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.
There will be a general introductory event for new students of THWS on Friday, 29 Sept. 2023, from 14:00 to 16:00 Uhr
The event will be only in German. You can either participate in person or via Zoom. The event will cover general concepts and practical tips for successful studies, and further internal and external offers.
This event is a complimentary offer in addition to the introductory events of your degree programme. In case of parallel events, please attend the ones of your degree programme/faculty.
Date: Friday, 29 Sept. 2023, 14:00 – ca. 16:00
Location: Münzstr. 12, Edeka-Hörsaal M-1.07, 97070 Würzburg
Online via Zoom. The link will be published on this website in due time.
This event will also be recorded. The recording will be made available.
For further details, please see the German website.
What you should know from the start
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
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.
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).
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.
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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
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.
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.
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!
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.