A

Abschluss (degree)

The academic title earned after successfully completing university-level studies and a final examination (e.g. bachelor’s, master’s degree).

Abschluss im Ausland / Zeitstudierende (degree earned abroad)

A category describing international visiting students who only complete a part of their studies at the University of Konstanz and who will earn their degrees from a university abroad:

  • Exchange Studies
  • Research Stay
  • Research Internship
  • Free Movers
  • Teacher education programme for secondary school level I (in cooperation with the Thurgau University of Teacher Education (PHTG))

As per § 60 para. 1 sentence 5 Landeshochschulgesetz LHG (state law on higher education) and § 15 Zulassungs- und Immatrikulationsordnung (ZImmO, admission and enrolment regulations) of the University of Konstanz, students are considered to be visiting students if they are enrolled at the University of Konstanz for a part of their studies amounting to no more than two semesters and if they do not seek a degree from the University of Konstanz. In line with § 15 para. 1 ZImmO, this includes exchange students from partner universities or those taking part in exchange programmes such as ERASMUS. It also includes free movers who spend one to two semesters abroad at the University of Konstanz as well as students who complete a short-term research stay or research internship at the University of Konstanz.

As part of the cooperation with the Thurgau University of Teacher Education (PHTG), all PHTG students in a teacher education programme for secondary school level I are enrolled as visiting students as per the partnership agreement.

As part of the cooperation with the Thurgau University of Teacher Education (PHTG), all PHTG students in a teacher education programme for secondary school level II are enrolled as regular students as per the partnership agreement.

In accordance with § 15 para. 2 ZImmO, visiting students do not take part in selection procedures or aptitude tests, i.e. students who have been registered for an aptitude test for a master’s or doctoral programme are not considered visiting students.

Aktuelle Zahlen (current numbers)

A date category that can be adjusted in the filter of the (doctoral) student reports. Reports generated with this filter setting will use only the most recent data from the previous day.

Amtliche Statistik (official statistics)

A date category that can be adjusted in the filter of the (doctoral) student reports. When selecting this filter setting, statistics from the state statistics office will be used that are selected from the following areas and dates:

students

  • 15 June (summer semester) [until summer semester 2019]
  • 01 June (summer semester) [from summer semester 2020]
  • 15 December (winter semester) [until winter semester 2013/2014]
  • 30 November (winter semester) [winter semester 2013/2014 - winter semester 2018/2019]
  • 15 November (winter semester) [from winter semester 2019/2020]

graduates / completed doctoral studies

  • 15 January (for the previous summer semester)
  • 15 January (for the previous winter semester)

current doctoral candidates / discontinued doctoral studies

  • 01 December (winter semester)
  • 01 June (summer semester)

B

Beurlaubung (Leave of Absence)

Re-registration status for students who interrupt their studies for the entire semester for which they were enrolled. Possible reasons include internships, study abroad or illness. Leave of absence semesters do not count as study semesters.

Students with the re-registration status leave of absence at the respective deadline are not included in the student numbers as part of the official student statistics.

Bewerbungen (Applications)

Applications for admission to study programmes with arbitrary application number and subject number (cases).

Bildungsausländer (International Students with HZB from Abroad)

Students with foreign citizenship who have acquired their higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, HZB) abroad.

Bildungsinländer (International Students with German HZB)

Students with foreign citizenship who have acquired their higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, HZB) in Germany.

E

Einschreibungen (enrolled students)

Indicator of the absolute number of valid and complete applications that went through the entire enrolment process. The records of enrolled students take into account students meeting the following characteristics:

Degree-seeking students (cases ) as of the internal due date with the following registration status: “first enrolment”, “re-enrolment”, “re-registration” and “leave of absence” (without “exmatriculation”)

Erweiterungsfach (Additional Subject, EHF / EBF)

Term for study subjects associated with a degree in “Lehramt” (teaching). This study subject can either be an Erweiterungshauptfach (EHF) (additional major subject) or Erweiterungsbeifach (EBF) (additional minor subject). An additional subject can be studied along with the first and second major or separately after the degree has been completed. The additional subject with major requirements is needed in order to be able to teach the subject at all secondary education levels (Gymnasium). The additional subject with minor requirements is needed to teach the subject only at the lower and middle secondary education levels (Gymnasium).

