09/30/2020

Dear First Semester Students

Welcome to the Faculty of Communication and Environment

My name is Andreas Schürholz, I am Professor of Production and Logistics and Dean of our faculty. Welcome and congratulations on your choice to study with us. You have chosen a university that is one of the youngest and most modern universities in Germany. In choosing your degree programme, you have also chosen a faculty that is unique in Germany in terms of its innovative spirit, interdisciplinarity and internationality. On our campus in Kamp-Lintfort we have the most functional premises, most well-equipped facilities and, in particular, the most innovative, state-of-the-art laboratories for teaching and research.

The faculty is characterized by a wide range of interdisciplinary topics, ranging from computer science, media design, energy and environmental technology to organizational psychology, international business or the mobility and logistics of tomorrow. In addition, our international focus has led to an almost 50 percent share of international students. So congratulations on your choice, even though the current situation is quite challenging for everyone due to the Corona Pandemic. But you have done exactly the right thing in these difficult times. You have decided to study with us which proves that you look ahead and set the course for your long-term professional future. I hope that you will continue to pursue your goal and successfully gain your university degree.

Welcome to our faculty and good luck in your studies.

Andreas Schürholz

To help you get off to a good start, we have put together some orientation aids and important information.

Everything you need for a perfect start

Do you need to clarify something? Do you have any questions regarding forms, university processes or the digital semester? The virtual Student Service Point run by the Student Advisory Service (ZSB) is now available on a regular basis. Supported by our team of students we will do our best to help you with straight forward and unburocratic advice.

On every third Thursday of August, September and October (20.8., 17.9., 15.10.) from 4 to 5:30 pm our Student Advisory Service hosts a „Welcome Thursday“ in English to give you an insight into student life and accomodation in Kamp-Lintfort and Kleve. Our counsellors will answer your questions and give you a digital tour of our two campuses.


Here you will find the schedule and all infos and about our Freshers’ Week.

Bridging courses are intensive courses you can take before starting your studies. They are voluntary and do not carry any credit-point value towards your degree. Bridging courses are designed for students who may not meet the assumed knowledge requirements and want to bridge the gap between school and university studies. Please find the courses on offer here.

Everything you will need to get organized

Here you will find your lesson plans on Moodle. You should also enrol in your courses on Moodle immediately. There you will also find information on how to access your courses, which usually start digitally (Webex) at the beginning of November.

Module catalogues, curricula and examination regulations are published on the website of your degree programme (please check the top and bottom of the side bar on the right). Our link takes you to an overview of all degree programmes on offer. Just chose the one you registered for.


You are a little late and need individual counselling? Our study guide Ms Buksmann will support you on any questions, worries or problems regarding your studies.

For each degree programme there is a WhatsApp group where at least one advanced student answers your questions and gives advice. You can join the group by using the QR-Code/link for your degree programme which you will receive by e-mail. Or just send an e-mail to with the subject "Aufnahme", stating your degree programme.

What else is important?

On our faculty’s website you will always find interesting news, events and important links such as examination schedules, the weekly schedule of our faculty, IT support, advice and service, labs, consulting hours of your professors, the canteen menu and lots more.

Try our virtual tour to discover the campus.

The student council is the link between students and professors, i.e. it represents you in subject-specific matters and stands up for you. It also organizes events for students in case there is no pandemic. The student council can be found on Instagram or reached by e-mail to fsr-kommunikation-umwelt@hsrw.org

In October 2017, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences was certified as the first Fair Trade University in North Rhine-Westphalia. Join our Fairtrade students' group and help raising awareness for fair trade practices.