Welcome to the h_da!
In spite of the current circumstances, and the restrictions under which we all suffer in our everyday, public lives – measures that are necessary to contain the pandemic – we are so pleased to be able to enrol new students for the summer semester 2021! We have gathered the initial, most important pieces of information for the commencement of study courses to be presented here on this page.
Studying during the pandemic
Your first steps as a student
- Activate your student account at the h_da. Afterwards, among other things, you can print out all of your study certificates (including any BaföG certificates) and receipts via the QIS self-service function. Here you will find the relevant information and tutorials (German).
- Test your access to your student email account, which you should log onto and check regularly for important notifications within your faculty. The university will use this email address exclusively to communicate with you.
- Find out where the various points of contact for study course issues (German) are.
- Find out about ways to finance study courses (German).
- Find out more about the learning platform ‘Moodle’, which you can register with via your h_da account.
Every student should be aware of these service facilities
The Allgemeine Studierendenausschuss (AStA) (German) represents the interests of every student at the university. They also offer comprehensive advice services and events, as well as opportunities for those interested to participate in university politics.
The Dual Study Centre (German) offers support to students enrolled on dual studies courses, answering questions about registering, student contracts and all other questions concerning the dual studies system.
The office of family affairs (German) offers advice and support to students with families to look after (child-raising, caring for relatives), and on the compatibility of study courses and family life.
It is one of the university sports (German) tasks to provide all members of the university with a wide choice of different types of sports, and motivate them to regularly participate in sporting activities.
The International Office informs students about study courses and practical activities abroad.
When your studies commence in earnest, many new impressions follow, perhaps questions as well. It can often help to talk with students already studying (German), and who are taking the same degree course – for they have also experienced similar things to you.
Whether you are in the initial, practical or completion phase: difficulties can arise at any time during a study course. A consultation with the student advisory service can help to find solutions for problems that may arise, enabling your individual objectives to be fulfilled.
Included amongst the diverse offers the students’ union has in its programme, are advice on financing study courses (Bafög in particular), social consultations as well as allocating places in halls of residence via their ‘living space service’.
The SuK (German), as it is abbreviated in university-speak, is part and parcel of the majority of degree courses, by offering students the opportunity to acquire interdisciplinary competencies and qualifications.