Departmental orientation events

Winter semester 2022/23

In the department-specific events during the orientation weeks from 10 to 21 October 2022, you will learn everything you need to know about your specific study programme, e.g. about the study structure, selecting and registering for courses, your class schedule as well as contact persons in your department.

Tip for a successful start to your studies

We strongly recommend all first-semester students to take part in the subject-specific orientation events.

Teacher education

Getting started in the Binational School of Education (BiSE)

BiSE coordinates all teacher education programmes at the University of Konstanz and can advise all students on study programmes and career options in education. Orientation events for first-semester students in BEd/MEd programmes

The general orientation event for all BEd students takes place on Monday, 10 October 2022 at 10:00 in the Audimax lecture hall (A 600). No registration necessary.

Orientation events for students in language teaching programmes. This BiSE page will soon contain an overview of all orientation events for new teacher education students.

Language teaching programmes

Students beginning a teacher education programme with a language subject, please go to the website Teacher education programmes: languages for more information on orientation events. This website contains all the relevant information for starting your studies.

Don't forget to visit the website of our Language Institute (SLI)!

Latin courses

Students who have to do their qualification in Latin (Latinum), will get all important information about the Latin courses on

Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 in room A 704.

Department of Biology (Biological Sciences, BEd Biology programmes)

Orientation events at the Department of Biology

You can find all the information on how to best start your studies in Biology on the department's website and in the Department of Biology's FAQs.

Department of Chemistry (Chemistry, Life Science, Nanoscience, BEd Chemistry programmes)

Getting started in the bachelor's programmes

New students in the bachelor's programmes

  • BSc Chemistry
  • BSc Life Science
  • BSc Nanoscience
  • BEd Chemistry (teacher education)

You can find all you need to know for a good start in your chemistry programme on the department website, including information about the department's orientation events.

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Getting started in the master's programmes

New students in the master's programmes

  • MSc Chemistry
  • MSc Life Science
  • MSc Nanoscience
  • MEd Chemistry (teacher education)

You can find all you need to know for a good start in your chemistry programme on the department website, including information about the department's orientation events.

Events organized by the Student Council Chemistry

A Student Council is the department's student representation.The Student Councils Chemistry organizes a wide variety of events each year for new students.

The events are a great opportunity to get to know the study programme better and to meet fellow students.

Events organized by the Council Chemistry

Master's programme Early Childhood

MA Early Childhood

The orientation event for the master's programme Early Childhood takes place on 19-20 October 2022. All students will receive a letter from the Thurgau University of Teacher Education (PHTG) with all the important information for starting their studies.

For more information on the master's programme Early Childhood, please visit the PHTG website.

History (BA and BEd)

Getting started in the History programme

How to start your studies in History.

Our orientation events (BEd History, BA History major and minor)

Guide on course registration (in German)

Student Council History

A Student Council is the department's student representation. They organize different events each year for new students.

The events are a great opportunity to get to know the study programme better and to meet fellow students.

Information for new history students

Latin courses

Students who have to do their qualification in Latin (Latinum), will get all important information about the Latin courses on Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 in room A 704.

More information for history students who have to complete their qualification in Latin, the department provides a website with all the information (in German).

Department of Computer and Information Science

BSc Computer Science

MSc Computer and Information Science

You can find all you need to know for a good start in your MSc Computer Science programme on the department website.

BEd Computer Science

Find out all you need to know for a good start in your BEd programme in Computer Science.

Don't forget to check the information for your second subject and the general information from the Binational School of Education (BiSe).

MEd Computer Science

Find out all you need to know for a good start in your Master of Education programme in Computer Science.

Don't forget to check the information for your second subject and the general information from the Binational School of Education (BiSe).

Department of Linguistics

BA Linguistics

Find out how to get your BA Linguistics studies off to a good start on the department's website.

Master's programmes in Linguistics, Multilingualism, and Speech and Language Processing

Information on getting started in the master's programmes Linguistics, Multilingualism, and Speech and Language Processing in German and English

Literature, Art and Media Studies

Orientation events at the Department of Literature, Art and Media Studies

Soon the department's website will list an overview of all orientation events for students in the following study programmes:

  • British and American Studies  | BA
  • German Literature | BA
  • French / Italian / Spanish and Ibero-American Studies | BA
  • Classics and the Ancient Near East | BA
  • Literature-Art-Media | BA
  • Slavic Literatures | BA
  • Literature master's programme

Getting started in the Department of Literature, Art and Media Studies

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Don't forget to check the information for your second subject and the general information from the Binational School of Education (BiSE).

