THU welcomes all first semester students! There's a lot to think about when starting to study. We've put together some essential information for you, so you don't forget anything important.
THU welcomes all first semester students!
There's a lot to think about when starting to study. We've put together some essential information for you, so you don't forget anything important:
- What will happen during the first few days of my course?
- Where can I go for help and advice?
- How do I get a THU-Card?
- Which dates are important?
You'll find the answers to these questions and other questions concerning starting your studies further down the page.
You can find degree program-specific information for your international degree program in the download section of the webpage for your course. You'll find all the important course dates in the THU calendar.
We wish you a successful start to your studies!
An overview of the most important information:
Student Services will send you your THU-Card (your multifunctional student ID card) by post. If you register after this, don't worry: the cards are sent out several times a week. Please send your questions to SSC@thu.de. You can find out about the THU-Card functions as well as about your University Account (Hochschulaccount) and other important IT services here.
Locations | Opening times
The THU buildings are open Mon – Sat from 7 am to 6 pm. The THU is closed on Sundays and public holidays. You can find out more about the different THU campuses, along with directions and maps on our Sites webpage.
Who can I go to if I have questions?
You can visit Student Services in person – or phone them on +49 (0)731 50 28025 – during the following opening times:
- Mondays and Thursdays from 9 am to 2 pm.
- Tuesdays from 10 am to 1 pm.
You can contact us via e-mail at email@example.com
and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Students' Council (VS)
Students at THU are represented by the Ulm Students' Council (VS), who are also happy to help if you have questions about settling in during your first semester.
It represents students' interests on the various University of Applied Sciences boards. The Students' Council is your voice for implementing changes and improvements, and acts as an intermediary between students and the members of the University of Applied Sciences. As an enrolled student, you are automatically a member of the Students' Council and are therefore very welcome to get actively involved. You can find out more about the VS on the Verfassten Studierendenschaft website, via the VS Moodle course and the Instagram account.
There are a variety of ways in which you can fund your time at university. In addition to financial support, Ulm University of Applied Sciences offers motivated students a range of other funding programs, enabling you to profit from other people's experience in a special network. This can be valuable support for your later career. You will find the relevant information about the various scholarships, loans and the BAföG grant on the Funding and mentoring page.
Information: Students' Union
Please note: If you haven't yet received your THU-Card by the start of the semester, you can still get your student discount in the canteen (Mensa). Just tell the staff there that you're in your first semester, and pay for your food with your EC card. (No cash payments!)
As a partner of the THU, the Students' Union (Studierendenwerk) aims to create the best possible social conditions to help students be successful in their studies.
As a charitable organization, the Students' Union is not-for-profit as a matter of principle, and is able to offer services at fair prices. The Students' Union provides expert support for students in the following areas:
- Catering facilities on campus (mensas/canteens, cafeterias, dispensing machines, catering)
- Student finance (BAföG, KfW student loans, educational loans, hardship funds, temporary financial assistance)
- Student accommodation (1,632 accommodation places in Ulm and a housing referral service)
- Advice and support (Students' Psychosocial Support Center (PBS), legal advice and childcare)
- Service (Semesterticket, accident insurance (covering your free-time), events)