Frequently Asked Questions - in study

Study Organisation

Which dates and deadlines are important for me?
01.12.16 - 31.01.17 Re-registration for summer term 2017
until 16.01.17 Deregistration for examinations - online
23.01. - 11.02.17 Examination period (winter term 2016/17)
01.06. - 31.07.17 Re-registration for winter term 2017/18
15.07.17 Closing date for applications for a Master's degree course in winter term
02.05. - 24.05.17 Registration for examinations (summer term 2017)
until 19.06.17 Deregistration for examinations - online
26.06. bis 15.07.17 Examination period (summer term 2017)
Where do I find applications and forms?

You can find applications and forms in house 21 behind the Servicetower or online. (Unfortunately these are available only in German. If you need any help please don’t hesitate to contact us.)

Do I have a university e-mail address?

Yes. Your e-mail address consists of your name like: f.lastname@stud.hs-wismar.de. Please check your e-mails daily. You get important information from the university via this e-mail address.

See also this video.

How can I check my university e-mails?

You can use two e-mail services:

See also this video about forwarding mails.

How can I use GroupOffice?

Before you can log onto GroupOffice, you have to activate it in the Users Management System. Login with your username and password. Click on “Groupware Activation” and then on “Accept terms of use”.

What is re-registration?

If you want to study next semester at the university of Wismar you have to re-register. That means you pay the term contribution via bank transfer.

Click here for further information.

What is LSF?

LSF is a web portal of the university of Wismar. This is what you can do on LSF:

  • Download your study report
  • Download your exam extract
  • Registration for examination
  • Deregistration
  • Get a new iTAN-list
  • Course directory
How can I download my study report?

Log onto lsf.hs-wismar.de. Click on “Administration of study” and then on “Study Reports”. If you need a study report from a previous term you have to pay for it. So it’s better you download your study report every term.

Where do I find the course directory?

You can find it on LSF. Login with your username and password. Click on “Courses” and then on “Course Overview”. Choose your faculty and degree course. Then you see the courses of the semester. Please check if you have chosen the right semester. You see it in the right upper corner (e. g. Summer 2016). If it’s not the right semester please click on it to change it.

What is Stud.IP?

Stud.IP is a web portal. On Stud.IP you can register for courses, download documents and communicate with students and professors.

How do I find courses on Stud.IP?

Login with your username and password. Click on “Search” (magnifying glass) and then on “Search course directory”. Choose your faculty and degree course. Then you see the courses of the semester.

How can I forward messages from Stud.IP to my e-mail address?

Click on "settings" (gear-wheel in the right upper corner). Then you click on "Messages". At the point "Send a copy of all received messages to your e-mail address" you choose "always". Don't forget to click on the Accept-button below. Your messages will be forwarded to your university e-mail address.

What is ILIAS?

ILIAS is the elearning platform of the university. You can find the online courses of your faculty there.

Where do I find the study and examination regulations?

You can download the regulations here. (Unfortunately they’re only available in German. If you need any help please don’t hesitate to contact us.)

What are tutors?

Tutors are some kind of student assistants. They’re students who study and work at the university. They give tutorials and help other students.

The tutors of International Office not just only give tutorials, but you can also ask them all questions about studies and everyday life in Germany. They help you to prepare for your exams or when you need some assistance to go to an office (e.g. foreigners' registration officehttp://www.dict.cc/englisch-deutsch/foreigners%27+registration+office.html). Our tutors should be you’re first contact person if you have any questions. You can register to MEDUS at Stud.IP and send them a message.

Exams

How can I download my exams extract (overview of marks)?

You find it on LSF. Login with your username and password. Click on “Administration of exams” and then on "Prüfungsbescheinigungen (Leistungsübersicht -pdf zum Drucken)". There you find your exams extract.

Which university programmes are offered to international students?
  • Direct studies - our Bachelor's and Master's Degree courses
  • Studienkolleg – Foundation Course

 

  • International Class
  • German course
Do I have to register for examinations?

Yes. You have to register for all examinations you want to sit. If you don’t register you’re not allowed to sit an exam. You have to register in the period of registration for examination. The university announces the dates of the period via e-mail and on the website.

You register online on LSF.

What is iTAN?

The iTAN is a number and you need it for the registration for examinations and deregistration. When you start your studies you get an e-mail from the university with two iTAN-numbers. After receiving them you log onto LSF. Click on “General administration” and on “iTAN Management”. Type the requested iTAN in the empty field and click on “Create list”. Don’t forget to activate the list.

