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Introductory events for new students

Brochure "Essentials for the start of studies"

Every year, the General Student Advisory Service compiles up-to-date information (not only) for first-year students in a brochure. You can find a digital version of this brochure here.

Welcoming the freshmen

In the first week of lectures of the winter semester, there is the "Begrüßun der Erstsemester" (Freshers' Welcome) - a large, official event with a stage programme and information stands on the start of studies. The President of the UdK Berlin opens this event and welcomes the new students. You can get more information by Email on your UdK-Account.

Introductory events

At the beginning of the semester, the faculties offer introductory events in the individual degree programmes, sometimes even introductory days. Lecturers as well as students from higher semesters inform you here about everything you need to know for a successful start to your studies, and you have the opportunity to get to know each other better.
In addition, there are introductory days at the University Library.

The dates are usually announced in the course catalogue, here on the website and/or on a notice board in the buildings of your degree programme.

Faculty of Fine Arts

Already 2 weeks before the start of lectures, introductory events take place for the teacher training programs in Fine Arts and Fine Arts. These information events are held by the student advisory service "Info-Café", the student advisory service as well as employees of the faculty administration. As a newly enrolled student, you will receive the first important information about the contents and the course of studies.

The following three events will take place in the building Hardenbergstraße 33, Berlin-Charlottenburg, room 158.

04/10/2023, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Introductory event Bachelor Teacher Training at Elementary Schools (Lehramt Grundschule)

05/10/2023, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Introductory event Bachelor Teacher Training at Secondary Schools/Gymnasiums (Lehramt ISS/Gymnasien)

12.10.2023, 4:00 pm - 5:30pm Introductory event Fine Arts (Absolvent*in)

On 06/10/2023, an additional open office hour will be offered digitally via Webex for new enrollees in the Teachers training Bachelor's  programme Fine Arts at ISS/Gymnasiums  from 10:00 am - 10:45 am. The link will be sent by mail in advance.

In the first week of lectures (as of 16 October)  there will be further introductory and welcoming events in the faculty, e.g. by the "Grundlehre" and the different institutes (e.g. subject didactics, art science...).


"Q-Master" Master's programme "Bildende Kunst für das Lehramt an Integrierten Sekundarschulen und Gymnasien – Quereinstieg"

There will be an orientation session for all new Q-Master students on Thursday, September 28 from 9:00 - 10:00 am.
This will be followed by an open consultation and Q&A session with a Q-Master faculty member from 10:00 - 10:45.

Both events will be offered digitally, the links will be sent to all admitted applicants in time before the event.

Faculty of Architecture and Design


On Monday, October 16, there will be an introductory meeting at 9:00 a.m. for all newly enrolled architecture students, to which you are cordially invited.
For the new Master students, the "Projektbörse" will take place afterwards.

Location: Room 310, Hardenbergstraße 33

Faculty of Music

Music Education [Künstlerisch Pädagogische Ausbildung (KPA)]
28 September 2023 - 10. a.m. till 01.00 p.m.
Building Fasanenstr. 1b, Room 302
Note: The event is offered on a hybrid basis. The link to the event will be sent/published in due time.


Teachers Training in Music Bachelor pogramme at secondary schools and grammar schools (ISS/Gym)

On October 16, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Joseph-Joachim Concert Hall, Bundesallee 1-12, Berlin-Charlottenburg, an introductory event will be held for new the new enrolled students in the Music Teaching Programme at Secondary Schools and Gymnasiums (ISS/Gym).


Teachers Training in Music Bachelor pogramme for elementary schools ("Lehramt an Grundschulen Musik")

An introductory meeting for the first-year students of the bachelor's degree program LA Music at Elementary Schools will take place on
Thursday, 12.10.23, 6:00 pm. There, information will be provided about the formalities and structures of the study programme at Lietzenburger Straße.
Location: Lietzenburger Straße 45, Berlin-Charlottenburg, Room 215

On Monday, 16.10.23, at 09:00 a.m., the ceremonial welcome to the new semester will take place in the concert hall Bundesallee.

Faculty of Performing Arts

Teachers training theatre (Bachelor)

The introductory and welcome event for the new Bachelor students in Teachers training theatre will take place as a block event on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bundesallee 1-12, Berlin-Charlottenburg in room 201.

Inter-university centres

Inter university dance centre and Jazz Institute

Jazz (BA/MA)
16 October 2023 at 12.00 noon (planned)
Building Einsteinufer 43, Jazzinstitut - Georg-Neumann-Saal


HZT (Dance BA)
09  till 13 October 2023

On Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, the introductory event for the bachelor's degree program in dance/contxt/choreography will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Studio 11 at the Uferstudios campus.

There the new students will be welcomed and the schedule for the first two weeks will be discussed.
Different mandatory introductory seminars are planned for the mornings and afternoons of October 9-13.

University library

Information days at the start of the semester in the library


On 10.10., 11.10. and 12.10.2023 from 9 am - 5 pm we welcome you at the University Library of the UdK Berlin.
With house tours, online tutorials and videos, we offer answers to your questions about the library's services and media offerings.

Location: Foyer, Fasanenstr. 88