Tips on getting started

You have successfully enrolled but still have a few questions? Here you can find some information and support options to help you start your studies and to guide you through the process of settling in.



What you should know from the start


Student card, library card, cashless payments, electronic access, semester ticket: for all of this can you use your THWS Card, which must be validated at the start of every semester.

THWS Library

A wide array of books is only one of the many offers of the THWS Library. Join a library tour, in which we shortly introduce our services like research, interlibrary loan or training offers. Our tip is participating in library courses (Bibliothekseinführungen).

Academic Advisory Service

The Academic Advisory Service provides you with information on all study-related questions like admission requirements, alternative financing like scholarships, study options and study regulations. You can schedule an appointment during the office hours.

Department of Student Affairs

The Department of Student Affairs (HSST) is in charge of administrative organisation of your studies. They are also your central contact for all questions concerning study, examination and internship matters. The contact form is the best way to contact them.

THWS E-Learning contents

Information of lecturers, lecture notes, submissions, group chats ... All this can be found on E-Learning. There are also instructions for the CampusPortal and for E-Learning itself.

The new THWS CampusPortal

In the CampusPortal, you can download transcripts of records and certificates, register for exams and re-enrol for the next semester. The Student Portal was the predecessor of the CampusPortal. Now, the Student Portal is only used for the selection of general electives and the performance of the university elections.

Offers at THWS


The IT Service Center (ITSC) accompanies the digital "student lifecycle". They are happy to help with questions on the Student Portal, wifi or student e-mail addresses. They also offer software for students.

Women and equal opportunity

The women's affairs officers of THWS support the actual implementation of equal opportunity of women and men. The aim is to increase the share of women on all scientific levels. Please check the website to learn about your possibilities.

Options for going abroad

There are many options for going abroad. A study visit or an internship, within Europe or further away, at a partner university or as a freemover. However, each of these options requires thorough planning. The team of the International Office of THWS is happy to support you with this.

Foreign languages

In each Bachelor's degree programme at THWS, two general elective modules (AWPF) must be taken. This offers you the chance to learn a new language or brush up on a previously learnt one. Contact us for further information

The Campus for Language Proficiency offers language courses for German and English as a foreign language.


You intend to found your own company or become part of a founding team? The team of EntrepreneurSHIP offers start-up counselling including individual counselling, support with applying for support programmes and lectures and presentations. More information on EntrepreneurSHIP (currently only available in German).

Career and profession

The Career Service serves as the central interface between students and the professional world. They support you with applications and launching your career. For this, they offer events, individual counselling and tips for your job search.

Valuable additional qualifications can be developed with the Campus for Professional Development.



THWS on social media

Tips for 1st semester students, events, student takeovers and insights into the daily business at THWS and much more is worth a visit of our social media channels. See you on Instagram and Facebook!

Student Health Management

The Student Health Management of THWS offers a central contact point that advises students on health issues and refers them according to their needs. Individual support discussions are possible on site in Schweinfurt and in Würzburg, as well as anonymously and digitally. The team also organises regular group events and workshops on various health topics. All services offered by the Student Health Management are free of charge! Info on the Student Health Management

Bavarian Virtual University (vhb)

The Bavarian Virtual University (BVU, German vhb) is a cooperative institution of the Bavarian higher education institutions. BVU offers online courses which can be taken in addition to THWS courses. The offer includes online-courses and shorter online lessons.


With your THWS Card, you are able to enjoy tasty meals for favourable prices in the various canteens. For this, please top up your THWS Card at one of the machines in the canteen or use the practical auto-load feature. In the cafeterias, you can enjoy coffee and snacks.

Study financing

Many students take up funding according to the German Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG). The BAföG-Office of the Studentenwerk can help you with questions concerning BAföG. They also advise you on other financing opportunities like scholarships, student loans and follow-up financing. For more English information on BAföG, please visit the website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Tips on accommodation

Being new to Würzburg, the first thing you do is probably looking for a flat. There are different options: moving into your own flat, shared-flat or a student residence, with which the Studentenwerk supports you. Our tip: take part in the Main Residence Campaign Würzburg and benefit by changing your main residence to Würzburg.

Psychotherapeutic counselling

Exam anxiety, concentration issues and stress? The psychotherapeutic counselling of the Studentenwerk helps you with these and many other issues. They are bound by confidentiality!

Social and legal counselling

The social counselling is a complimentary, unbureaucratic and confidential contact for social, economic or private questions. They can also advise you on study financing and offer help for students with a child and international students. The legal counselling can support you with your legal questions and concerns.

Counselling offers of the Agentur für Arbeit (employment agency)

You already know the offers of the Agentur für Arbeit from your school days. Also at THWS employment counselling is available in Würzburg and Schweinfurt. New counselling dates for the winter semester can be found here in due time and on the digital info boards.