Language teaching programmes (German, English, French, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish)

You can find information on how to best start your teaching programme for languages (German, English, French, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish) on the corresponding website.

Don't forget to check the information for your second subject and the general information from the Binational School of Education (BiSe).

You can find the orientation events of the Language Institute (SLI) on the corresponding website.

Department of Mathematics and Statistics (Mathematics, Mathematical Finance, BEd Mathematics)

Starting your studies in bachelor's programmes in mathematics (BSc and BEd)

First-year students in the BSc programme Mathematics and BEd programme (teacher education) Mathematics can find all important information about starting their studies at https://www.mathematik.uni-konstanz.de/studium/studienanfaenger/

Our preparatory course mathematics is strongly recommended, especially for all new mathematics students!

If you have any questions about studying mathematics, our departmental student advisory service will gladly assist you.

Starting your studies in the master's programmes in mathematics (MSc and MEd)

New students in the master's programmes Mathematics (MSc and MEd) can find general information about these programmes at https://www.mathematik.uni-konstanz.de/studium/master-studiengaenge-und-staatsexamen-lehramt/

Especially if you are joining us from another university, we recommend that you make an appointment with our Student Advisory Service to optimally prepare for the start of your master's programme in Konstanz.

BSc Mathematical Finance

Find out how to best start your bachelor's studies on the Mathematical Finance website.

Department of Philosophy

Philosophy programmes + Ethics (teacher education)

Department of Physics

BEd and BSc Physics

Find out all you need to know for a good start in your bachelor's programme in Physics.

MSc Physics

You can find all you need to know for a good start in your MSc Physics programme on the department website.

Department of Politics and Public Administration

BA Politics and Public Administration

Find out all you need to know for a good start in your bachelor's programme in Politics and Public Administration on the department website.

BEd Political Science

Find out all you need to know for a good start in your teacher education programme in Political Science on the department website.

Don't forget to check the information for your second subject and the general information from the Binational School of Education (BiSe).

Master's programmes Politics and Public Administration, Social Economic Data Science

The department will send you an email containing important information about the orientation events.

For an overview of the study structures of the master's programmes Politics and Public Administration, and Social Economic Data Science, please go to the department's website.

PDF list of orientation events in the Department of Politics and Public Administration

The PDF "Einführungsveranstaltungen im Fachbereich Politik- und Verwaltungswissenschaft" lists all orientation events in the Department of Politics and Public Administration

Getting started in the Department of Psychology

BSc Psychology

Find out all you need to know for a good start in your BSc Psychology programme.

Department of Law

Law, first examination in law

You can find all you need to know for a good start in your Law programme on the department website.

You can find the orientation events for new Law students under "Angebote zum Studienbeginn" and in the FAQs (in German).

Law as minor and for students from other study programmes

Information event: Introduction to law as a minor

Wednesday, 19 October, 10:00 - 11:30 in room R511

This event provides an overview of law as a minor, its legal basics and logistic requirements. Topics for students from other study programmes (especially Politics and Public Administration, Economics and Psychology, teacher education) will aslo be addressed.

Sociology

Getting started in the Sociology programme


Find out how to best start your bachelor's studies in Sociology (major or minor) on the department's website. Don't forget to check the information for your minor.

For the master's programmes Anthropology and Sociology, as well as Sociology, the department provides information and joint introductory events.

Here you will find all the information for a good start to your master's programme Sociology of Inequality.

Sport Science (Sport Science for Health, BEd Sports)

Orientation events Sport Science

Here you will find all the information you need to get off to a good start in the bachelor's programmes:

BSc Sport Science for Health 
BEd Sports

Department of Economics

BSc Economics

BEd Economics (teacher education)

You can find all you need to know for a good start in your BEd Economics programme on the Department of Economics website.

Don't forget to check the information for your second subject and the general information from the Binational School of Education (BiSe).

BSc Mathematical Finance

Find out all you need to know for a good start in your BSc Mathematical Finance programme.

MSc Business and Economics Education

Student Council Economics and Student Council Mathematical Finance

Student Councils are the department's student representation. The Student Council Economics and Student Council Mathematical Finance warmly welcome you to Konstanz and invite all new students of economics subjects to various events.