Before your studies begin officially in the coming semester, the various Student Associations organise first semester introductions (also called o- or orientation weeks at other universities) for all new students during the week before the official start of the semester. As part of this first semester introduction, or ESE for short, the old stagers of the student body will introduce you to your new life at the university. How does it all work with lectures, exercises or compulsory internships? What portals and accesses are there at Ulm University? What can you do in your spare time at the university and in Ulm? You will receive answers to this questions and much more during the ESE.

Every Student Association organises an ESE, which is specifically tailored to the needs of the respective degree programmes. In the following you will find an overview of all Student Associations as well as the associated courses of study. Many Student Associations also offer a special ESE for Master students. The websites of the Student Associations, which provide information about the dates and the program of the respective ESE, are linked here. There are also links to the ESE-Moodle courses of the Student Associations. The ESE-Moodle courses of the Student Associations serve as central platforms for the ESE during the corona pandemic. Here you will find a lot of information and news about events that are held in attendance. We therefore strongly recommend that you visit these ESE-Moodle courses regularly. How you can log in to Moodle and find this course is explained below.

Student Associations

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

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Link to the ESE-Moodle course

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Energy Science and Technology
  • Chemistry and Economics

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Link to the ESE-Moodle course

  • Communications Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Informationsystem Technology

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Link to the ESE-Moodle course

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cognitive Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Media Informatics
  • Software Engineering

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Link to the ESE-Moodle course

  • Biology (lectureship)
  • Chemistry (lectureship)
  • Mathematics (lectureship)
  • Natural sciences and technology (lectureship)
  • Physics (lectureship)
  • Economics (lectureship)

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Link to the ESE-Moodle course

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular and Translational Neurosciences

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Link zum ESE-Moodle-Kurs

  • Finance
  • Mathematical Data Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Biometry
  • Business Mathematics

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Link to the ESE-Moodle course

  • Advanced Materials
  • Biophysics
  • Physics
  • Business Physics

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Link to the ESE-Moodle course

  • Economic Sciences
  • Sustainable Corporate Governance

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Link to the ESE-Moodle course

Tips for Moodle

Moodle is the online teaching and learning platform of Ulm University. You can access the start page via this link: https://moodle.uni-ulm.de/

Moodle is a quite intuitive platform. First of all you need to log in to the platform. You can find the registration data on the data sheet of the identity management of the Ulm University, which will be sent to you after successful enrollment. The datasheet contains the kiz username (a combination of three letters followed by two numbers) and the initial passwords which you should change as soon as possible. With the kiz username and your password you can log in to Moodle.

First you will see the start page. You can customize this as you like. You can see your courses under "My courses". We recommend that you start with "All" as your semester/category selection, so that you can see all the courses you are taking.

You will automatically be enrolled in the ESE-Moodle course of your Student Association. You can access the course by clicking on the link to your Student Associations' ESE-Moodle course, or by logging into Moodle and clicking on the course. If there were problems with the automatic enrolment and you didn't end up in the right ESE-Moodle course, you can also search for your Student Associations' ESE-Moodle course using the search function and enrol yourself in the course (Self Enrolment (Student)).

The course search can be found in the menu on the top right. With the search function you can also enroll in the Moodle courses of your subjects.

Moodle video tutorial

(only available in German)

Interdisciplinary First Semester Introduction (FUESE)

The ESE is not the end of the fun of your introductory week! On Thursday and Friday you will meet various interesting people from all faculties of the university and make many friends. You'll find out things about Ulm that you can't google and don't just build metaphorical bridges. Come along and let us show you what university life has to offer!

More detailed information about all activities and the schedule can be found on the FUESE website.