Information for new students

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  • international matters
  • exams
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To find important news and regular updates please visit this page as well as the FHWS front page on a regular basis.

Five steps for your online enrolment

Due to health and safety regulations, we have introduced an online enrolment procedure for the upcoming winter semester 2020/21 that takes place online or by mail instead of the procedure where your personal attendance is required after being admitted to FHWS and having accepted your place (by sending in the declaration of acceptance/enrolment form).

The enrolment procedure for the winter semester 2020/21 takes place as described below:

Online enrolment winter semester 2020/21

Step 1: Send all documents required for the enrolment

Having accepted your place at FHWS, send in as soon as possible any possibly missing documents to the Department of Student Affairs (HSST) via the contact form.
In general, this includes the following documents:

  • A copy of your ID card/passport
  • A copy of your higher education entrance qualification (non-certified)
  • Health insurance certificate of (or exemption from) your health insurance provider (including two additional notifications of which one is used for the enrolment, the other for the de-registration from FHWS)
    If you are an applicant from abroad, please note: If you have not yet arrived in Germany, it is enough to send in the digital health insurance certificate as a first step!
  • SEPA direct debit mandate (if available)
  • Proof of required language skills (if required)
  • Scholastic aptitude test TestAS (only required for Robotics applicants)
  • Consent of your legal representatives (if required)

Please see the declaration of acceptance/enrolment form for information about which documents have been requested for enrolment for your specific case.

Step 2: Pay the semester fee before the start of the lectures

Then you have to pay the semester fee. If you authorised a SEPA direct debit mandate together with your declaration of admittance/enrolment form, the fee will be automatically debited to your bank account. In this case, please ensure that your account is sufficiently funded.

If you didn’t authorise a SEPA direct debit mandate or if you receive the documents (see Step 1 above) required for enrolment after 10 October 2020 (for bachelor's programmes with restricted admission) or 10 September 2020 (for all other degree programmes), you will get an e-mail with the request for payment together with a bank transfer form via our online application portal. In this case, please transfer the exact amount stated there with the specified reason for payment as soon as possible to the given bank account.

Please note: We can send you the documents mentioned below no earlier than when we have received your payment. Those documents, however, are absolutely necessary in order to take up studies at FHWS.

Step 3: Receive your IT login data via the online application portal

After we received all documents required for enrolment as well as your payment of the semester fee, you will get an e-mail informing you that your personal IT login data for FHWS systems are now available in the online application portal. From this point in time on, you can not only use the IT infrastructure of FHWS, but also and especially participate in the online events of FHWS.

Step 4: Receive your FHWS Card by mail

If you saved a German address in the online application portal we will now also send your FHWS Card by mail.
It is therefore highly important that the address saved in the online application portal is always the address you actually stay at. If you want to change your address, for example because you move to your study location, is possible at any time during the whole admission and enrolment procedure.

If you are an applicant from abroad, please note:
If you do not yet have a German address where we can send mail to at the time of enrolment, our International Office will receive your FHWS Card and hand it out to you after your arrival in Würzburg or Schweinfurt. In this case, please contact the staff at the International Office in due time by e-mail to welcome[at]fhws.de.

Step 5: Validate your FHWS Card

Please be aware that your FHWS Card (mentioned in step 4 above) is not yet valid when you receive it so you won’t be able to use the various functionalities.

Information about the card’s functionalities as well as the validation machines on our campuses are available from our websites. There, you will also find the currently restricted opening hours of the respective buildings.

Additional help and contact information

If you have further question about the admission or enrolment process and cannot find the answer on the website of the Department of Student Affairs (HSST), please do not hesitate to send a message via the contact form.

Welcome events for 1st year students

Here you will find information and links to the introductory or welcome event for your degree programme. If there is no specific event information, please keep checking this page as we are continuously updating this section.

Study location Würzburg

Information is continuously updated

International Students

Our International Office offers you a comprehensive (partly digital) orientation programme which starts on Friday, 4 September 2020. Registration is required.

Further information and the exact programme can be found on the website.

Architecture

For current information on the introductory event in the Bachelor of Architecture, please follow the link to the website of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering (FAB). The faculty will publish everything you need to know there as soon as the internal planning is completed.

Civil Engineering

For current information on the introductory event in the Bachelor of Civil Engineering, please follow the link to the website of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering (FAB). The faculty will publish everything you need to know there as soon as the internal planning is completed.

