Information for Freshers

Dear students,

Welcome at the Faculty of Life Sciences! On this website you will find the information you need to start your studies.

General information

The website

General information for students - from the semester periods to the examination phase - can be found on this website:


Freshers' Day/first semester day

The Freshers' Day for Master's students in their first semester will take place on 22 March 2024. On this day, you will receive an overview with all the important information about starting your studies and the opportunity to ask questions as part of the event "Enrolled - and what's next?" organised by the Faculty of Life Sciences. Among other things, we will explain which points are particularly important and give you information on the examination phases. In addition, in some degree programmes there will be short welcome and „Orientation: What exactly is your study programme about?“ sessions in the afternoon as part of introductory events. During this day, you will have the opportunity to get to know your fellow students and the university, receive lots of important information for the start of your studies and ask questions.


Programme for the day - 22.03.2023

1) "Enrolled - and what's next?"

Speaker: Study Guide Laura Preisker

In German: 10:00 - 11:30, Room KLE 01 EG 005

English: 11:45 - 13:15, Room KLE 01 EG 005


2) „Orientation: What exactly is your study programme about?“

Duration: approx. 30 minutes (presentation of the degree programme & welcoming the first semester students)

Orientation - Health Sciences and Health Management, M. Sc.

12:00 noon, Room KLE 12 EG 010

Orientation - Food Sciences, M. Sc.

12:00 noon (end: approx. 13:00), online via Webex!

Direct link:

Orientation - Biological Resources, M. Sc.

13:30, Room KLE 12 EG 010 & Online via Webex!

Direct link:


Further information Website of Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences for the first semester day:


3) What the FSR (Faculty Student Body) has planned for you on Freshers‘ Day

12:30pm – 02:30 pm
building 11, room 11 01 014

- short trivia focused on sustainability with prizes for the winners

- information concerning the provision of lab coats, subsidized by the Life Sciences FSR à if you have questions concerning this please show up at the FSR


E-mail, Moodle, HISinOne & Co.

Setting up all the necessary access early on is an important prerequisite for a successful first semester.

You can find an overview and assistance on the university's IT Services website:


Student Counselling

The university's central student counselling service can help you with general questions about studying and offers numerous events on various topics.

Student Service Point:…


Faculty-specific information



The current version of the timetable can be found online on the homepage of the Faculty of Life Sciences at


Programme website

On the website of your degree programme you will find the examination regulations, module handbooks and study plans (on the right under the quick links). These will help you to organise your studies and contain important information, e.g. on module content and forms of examination. Further information can be found at


Laboratory passes

Students require a lab pass to enter the labs. This will be issued during the practical course. A prerequisite for receiving the ID card is passing the general safety instruction for the laboratory. The safety instruction must be completed online in Moodle (


Learning Agreement

Did your Bachelor's programme only last 6 semesters (180 CP) instead of 7 semesters (210 CP)? Then you are still missing 30 CP, which you must make up by the time you register for your Master's thesis. You can clarify questions about the type and scope of the Learning Agreement with the Examination Board.


Student Council

The student council represents the interests of all life sciences students and acts as an interface between the public, faculty, staff and students. Further information can be found here:


Do you have questions?

Your contact person at the Faculty of Life Sciences

Study guide


Mrs. Laura Preisker, M.A.

Study guide website