General information about the introduction and the start of the study

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Welcome to your studies!

Will you soon be studying at the University of Kassel? Then you have a lot of new things to look forward to. On this page, you can find out how you can best prepare for your studies, which courses and events you need to attend and what else is important.

Introduction to starting your studies

How do I create my timetable? What is the student council? Which department do I belong to? These questions and more will be answered during the induction days. You can find out when your department's induction takes place on the page for your degree program.

Introduction to starting your studies: Select degree program

Further offers

To mark the start of your studies at the University of Kassel, we would like to invite you to the Welcome Dinner on Wednesday, 10.04.24 at 6 pm in the Zentralmensa at Holländischer Platz.

You can look forward to a lovely evening with delicious pide from the Studierendenwerk (also vegan or vegetarian), live music and a pub quiz with great prizes to be won. Admission costs 6 euros, which should be paid in cash at the entrance. There is only a limited number of places. Prior registration is therefore required: Registration 

Information stand of the General Student Advisory Service
Thursday, Friday and Monday 11 - 15.04.24, 09.45 - 12.30 Campus Center, Foyer

First semester consultation hour of the General Student Advisory Service
Monday, 15.04.24, 13.-16.00 in the Campus Center, 3rd floor, room 3109

In the Study Guides program, first-year students are accompanied by trained students from higher semesters during their first semester on a professional and social level. Further information and registration at

The Service Center Studies and Disability has set itself the goal of supporting the university in its efforts to reduce barriers for students and promote the diversity of our student body by providing counseling for all students as well as employees and networking with other institutions.

Help and advice is available here:

At the start of the semester, the library at Holländischer Platz offers a weekly library introduction.

You can find the scheduled dates in Campus Event.


Checklist for the first few weeks

Here you will find a detailed overview of the things you need to take care of in the first few weeks.

Checklist for the first few weeks: Download (pdf)

Student life in Kassel

Student life in Kassel has a lot to offer. Here you can find information on the cultural offerings, meal plans and much more.

Student life in Kassel: Forward

Students tell...

In our video series, students talk about their start at the University of Kassel.

Students tell...: Forward

How do I find my way around the campus?

Here you can find 3D maps for every location of the University of Kassel.

How do I find my way around the campus?: Read More

Formalities, WLAN, learning platforms & Co.

Information on semester times, formalities, IT etc. can be found here.

Formalities, WLAN, learning platforms & Co.: Forward

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