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 for students

The first point of contact for students in regards to the studies. On this website you will find infromation about almost everithing: from semester times to university sports  

Freshers' Day

The Freshers' Day is taking place on 17. March 2023. During the day students have the opportunity to get to know the fellow students and the university and receive a lot of important information for starting the studies.

More information about the event

E-mail, Moodle, HISinOne & Co.

Early installation of all necessary accounts is an important prerequisite for successful participation in your first semester. You can find an overview of all necessary accounts and help on the website of the university's IT services:

Student advisory service

The university's central student advisory service supports you with general questions about your studies and offers numerous events on various topics.

Student Service Point:

Information specific for the Faculty's students


You can find the latest version of the timetable online on the faculty's website.

Life Sciences | Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (

Modules, Exams, Curriculum...

You will find the examination regulations, module descriptions and curriculum plans on the website of your degree program (on the right by the quick links). These can help you organize your studies as they contain important information, e.g. about the modules and examination types.

Degree Programmes, Life Sciences | Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (

Lab IDs

To enter the laboratories, students need a laboratory ID. The IDs will be given out during the lab courses. The prerequisite for receiving the ID is a passed general safety briefing for the laboratory. The safety briefing has to be completed online via Moodle.

Lernportal HSRW: Alle Kurse (

Preparatory internship

Information about prerequisites and recognition of preparatory internship can be found on this website:

Learning Agreement for master’s students

Did your bachelor's degree only have 6 semesters (180 CP) instead of 7 (210 CP)? If so, you are still missing 30 CP, which you have make up for before registring your master's thesis. You can clarify questions about the type and scope of the learning agreement with the examination board. additional Information here

Faculty Student Body

The student council represents the interests of all life science students and sees itself as a facilitator between the public, faculty, employees and students. More information is available here:

Do you have questions?

Your contact person at the Faculty of Life Sciences

Study guide

Study guide website