Student Advisory Service

Your way to university

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Studierende im KIZ, Universität Erfurt
Studierende in der Bibliothek
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First Information

The Bachelor/Master Study System at the University of Erfurt

Bachelor/Master study system

The University of Erfurt offers a tiered study system. The first stage is a basic bachelor's degree. As a rule, this requires the Abitur as a general university entrance qualification. This can be followed by a consecutive Master's degree course (which builds on the previous one) or a Master's degree course following a professional career. The prerequisite for this is in particular proof of a relevant first degree.

The Magister Degree Course Catholic Theology, which is offered as a further basic course of study in addition to the Bachelor's degree, can be taken up directly after the Abitur.

All studies are modular in structure. Modules are made up of sub-modules. Within these sub-modules concrete courses are offered, such as lectures or seminars. Each module concludes with a module examination during the course of study.

The amount of time spent studying is expressed by credit points according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (LP/ECTS). One credit point corresponds to an expected working time of 30 hours. On average, a full-time student is expected to work 30 LP/ECTS per semester, i.e. 900 hours. This corresponds to a 40-hour week per semester including the statutory leave days.

The LP/ECTS will continue to be used as a basis for weighting in the calculation of grades for module examinations relevant to the degree.

Bachelor's Programme

The bachelor's programme leads to a first university degree that qualifies students for employment. The standard period of study at the University of Erfurt is 6 semesters, i.e. 3 years. The first 2 semesters are called the orientation phase. It serves the students a) to test the study system, b) to get to know the study and examination regulations and c) to prove themselves, as the transition to the qualification phase (3rd-6th semester) is only open after successful completion of this phase. 

In the Bachelor's programme, two subjects, a major and a minor subject, are to be combined (two-subject Bachelor's). In addition, there is a compulsory area of study at the University of Erfurt which all Bachelor students must complete - the Studium Fundamentale. During the orientation phase, only courses in the chosen major and minor subject are to be attended; if necessary, courses in the Additional Language Studies can also be attended for language studies.

The Bachelor's programme comprises a total of 180 LP/ECTS, of which 90 LP/ECTS are for the major subject and 60 LP/ECTS for the minor subject. The remaining 30 LP/ECTS are allotted to courses of the Studium Fundamentale.

                to the Bachelor Degree Courses

Master's Programme

The University of Erfurt offers in-depth academic and teaching master's programmes and a Master of Public Policy. The standard period of study in all cases is 4 semesters, i.e. 2 years. The Master's programmes each comprise 120 LP/ECTS.

                to the Master Degree Courses

Magister Degree Course Catholic Theology

The Master's degree in Catholic Theology is an undergraduate course of study with a standard duration of 10 semesters and a study volume of 300 LP/ECTS.

               to the Magister Degree Course Catholic Theology

Teacher Training Degree Courses

At the University of Erfurt you will be trained for the teaching professions of primary school, regular school, vocational schools or remedial education. Teacher training is carried out in the tiered Bachelor and Master system.

You want to study teaching?

Information for prospective students

At the University of Erfurt, we offer you a wide range of information on study orientation. There is also the possibility of personal advice and participation in guided tours on campus and through the university library.

If you have decided to study at the University of Erfurt, the Student Orientation Days (STET) are the information you should not miss.

Information offers

Information for prospective students

Information for international students

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Consulting and Service

General Student Advisory Service

The General Student Advisory Service provides information on the following topics:

  • Study programmes
  • Information leaflets about the study programmes
  • Postgraduate training
  • Access requirements
  • Application
  • Restriction of authorisation/procedure
  • Suitability assessment procedure
  • Suitability tests
  • Semester fee
  • Re-registration
  • Vacation semester
  • Change of study programme


Allgemeine Studienberatung
Anne Zimmermann
Verwaltungsgebäude, Raum 0.19

☎ +49 361 737-5115

Montag - Donnerstag, jeweils 12-15 Uhr 
sowie nach Vereinbarung

Student Advisory Service

Advice on the subject-specific questions of the study programme is offered in the individual faculties an ist provided by course advisors (professors, lecturers and academic staff). These advisors provide information and give particular advice on:

  • Study programmes
  • Possible combinations
  • Study contents
  • Access requirements
  • Application
  • Restriction of authorisation/procedure
  • Suitability assessment procedure
  • Suitability tests
  • Contents and focus of the subject
  • Study regulations/study plans, examination regulations
  • Performance requirements and evidence
  • Recognition of academic achievements achieved so far (in case of change of degree programme and/or university).

They also provide advice and support in the personal plannung and design of the study programme (construction of the timetable, working techniques, preparation for examinations). The task of the study counselling service ist to advise student throughout their studies.

The contact persons can be found on the respective pages of the course of studies in our study offer.

Study Programmes from A to Z

Mentoring system

A mentor (professor or academic staff member from the main field of study) is responsible for providing subject-specific advice during the Bachelor programme. This mentor is either chosen or assigned at the beginning of the programme. Details will be announced during the introductory days.

Students discuss their personal study and examination plan with the mentor every semester. The mentor is also available to answer many other questions regarding study planning in the major field of study (setting priorities, planning internships, study abroad, etc.) and the Studium Fundamentale. Participation in mentoring is compulsory.

