Orientation Week for New Students

Dear students,

Welcome to the Faculty of Business and Economics. We welcome all those who will begin their studies at our Faculty in the summer semester 2020. Unfortunately, due to the current Corona Pandemic, we are not able to welcome you personally during our orientation week. Instead, we are working on alternative solutions to give you a relaxed and successful start to your studies, also digitally.

According to the current status, all attendance and teaching at the University of Göttingen is suspended until April 19, 2020. What is certain is that we will offer all our courses digitally in the coming semester. We therefore currently assume that we will start our teaching activities on April 20.

We also try to implement the orientation week digitally in the best possible way. The faculty, the student representatives of the faculty and the orientation week club are working on alternative solutions. Further information will follow soon. Please check this website regularly for the latest developments.

If you have any questions regarding the start of your studies, you can also contact our student advisory service at any time.

You can find current information about developments due to the Corona Pandemic at the faculty here.

Math Pre-course

Even before the start of lectures (31 March to 9 April), the online-based Math-Pre-course will take place this semester, in which selected contents from school mathematics will be repeated. Participation in the course is voluntary and is recommended especially for students who want to refresh their mathematics knowledge from school and fill any gaps. The pre-course will be taught in German. It is particular for our bachelor degree students.

Virtual first semester supervision via tandem program

In order to clarify questions that arise during the start of your studies, the student representatives of the faculty and the orientation week club are launching a tandem program for first-semester students (Bachelor and Master students).

In this program, you will be assigned a tandem partner. This partner is a student in the higher semester who is involved as member of the student representatives of the faculty or the orientation week club and would normally have accompanied you personally during your orientation week.

Your tandem partner is there to answer your questions and to help you during your first study experience. We will take your age and course of study into account when assigning you to a tandem partner. If you prefer to be accompanied by a male or female partner, please indicate this on the form.

The student representatives of the faculty and the orientation week club as well as your new tandem partner would be pleased if you participate in the tandem program and take the opportunity to make first contact with new fellow students. Please fill in the form on the right. The application for the tandem program is open until 22 April 2020, in order to clarify questions during the math pre-course.

Stud.IP: Courses for freshmen

In the study organisation system Stud.IP (access via eCampus) you will also find two courses for new Bachelor and Master students. You can register for these courses to receive information and documents (in German) on the digital orientation week:

Bachelor: "WiWi Bachelor Erstsemester 2020"
Master: "WiWi Master Erstsemester 2020"

Both events are password protected. You will receive the password from your tandem partner, during the math pre-course or from the Faculty's student council (Fachschaft).

Information on how you as a newly enrolled student can apply for your student card and student account can be found here (Account/Chip Card -> Question: I am newly enrolled for the summer semester 2020. How do I get my account set up and my new chip card (student ID card)?). Please indicate in your e-mail that you need a chip card AND a student account.