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Central introductory event and information exchange for first-year students

Central introductory event

We welcome all students to the first semester at our university, provide orientation to the start of studies in the central introductory event and familiarize you with important basics of studying.

  • Date: October 2, 2023
  • Time: 08:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Location: New University Library, Winklerstraße 3

Here you find the presentation of the central introductory event. 

Orientation Days for international students

The International Office will provide information about formalities after arrival in Freiberg, about interesting facts about living and studying as well as about cultural standards in Germany. (Subject to change).

Continue to Orientation Days!

Start-of-studies info exchange

At the info exchange, you will get to know the contact persons of our service institutions, who will assist you with questions about the start of your studies.

  • Date: October 2, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Location: foyer of the new university library, Winklerstraße 3

At the Info-Börse are:

  • Study abroad, internships abroad - International University Center (IUZ)
  • Registration University Library - University Library
  • Help with WLAN setup, information on IT services - University Computing Center (URZ)
  • Information on career orientation, Continuing education and job opportunities - Career Center (CC)
  • Sale of lab coats and glasses - Student Council of the Faculty of Chemistry and Physics
  • Info on student life and semester kick-off events - Student Council
  • Distribution of free University Backpacks for all first-year students:Inside who participated in the freshman survey. The Ersti-Rucksack is full of informational materials and giveaways for a successful start to your studies.

    Here you can find the beginning of studies survey for first semester students.

Note: Please tell the staff at the issue desk the code which appears at the end of the survey. Thank you.

Subject-related introductions in the faculties

For all study programs are study introductory events in the faculties beginning at 1:00 p.m. on October 2. Here, study organizational questions in the study program will be explained, the examination and study regulations will be explained and the timetable will be presented.

Attendance at the subject introduction is strongly recommended.

Dates of the subject-related introductory events

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty for Chemistry and Physics
Faculty of Geosciences, Geoengineering and Mining
Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering
Faculty for Masterials Science and Technology
Faculty of Business Administration

University learning courses

Introduction to e-learning tools and online services

The e-learning department offers online seminars on digital teaching for all first-year students. The teaching platform OPAL as well as web conferencing systems will be introduced.

For first-year students in German-language degree programs, the course will be held in German:

  • Date: October 4, 2023
  • Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: the course will be held online

For first-year students:in English-speaking degree programs, the course will be held in English:

  • Date: October 11, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: the course will be held online

Registration is required for both courses. Please register by email: studienberatung [at] tu-freiberg [dot] de

Introductory course "Efficient Learning"

In preparation for university teaching,faculty 2 studentsare offered an introductory subject-based course that allows you to practice skills such as organizing your studies, independent and planned learning, and methodically linking knowledge modules.

Students from other faculties are welcome.

  • Date: October 2, 2023
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Room: WIN-1005, Leipziger Straße 29, 1. Obergeschoss

For more information on the "Efficient Learning" course, please visit OPAL.

Introduction to Examination Law

In preparation for exams, Prof. Stephan offers an information session for all students of Faculty 6.

  • Date: October 18, 2023
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Room: SPQ-1.301, Lecture Hall, Schloßplatzquartier, Prüferstr. 4, 1st floor


Introductory events in facilities of the university

Introductions at the new University Library

Dates of introductory sessions to the University Library for each department.

Registration is not required.

Tours for first-year students at terra mineralia

  • Date 1: October 17, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Date 2: October 26, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.

The tours are free of charge for students of the university.
Please register for the tours at terra mineralia: 03731 39-4654 or fuehrungen [at] terra-mineralia [dot] de (fuehrungen[at]terra-mineralia[dot]de)