Dear First Semester Students and Campus Newcomers

Welcome to the Faculty of Communication and Environment

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. 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.

Klaus Hegemann

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.


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


Everything you will need to get organized

Here you will find your lesson plans on Moodle. After publication, you should enrol in your courses on Moodle immediately. Please find all log in infos here.


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.

Have you got questions related to your progress of studies? Are you in need of individual counselling? Our faculty's study guide Ms Buksmann is looking forward to assist you on topics such as study planning, self-management, learning and exam preparation.

In weekly sessions hosted by our study guide Ms Buksmann and senior students, you will get to know the faculty, university structure and support systems. Wednesdays at 2:30 in weekly rotations either on campus in Building 2,  1st floor, room 02 01 310 (starting October 4) or on Webex:, PW: Study1 (starting October 11)

You will have the opportunity to get in touch with each other and address your questions on study related topics such as organisation, motivation, time management and exam preparation to senior students and the study guide who provide advice and possible solutions. Please find further information here


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

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.