First steps in studies

You have successfully enrolled. Now it's time to move on!

Since the first steps at a university and possibly in a new city can be a challenge, we want to support you. That's why we have compiled important information for you below, which is important for the start of your studies.

Introductory week and first semester tutorial

TU Ilmenau / Tom Goebel

Winter semester

The introductory week is aimed at all first-year students in the Bachelor's and Diploma programmes as well as those who are new to TU Ilmenau for the Master's programme. It usually takes place in the first week of October and offers a varied programme on all topics related to the start of studies: with introductory events on the respective degree programmes, mathematics refresher courses and group meetings with the tutors. These students from higher semesters accompany all new students not only during the first days, but also during the entire first semester and are available for advice and support.

The programme of the introductory week offers an overview of all study programmes:
Bachelor's and Diploma program
Master's program

The cultural and recreational programme during the introductory week is organised by the ErstiWochen-Organisation (EWO), a working group of the Student Council (StuRa) of the TU Ilmenau. The program of the "ErstiWoche" with all its highlights can be found online.

Summer semester

For the newly enrolled Master students there are also introduction days at the end of March/beginning of April. The programme can be found online.

Preparatory offers

TU Ilmenau / Michael Reichel (ari)

Pre-courses in various subjects help to ease the transition from school to university. These take place every September and are subject to a fee, as they are an external offer of the TU Service GmbH.

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University Catalog

The University Catalog is published for each semester before the start of the courses, structured by degree programme and semester. You will learn how to find your way around the corresponding search system (Open Time Table) during the introductory week.

Study and examination regulations

You canfind the study and examination regulations either in the information on the degree programmes or on the intranet. On the homepages of the faculties and institutes you will find many important tips as well as concrete recommendations for planning your studies.

Examination and study regulations govern the course and content of studies in your area. Based on the applicable General Regulations (Examination and Study Regulations - General Provisions - for degree programmes leading to a "Bachelor", "Master" and "Diplom"), the subject-specific regulations for each degree programme regulate the content and organisation of the programme.

The examination regulations regulate the contents, requirements, timing and procedures of the examinations.

The study regulations regulate the course of study on the basis of the examination regulations. They determine which courses should be taken in which time frame. As a rule, a study plan is attached to the study regulations, which shows a possible course of study. The Module descriptions (also called module catalogue or module handbook) give an overview of all modules offered in the subject and their contents.

Module boards

The Module boards correspond to the curricula published in the respective version of the study regulations, supplemented by subject-related information on, among other things, teaching content and learning objectives, recommended prior knowledge and the lecturer responsible for the subject. The number of hours per week and semester for the respective subject is also indicated here.

Registration at the University Computer Center (UniRZ)

The University Computer Center offers a range of IT services, such as e-mail, printing, notebook consultation hours and much more, some of which you will use during your studies. You can find an overview of all offered services on the homepage of the computer center or on the intranet page .

  • Register Uni-Account/E-Mail
  • Thoska+
  • Online enrolment
  • Moodle

Registration at the University Library

Fahrräder vor einem GebäudeTU Ilmenau / Sebastian Trepesch

The TU Ilmenau has its own university library. In addition to the online services such as the use of electronic journals, catalogue search and much more, there are two locations on campus. The main library is located in the Leibniz Building. Especially for the subjects Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry there is a branch library - the Curie Library in the Curie Building.

In order to use all the services offered by the university library, you need a library card. There is a barcode on your student ID card, which you have to unlock when you visit the library for the first time by accepting the terms of use and after presenting your identity card/passport. The registration itself should be done online shortly before.

After that, your student card is also your library card. The number under the barcode is your user number. This number enables you to access your Online user account. Here you can renew borrowed books, see which books have to be returned, which books you have reserved and which books are ready to be picked up.

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You still have questions?

You have enrolled, still have questions or are looking for the dates of the introductory events or your tutor?

You have general questions about your studies, need advice for your work and learning at the university, want to change your subject or drop out of your studies? Would you like to return to your studies after a longer period of time or finish your studies soon and need support?

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