Information for pupils and other future students
What it’s all about
Have you heard a lot about universities but never been on the inside? Or are you specifically interested in studying at the University of Konstanz? Take the opportunity to get a general impression of both life at the university and specific fields of study during our Study Days, which we offer each March along with the HTWG Konstanz. You can also gather information on the requirements for studying as well as on possible career perspectives afterwards.
What can I do there?
The Study Days take place on three days in March. The same activities are offered each day so that as many future students as possible can benefit.
The day starts off at an event in the Audimax with some essential tips and orientation information. Afterwards, in the morning and afternoon, you can take part in a total of two activities targeted to your general area(s) of interest. The activities offered for each area of interest are very different: Sometimes they include an introductory lecture or a scientific question you can try your hand at. Or you can gather important information about a study programme and its requirements. Students are also on hand to answer your questions and to take time to talk with you. During your lunch break between activities, you can try out the cafeteria and enjoy the view of Lake Constance!
Who is invited?
The Study Days are especially for pupils in the 11th year at secondary schools (Gymnasium) in the region, because they are part of the required BOGY career and study orientation programme. Usually schools in the region attend with their entire grade level. The school registers to participate.
If your school is not taking part in the Study Days or you have already completed the 11th year of schooling – you can take part on your own. We can provide a certificate of attendance, if needed.
Information for teachers
The Study Days should help your pupils get informed about the requirements for, contents of and options for university study early on. We kindly ask that you use class time to prepare your pupils ahead of time, so that they will already have received initial guidance and have reached a basic decision on their areas of interest when they arrive. If you like, we can also mail you different information materials.
The registration process for schools takes place in two stages. Please register your entire grade level in good time. The registration period usually starts in August of the year before the event. Please select your preferred date and include the approximate number of pupils attending. Please use the registration form on the right side.
We will let you know as soon as possible after your registration, whether we can book your preferred date. This early registration should make it easier to plan travel to Konstanz well in advance.
We will send you the programme for the Study Days ahead of time. Pupils can select the areas of interest that they would like to explore the day of their visit. Each individual can select two activities to take part in - one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
It is best if one teacher coordinates the entire grade level participating in the event and keeps track of the number of participating pupils and teachers in order to register via online form about three months beforehand.
Activities for teachers
In addition to informing your pupils, we would also like to update you on developments in higher education. For this reason, we request you spend the morning, like your pupils, attending the opening lecture and taking part in an activity for an area of interest. In the afternoon, we invite you to join us for a teacher information discussion at the university, where we provide you with refreshments and the opportunity to engage in lively exchange with other teachers and our advisors from the ZSB.