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

Dear first semester students,

Welcome to the University of Kassel and to Faculty 02! To make it a little easier for you to start your studies, we are once again offering a three-day student first semester introduction this year, including a campus tour and joint timetabling. This introduction will take place from 10 to 12.10.23 from 10 am to 4 pm

Tuesday, 10.10.23
 10 am - 4 pm

We will meet on the first day at 10 a.m. in front of Diagonale 1, Campus Holländischer Platz and then go together to the room designated for the respective introduction.

  • 1st part: Campus Center - lecture hall 5
    General introduction to everyday life at the university with all new students of the subject
    Allocation to the study programs, brief introduction
  • Part 2: Kurt-Wolters 5 - Room 0020
    Campus tour, Creation of the university account

Wednesday 11.10.23 - Please bring your laptop or tablet!

10 am - 4 pm
Location: Kurt-Wolters 5 - Room 0020
- Introduction to the Moodle and eCampus platforms
- Introduction to the module examination regulations
- Creating a timetable
- Campus rally

Thursday, 12.10.23:

Change: Start from 15:00
Location:  Amphitheater behind the Diagonale 1
- Clarification of open questions
- Joint activities

Tuesday, 17.10.23

  •  10:00-12:00
    Location: Moritzstraße 18, Campus Center, Hörsaal 5
    Lecturer:innen: Dr. Lars Heiler
    Introduction by the lecturers

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lecture period: 19.10.23 - 09.02.24

Lecture-free period: 23.12.23 up to and including 07.01.24

Image: Sonja Rode

The department introduces itself

Dear first semester students,
We would like to welcome you to Faculty 02. The Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies is a broad-based, diverse teaching, research and educational unit characterized by the richness of its subjects and subject cultures. It consists of the Departments of English/American Studies, Romance Studies and German Studies with German as a Foreign and Second Language (DaFZ) as well as the Departments of Protestant Theology, Catholic Theology and Philosophy. We wish you a pleasant start to your studies and look forward to spending time with you.
Your Dean's Office of FB 02

The department introduces itself: To the department website

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