allows you to travel for free every night from 7:00 p.m. onwards (but only if you have downloaded a “19-Uhr-Nachweis” from the following website: https://www.vag-onlineticket.de/index.php/product/93/show/0/0/0/0/buy)!

Semester dates and teaching periods

On the website of the university you can check out the semester dates, teaching periods and holidays. Bookmark it now before you forget!

Exam periods, registration and de-registration

The dates of the exam periods as well as the deadlines for exam registration and de-registration vary according to department. The ones of the Faculty of Engineering can be found here.

Living in Freiburg - The first steps

A comprehensive list of To Dos after arriving in Freiburg can be found here.

Slides from the orientation activities

Winter semester 2019/20:

General information for all new Master students

Information for new Master students, Microsystems Engineering

Information for new Master students, Computer Science

Information for new Master students, Embedded Systems Engineering, part 1

Information for new Master students, Embedded Systems Engineering, part 2