Orientation Week for New Students


After the fully digitized summer semester 2020, face-to-face teaching will be offered again in the coming winter semester 2020/ 2021 at the Faculty of Business and Economics in strict compliance with the university's hygiene rules. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, however, this will only be possible to a limited extent, which is why it will be a so-called hybrid semester with a mix of digital teaching and classroom teaching. The lecture period for the winter semester 2020/ 2021 starts on November 02, 2020 and ends on February 12, 2021.

Students of the Faculty organize an introductory week for new students (in German) every semester. This orientation phase took place between October 26, 2020 and October 31, 2020. It was carried out by students of the WiWi-O-Phase association who offered a mix of digital offers and on-site events in Göttingen.

For international students, Göttingen International (the international office of the University) organized an introductory week. You can find more information about it here. The Faculty's Incoming Office also organized welcome events for exchange students of the Faculty on October 22 and 23, 2020.

Virtual first semester supervision via tandem programme

In order to clarify questions that arise during the start of your studies, the student representatives of the faculty and the WiWi-O-Phase association have launched a tandem programme for first-semester students (Bachelor and Master students).

In this programme, 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. The application form for the programme was open until October 30, 2020. In case of any questions please contact the Faculty's student council (Fachschaft).

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 WiSe 2020/21
Master: WiWi Master Erstsemester WiSe 2020/21

Both events are password protected. You will receive the password from your tandem partner or from the Faculty's student council (Fachschaft).

We look forward to getting to know you in Göttingen digitally and in person!