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Last Update 21 September 2022

Welcome at the Saarland Informatics Campus

The 2022/23 winter semester at Saarland University starts on 1 October, with lectures beginning on 24 October.

New at Saarland Informatics Campus?

Starting your studies can be quite exciting. Finding your way around after enrollment is not always easy: To make it easier for you, you will find all the important steps on your way to us here - from enrollment to the start of the semester. The study coordinator, the student council and students from higher semesters are always happy to help you get started and are always open to questions and personal concerns.

1. User account information

First of all, you need your university ID to get in touch with us, or other first year students.

2. Get to know fellow students

On our student Discord server you can get to know your fellow students and exchange ideas with students of higher semesters - even before you have your admission! Whether you want to prepare for your studies, learn together, play, make music or just have a chat - we are here for you!​

3. Follow us on Social Media

In order to be always up to date and not to miss anything, we regularly provide you with information about the campus on our social media channels.

Instagram
Facebook
Twitter
Youtube
LinkedIn

4. Enroll: Maths Prep Course and StEP

Every year, students from higher semesters organize the Maths Prep Course, and the the Student Council organizes the Student Introduction Period, StEP for short. Together, they help new students of computer science and related courses to get started in their studies. Highly recommended!

5. Access to E-Mail, WLAN and VPN

This page of the University IT Center explains how to set up your personal access.
German Website

6. Study organisation

Here you will find all the information you need to start your first semester successfully.
From pre-courses to timetable creation or even tips on student financing and the mentor programs, you will find the information here:
Study organisation

7. Download the Uni-App

You need a campus map or want to know what you can eat in the cafeteria? The university app offers you that and much more.

Download: At the moment the android app is being reworked.
Download: AppStore

8. Information about your semester

Finally, you should take a look at our page with information about the current semester. Here you will find all welcome events / kick-off events but also introduction videos for the offered courses.
Welcome at Saarland Informatics Campus!

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Induction and welcome events for the winter semester 2022/23

No matter whether first year student or experienced student: A new semester is always the beginning of something unknown and hence filled with anticipation, expectation and excitement – especially in times of Corona. It is therefore important to the partners at SIC to extend a warm welcome to all students of computer science at our location, despite the restrictions that still apply.

Study introduction phase for new Bachelor students (German)
_Bachelor student introductory phase (StEP): The Computer Science Students’ Representative Council organizes an orientation event in attendance called StEP for new students from October 19 to 21.

Study introduction phase for new international Bachelor students (English)
_International student introductory phase (StEP): The Computer Science Students’ Representative Council organizes an orientation event in attendance called StEP for new students from October 17 to 21. (For Computer Science and Cybersecurity)

Events for first-year Master students (English)
_Master student introductory phase (StEP):The Computer Science Students’ Representative Council organizes an orientation event in attendance called StEP for new students from October 17 to 21.

Welcome events for all students:
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October 24 grand opening of the semester and departmental orientation sessions (information to follow).

Due to the exceptional situation, there are many more questions about how studies and teaching will be organized in the coming months. In this overview we will update the most important information in a timely manner. You are also welcome to follow our channels on FacebookInstagram and Twitter, where we will keep you informed about the latest events at SIC.

Please also regularly check the information pages of Saarland University for the winter semester 2022/23 and the corona virus.

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Informative videos for first-year students

Description of the Mathematics Preparatory Course.

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Insights into the Bachelor student introductory phase (StEP).

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Welcome tour of the Saarland Informatics Campus.
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Brief insights into our lectures and events

The ‘Lecture Teasers‘ on our YouTube channel will help you create your schedule. The short introduction videos show what will be covered in the upcoming courses.

Deadlines and important dates

  • Lectures for the winter semester begin on October 24th 2022 and will end on February 10th 2023.
  • If you have questions please directly contact the Studierendensekretariat or Welcome Center (English).

Regulations regarding teaching and studying

  • Teaching will start in a new mode, i.e. in presence.
  • All courses including links to the respective websites are available in LSF.
  • Further information on seminars and available seminar places can also be found here.
  • There are still restrictions for entering the libraries. For further information please refer to the websites of the Campus Library of Mathematics and Computer Science and the University Library. Books accompanying the lectures will be made available as ebooks.
  • You can find all information about university sports here.

For regular updates please also check the websites of the courses you are attending.

Digital reference collection

Since the winter semester 2021/22, the Campus Library for Computer Science + Mathematics has provided a digital reference collection. You will find all the literature you need for your courses collected on the linked website. You can download many of them as e-books.

Contact

If you have any questions, please always check the information and related websites listed above first to avoid overwhelming our study coordinators! If you do not find answers to your questions there, please contact the study coordinators by e-mail (studium@cs.uni-saarland.de).

The Department of Computer Science at Saarland University wishes everyone that they stay in good health during the Corona-Situation and that we will soon see each other again as usual at the university.

Dr. Tanja Breinig
Study Coordination
+49 681 302-58092
Saarland Informatics Campus E1 3, R.209
66123 Saarbrücken
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