Your Start Into Your Studies


The Faculty of Computer Science offers pre-courses to first-year students before they start their studies. During a period of 2 weeks you have the opportunity to consolidate and expand your knowledge in the areas of programming and mathematics and thus prepare for your studies. In addition, the pre-courses offer you the opportunity to get to know your new fellow students at varied evening events.

The registration form and further information can be found at: erstsemester.farafin.de.

Introduction days

You can find current information about the introductory week on our freshman portal!

In order to make your start at FIN easier, the student council organizes the introductory week every year for all new students at FIN, together with many volunteers and with the support of the Faculty of Computer Science. Between many fun and interesting events, we give you all the important information about studying and the city of Magdeburg, which you can use at the beginning of your studies.

Above all, you have the chance to get to know your new fellow students at game nights, pub crawls, etc.!

The following is a list of some of the activities that will take place during the introductory week:

Offers of the Faculty of Computer Science:

Welcome event of the Faculty of Computer Science for all first-year students by the dean
Presentation of the study programs of the faculty by the heads of the respective study programs
Ceremonial matriculation

Offers of the student council (FaRaFIN):

Welcome event of the student council
Campus rally with assignment of mentors
Timetable preparation in the mentor groups
Presentation about the OvGU websites
Introductory event for Master students with the student council
City rally
Final brunch

Possible offers for an evening program:

Pub crawl
Game night
Instancing party

Mentoring program

You can find current information about mentoring in our freshman portal!

In the mentoring program, students of higher semesters (the mentors) take care of a small group of freshmen. Your mentor is your first personal contact for questions and problems of any kind. You can benefit from his or her experience by getting helpful tips on how to organize your studies and student life at meetings.

Overall, the mentor program is intended to help you improve your self-organization, motivation to learn, and contact with other students, so that you can go through your studies with greater satisfaction.
If you have any questions, please send an email to post@farafin.de.