Business Administration

Information for first semester students of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FWiWi) can be found on the FWiWi page for first semester students.

There, the information on the start of your studies will be updated regularly. You will find information on the expected format of your courses as well as the most important dates and contact points during the semester.

E-Commerce

Information for 1st year students of E-Commerce and all other 1st year students in the Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems (FIW) are available on the Faculty's webpage for 1st year students (German only).

There is also some information about the planned teaching format, the most important dates and deadlines as well as contacts you may need during the semester.

Geovisualisation

The first semester welcome for the Bachelor's programme Geovisualisation will take place on Monday, 5.10.2020, in two groups at 10:00 and 13:00 respectively in room B.1.09 on the Campus Röntgenring.

You will be informed in writing in good time for which time and in which room you are invited.

Computer Science

Information for 1st year students of E-Commerce and all other 1st year students in the Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems (FIW) are available on the Faculty's webpage for 1st year students (German only).

There is also some information about the planned teaching format, the most important dates and deadlines as well as contacts you may need during the semester.

International Management

Information for first semester students of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FWiWi) can be found on the FWiWi page for first semester students.

There, the information on the start of your studies will be updated regularly. You will find information on the expected format of your courses as well as the most important dates and contact points during the semester.

Communication Design

Depending on the weather, the 1st year students will be welcomed on 30 September 2020 either in the inner courtyard of the Campus Sanderheinrichsleitenweg or in groups in a faculty lecture hall.

Plastics and Rubber Engineering

The Faculty of Plastics Engineering and Surveying (FKV) plans to welcome you personally during a on-campus welcome event. As soon as the planning is completed, you will find detailed information here.

Healthcare Management

The degree programme's team organises on-campus introductory days at the beginning of October. You will be divided into two groups and accompanied by a student mentor of the 3rd semester.

For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Holger Truckenbrodt

Media Management

Information for first semester students of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FWiWi) can be found on the FWiWi page for first semester students.

There, the information on the start of your studies will be updated regularly. You will find information on the expected format of your courses as well as the most important dates and contact points during the semester.

Social Work

The degree programme's team organises an on-campus introductory week from Monday, 2 November 2020, to Friday, 6 November 2020. You will be divided into groups and accompanied by a student mentor. At the end of the week (Thursday and Friday), the programme will be organised by the student representation.

Surveying and Geoinformatics

The first semester welcome for the Bachelor's programme Surveying and Geoinformatics will take place on Monday, 5.10.2020, in two groups at 10:00 and 13:00 respectively in room A.2.03 on the Campus Röntgenring.

You will be informed in writing in good time for which time and in which room you are invited.

Business Information Systems

Information for 1st year students of E-Commerce and all other 1st year students in the Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems (FIW) are available on the Faculty's webpage for 1st year students (German only).

There is also some information about the planned teaching format, the most important dates and deadlines as well as contacts you may need during the semester.


Trade Journalism and Corporate Communications (M.A.)

The Master's programme Trade Journalism and Corporate Communications offers an on-campus introductin day for its 1st year students on Thursday, 8 October 2020, from 10:00 to 15:15.

For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Lutz Frühbrodt.

Specialized Translation with Media Translation (M.A.)

On Thursday, 1 October 2020, there will be an online introduction event from 13:30 to around 16:30 for the 1st year students in the master's programme Specialized Translation with Media Translation.

Schedule of the online event (only in German)

For more information, please send an e-mail to fachuebersetzen[at]fhws.de

Innovation for SMEs (M.A.)

As a first semester student in the Innovation for SMEs (i2m) master's programme, you will be informed directly by the programme director Prof. Gerhard Hube about the introductory events on 1 and 2 October. If you have any questions, please contact him via e-mail.

Integrated Design and Construction (M.Eng.)

For current information on the introductory event in the Master of Integrated Design and Construction, please follow the link to the website of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering (FAB). The faculty will publish everything you need to know there as soon as the internal planning is completed.

Brand and Media Management (M.A.)

As a first semester student in the Brand and Media Management master's programme, you will be informed directly by the programme director, Prof. Dr. Kilian, about the introductory events on 1 and 2 October. If you have any questions, please contact him via e-mail.

Study location Schweinfurt

Information is continuously updated

International Students

Our International Office offers you a comprehensive (partly digital) orientation programme which starts on Friday, 4 September 2020. Registration is required.

Further information and the exact programme can be found on the website.

