Welcome! - Tips for beginning students

Attention: This website does not represent a translation of the corresponding German language page with tips on how to start studying. Rather, it is a collection of information on how to start studying, as it is important for international students. 

At the 2nd of November the classes at the University of Rostock started - we are happy you are a part of it!

The winter semester at the University of Rostock usually starts in october   - because of the pandemic the start of the classes is postponed to the 2nd of November. The classes will be partly talke place in presence as well as online. For our first-year students in particular, we will offer as many physical courses as possible.

For a good start into your studies, we strongly recommend to engage with the orientation materials! Please inform yourself about the current corona regulations and plan your arrival in Rostock according to this. Students who arrive from a corona risk area need to consider the current regulations for travelers and commuters.

If you have an further questions do not hesitate to contact the Rostock International House.

The most important tips at first:

1. Engage with the introductory material

At the beginning of the semester, an overview of all general and course-related information can be found on this page.


The introductory Material

2. Read your Prüfungs- und Studienordnung

The "Studiengangsbezogene Prüfungs- und Studienordnung" (SPSO) contains all rules for your course of study. Please read it and keep it for the entire duration of your studies. They are only available in german.

The list of all Prüfungs- und Studienordnungen

3. Use the Studierendenportal

Here you can find information on topics like corona, online services etc. It is important for all cross-curricular information regarding the organization of your daily student life. It is only available in german.


Introductory offers for all international students at the start of the winter semester 20/21

Rostock International House

You can find further information here

All subject-specific introductory offers in German

Introductory offers in German

Here you can find all subject related introductory information in German.

All subject-specific introductory material in English

Further usefull information for your start of studies

Further introductory events

Traditio et Innovatio

As a special welcoming the university performed a ceremonial enrollment - because of the current situation, this year the ceremony was virtual.
here you can find the recording of the event


No question shall be dropped

Due to the coronavirus the university is working in limited operation. There are no events taking place. The Info-Service can only be reached by e-mail or telephone. Please understand that in this situation not all requests can be dealt completely and promptly.

The Info-Service is the central contact point for prospective and current students at the Student Service Center of the University of Rostock. Pleas start your contact here. Often the question can already be clarified with a short information. If necessary, specialized contact persons will be referred to.

Phone: +49 381 498-1230 | Monday till Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.| Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mail: studiumuni-rostockde