Introduction and start of studies

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This course starts in the winter semester.
Dates for the start of the course in October 2024 will be published in August 2024.
Until then, you can get an impression of last year's courses.

The most important dates and offers for the start of your studies

At the University of Kassel, there is no introductory event the . Rather, there is an extensive range of offers from various "organizers":

  • On the one hand, the departments offer an official program. This type of introduction is about the subject: What is the subject about? What specializations are offered in Kassel? Which Professors and subject areas determine the content? So: be sure to attend and ask questions!
  • For some (not all) degree programs and subjects, we recommend taking part in  preliminary courses. Pre-courses are aimed at first-year students who would like to refresh their knowledge in certain subjects. The preliminary courses start before the introductory dates.
  • The student councils often also offer introductory events. The student council is part of the student self-organization and deals with the specific questions of the students of a department. In terms of content, it deals with questions about the course of study, the organization of the curriculum, learning organization and examinations. The student councils therefore offer help on how best to study this subject.
  • There are also"welcome events" at : First semester welcome, offers for students with children, offers for international students.

Important terms explained

The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers you the opportunity to take a free preliminary course in mathematics before the start of the first semester. A total of seven different mathematics pre-courses (tailored to the respective degree course) are offered. The courses last between four and six weeks and take place before the actual start of lectures.

The Intensive 4 or Compact 4 preliminary course is recommended for this degree program.

More information

Monday, 14.10.24

Introduction to the Bachelor's degree program in Biology by lecturers

Time: 08:45 - 09:45
Location: Oberzwehren site, Heinrich-Plett-Straße 40, lecture hall 0282
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Markus Maniak (Course Coordinator for Biology degree programs)

General introduction of the student council

Time: 09:45 - 10:00
Location: Heinrich-Plett-Straße 40, lecture hall 0282

Further information on the Bachelor's degree program in Biology
Interdisciplinarity and exemplary presentation of the subject areas

Time: 13:15 - 15:00
Location: Heinrich-Plett-Straße 40, lecture hall 0282
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. F. Herberg (Biochemistry), Prof. Dr. J. Kleinschmidt (Biophysics)

Lecture period: 14.10.24 - 14.02.25

The regular courses begin on Thursday, 17.10.24

Lecture-free period: 21.12.24 up to and including 12.01.25

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Welcome to the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences!

Dear first semester students,
We are delighted that you have decided to complete your studies - and thus a very important part of your education - with us! Our aim is to offer you a well-organized, modern course of study. Modern teaching content will prepare you for a career in research, development, production or teaching, and our support and information services will help you to stay on top of things, even if you have questions or need help. We look forward to seeing you at our family-friendly location in the AVZ on Heinrich-Plett-Straße!

Welcome to the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences!: To the department website

Location Heinrich-Plett-Strasse 40

Location Heinrich Plett Street

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