Ersteinschreibung (First Registration)

Re-registration status for students who have registered for the first time at the University of Konstanz and who have not previously studied at another higher education institution (1st university semester).

Exchange Studies

Designation for international students who are completing one or two study semesters at the University of Konstanz. These students are either participating in an exchange programme (Sokrates/Erasmus) or visiting through institutional cooperation contracts or as scholarship holders (DAAD, Fulbright).

Exmatrikulation (Exmatriculation)

Re-registration status for students who are exmatriculated during a semester. At the time of exmatriculation, the students are designated with this status. Students who are planning to be exmatriculated at the end of the semester will keep their original re-registration status for that semester.

Students with the re-registration status exmatriculation at the respective deadline are not included in the student numbers as part of the official student statistics.

F

Fachbereich (Department)

Basic organisational unit based on the principle of functional division, which includes various working groups and is used as an aggregation level for evaluations. The University of Konstanz is divided into 13 departments:

Faculty of Sciences

  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Department of Computer and Information Science
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Psychology

Faculty of Humanities

  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of History and Sociology
  • Department of Literature
  • Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Politics, Law and Economics

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Politics and Public Administration

Fachkennzeichen (FKZ) (Study Subject Label)

Descriptive label for study subjects. The following labels apply depending on the type of degree to be earned:

  • Major
  • Minor
  • Additional major subject
  • Additional minor subject

Fachsemester (Study Semester)

The semesters completed within a study programme. The total number of study semesters depends on the registered course semesters (including the semesters when completing exams) and periods of study from a different course of study or from study abroad, as long as they can be accredited to the relevant study programme.

FachstudienanfängerInnen (First-semester students, 1st FS)

Statistic describing the absolute (1st FS) or relative number (% of 1st FS) of students who are currently enrolled in a study programme in their first semester and are beginning their subject studies.

To correctly calculate the number of first-semester students, the re-registration status "leave of absence" is relevant, because study programme semesters cease to be counted during leaves of absence.

  • If students on leave of absence during their first study programme semester are included in the overall count, they are otherwise counted as first-semester students multiple times.
  • If students on leave of absence during their first study programme semester are excluded from the overall count, they are only counted once as first-semester students. 

Fälle (Cases)

A counting method that can be adjusted to filter the student reports. When selecting this filter setting by choosing all case constellations, the report provides information on the number of students enrolled in a study programme or assigned to an individual study subject (major and minor or first and second study programmes). The following case constellations are available:

  • Study programme 1 - Subject 1 (heads)
  • Study programme 1 - Subject 2
  • Study programme 1 - Subject 3
  • Study programme 1 - Subject 4
  • Study programme 2 - Subject 1
  • Study programme 2 - Subject 2
  • Study programme 2 - Subject 3
  • Study programme 3 - Subject 1
  • Study programme 3 - Subject 2
  • Interdisciplinary Subject

Frauen (Women)

Measure for the absolute number (women) or the relative number (% of women) of persons of the female gender.

Free Movers

Designation for international students who are completing one or two semesters at the University of Konstanz who have organised their study abroad via their home institution independent from an official cooperation or exchange agreement between the two universities.

Forschungsaufenthalt (Research Stay)

Designation for international doctoral students who are completing a research stay at the University of Konstanz as part of their doctoral studies.

G

Geschlecht (Gender)

Dichotomous attribute that classifies a person as either a male or female.

H

Hauptanträge (Primary Choice Applications)

Applications for a first-choice study programme (application number 1) 

Hauptfach (Major, HF)

Term used for study subjects with all final degree options (bachelor, master, teaching degree programme).

Heimatwohnsitz (Home Address)

City or county, where students reside independently of the lecture periods. To be declared only when the home address is in Germany. The home address is divided into the categories of either Germany or a foreign country and then grouped into a specific federal state for statistical analysis.

