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Information for the first semester

Information for the first semester

A new chapter in your life, new people, new campus – we will help you to find your bearings during your first few days and weeks at HSWT. Here are some tips for arriving, getting settled, and getting on.

ARRIVING: Events and first steps

So you’ve enrolled, got your accommodation; what now? First, get to know the country and the people – in our general and subject-specific introductory events you will learn what to expect during your studies at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences.

The central facilities of the HSWT usually introduce themselves in the two weeks before the start of the semester. You can find the dates at our German web page.

Initial orientation for each field of study

Each degree programme at HSWT greets students separately and offers subject-specific introductory events. Dates, times and locations for these events will be published on our German page for the first semester.

Important things to do before your course begins

  • Enrol: You must observe the deadline specified for your enrolment in the applicant portal. You can find more detailed information under 'Enrolment'

  • Activate your IT access details: You have received an email from the Service Desk with further instructions on how to activate your HSWT account. To activate your account, follow the steps described in the email.
  • Pick up your student ID card: You will receive your student ID card, the Student.Card, during your orientation events. Be sure to bring valid ID when you pick it up. You can learn about what your Student.Card does here.
  • Create a timetable: Under "Lecture plans" on the degree programme page, you will find more information about taking courses and creating your personal timetable at the beginning of the semester.

GETTING SETTLED: Curriculum and orientation

Which courses are important? How do I register? And where can I get the strongest coffee? These tips will help you to settle into your student routine: from re-registration to exams, from the canteen to political engagement.

Semester cycle

Study and examination regulations

Although the study cycle is roughly identical for all degree programmes, each has its own subject-specific study and examination regulations (SPO).

The study and examination regulations that are applicable for you can be found on the relevant degree programme page.

In addition, a curriculum is drawn up for each degree programme on the basis of the study and examination regulations, specifying in detail the regulations of the SPO.

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  • The study and examination regulations contain, for example:

    • Study objective
    • Standard study period and structure of the programme
    • Exam scoring
    • Deadlines and dates in the course schedule
    • Bachelor’s thesis specifications
    • Academic title
    • Overview of modules and examinations
  • The curriculum contains the following

    • Study objectives of compulsory and required elective modules
    • Type and content of courses
    • Allocation of weekly semester hours
    • Description of specialisations and their compulsory and required elective modules
    • Catalogue of all required elective modules (AWPs and FWPs)
    • More detailed regulations concerning required elective modules
    • Practical semester and accompanying courses
    • Examinations, examination admission requirements

Our tip: Read your study and examination regulations and your curriculum carefully.

The basic regulations for the conduct of examinations (RaPO) and the general examination regulations of Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (APO) are also applicable to you. These are available to read on the page Examination regulations at HSWT.

Campus life

Depending on your degree programme, you will get to know at least one of the two HSWT campuses. You can find maps, addresses and information about your new places of study on the Weihenstephan campus and Triesdorf campus pages.

Student representatives

Students at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences are democratically involved in shaping the interests of the university. Once a year, all students vote for the Departmental Student Councils and the Student Senate, which, among other things, constitute the Student Parliament.

In addition to casting your vote in the annual elections, you also have the opportunity to get involved in university politics yourself. You can read about what decisions the Student Parliament makes and how you can get involved on the student representatives information page.

GETTING ON: Study guidance and special requests

General Course Guidance

The General Course Guidance Service offers students and prospective students information and neutral and confidential guidance on any questions or issues concerning degree programmes. You can learn more about what else the points of contact there do on the General Course Guidance Service information page.





A6, Room 204

Room F.103/F.104

Office hours

Mon: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 2:00 – 4:00 pm (by phone)

Tue: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (by phone)

Thu: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Fri: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Mon: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tue: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wed: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thu: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


+49 8161 71-2891

+49 9826 654-114/-108



studienberatung.weihenstephan [at]

studienberatung.triesdorf [at]

Subject Advisory Service

For highly technical questions about the structure or content of individual degree programmes, the subject advisors for the relevant departments are available. Among other things, they will offer guidance on choosing required elective modules and specialisations and provide advice on unfulfilled study requirements or following a change of university.

Studying in extraordinary circumstances

Life doesn’t always go smoothly. During your studies, your personal situation might influence your performance. That might mean an unexpected event, such as illness, death, a period of dependence on care, pregnancy or a decision you make for your career, such as taking an internship or a semester abroad. Or it might be something that has been with you all your life, such as a physical or mental disability, a chronic illness, or psychosocial health problems.

We can show you a few options that would allow you to continue your studies despite navigating such challenges – whether by taking a temporary break or adapting your study conditions.

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  • Barrier-free study

    Regardless of what special requirements you have, it is important to us that you have access to the full range of social, academic and cultural opportunities that our university has to offer. You can find all the information about barrier-free studying here. 

  • Special examination arrangements

    In the pursuit of equal opportunities, we can offer you special arrangements when sitting exams. If you are restricted by a physical or mental disability, submit an application for special arrangements before the end of the examination registration period. These arrangements usually involve an extension of the examination time, the use of additional aids or a change to the form of the examination, for example changing to an oral exam.

  • Studying with children

    Studying while pregnant or with children is by no means impossible HSWT familiy services can offer you substantial support if you have decided to study with a family. Here you can find information on leaves of absence, childcare and financial support.

Support and guidance via Student.Service

Need a quick answer, or not sure what exactly you're looking for? Then the Student.Service is here for you. Employees will:

  • Accept submission of documents, applications, certificates, etc.
  • Issue certificates
  • Provide general information concerning your course of study
  • Help you find the right person to contact
  • Help with problems registering for examinations


Weihenstephan Student.Service

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Am Hofgarten 4

85354 Freising

T + 49 8161 71-5592

studium.weihenstephan [at]


Triesdorf Student.Service

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf


Markgrafenstr. 16

91746 Weidenbach
T +49 9826 654-103, -105, -106, -116, -117, -118

studium.triesdorf [at]



General course guidance - Weihenstephan

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Allgemeine Studienberatung
Am Hofgarten 4
85354 Freising

T +49 8161 71-2891
T +49 8161 71-5288
studienberatung.weihenstephan [at]

General course guidance - Triesdorf

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Allgemeine Studienberatung
Markgrafenstr. 16
91746 Weidenbach

T +49 9826 654-108
T +49 9826 654-114
studienberatung.triesdorf [at]