Get the most out of your start at university!
How do I put together my timetable? Who are my coursemates? What pitfalls do I need to watch out for when organising my studies? You'll get the answers by attending the Orientation Week (a.k.a. 'O-Woche' in German), which takes place before regular teaching commences. Organised by the student committees, this induction to university life will help you get started at university!
Orientation Week dates, summer semester 2023
- Orientation Weeks for International Students:
3 - 16 April 2023
These coincide with the general O-Woche, but provide more information specifically tailored to international students starting out at the University. We recommend international students to take part in their faculty's orientation week as well as the international orientation weeks.
- Orientation Week for the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics students (page in German): 11 - 14 April 2023, Stud.IP: 244 and 5000
- Orientation Week for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities: 11 - 14 April 2023, Stud.IP: 110423
- Orientation Week for the School of Business, Economics and Information Systems: 11 - 14 April 2023, Stud.IP: 29010
- Orientation Week for the Teacher education programmes: 12 - 15 April 2023, Stud.IP: 041023
Student committees' Orientation Week programmes
For the general O-Wochen for all students, each faculty's student committee ('Fachchaft') puts together their own programme. You'll be able to find the programmes of events (all of which will take place online this year) around one or two weeks ahead of the Orientation Week on the following web pages:
- Orientation Week for students enrolled at the Faculty of Law
- Orientation Week for students enrolled at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
- Orientation Week for students enrolled at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
- Orientation Week for students enrolled at the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics
- Orientation Week for students on teacher training programmes
Orientation events organised by the university
IT induction events
The Centre for Information Technology and Media Services offers events where you can find out about your user name and password, access to e-learning systems, email and wifi. This year, a video guide was produced:
The Language Centre offers information about
- Language placement tests (some of which may take place ahead of the orientation week)
- Foreign language tuition
- German language courses for international students
Whom can I ask for advice?
If you have any questions about the O-Woche, you can ask the student committees or contact the Academic Advice Service of the University of Passau.