Hilfsanträge (Secondary Choice Applications)

Applications for a second- or third-choice study programme (application number > 1). 

Hochschulsemester (University Semesters)

The semesters completed at German (including the former GDR) institutions of higher education - including the current semester. Leave of absence and internship semesters are also counted, but not preparatory course semesters at a German "Studienkolleg".

Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (Higher Education Entrance Qualification, HZB)

Collective term for the qualifications that entitle the designated person to study at the university level. The following higher education entrance qualifications can be attained:

  • General higher education entrance qualification
  • German qualification for study at a university of applied sciences
  • German subject-specific higher education entrance qualification
  • General higher education entrance qualification earned outside of Germany
  • Subject-specific higher education entrance qualification earned outside of Germany
  • Other

Hörerstatus (Student Status)

Descriptive attribute for students that differentiates between various status groups via a primary characteristic. Three different groups are defined as:

  • Non-degree seeking student
  • Degree seeking student
  • Pupil

HZB-Wohnsitz (HZB-Home Address)

City or county, in which the students earned their higher education entrance qualification . To be declared only when the HZB-home address is in Germany. The HZB-home address is divided into the categories of either Germany or a foreign country and then grouped into a specific federal state for statistical analysis.

I

Incomings (Incoming Students)

Designation for international students who are completing only a part of their studies at the University of Konstanz and who will complete their studies at their home institution (exchange studies, research stay, free movers).

Interdisziplinäres Fach (Interdisciplinary Subject)

A special case, which can be adjusted in the heads / cases filters of student reports. When selecting this filter setting in combination with the other case constellations, the number of cases for interdisciplinary study programs are doubled and divided equally between the corresponding departments.

International

Measure for the absolute number (international) or the relative number (international in %) of persons who do not have German citizenship. 

Interne Statistik (Internal Statistics)

A date category that can be adjusted in the filter of the (doctoral) student reports. When selecting this filter setting, statistics from the University of Konstanz will be used that are selected from the following areas and dates:

Students / Current Doctoral Candidates / Discontinued Doctoral Studies

  • 30 April (summer semester)
  • 31 October (winter semester)

Graduates / Completed Doctoral Studies

  • 30 April (for the previous winter semester)
  • 31 October (for the previous summer semester)

K

Köpfe (Heads)

A counting method that can be adjusted in the filter of the student reports. When selecting this filter setting by choosing the case constellation Studg.1-Fach 1 (Köpfe) (Study programme 1 - Subject 1 (heads), only students in the first subject of the first study programme will be counted. In this way, the students can be actually determined.

Kreis (District)

Political classification of the home, semester, or HZB-home address of students by city or county. For statistical analysis, the official differentiation of the German Federal Statistical Office are used.

N

Neueinschreibung (Re-enrolment)

Re-registration status for students who have enrolled for the first time at the University of Konstanz and who have previously studied at another higher education institution (transfer students, students who interrupted their studies).

Nebenfach (Minor Subject, NF)

Term used for study subjects for specific final degree options (bachelor, Magister).

P

Prüfungsordnungsversion (Examination Regulation Version, PO-Version)

The number of the relevant version of the examination regulation governing the study programme that students enrolled into. 

R

Rückmeldestatus (Re-registration Status)

Descriptive attribute for students that differentiates between various status groups during semesters, depending on the type of enrolment or re-registration. Five different groups are identified:

  • Leave of Absence
  • First Registration
  • Exmatriculation
  • Re-enrolment
  • Re-registration

Rückmeldung (Re-registration)

Re-registration status for students who were enrolled in the previous semester at the University of Konstanz.

S

SchülerIn (Pupil)

Student status for students completing a Schülerstudium (studying while in school) or who are studying while enroled in the Salem Kolleg's university and career orientation year. You can differentiate between the two categories using the "Abschluss" filter.

