Your study start: Student Orientation Days from 26.10.-30.10.2020 on campus & online

New at the university? Information for first-year students at the University of Erfurt

Well prepared for your studies

Starting a degree programme, switching to another university or moving to another city is a big step that we want to support you with. We offer Student Orientation Days (STET) in the week before the start of your studies. If you start your Bachelor's programme as a first-year student, students from the higher semesters, your student tutors, will be there to support you. In addition to preparing for your studies, you will learn a lot of interesting and exciting things about studying and student life in Erfurt.

Vorschaubild STET

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Why you should participate in the STET? Because you:

  • get to know your fellow students before lectures start

  • get a first impression of the campus and Erfurt

  • are going to understand how the study programme at the University of Erfurt is structured and what you will have to achieve in your future studies

  • will have created your timetable for the first semester by the end of the week

  • find out what offers are available for you at the Language Centre, the University Sports Club (USV Erfurt), the University Computer and Media Centre (URMZ), the Studierendenwerk Thüringen or in the library (UB)

The advantages are obvious and that's why you should not miss the Student Orientation Days at your new university!

Programme Student Orientation Days

For a good start into your studies you will need either a tablet, or even better a laptop. This should have a camera and be Internet-capable. All general and subject-specific introductory sessions during the STET are offered online in the mornings. In the afternoons, 1 ½ - hourly group meetings are offered daily by students of higher semesters (tutors) in the Bachelor and Magister Theologiae programmes. In these groups, you and your tutors will create your first timetable for the first week. Your tutors will send you the room and time for the five meetings by e-mail. Please activate your e-mail and university account as soon as possible.

Offers for all students

Information on language tests (placement test)

Studentinnen im Seminarraum

Placement test for German as a foreign language (DaF), English, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish

For pure beginner courses (A1) no placement test is necessary. However, if you have previous knowledge of a foreign language, you must take a placement test. This concerns the languages DaF, English, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish.

For all other languages, please contact the respective lecturer regarding the placement test.

Further information and dates

Registration for the OPT (English placement test)

Offers of the University Library at the beginning of studies

Innenansicht der Universitätsbibliothek Erfurt

Information for first semester students

The library has prepared various offers for first-year students to get them started in their studies. We have compiled the most important information for you so that you can familiarise yourself with using the library in advance and online.

Library (introduction) tours

In addition, from 26 October, we will be offering library tours, during which you can get to know the library on site. These introductions take place on fixed dates and with a limited number of participants, so registration is necessary. Please check the outline plan for your course of study in advance to see whether you can participate at your desired time.

Office hours of the Equal Opportunities Office at the beginning of studies

Mobile Kinderkiste im Gleichstellungsbüro der Universität Erfurt

During the introductory days and the first weeks of the semester, the Equal Opportunities Office of the University of Erfurt offers a consultation hour on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. by telephone (0361 737-5065) and in person (LG1/0008) for first-year students*.

The Equal Opportunities Officer provides confidential advice on issues such as the compatibility of studies and family responsibility, experiences with sexual discrimination, harassment or violence. She continues to provide advice at other times by telephone, via Webex video conference or in the office by appointment by e-mail.

Bachelor programmes (online & presence)

Timetable

The sessions for Bachelor's students take place exclusively online in the mornings and on campus in the afternoons. You will be informed separately and personally about the times and rooms.

Timetable for Bachelor students (pdf)

Notes on Webex

Participation in the online events is via Webex. The installation of the Webex app is advantageous. You are welcome to use the option "Start test meeting" in advance to familiarise yourself with the system. further information about Webex

Tuesday

8:30-8:50 am: Information event of the student council

  • Your tutor has already arranged this appointment for you and will inform you whether you will attend the performance on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. You will receive the link from them.

9:00-10:00 am: Bachelor - Introduction of teacher training (primary and secondary), special needs education

10:15-11:15 am: Information event for foreign first-year students

Wednesday

8:30-8:50 am: Information event of the student council

Your tutor has already arranged this appointment for you and will inform you whether you will attend the performance on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. You will receive the link from them.

9:00-10:00 am: Introduction to the main study

Thursday

8:30-8:50 am: Information event of the student council

Your tutor has already arranged this appointment for you and will inform you whether you will attend the performance on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. You will receive the link from them.

