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 studies

At the University of Kassel there is not the an introductory event. Rather, there is an extensive offer of different "Veranstalter:innen":

  • On the one hand, the departments offer an official program. This type of introductory event is about the subject of study: What is this subject thematically about? Which majors are offered in Kassel? Which professors and subject areas determine the content? So: by all means attend and ask questions!
  • For some (not all) courses and subjects we recommend participation 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 introduction dates.
  • Often the student councils also offer introductory courses. 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 studies, the organization of the curriculum, the organization of learning and examinations. The student councils thus offer help with the question of how best to study this subject.
  • In addition, there are "welcome events": First semester welcome, offers for students with children, offers for international students.

Important terms explained

The introductory week for the BA Social Work will take place from 12.10. to 17.10.2023. You can find the entire program here.


On Thursday, 12.10.2023, the introductory week starts with the official welcome of the students by the managing director of the Institute of Social Work. The tutors of the Infowochen AG (IWAG) will take over the introduction of the students to their studies.

On Monday, 16.10.2023, at 2 pm, lecturers of the Institute of Social Work will present the modules of the first two semesters of the BA Social Work.

Afterwards, on 10/16/2023 at 4 pm, students of the Student Service Point of the Institute of Social Work will introduce the course selection and the e-campus. This will be followed by class scheduling in small groups. 

In addition, there are many recreational activities throughout orientation week that provide an opportunity to get acquainted.

Information about tutorials, small groups, and recreational events can be found on the Info Week AG website, which we will share with you here in late September/early October."

Thursday, 12/10/2023
12:00 pm 

  • Location: : Diagonal 1 - Lecture Hall 1 (0603)
    Lecturer:inside: Prof. Dr. Ingo Bode (Managing Director of the Institute of Social Work), Tutors of the Infowochen AG (IWAG)

 Monday, 16.10.2023


  • Welcome by the Institute of Social Welfare with introductory lecture by students
    Location: Diagonale 1 - Lecture Hall 1 (0603)
    Lecturer(s): Module representatives and lecturers of the Institute of Social Welfare, Louisa Lüter-Kronenberger (study program coordination and subject advising)


  • Introduction to the modules by lecturers of the Institute of Social Work
    Location: Diagonale 1 - Lecture Hall 1 (0603)
    Lecturer: Students of the Student Service Point of the Institute of Social Work

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

Image: Sonja Rode

Campus Holländischer Platz, Campus Center

Note on the "Module presentation" video

The module presentation by the lecturers will take place as a classroom event on 17.10.2022 at 2 pm. If you are unable to attend, you can also obtain module information from the video from the previous semester. Please note that references to specific courses (individual seminars) are not up-to-date.

Information for first semester students

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