Tips for a Head Start
Welcome to your first semester at Heidelberg University. The following information should help you to find your way around.
The following information is intended for bachelor students. Some of the organizational information is also relevant for students in the Master programs Mathematics, Computer Science or Scientific Computing.
Experience has shown that the transition from school mathematics to a study program in Mathematics or Computer Science can cause some difficulty. Participation in the introductory course offered by the student council is strongly recommended to all students, as it smoothes the transition from school to university.
Abbreviations and Designations
A Heidelberg abbreviation: Im Neuenheimer Feld. The first digit of the building number usually indicates the building row, counting from Berliner Strasse. You will find the institutes of the faculty in the building rows 2 and 3.
"cum tempore", “sine tempore” for time indications. Courses usually start "with the academic quarter", for example at 9ct = 9:15 am. On the other hand, 9st = 9.00 a.m.
Sources for Information and Important Addresses
Student Advisory Services
The Faculty Student Advisory Service is available to all students. With the support of the student advisor, individual difficulties in particular can be analyzed and solutions or ways out can be found.
The student council represents the student body in committees and councils of the faculty and puts forward its interest in the university's student council. Furthermore, it is responsible for the social and cultural interests of the student body (e.g. leisure activities and summer parties, the natural sciences prom or the MathPhysTheo party). Its work is voluntary and also includes lending past exams as well as running a complaints box and a website.
University Center for Student Advisory Services and Secondary Education
For general questions about your studies, such as changing your major, exam stress and study organization, please contact the Central Student Advisory Service at Heidelberg University. In addition to workshops and lectures, the Central Student Advisory Service also offers individual counseling.
Tel: 06221 54-5454
The Faculty Library of Mathematics and Computer Science is located on the first floor of the Mathematikon, Im Neuenheimer Feld 205. It is a reference library from which you cannot borrow books. There are also (limited) workspaces in the library.
The “Zentralmensa” with cafeteria is located in the building Im Neuenheimer Feld 304.