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Information for your First Semester

A new stage of life, new people, new campus - we'll help you find your way around in your first days and weeks at HSWT. Here you'll find tips on arriving, getting in and getting on.


Events & First Steps

Enrolled, found a flat, and now what? First of all, get to know the country and its people - in our general and subject-specific introductory events you will find out what to expect during your studies at the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf.

The central institutions of HSWT usually introduce themselves in the two weeks before the start of the semester. You can find the dates here.

First Orientation for each Field of Study

Each degree programme at HSWT welcomes students separately or offers subject-specific introductory events. The date, time and room of the events will appear here in good time.

Important to-dos before starting your studies


For your enrolment, you must meet the deadline stated in the application portal. You can find more detailed information under Enrolment at the HSWT.

Activate IT Access Data

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 Student Card

You will receive your student ID card at the introductory courses in the form of the so-called Student.Card. Bring your identity card with you. Here you can find out what functions your student card has.

Create Timetable

You can find more information about taking courses and creating your personal timetable at the beginning of the semester under "Studienbetrieb" on the programme page.

Get in

Course of Studies & Orientation

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

Study & Examination Regulations

The study cycle is roughly the same, but each degree programme has its own Study and examination regulations (SPO). You can find the study and examination regulations that apply to you on the respective programme page.

In addition, a study plan is created for each degree programme based on the study and examination regulations, which specifies the regulations of the SPO.

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

In addition, the basic regulations for the conduct of examinations (RaPO) and the General examination regulations of the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf (APO) apply to you. You can find these on the page on examination regulations at the HSWT.

Campus Life

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

Student Representation

The students at the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf play a democratic role in shaping the interests of the university. Once a year, all students elect the departmental student council representatives and the student senate, which, among other things, make up the student parliament.

In addition to your vote in the annual election, you also have the opportunity to make university policy yourself. You can read about the decisions made by the student parliament and how you can get involved on the student council's info page.

Getting ahead

Subject Advisory Service & Special Applications

Not everything always goes smoothly during your studies. Whether in the first weeks of the semester, towards the end of your studies or when something changes in your life - HSWT tries to support you with various counselling services.

General Subject Advisory Service

The General Student Advisory Service offers students and prospective students information and neutral and confidential counselling for all questions and problems during their studies. You can find out what else the contact persons take care of on the information page of the General Subject Advisory Service.

Subject Advisory Service

The subject advisors of the individual departments are available for subject-related questions about the course of study or the contents of the individual degree programmes. They also provide advice on the choice of required elective modules and core subjects, on missing prerequisites or on changing universities.

Studying in Special Life Situations

In life, not everything always goes smoothly. During your studies, your personal situation may affect your performance. This can be unexpected events such as illness, death, nursing care, pregnancy, a decision you make for your career, for example an internship or a semester abroad, or something that has accompanied you throughout your life, for example a physical or mental impairment, a chronic illness, but also psychosocial health problems.

We'll show you a few ways in which you can still successfully complete your studies - whether by taking a short break or adapting your study conditions:

  • Studying without barriers: No matter what special needs you have, it is important to us that you have access to the full range of social, academic and cultural services that our University of Applied Sciences has to offer. Here you will find all the information you need about studying without barriers.
  • Compensation for disadvantages: Due to equal opportunities, you can be granted compensation for disadvantages in exams. If you have a physical or mental impairment, you can apply for compensation for disadvantages by the end of the exam registration period. The usual options are an extension of the examination time, the use of additional aids or a change in the form of the examination, for example, to an oral examination.
  • Studying with children: Pregnancy or children and studying are not mutually exclusive. The HSWT Family Service offers you practical support if you have decided to combine family and studies. Here you will find information on leave of absence, childcare and financial support.

Help & Advice from the Student.Service

Do you need answers quickly or don't know exactly what to look for? In these cases, the Student.Service is there for you. The staff take on these tasks:

  • Receiving documents, applications, certificates, etc.
  • Issue certificates
  • Providing general information on questions about the study process
  • Helping you find the right person to contact
  • Support with exam registration problems