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Information for Incoming Students

The Student Service Center provides detailed information for incoming students. Regarding the Covid pandemic you can find the detailed information of the University of Freiburg.

German University Culture

Please not that at our semester dates and teachings periods largely deviate from other European universities. While the winter semester starts end of October, the Summer semester  starts end of April. Notice also that exams are written February/March and September. Please contact us in case these schedules interfere with your home university schedules.

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. Sometimes there is a minimum amount of solutions you have to submit in order to participate in the exam.  We have also seminars, lab courses, practical courses, projects and (bachelor/master) theses as possible items you can choose from. These come without exercises. For projects and theses you have to get into contact with a professor of a chair in order to be accepted. Please treat this like a job interview, since it is not uncommon that students are rejected, if they do not have basic knowledge for beginning this course. Ask for projects, bachelor theses, master theses as soon as possible directly at the professor of the chair you are interested.

Getting Courses and Grades

Please register in the online system as a foreign student. Then, it should be possible to subscribe in the electronic campus system. In case a course is not appearing for you, please contact the examination office. Usually, the course was simply forgotten to be made available for foreign students. In case of problems contact us (see addresses below). Try to register online for your courses as soon as possible (i.e. if you have your online access). 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. You have to register extra for the exam (around January and June). Do not forget this!

Study Programs

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. 

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

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.

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 for Summer 2022, Winter 2022/2023

The courses for summer are now available and can be found here . The official list is our online campus system.  (or here currently defunct). For the winter semester have to make a guess.  You can also find lists for the past semesters in the following folders (Summer 21, Winter 21/22, previous semesters). Please send us your learning agreement before you come to Freiburg such that we give you some feedback. We will make the course list of the next semester available asap.

Starting from Winter 2019/2020 you 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. Therefore it is important, that you register online for all courses electronically (once you are here). 

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

Incoming Students of Previous Semesters

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: erasmus at tf dot uni dash freiburg dot de

Next consultation hours (Sprechstunde) here.

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