Your study start: Student Orientation Days

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!

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.

Contact

Organisation STET

Anne Zimmermann
Student advice and counselling
(Department 1: Registrar‘s Office)
Verwaltungsgebäude / first floor (front entrance)
Office hours
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

Thumbnail Webex 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