In addition, counselling on subject-specific questions of the minor field of study is offered by the subject counsellors.

They will advise you on matters relating to the minor field of study:

  • Contents and focal points
  • Study and examination regulations
  • Study and examination schedules
  • Performance requirements and certificates
  • Crediting of previous academic achievements (e.g. in the case of a change of degree programme and/or university).

Mentoring is also offered in the Master programmes.

Study and examination advice and counselling

The study and examination advisory and counselling provides information and advice on the following topics:

  • Organisation of studies
  • study planning
  • Examination system
  • Taking exams
  • Illness during studies and examinations
  • Crediting study and examination achievements
  • Change of study direction
  • Examination regulations


Department 1: Registrar's Office
Verwaltungsgebäude, ground floor

Tel.: +49 361 737-5100

Office hours:
Monday - Thursday, 12 - 3 p.m.
and by arrangement

Special study situations

Start of studies

Welcome to the University of Erfurt

The start of your studies is often associated with questions, expectations and also a little excitement. To ensure that your start to your studies is a success, this page presents important information in a bundled form. From registering for courses to the student orientation days (STET).

The start of your studies

Here we go: Student orientation days

Study with child

Kinder in der Universitätsbibliothek der Universität Erfurt

Study, child and family

Balancing studying and raising children is a particular challenge for student parents. The University of Erfurt has therefore set itself the goal of providing the best possible support for bringing up mothers and fathers.

Family at the University

Studying with disabilities and chronic illnesses

Studying and Internship Abroad

Over the horizon

If you can list a semester or internship abroad on your CV, you document mobility, employable language skills and practical experience in equal measure. In addition to expanding your subject and language skills, you also have the unique opportunity to gain an insight into life in another country and get to know a new culture.

Studying Abroad

Internship Abroad

Study and then?

The University of Erfurt cooperates with partners in and outside the university in providing guidance during the transition from study to professional life. In this way, students are provided with different counselling competences so that they are supported in the best possible way.

Study and then?


Alumni initiatives

Psychological stress during studies

In addition to the psychosocial counselling service of the Student Services Organisation (Studierendenwerk), the University of Erfurt has set up a telephone helpline by students for students. Here, students from different fields of study and semesters support their fellow students with problems and psychological stress related to their studies, listen to them, advise them and refer them to further support services.


Contact persons
(University of Erfurt)
Office hours
Please note the current line-up.
Profile page

Advice service of the Student Services Organisation (Studierendenwerk)

General social counselling

Allgemeine Sozialberatung des Studierendenwerks

In the General Social Counselling (ASB), we offer you guidance and decision-making support as well as information on multi-layered social issues such as:

  • Financing your studies through employment
  • Social benefits of the Student Services Organisation (Studierendenwerk)
  • Benefits for pregnant women and students with children
  • Entitlements to social benefits
  • Savings opportunities
  • General conditions of study
  • Questions from students with disabilities and chronic illnesses
  • Questions from international students

Our staff are bound by professional secrecy. All counselling is confidential.

Contact the General Social Counselling

Psychosocial counselling

Psychosoziale Beratung des Studierendenwerks

Psychosocial counselling (PSB) is available free of charge to all students at universities in Thuringia who feel the need to talk to a neutral person about themselves, their situation and their problems, and to receive further support.

Those seeking advice can contact us both with study-related problems and in personal conflict situations. Psychosocial counselling is also available in English upon request.

Contact the psychosocial counselling

Legal Counselling

Rechtsberatung des Studierendenwerks

The Student Services Organisation (Studierendenwerk) offers expert legal advice. It is open to all students. The free consultations are conducted by independent lawyers during the lecture period. Law firms with as broad a spectrum as possible have been selected for this purpose.

Contact the legal counselling

Advice on student financing

The following pages give you an overview of the most important financing options for studying. For all questions regarding financial support for studies, the Student Financing Department of the Studierendenwerk is the place to contact (e.g. implementation of BAföG as the Office for Educational Support). The Studierendenwerk also supports students in financial emergencies.

Advice from the Studierendenwerk on the subject of student finance

Overview of student financing

Advice on student housing

The Student Housing Department will be happy to help you find the right accommodation for you. The Studierendenwerk Thüringen manages a total of 64 residential complexes with approximately 7400 places. On the following pages you will find important information about our halls of residence and how to apply for a place to live.

Student Residences

Information about living in Erfurt

Contact Persons Department 1: Registrar's Office

Student advice and counselling

Anne Zimmermann
Student advice and counselling
(Department 1: Registrar‘s Office)
Verwaltungsgebäude / first floor (front entrance)
Office hours
in person: Mondays to Thursdays 12-15 p.m. and by appointment

by telephone: Monday to Friday 9-11:30 a.m.

Academic Affairs

Studierendenangelegenheiten (Dezernat 1: Studium und Lehre)
Student Affairs
(Department 1: Registrar‘s Office)
Verwaltungsgebäude / Erdgeschoss (Haupteingang)
Office hours
in person: Monday to Thursday 12-15 hrs and by appointment
by telephone: Monday to Friday 9-11:30

Further counselling services

Studentin mit Sparschwein
Finance studies BAföG & Co.
Student beim Umzug nach Erfurt
Student housing Residences & Co.
Studentin mit Buch
Scholarships Foundations and institutions