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Information for new students - summer semester

Information for new Master students about studying under Corona conditions in the summer semester 2021

In the summer semester 2021 all courses (except for lab courses and projects) will be held online. Most written exams can only be taken on-campus. You should therefore if possible make sure to be in Freiburg at least during the examination period (9 Aug - 30 Sep).

Orientation week for new postgraduate students (Master)

General orientation for all new Master students 12 April 14:00 - 16:00 CEST Ursula Epe, Program Co-ordinator Livestream (link will be sent by email)
MSc. Mikrosystemtechnik 13 April 13:00 - 14:00 CEST Prof. Jürgen Wilde, Dean of Studies Livestream (link will be sent by email)
MSc. Embedded Systems Engineering 13 April 14:00 - 15:00 CEST Prof. Jürgen Wilde, Dean of Studies, Martina Nopper, Study Advisor Livestream (link will be sent by email)
MSc. Computer Science 14 April 12:00 - 14:00 CEST Martina Nopper, Study Advisor Livestream (link will be sent by email)
Introduction to exam regulations for all new Master students 15 April 14:00 - 16:00 CEST Susanne Stork, examination office Livestream (link will be sent by email)

 
These sessions will be recorded and the videos will be posted here afterwards.

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 to do this can be found here and in the video tutorials in the section "further information and tutorials" on this page. Please keep the deadlines for course booking in mind.

UniCard (Student ID Card)

A few days/weeks after matriculating, the university will send you a letter with your student ID card (called UniCard). If you did the Off-Campus matriculation before coming to Germany, you can pick up your UniCard in the Student Service Center in Sedanstrasse 6. You can find out which features the card has on the UniCard website.

At a glance: fact sheet on the UniCard.

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 and register for exams in HisinOne, or to use the university library or the learning platform Ilias. You can find more information about the university user account here.

Faculty User Account (TF-Account)

All students of the Faculty of Engineering need a faculty user account in addition to the university user account. You need the "TF Account" to receive the emails which are sent by the faculty's office of student affairs (i.e. examination office, study advisors, program coordinators etc.) to all students of the Faculty of Engineering. As soon as the computer labs for students are opened again, you also need the TF Account to use the computers, printers and scanners in the computer labs.

Between 9 and 19 April you will receive an email with your user name and an initial password. If you should not receive such an email by 19 April, please contact the pool managers.

Read more in our fact sheet on the faculty's online systems. Confused about all the different accounts? Check out this handout!

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 six months. 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.

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 (Examinations Office)

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.

Below you will find information relevant to examinations for you as a first-semester student:

Master of Science Informatik/Computer Science
Master of Science Mikrosystemtechnik
Master of Science Embedded Systems Engineering
Master of Science Sustainable Systems Engineering

 

Further information and tutorials

Below you will find short explanatory video tutorials and information material on topics related to the beginning of your studies and on topics that are of interest to students in all semesters (e.g. on certain topics concerning the examination office, seminar registration or project registration in Computer Science, etc.).

General information for new students:

NEW! Slides from the session "Studying and living - Information for new M.Sc. students at the Faculty of Engineering", April 12, 2021 (pdf)

NEW! Video recording of "Studying and living - Information for new M.Sc. students at the Faculty of Engineering", April 12, 2021

 

Useful info on student self-administration in HISinOne

You can find demonstrations of some student self-service funcions here:

How to...change your contact details in HISinOne (English)

How to...add a new Email adress in HISinOne (Englisch)

How to...self-print your certificate of studies/enrollment certificate in HISinOne (English)

 

Study program MSc Microsystems Engineering

Presentation slides and tutorials for for first semester students:

 

Study program MSc Embedded Systems Engineering

NEW! Introduction to the study programme M.Sc. Embedded Systems Engineering, April 13, 2021 (PDF)

NEW! Video recording of the "Introduction to the study programme M.Sc. Embedded Systems Engineering, Part I (Prof. Wilde), April 13, 2021

NEW! Video recording of the "Introduction to the study programme M.Sc. Embedded Systems Engineering, Part II (Martina Nopper)", April 13, 2021

Explanatory video tutorials from the study advisor on the most important topics in connection with studying MSc Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE):

 

Study program MSc Informatik / Computer Science

NEW! Introduction to the study programme M.Sc. Computer Science, April 14, 2021 (PDF)

NEW! Video recording of the "Introduction to the study programme M.Sc. Computer Science", April 14, 2021.

Explanatory video tutorials from the study advisor on the most important topics in connection with studying MSc Informatics / Computer Science will be available here on Wednesday, October 28. 

 

Living in Freiburg - The first steps

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