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Information for new students - summer semester

Information for new Master students about studying under Corona conditions in the summer semester 2022

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Orientation week for new postgraduate students (Master)

Wed 20 April, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. General Introduction for all new M.Sc. students Ursula Epe Georges-Köhler-Allee 101, lecture hall 026 (ground floor)
Wed 20 April, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Introduction to the M.Sc. Computer Science program Martina Nopper Georges-Köhler-Allee 101, lecture hall 026 (ground floor)
Thu 21 April, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Introduction to the M.Sc. Embedded Systems Engineering program Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wilde
Martina Nopper
Georges-Köhler-Allee 101, lecture hall 026 (ground floor)
Tue 26 April, 10:00 - 12:00 a.m. Introduction to the M.Sc. Mikrosystemtechnik program Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wilde
Svenja Andresen
Georges-Köhler-Allee 101, room 02-016/018 (top floor)


The first three events will also be streamed live. All new students will receive an invitation in March with a link to the livestream.

Slides and videos from the orientation week summer semester 2022

General Introduction for all new M.Sc. students (pdf), (mp4)

Introduction to the M.Sc. Computer Science program (pdf) (mp4)

M.Sc. Embedded Systems Engineering program, Welcome note from Prof. Wilde (pdf) (mp4)

Introduction to the M.Sc. Embedded Systems Engineering program, Martna Nopper (pdf) (mp4)

Welcome note from the student council (pdf)

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.

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 19 and 25 April you will receive an email with your user name and an initial password. If you should not receive such an email by 26 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. To register, you need to go to the Faculty of Engineering library or to the main library (UB) and ask them to activate your account.

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.

Slides and videos from the orientation sessions for Master students

Introduction to the MSc. Embedded Systems Engineering programme, Prof. Jürgen Wilde, Dean of Studies, pdf, mp4

Introduction to the MSc. Embedded Systems Engineering programme, Martina Nopper, Study advisor, pdf, mp4

Introduction to the MSc Computer Science/Informatik, Martina Nopper, study advisor, pdf, mp4

Further information and tutorials

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)

Living in Freiburg - The first steps

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