UPDATE Business and Engineering (English-taught)

Dear first semester students of our English-taught Business and Engineering programme,  

The start in a higher education degree programme is associated with many new challenges: Which subjects do I have to take? What about the examinations? Are there important dates that I must not miss under any circumstances? Where and how will the courses take place in the current Corona pandemic?

To make you feel comfortable in your new environment and to make the "kick-off" a success, the Faculty of Business and Engineering offers a half-day introductory event for all first semester students. Your programme director as well as students from higher semesters (our "Buddies") will create an informative programme and will be available to answer your questions.  

This first semester event takes place on different days and can be attended either online or in person. After the individual events, the student representatives will offer an information session of about one hour.  

Please choose one of the following dates:  

  • Online event: 1 October 2020 from 9:00 to 12:00
  • Face-to-face event: 2 October 2020 from 9:00 to 12:00

For an easy planning under the special hygiene regulations of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is essential that you register for the individual events. Only registered participants can take part in the events. The registration ends on 27 September 2020.

We would be very pleased if as many students as possible take part in the face-to-face events, which of course take place under the current hygiene guidelines of FHWS.  

On our Faculty’s website, you find the form to register for the introductory event.

Use this opportunity to get your bearings and get to know other students!  

Best wishes and a good start into your studies
Your Faculty of Business and Engineering

UPDATE Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

The First Semester Welcome of the Bachelor's Degree Programme Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (BET) will happen on Thursday, 1 October 2020. If you have enrolled in this programme, you will receive more detailed information via the e-mail address you provided when you applied/enrolled.

A PDF document containing the information that was sent out via email can also be downloaded. (German)

The event takes place in presence and also virtually. If you want to participate in attendance, you must register in advance. More detailed information can be found in the information mail.

We are pleased to welcome you as new students at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

UPDATE Logistics (English-taught)

Dear first semester students of our English-taught Logistics programme,  

The start in a higher education degree programme is associated with many new challenges: Which subjects do I have to take? What about the examinations? Are there important dates that I must not miss under any circumstances? Where and how will the courses take place in the current Corona pandemic?

To make you feel comfortable in your new environment and to make the "kick-off" a success, the Faculty of Business and Engineering offers a half-day introductory event for all first semester students. Your programme director as well as students from higher semesters (our "Buddies") will create an informative programme and will be available to answer your questions.  

This first semester event takes place on different days and can be attended either online or in person. After the individual events, the student representatives will offer an information session of about one hour.  

Please choose one of the following dates:  

  • Face-to-face event: 1 October 2020 from 13:00 to 16:00
  • Online event: 2 October 2020 from 13:00 to 16:00

For an easy planning under the special hygiene regulations of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is essential that you register for the individual events. Only registered participants can take part in the events. The registration ends on Wednesday, 27 September 2020.

We would be very pleased if as many students as possible take part in the face-to-face events, which of course take place under the current hygiene guidelines of FHWS.  

On our Faculty’s website, you find the form to register for the introductory event.

Use this opportunity to get your bearings and get to know other students!  

Best wishes and a good start into your studies
Your Faculty of Business and Engineering

UPDATE Logistics (German taught)

Dear first semester students of our German-taught Logistics programme,  

The start in a higher education degree programme is associated with many new challenges: Which subjects do I have to take? What about the examinations? Are there important dates that I must not miss under any circumstances? Where and how will the courses take place in the current Corona pandemic?

To make you feel comfortable in your new environment and to make the "kick-off" a success, the Faculty of Business and Engineering offers a half-day introductory event for all first semester students. Your programme director as well as students from higher semesters (our "Buddies") will create an informative programme and will be available to answer your questions.  

This first semester event takes place on different days and can be attended either online or in person. After the individual events, the student representatives will offer an information session of about one hour.  

Please choose one of the following dates:  

  • Face-to-face event: 1 October 2020 from 9:00 to 12:00
  • Online event: 2 October 2020 from 9:00 to 12:00

For an easy planning under the special hygiene regulations of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is essential that you register for the individual events. Only registered participants can take part in the events. The registration ends on 27 September 2020.

We would be very pleased if as many students as possible take part in the face-to-face events, which of course take place under the current hygiene guidelines of FHWS.  

On our Faculty’s website, you find the form to register for the introductory event.

Use this opportunity to get your bearings and get to know other students!  

Best wishes and a good start into your studies
Your Faculty of Business and Engineering

UPDATE Mechanical Engineering

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is holding introduction days on 1 and 2 October, which will take place in attendance.

