Student Advisory Services
You can come to the student advisory service with a wide variety of concerns. Topics in which we support you are:
- questions about studying at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
- information on study requirements
- career prospects and possible career paths
- application and enrollment
- content or course of your studies
- examination regulations or module handbook
- change of subject resp. place of study or transition from bachelor studies to a masters programme
- advice on the recognition of academic achievements
- required certificates
- general problems in studies
For many questions we already have the right answer ready for you in our FAQs. Didn't find the answer you wanted? Our departmental advisory service will be happy to provide you with advice and assistance on these and other questions about studying at the faculty.
INF 205, Room 05.232
E-Mail: Master Scientific Computing
Consultation hour: tuesdays 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
FAQs Contact Persons at the Faculty
- The student advisory service will mainly provide you with information. Topics are all questions about your programme, such as questions about the examination regulations, the module handbook or the processes at the faculty. In this context, the student advisory service also issues the necessary certificates. In addition, the student advisory service also serves as the first point of contact for general problems during your studies, for example if you have doubts about your studies or in the event of personal emergencies.
- The examination board is responsible for the recognition of study achievements and also decides on the approval of deadline extensions. You contact them through the respective examination office.
- Your achievements are administered in the examination offices. You can ask all questions about incorrectly or differently booked credits there. This also applies to achievements to be recognized from other programmes or from abroad, whereby these decisions are made by the respective examination board. You will also receive your transcript of records here. In addition, final theses are registered and submitted in the examination offices, and final certificates are issued.
- The deans of study are responsible for study planning, that is for ensuring that all types of courses are offered in sufficient quantities and that standard courses of our faculty offered in the same semester do not overlap. They are also the point of contact for serious problems in topics of teaching, such as serious complaints about lecturers.
- The student council is not an official body of the faculty, so you cannot receive any binding information here. On the other hand, this unofficial character together with the student perspective often enables a valuable addition to the knowledge of the faculty and the university. Since the student council represents the interests of the students in the faculty, they are also a good point of contact for problems with lecturers or current study planning. Furthermore the student council offers services such as script printing or collections of exam questions.
If you have general questions about your programme, it is best to contact the academic advisory service - but please also read the answer to the previous question. The best way to get information about current courses is directly from the respective lecturer.
- If you are studying in one of the programmes Bachelor Mathematics 100%, Bachelor Mathematics 50%, or Master Mathematics, the Mathematics Examination Board and the Mathematics Examination Office are responsible for you.
- If you are studying in one of the programmes Bachelor Applied Computer Science 100%, Bachelor Applied Computer Science 50%, or Master Applied Computer Science, the Computer Science Examination Board and the Computer Science Examination Office are responsible for you.
- If your programme is the Master of Scientific Computing, the Scientific Computing Examination Board and the Scientific Computing Examination Office are responsible for you.
- If your programe is the Master of Education, there is a central examination office for you at the HSE. However, the Mathematics resp. Computer Science Examination Office is responsible for the processing of services in your specific subject.
You can find the contact details of your examination office on their web page, or you can contact them by email using the general contact form (envelope on the right). Please contact your examination board through your examination office.
FAQs Problems in Studying
Please contact the student advisory service immediately if you have any doubts as to whether your programme is right for you. It is important to us that you are completely convinced of your choice and we are happy to talk to you about your problems. Many problems that students may encounter are already known to us and we can help to classify your difficulties and, if necessary, find ways out.
Heidelberg University also offers central advice for those who are doubtful of their studies. Your study situation may be dealt with less precisely there, but the employees in the central advisory service are specially trained psychologically for such questions and can offer valuable decision-making aids.
The right contact for such questions is the academic advisory service. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
This question comes up particularly often in the first semester, as the presentation of the material takes place in a new way and at high speed. A word of reassurance at this point: Very few first semesters are able to follow their lectures in real time. To help you here, we offer extensive exercises for our lectures. If you (honestly) are able to score sufficient points on the exercise sheets week after week, then there is nothing to worry about!
It is possible to apply for a semester of illness through the central university administration. You need a corresponding certificate from your doctor in order to do this.