Counselling and orientation services

Are you interested in studying in Erfurt? Would you like to find out more about the University of Erfurt? You want to visit us alone or together with your school class? We offer you a wide range of opportunities to get to know us on site or to talk to professors and students. You can also meet us at the numerous study and career choice fairs.

Information for prospective students

Next events

University of Erfurt (Campus Nordhäuser Str. 63)
GLOBANA Messe- & Conference Center, Schkeuditz

Study orientation

Studierendengruppe im KIZ
Studying at the University of Erfurt Step by step to the right course of study
Drei Studierende vor Werbebanner für Hochschulinfotag
Open day | 04.05.2024 Get to know the University of Erfurt!
Discovery Days at University of Erfurt
Discovery days | 10.-14.06.2024 Try studying

Personal advice

Student advice
Career fair advice

Student advice and counselling

The Student Advice and Counselling (Allgemeine Studienberatung) provides information and advice on the following topics:

  • Study programmes
  • Information leaflets on studying
  • Advanced training
  • Admission requirements
  • Application
  • Admission restriction/procedure
  • Aptitude assessment test
  • Aptitude tests
  • Semester fee
  • Re-registration
  • Semester off
  • Change of study programme


Student Advice and Counselling
Anne Zimmermann
Verwaltungsgebäude, room 0.19

☎ +49 361 737-5115

Office hours:
Monday - Thursday, 12-15 h
and by appointment

Subject advice and counselling

Counselling on subject-specific questions of the study programme is provided by the study programme coordinators or subject advisors. They provide information in particular about:

  • Course offerings
  • Combination options
  • Course content
  • Admission requirements
  • Application
  • Admission restriction/procedure
  • Aptitude assessment tests
  • Aptitude tests
  • Contents and focus of the subject,
  • Study regulations/curricula, examination regulations,
  • Performance requirements and certificates,
  • Crediting of previous academic achievements (in the case of a change of programme and/or university).

They also provide advice and support in personal planning and structuring of the subject studies (construction of the timetable, work techniques, preparation for examinations). The task of the subject advisory service is to advise students during the entire course of their studies.

You can find the contact persons on the respective pages of the programme.

Course offerings of the University of Erfurt

Campus specialists

Student ambassadors answer your questions


Campus specialists are students of the University of Erfurt. They can answer your questions about studying and living in the university city of Erfurt or show you around the campus on a personal tour. If they don't know what to do themselves, they will put you in touch with the right contact person. You can easily get in touch with our student ambassadors via email or Instagram. Just get in touch!

Education fairs & open days

Visit our stand at the study and career fairs

[Translate to English:] Vocatium

Checklist for the career fair visit

Before the fair starts:

  • Get an overview with the hall plan and list of exhibitors
  • Note down stands and events
  • Bundle and note down questions

During the fair:

  • Bring a pad and pen
    Write down contact details if necessary


Anne Zimmermann

Student advice and counselling

+49 361 737-5115

Further information

Online-Tool STUDIMAT

What is the STUDIMAT at the University of Erfurt?

Bachelor-Studentin mit Schild

Abitur in the bag - and now? Anyone who decides to study is first confronted with countless fields of study, degrees and prerequisites.

Do you want to become a teacher later? Which major subject can I combine with which minor subject and why do I have to study two subjects at all? What is a two-subject Bachelor? What application deadlines and admission requirements do I have to observe? Is my final grade decisive for the choice of my degree programme? What can I do with it later? Does the subject live up to its name?

We won't leave you alone with your questions. Our "STUDIMAT" helps you to get an overview of our 26 Bachelor programmes on offer and to combine them appropriately with the help of the configurator. In just a few steps, you will receive your personal result with quick info on application deadlines, contact persons, study contents as well as portraits of students and graduates of the chosen fields of study.

You are still not sure? No problem. You can save your personal result, print it out or send it by e-mail.

to the Online-Tool STUDIMAT

Study Interest Test (SIT)

Which study programme suits me?

With your wish to study at a university, you have already made an important decision for your future life. Before you start looking for a specific course of study or place of study, you should first find out what interests, inclinations and talents you have. In your further study orientation and choice of studies, you should put your own interests and inclinations at the centre of your considerations.

to the Study Interest Test (SIT)

Fit for the teaching profession? - Take the study test!

Are you suitable for the teaching profession?

Would you like to study for a teaching profession programme and become a teacher? Take the opportunity to find out about the requirements of the course and the profession, as well as your aptitudes and inclinations. There are a number of questionnaires or explorations of the teaching profession available online that can help you clarify the following questions.

to the overview of the tests

Guided tours & lectures

Campus tour
Study lecture

Campus tour & lecture for school groups

Would you like to find out about a particular field of study, learn about the basic structure of studies at the University of Erfurt or simply get an impression of how a university works and what studying in Erfurt means? We would be happy to organise an individual appointment for school classes. This offer is primarily aimed at pupils in grades 10 to 13.

Possible offers are:

  • Presentation by the Student Advice and Counselling on the study programmes, structure of the study programme and application (approx. 45 minutes),
  • Free campus tour with student campus specialists (approx. 45 minutes),
  • Library tour,
  • Participation in regular courses (90 minutes),
  • for grammar schools: literature research in the context of academic work (seminar paper),
  • Workshops on suitability for the teaching profession (on request).

Contact us and tell us the number of students, grade level, date and time frame so that we can plan your visit with you.

University communications

+49 361 737-5024

Virtual campus tour

A digital walk... The University of Erfurt is a campus university. Unlike many other universities, teaching and administrative buildings as well as important service and research facilities are not spread throughout the city, but are concentrated on the university campus and can therefore be reached quickly.

We would like to introduce you to all the important facilities here and invite you to take a short "tour" of the 192,239 m² campus of the University of Erfurt.

to the virtual tour

Campus tour for alumni

You studied at the University of Erfurt or a predecessor institution and would like to visit the campus as part of a meeting? We would be happy to arrange a guided tour of the campus for you - also at the weekend - for a fee, during which you can visit the university buildings as well as the campus.

Contact us, we look forward to your visit.

University communications

+49 361 737-5024

Library tours

Library tours for students and prospective students

The Erfurt University Library offers guided tours of the library to help you find your way around the library and use the library collection in the best possible way.

Registration for the library tour

Get to know the library also on a digital guided tour:

virtual library tour

Studying at the University of Erfurt - on the road with Nathalie and Pauline

Vorschaubild Studieren an der Uni Erfurt

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