Start of your studies at the University of Wuppertal

Information for our first-year students at a glance

Start of your studies

Information for first-year students starting in the winter semester 2023/24

Dear first-year students,
Welcome to the University of Wuppertal. It’s great to have you here.
Do you have any questions concerning the beginning of your studies? No problem! On the following websites, you will find useful information.

Lecture series on the beginning of studies (in German language)

What am I to expect from my studies? Where do I have to register for my courses? How do I finance my studies? All questions at the beginning of your studies will be answered during this lecture series.

More on lecture series

Guided campus tours (in German language)

Students who participate in a guided campus tour on Campus Grifflenberg can get to know the university and learn about key contact points before their degree courses start.

More on guided campus tours

Welcome Week Guide

The welcome week for first-year students takes place from 09 October until 13 October 2023.
It starts with the opening ceremony on Monday 09 October at 09:00 am with the Rector Prof Birgitta Wolff welcoming all first-year students at the university.

Welcome Week Guide

Information on degree programmes for first-year students

Here the departments provide some online information on your chosen degree programmes to help you get started.

More information on your degree programme


Here you find an overview of the most important dates for first-year students.

List of dates

Preparatory mathematics courses (in German language)

Are you taking up a degree course in mathematics, engineering, natural sciences, or economics? Then you can participate in a preparatory mathematics course in September to brush up and enhance your mathematic skills so it will be easier for you to keep up in the chosen degree programme.

Preparatory mathematics courses


Course catalogue, learning platform, email: Which digital services and IT services are available at the University of Wuppertal and how can you use them?

Information and guidelines on our Campus IT

Getting to the university and finding your way around

How do I get to the university? How do I find my way around the campus? How do I find the right seminar room or lecture hall?

Directions and maps

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