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.
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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!
Requirements for the Student Orientation Days (STET)
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.
Offers of the University Library at the beginning of studies
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
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*.
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.