Division of Student Affairs and Teaching

For all phases of the degree programme: The Department of Studies and Teaching supports students at the University throughout the entire "student life cycle" – from the application process to matters relating to the degree programme and graduation

Student Life Cycle Management

This is roughly the administration of "student life" at a university. This include all steps from the first information in the context of a study advisory over the application and admission, the study itself, the examinations, the final degree of studies, the graduation as a PhD up to the transition into the working life/career and the contact as Alumni and so on.

The central student contact point for all phases of the degree programme: This is the Department of Study and Teaching for prospective and current students at the University of Konstanz.

With its six departments Application and Admission, the Student Service Centre, the Central Examination Office, the Central Student Advisory Service, the Career Service and Teaching and Continuing Education, the department offers help and support in all central phases of the study process: It advises and informs prospective students, processes applications, admissions and enrolments, takes care of re-registrations for the coming semester and leaves of absence from studies, helps with the processing of final academic examinations and doctorates, issues certificates and transcripts and supports graduates in the transition from their studies to their careers.

In matters relating to teaching, the department acts as an interface between the departments, the university management and the administration. It supports the departments in the development of degree programmes and continuing education courses, supervises the Committee for Teaching and Continuing Education and coordinates funding programmes. In addition, it organises a comprehensive range of interdisciplinary key qualifications and supports students and lecturers in promoting student writing.

Finally, the department coordinates the university's advisory network and provides advice and support to the sections and departments in administrative matters relating to studying and teaching.