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Please note that the university has decided on a phase plan for the winter semester 2020/2021. Depending on the incidence rate attendance to lecture is voluntary (> 50/100.000), all courses are online (> 100/100.000), the university buildings are closed (> 200/100.000), depending on the decision of the rector's office. For the current numbers see here. Please also consult the information web page of the university regarding Corona and the information for incoming Erasmus students.

Please be aware of so-called risk countries you might travel through. You are supposed to go into a 2-week quarantine after having passed such an area and contact a health administration office. In case you want to cancel your trip, write an email to  europa@zv.uni-freiburg.de.

Further up-to-date information and answers to FAQs you'll find in the attachments at the bottom of this page.  

Incoming Students for  Winter 2021/2022

The course lists for the upcoming winter semester ist not available yet. It will appear in our online system (campus.uni-freiburg.de) or here  http://vvz.tf.uni-freiburg.de  and make a guess for your learning agreement. Maybe it helps to look at previous winter semesters which be found here WS 20/21 and here WS 20/21. Please send us your learning agreement before you come to Freiburg such that we give you some feedback. 


All master courses are taught in English! Also some Bachelor courses. However, for Bachelor courses the main language is German. Yet, we allow Bachelor students to visit master courses as well.


In Freiburg the Faculty of Engineering offers for Erasmus students Bachelor and Master studies in Computer Science, Embedded Systems Engineering, Microsystems Engineering and Sustainable Systems Engineering. We allow Erasmus incoming students to choose from any of the study plans with the exception of courses from Sustainable Systems Engineering.

Please note, that we have no Civil Engineering nor Mechanical Engineering nor Business Administration. It is also not possible to take courses from our online study programs Solar Energy or IEMS or the study program REEM. If you want to study such courses, please apply to a different university.

Incoming Students for  Summer 2021

  1. If you have question contact Kerstin Pfeiffer or Christian Schindelhauer (via e-mail cc both).
  2. Try to register online for your courses as soon as possible. If it is not possible, contact the lecturer via e-mail and inform him/her about your desire to take part in that course. If there are any problems, let us know.
  3. If you have found your courses, adjust your learning agreement (3rd/4th lecture week). Contact us for the change of the learning agreements if necessary. At the end of the semester/year you can have a final adjustment (again).
  4. All courses have started. Go to the first event and contact the lecturer afterwards in order to let them know, that you are an Erasmus student and want to participate in the course. If the course is online, you may find the coordinates on the web-page of the chairs/professors.
  5. According to German traditions a lecture „Vorlesung“ is always accompanied with an exercise „Übung“. You only get the ECTS of the full course if you take both.  If you register for a lecture (Vorlesung), you must also register for the exercise (Übung). Sometimes there is a minimum amount of solutions you have to submit in order to participate in the exam. This is announced in the first week.
  6. Ask for projects, bachelor theses, master theses as soon as possible directly at the professor of the chair you are interested.

Courses can be found in the online system (campus.uni-freiburg.de) or here  http://vvz.tf.uni-freiburg.de .The course list for computer science and Microsystems Engineering can be found in this download folder.

If you have any questions or problems, contact us as early as possible.  

You have to register extra for the exam (around June/July - there is a deadline). Do not forget this! If it is not possible, you can ask the professor/lecturer that you want to have an exam and that he can send the grade and the ECTS to our office (via e-mail to the addresses below).
The examination office offers a registration form for the examinations. So as long as it is not yet possible to register via the on-line-system you can fill in this form. Your registration will then be manually entered into the system.

Starting from Winter 2019/2029  you will register online in the foreign students program (like nearly all Erasmus students) and will collect your electronic transcript from the examination office of the Faculty of Engineering and the written version (if needed) from the central Erasmus office of the University.

Therefore it is important, that you register online for all courses electronically. However, we can add your courses to your transcript of records, if it is not possible. If the professor/organizer of a course welcomes you in this course/project/thesis, we certify the credits in the transcript of records.

In Freiburg the Faculty of Engineering offers for Erasmus students Bachelor and Master studies in Computer Science, Embedded Systems Engineering, Microsystems Engineering and Sustainable Systems Engineering. We allow Erasmus incoming students to choose from any of the study plans with the exception of courses from Sustainable Systems Engineering.

Incoming Students for  Winter 2020/2021

You will receive your transcript of records from the examination office. If courses are missing it is possible that either the professor has not sent it to the examination office or that it has been delayed. Please ask the course organizer about it. If it is not possible to put a course on the transcript of records, please contact Prof. Schindelhauer and Ms. Pfeiffer about an extra transcript of records. 


Bachelor Computer Science/Microsystems Engineering/Embedded Systems Engineering

Note that the majority of courses is in German. However, you can also add some (english) master courses to you learning agreement. Also seminars, projects, lab courses, bachelor thesis might be interesting, when the German language is a problem. 

Master Computer Science

Nearly all courses are open for you. However, it is the lecturer's decision to accept you as a student  For seminars, please be early and contact the professor that you want to participate. It should be possible to subscribe as computer science student in the electronic system.

Master Microsystems Engineering

All master courses are taught in English and are open to Erasmus students. Lab courses need some qualification. Please contact the organizer in advance! It is possible that you are wrongly inscribed as computer science student, please let us know if this has been the case.

Information about the Microsystems Engineering you’ll find here: http://www.tf.uni-freiburg.de/en/study-programs/microsystem-engineering?set_language=en If you have questions to the study program of Microsystems Engineering you can contact Mr. Goldschmidtböing, Mr. Prucker  or Mr. Greiner (studienberatung@imtek.uni-freiburg.de).

Master Embedded Systems Engineering

These courses also appear in the Master studies Computer Science and Microsystems Engineering.

Master Sustainable Systems Engineering

Since there are many students in this study program, only a very limited number of Erasmus students can be accepted from other studies. See this information.

Incoming Students of semesters up to Summer 2020

In case you have not received your transcript of records, get into contact with Christian Schindelhauer and Kerstin Pfeiffer:

  1. Send us a table of your courses, name of professor, ECTS credits, and grades
  2. Send us a proof for us to verify it, i.e. electronic copy of the HisInOne-table, certificates, names of the lecturerers (and e-mail) to call back
  3. Give us the address where we should send the transcript of records.



Departmental Erasmus Coordinator Faculty of Engineering
Prof. Dr. Christian Schindelhauer
George-Köhler-Allee 51, Room 02-008
79110 Freiburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 761 203 8181
Fax.: +49 761 201 8182
e-mail: schindel at tf dot uni dash freiburg dot de

Consultation hours (Sprechstunde) currently only online Monday, 2pm via Skype (handle: shinglehower)

Kerstin Pfeiffer (only available before 12pm)
George-Köhler-Allee 51, Room 02-007
79110 Freiburg, Germany
e-mail: mail-pfeiffer.gifpfeiffer at informatik dot uni dash freiburg dot de
Tel.: +49 761 203 8181
Fax.: +49 761 201 8182

Please cc. all e-mails to both addresses.


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