9:00-10:00 am: Introduction to the subject in the minor studies

Friday

8:30-8:50 am: Information event of the student council

Your tutor has already arranged this appointment for you and will inform you whether you will attend the performance on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. You will receive the link from them.

10:10-11:00 am: Digital Tools for Digital Natives (D)

Introduction to the tools Moodle, Big Blue Button, Wiseflow, etc. by the Task Force Digital Teaching

https://uni-erfurt.webex.com/uni-erfurt-de/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0fca4a85d3260dada059e1c960267cf1

Please note: The event will be offered simultaneously in German and English. Access to the respective event via the corresponding link.

10:10-11:00 am: Digital Tools for Digital Natives (ENG)

Information of the Task Force Digital Teaching about the tools Moodle, Big Blue Button, Wiseflow, etc. in English language

https://uni-erfurt.webex.com/uni-erfurt-de/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2987cb9ecb106fbb074bca685ab8f565

Please note: The event will be offered simultaneously in German and English. Access to the respective event via the corresponding link.

Basic Programme: Magister Theology (online & presence)

Timetable

The sessions for Magister students take place exclusively online in the mornings and on campus in the afternoons. You will be informed separately and personally about the times and rooms.

Timetable for Magister Theology, Bachelor Catholic Religion and Staatsexamen (pdf)

Note: Please switch to german languange for further information about procedure.

Master programmes (only online)

Timetable

Sessions for Master's students take place online, unless otherwise announced.

  • 27. October: General introduction
  • 29. October: Programme-specific introduction

We will inform you separately and personally about the times and online access.

Timetable for Master students (pdf)

Notes on Webex

Participation in the online events is via Webex. The installation of the Webex app is advantageous. You are welcome to use the option "Start test meeting" in advance to familiarise yourself with the system. further information about Webex

Tuesday

08:30-09:30 am: Welcome and general introduction to Master's programmes

09:40-10:00 am: Information event of the student council

Link to event: 
https://uni-erfurt.webex.com/uni-erfurt-de/onstage/g.php?MTID=eae7e3b0e623ca55eb0a925c934b41c2c

Thursday

Subject introductions in the Master programmes

Friday

9:00-10:00 am: Information event of the Studierendenwerk

10:10-11:00 am: Digitale Werkzeuge für Digital Natives (D)

Please note: The event will be offered simultaneously in German and English. Access to the respective event via the corresponding link.

10:10-11:00 am: Digital Tools for Digital Natives (ENG)

Please note: The event will be offered simultaneously in German and English. Access to the respective event via the corresponding link.

11:15-12:15 am: Information session for international students by the International Office

Master of Education programs (only online)

Timetable

Primary school, Secondary school and Education for Special Needs

The introductory events for the Master's programmes Master of Education Primary School, Master of Education Secondary School and Master of Education Special Needs Education already took place on 5 and 6 October 2020.

All other events will take place during the introductory days.

Timetable for Master of Education students (pdf)

Vocational schools

The introductory events for the Master of Education Vocational Schools programme will take place on 28 and 29 October 2020. We will inform you separately and personally about the times and online access.

Timetable Master of Education programmes (pdf)

Note: Please switch to german languange for further information about procedure.

WBS Certificate Studies (only online)

Timetable

The introductory events for the certificate studies will take place on 28 and 29 October 2020. We will inform you separately and personally about the times and online access.

Timetable for Certificate Studies (pdf)

Note: Please switch to german languange for further information about procedure.

Contact

Organisation STET

Anne Zimmermann
Student advice and counselling
(Department 1: Registrar‘s Office)
Verwaltungsgebäude / first floor (front entrance)
Office hour
by telephone: Monday to Friday 9-11:30

Get connected!

Get to know your future fellow students before you start your studies! Found shared flats! Travel to Erfurt together! Get the answers for your questions about starting your studies and discuss them! Join our Facebook group and meet out campus specialists.

Facebook group "Uni Erfurt - Erstis 2020/21" (first-year students) 

Facebook group "Mitfahrgelegenheit von/nach Erfurt"(car lift to/from Erfurt) 

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Tutorials

Tutorial Webex: Registration for First Semester

Registrierung Webex

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Tutorial Webex: join the meeting

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Further information for first semester students

Studentin mit Buch
Information for first semester students Well organised through the first semester
Student am Laptop in der Bibo
FAQ for the start of your studies Your questions, our answers