Information for students


To log in, you need a user name and password. With the key combination 'Ctrl' + 'Alt' + 'Entf' you will get to the login dialog. Both students and employees can log on to our computers / remote servers.

For students, the registration looks like this:
User name: ug-student\first name.last name
Password: your password

For employees the registration looks like this:
User name: gwdg\Username
Password: your password

Reference: The registration is not done with the e-mail address.
How to change your password: Change your password via the SB function at
Log out: Under 'Start' - 'Log Off' make the PC available for further use by others.

In case of login problems, please check the input of your user name first. This must always be entered in combination with the domain for logging in to the Remote Desktop:

UG-STUDENT\YourUserName or GWDG\YourUserName

  • Correct domain specified during login? "ug-student\username"
  • VPN address changed to that of the University of Göttingen? Link to the GWDG
  • Read instructions on our website to connect? Windows andMac
  • If all this didn't help and you still get error messages or anything else, please contact our team!
  • If you can't find your files in one of the remote apps, you should familiarize yourself with the folder structure on the server and check the locations once in File Explorer.
    The File Explorer gives you access to the files you would see when you log on to a PC at the university.

    The connection with the remote app is established like with any other remote app.
    The Explorer window then looks something like this:

    1. Are the network drives that are also available to students on the PCs in the PC pool.
    2. Is the C: drive of the local computer, with which the students access the remote apps. Students will also find their local data there.

    Alternatively, they can open the file explorer app and copy a file from the local computer into one of the folders. Copy local file to your own computer:
    Lokale Datei auf dem eigenen Computer kopieren:
    (To do this, right-click on the file and select copy)

    Paste in the desired folder in the Explorer remote app:


    You cannot install commands on Stata yourself. Please contact support so they can install the command you need:

    • All users contribute to the trouble-free, responsible use of the equipment and resources and avoid interfering with the work of others.
    • Noise levels must be kept to a minimum.
    • Please mute your cell phone in the PC pools.
    • Only take printouts that you have sent to the printer yourself.
    • When leaving the computer, please take not only your trash with you - also your documents, USB stick, etc.
    • Please put back additionally needed chairs after use.
    • Staff of the PC-Pool has domiciliary rights. Their instructions must be followed.
    • In case of problems, our user instructions will also help, because: "You can't know everything, but you don't need to ask everything."

    If you have forgotten your general password, which you use to log in to StudIP / Ug-Student, please contact the StudIT staff in the glass box of the ZHG. There you can have your password reset and not at our WiSo computer center!

    User quote: Each user has 10 GB of storage space available in their StudIT profile. It is possible to exceed the limits, but this can lead to serious errors (logging in may no longer be possible).
    We therefore strongly recommend that you adhere to the memory limit.

    Data rescue: StudIT regularly backs up all profile data of the student accounts. If you need a previous version of a file for a specific reason or if you have restored a deleted file, please contact StudIT to do so.
    Write an e-mail to "" and specify your file request (if possible with exact file name and date and time).

    Scope of Student Account: The student account can be used at all studIT terminals, in eduroam (WLAN of the university), in the wired notebook network and in the LRC. The use is free of charge, the account will be deleted upon exmatriculation. Students of economics and social sciences can also log in to the WiSo computer center with the student account.

    First activation of the account: Before using your student account for the first time, you must have it activated at the chip card office (see below for location and opening hours). Activation at the WiSo computer center is not possible!

    Log in and use at the WiSo data center: With the keys Ctrl-Alt-Del you get to the login dialog. Please use the username and password of your student account. The login domain is UG-STUDENT\.

    Change of the password: Your password can be changed via the self-service functions: On the following link: log in with the student data. There, log in with your account and select "Change password". If you have forgotten your password, you can have a new password created at the chip card office.

    More information / help: Advice and help on using the student account is available at the chip card office as well as at the service desk of the WiSo computer center:

    Chip card office: ZHG, between lecture halls 010 and 011 Opening hours: MO - FR from 10:00 - 17:00 h

    How to get your print

    During printout

    After selecting the options (printer, pages from/to, multi-page or duplex printing), send the job to the printer.

    Printing costs
    Current printing costs of the university can be found on the following Link.

    Limited number of printed sheets per print job

    In the interest of users, the number of pages that can be printed per print job has been reduced to 50 sheets. If documents with more than 50 pages are to be printed, the print job must be divided accordingly, i.e. one must first print e.g. page 1-30 and then page 31-60 for a 60-page document.

    Current amount of the credit

    Your print credit will automatically appear on your desktop after you log in to a University computer.

    Which printers are available to you in the WiSo computer center

    On floor five and six in the WiSo computer center you have one printer each. You can only use this printer from the respective floor by executing a print command from the floor's computer.
    On the seventh floor there are two printers. A printer that is named after the respective floors, as on floors five and six, and a Follow-Me printer. You can use each of these by selecting the respective printer in the print command.

    "Double/multi-page printing" on the 5th, 6th and 7th floor printers.

    If more than one page per sheet is to be printed, this can only be done on the print setting of the corresponding program (MS Word, Adobe Reader,...). To do this, click on "Print" or Ctrl + P to print the printer and you will then get the following window:

    Druckscreen 1.0

    (Print setting in Adobe Reader)

    Here you can now set the desired options.

    To print multiple pages per sheet, click on "Multiple" (1) and then select the number of pages (2, 4, 6, 8...) in the "Page per sheet" (2). If you select "Custom", you can manually enter the number and order of pages (2x2, 3x2, 2x3,...). The order of the pages in case of 2 (or more) pages per sheet can be changed via "Page order" (3).

    To change the paper orientation (portrait / landscape), simply select the desired format under the "Orientation" item (5). Make sure that a portrait format document is also printed in portrait format in multi-page printing - the same applies to landscape format documents. Failure to observe page compatibility can increase the printout time tenfold!

    If you want to print on both sides, click on "Print on both sides of paper" (4) and then select the mirroring option.

    The personal drive P:\ is available at each workstation for storing the data.


    If you have problems accessing the drives or the printers, please report to the counter (7th floor).

    Drive P:\ is available to all users for storing all files. The profile directory of each user is located on the P:\_STUDsys drive. The files that are stored on the desktop are also located in this directory structure.

    Note: The drive U:\ (Jeder) can be used by anyone for temporary storage. The drive is not backed up. Everyone has full access and everyone can delete.


    To merge PDF documents, the "PDF-XChange Editor" program can be used in the PC Pools. Multiple PDF files can be merged into a single PDF file as follows:

    Step 1: Open PDF-XChange Editor.

    Step 2: PDF - merge documents by creating a new document.

    PDF Change 3

    Step 3: Select the files or directory you want to merge.

    PDF Change 2

    To set up Eduroam, we recommend using the configuration wizard (CAT-Tool) and not the automatisms of your device. The CAT tool is provided by the GÉANT Association, of which DFN-Verein is a member. It is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS and Android.

    You can find the link to download here .

    Instructions for the setup for the respective operating system can be found here.