Further information can be found on the website of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

UPDATE Mechatronics (English-taught)

The First Semester Welcome of the Bachelor's Degree Programme Mechatronics (IMC) will happen on Friday, 2 October 2020. If you have enrolled in this programme, you will receive more detailed information via the e-mail address you provided when you applied/enrolled.

A PDF document containing the information that was sent out via email can also be downloaded.

The event takes place in presence and also virtually. If you want to participate in attendance, you must register in advance. More detailed information can be found in the information mail.

We are pleased to welcome you as new students at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

UPDATE Mechatronics (German-taught)

The First Semester Welcome of the German-taught Bachelor's Degree Programme Mechatronics (BMC) will happen on Thursday, 1 October 2020. If you have enrolled in this programme, you will receive more detailed information via the e-mail address you provided when you applied/enrolled.

The event takes place in presence. More information can be found on the website of the Degree Programme Mechatronics.

We are pleased to welcome you as new students at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

Robotics (English-taught)

The First Semester Welcome of the Bachelor's Degree Programme Robotics (IRO) will happen on Friday, 2 October 2020. If you have enrolled in this programme, you will receive more detailed information via the e-mail address you provided when you applied/enrolled.

A PDF document containing the information that was sent out via email can also be downloaded.

The event takes place in presence and also virtually. If you want to participate in attendance, you must register in advance. More detailed information can be found in the information mail.

We are pleased to welcome you as new students at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

Robotics (German-taught)

The First Semester Welcome of the Bachelor's Degree Programme Robotics (BRO) will happen on Thursday, 1 October 2020. If you have enrolled in this programme, you will receive more detailed information via the e-mail address you provided when you applied/enrolled.

A PDF document containing the information that was sent out via email can also be downloaded. (German)

The event takes place in presence and also virtually. If you want to participate in attendance, you must register in advance. More detailed information can be found in the information mail.

We are pleased to welcome you as new students at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

Industrial Mathematics

On Thursday, 1 October 2020, starting at 9:15 (subject to restrictions due to current developments of the COVID-19 pandemic) in room 1.E.37, there will be an introduction day for you at the Campus Ignaz-Schön-Straße.

The meeting point is at 9:00 at the entrance to the so-called Rundbau (circular building), accessible from Fritz-Drescher-Straße.

UPDATE Business and Engineering (German-taught)

Dear first semester students of our German-taught Business and Engineering programme,  

The start in a higher education degree programme is associated with many new challenges: Which subjects do I have to take? What about the examinations? Are there important dates that I must not miss under any circumstances? Where and how will the courses take place in the current Corona pandemic?

To make you feel comfortable in your new environment and to make the "kick-off" a success, the Faculty of Business and Engineering offers a half-day introductory event for all first semester students. Your programme director as well as students from higher semesters (our "Buddies") will create an informative programme and will be available to answer your questions.  

This first semester event takes place on different days and can be attended either online or in person. After the individual events, the student representatives will offer an information session of about one hour.  

Please choose one of the following dates:  

  • Online event: 1 October 2020 from 13:00 to 16:00
  • Face-to-face event: 2 October 2020 from 13:00 to 16:00
  • Face-to-face event: 5 October 2020 from 9:00 to 12:00 (if required by demand)

For an easy planning under the special hygiene regulations of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is essential that you register for the individual events. Only registered participants can take part in the events. The registration ends on 27 September 2020.

We would be very pleased if as many students as possible take part in the face-to-face events, which of course take place under the current hygiene guidelines of FHWS.  

On our Faculty’s website, you find the form to register for the introductory event.

Use this opportunity to get your bearings and get to know other students!  

Best wishes and a good start into your studies
Your Faculty of Business and Engineering


Business with Europe (MBA)

Since the programme starts at the study location in India, you will receive the necessary information in time to participate in the online semester start.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send an e-mail to smbe.cw[at]fhws.de.

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (M.Eng.)

For first semester students of the master's programme in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology a central introductory event will take place online:

For questions please contact Prof. Dr. Markus Zink and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Müller.

Information on the master's programme is also available from the programme's website (only available in German).

Product Development and Systems Design (M.Eng.)

The kick-off event in the master's programme Product Development and Systems Design will take place on Thursday 1 October 2020 at 14:15 as a web video conference. The dial-in details will be announced via e-mail about one week in advance.

At the kick-off event you will receive all essential organizational information about the course of study. In addition, you will be introduced to the topics of the cooperation project.