familiarize yourself with the actual requirements and content of studying?
experience the campus atmosphere and life in a university town at first hand?
Then just drop in! The trial study programme offers you an opportunity to get insights into teaching and learning at Göttingen University without having to commit yourself, and without enrolment.
Familiarize yourself with the campus now!
The main campus of Göttingen University is located in the centre of Göttingen, within walking distance of the railway station. It comprises several faculties in addition to the central cafeteria, the central lecture hall building (ZHG) and the Goettingen State and University Library (SUB).
"Of the various programmes I took part in to gather information before studying, the trial study programme was probably the most impressive one. We listened in on some lectures, and this made a strong impact on my impression of how university events are organised. I strongly recommend this to everyone, especially when coming fresh from school. Just give it a try!"
Familiarize yourself now with the great variety of media available at the SUB (Goettingen State and University Library)!
The Lower Saxony State and University Library Göttingen, abbreviated SUB, is a central place for learning and researching.
Laura (Mathematics / Protestant Theology, teaching profession profile):
"The trial study programme is a great opportunity to get to know the university, campus life and the various events without having to commit yourself straight away. Quite simply and informally."
Familiarize yourself with new points of view now!
Studying with a perspective: The "Blue Tower" is an office building with learning facilities which offers a panoramic view across the campus and the town centre.
"Before selecting a degree programme, I looked at several universities and listened to lectures from various degree programmes. On the basis of the experience I gathered in various lecture halls, I was quickly able to tell which degree programmes and subjects suited me well, and which ones not quite so well. On the whole, getting a sniff of the campus air was a great experience for me!"
Familiarize yourself with our institutions now!
The Studentenwerk (student services organisation) of the university and the central cafeteria are located next to the Blue Tower. Many lectures are held in the adjoining main lecture hall building.
Vera (law student, State Examination):
"I strongly recommend attending a lecture under the trial study programme to everyone! When I started to study law, I had hardly any idea of what a lecture was like. Especially since your own expectations concerning a given subject do not always coincide with its actual content, this gives you a chance to experience the university directly and form your own impression then and there."
Familiarize yourself with the university menu now!
The central cafeteria is one of six cafeterias run by Göttingen University. The cafeteria next to the Tower ("Mensa am Turm") is always worth a visit, too. Thanks to the huge variety of culinary options, there is something to suit every taste.
"Before I started to study, I didn't visit a single lectures, and I didn't even know that such an opportunity existed. If I could do this all over again, I would go to the university straight away, to attend lectures and get general insights into student life."
Familiarize yourself with the faculties and various buildings now!
Besides the "Verfügungsgebäude" (multi-purpose building), the "Juridicum", "Oecologicum" and "Theologicum" are located on the central campus. The buildings of the natural science faculties are concentrated mainly on the northern campus.
"The "trial study" programme offers you a chance to test for yourself what you read in flyers or hear during a visit to the study advisory service or in conversations with student ambassadors. It gives you an insight into what studying is all about - not only subject content, but also what goes on all around on the campus."
Familiarize yourself with Göttingen now!
Be sure to take part in a guided campus tour. This will not only help you to find your way around the campus, but also open up the town of Göttingen to you. For everyone knows: Göttingen does not have a university - Göttingen is a university!