Sektion (Faculty)

An organisational unit that incorporates departments of specific disciplines. It is used as an aggregation level for statistical analysis. The University of Konstanz is divided into three faculties:

  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Politics, Law and Economics

Semester

A half-year period of study which includes both the lecture period and the lecture-free period. The winter semester covers the period from 1 October of one year to 31 March of the following year. The summer semester covers the period from April 1 to September 30 of each year. The semester is the lowest aggregation level for reporting purposes when measuring students, applications, examinations and doctoral students.

Semesterwohnsitz (Semester Address)

City or county, where students reside during the lecture period. To be declared only when the semester address is in Germany. The semester address is divided into the categories of either Germany or a foreign country and then grouped into a specific federal state for statistical analysis.

Staatsangehörigkeit (Nationality)

A personal characteristic certified through official documents which identify the citizenship to one or more countries. The nationalities are grouped by continent for statistical analysis:

  • Asia
  • Africa
  • America
  • Europe
  • Australia and Oceania

Stichtag (Reference Date)

Officially or internally determined date that is important for statistical analysis. It can be selected as a default setting in the filter for (doctoral) student reports. The following reference dates are available for selection in various performance areas:

StudienanfängerInnen (New Students, 1. HS)

Measure representing the absolute (1. HS) or relative number (% of 1. HS) of students who are currently enrolled at a school of higher education and are beginning their studies.

Studienfach (Field of study)

The discipline determined in the examination regulations in which an academic degree at the University of Konstanz can be earned.

Studiengang (Study Programme)

The student selected combination of field of study, degree, study subject and examination regulation version. Study programmes are defined by examination and study regulations and must be completed in a specified standard period of study.

Studienjahr (Study Year)

The one-year period of time that can be used instead of semesters when subdividing the entire period of study. A study year begins with the winter semester on the 1 October and ends on the last day of the following summer semester on 30 September. The study year is the second aggregation level for reporting purposes when measuring students, applications, examinations and doctoral students.

Z

Zeitstudierende / Abschluss im Ausland (degree earned abroad)

A category describing international visiting students who only complete a part of their studies at the University of Konstanz and who will earn their degrees from a university abroad:

As per § 60 para. 1 sentence 5 Landeshochschulgesetz LHG (state law on higher education) and § 15 Zulassungs- und Immatrikulationsordnung (ZImmO, admission and enrolment regulations) of the University of Konstanz, students are considered to be visiting students if they are enrolled at the University of Konstanz for a part of their studies amounting to no more than two semesters and if they do not seek a degree from the University of Konstanz. In line with § 15 para. 1 ZImmO, this includes exchange students from partner universities or those taking part in exchange programmes such as ERASMUS. It also includes free movers who spend one to two semesters abroad at the University of Konstanz as well as students who complete a short-term research stay or research internship at the University of Konstanz.

As part of the cooperation with the Thurgau University of Teacher Education (PHTG), all PHTG students in a teacher education programme for secondary school level I are enrolled as visiting students as per the partnership agreement.

As part of the cooperation with the Thurgau University of Teacher Education (PHTG), all PHTG students in a teacher education programme for secondary school level II are enrolled as regular students as per the partnership agreement.

In accordance with § 15 para. 2 ZImmO, visiting students do not take part in selection procedures or aptitude tests, i.e. students who have been registered for an aptitude test for a master’s or doctoral programme are not considered visiting students.

Zulassungen (admissions)

Indicator for the absolute number of valid and complete applications that resulted in an offer of admission made by the University of Konstanz. The admissions records take into account the following status entries in the HISinONE APP field “Subject status”, which refers to the academic subject named in the application:

  • Declined
  • Admitted
  • Enrolled
  • Deadline expired
  • Offer of admission has been received
  • Request for enrolment under consideration
  • Enrolment requested
  • On hold
  • Place on study programme given up
  • Request for enrolment rejected
  • Enrolment

Zweitmittel (additional state funding)

Funding the state of Baden-Württemberg provides in addition to the regular university budget (chapter 1414), (e.g. 'Hochschule 2012', 'Master 2016', 'IQF', other programmes).