I’ve lost my iTAN-list. What shall I do?

Log onto LSF. Click on "General administrations" and on "Antrag auf eine neue iTAN-Liste (bei Verlust oder Sperrung der aktuellen iTAN-Liste)". Please read the help text carefully. Then click on "Apply for new iTAN-List".

Here's the help text if you forgot something:

How to register for examinations?

Here you find tutorials for the registration and deregistration for examinations. (Unfortunately they’re only available in German. If you need any help please don’t hesitate to contact us.)

I want to deregister for examinations. How do I do that?

The date of your deregistration is important:

  • Until 1 week before the beginning of the examination period: You can deregister online on LSFHere you find the tutorial for the deregistration. (Unfortunately it’s only available in German. If you need any help please don’t hesitate to contact us.)
  • Until 1 week before the exam date: You have to fill out the form “Rücktritt von der Prüfung” and give it to the Servicepoint. (Unfortunately it’s only available in German. If you need any help please don’t hesitate to contact us.)
  • At a later date:  You have to fill out the form “Rücktritt von der Prüfung” and give a reason why you want to deregister. This should be a very good reason. Otherwise you have to sit the exam.
I’m sick at the exam date. What shall I do?

If you can’t sit an exam because you’re ill, you’ll need a sick certificate. Fill out the upper part of the form "Formular für den Nachweis der Prüfungsunfähigkeit". (Unfortunately it’s only available in German. If you need any help please don’t hesitate to contact us.) Then you go to a doctor. (Please look also at the question “Is there a university-doctor on the campus?”) The doctor fills out the bottom part of the form. It’s very important that you give this form to the Servicepoint at the same day or the next day but not later. Otherwise it doesn’t count.

If you’re sick at the day when you have to submit your master thesis or at your colloquium you need an official sick certificate. Here are the telephone numbers of the public health officers:

Wismar: Tel.: 03841 3040 5301

Rostock: Tel.: 0381 381 5367

I want to write my master thesis. What shall I do?

At first you should think about an issue and ask a professor to be your first advisor. Your second advisor can also be a university teacher or a person from a company (If you’re writing your thesis while working in this company). This person has to have a master’s degree or higher.

Please fill out the form “Antrag auf Zulassung zur Master Thesis”. (Unfortunately it’s only available in German. If you need any help please don’t hesitate to contact us or ask your first advisor for help.) Your first advisor has to sign this form. Then you give it to the Servicepoint.

The university informs you if you’re allowed to write your master thesis and about the deadline.

When you have finished your master thesis you submit it to the Servicepoint. This can be made till deadline but not later.

If you need more time to finish your thesis you can make an application. But you’ll need a very good reason for the extension. If you need any help please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Consulting Services

Who can help me with problems in academic studies?

The tutors of International Office can help you. They give tutorials and answer your questions about studies and everyday life in Germany. You can register to MEDUS at Stud.IP and send them a message.

Some courses have special tutorials. The professor will inform you about that in the first course of the term.

If you have a question you can ask of course other students. If it’s a question about the content of a course you can ask your professor. Please inform yourself about the consultation hours of the professor. In this time the professor has got time to answer your questions.

I need pro bono legal service. Whom can I ask?

There are two possibilities:

  • Student legal advice: business law students help you with legal problems. They’re instructed by lawyers.
  • Student services: Lawyers help you with legal problems.

(Unfortunately the information on the website is only available in German. If you need any help please don’t hesitate to contact us.)

I need psychological counseling (e. g. because of exam nerves). Who can help me?

Student services offer psychological counseling.

(Unfortunately the information on the website is only available in German. If you need any help please don’t hesitate to contact us.)

I’ve questions about health insurance. Whom can I ask?

A consultant of "Techniker Krankenkasse" is every Tuesday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the campus (house 18).

If you've got another health insurance please go to their office.

General Questions

Is there a university doctor on the campus?

In Germany is usually no doctor on the campus. In Wismar is a doctor's office on the campus but it doesn't belong to the university. If you want to turn to a doctor you can go to a doctor's office near your flat. In most cases you should turn to a general practitioner. In German it's called "Allgemeinarzt" or "Hausarzt". If you google "Allgemeinarzt Wismar" you see all general practitioners.

I’ve got a letter from “Beitragsservice von ARD, ZDF und Deutschlandradio”. What is this?

The letter is from public service broadcasting in Germany (ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandradio) and it’s about the licence fee. Everyone in Germany has to pay the licence fee. The licence fee is €17.50 per month and is only paid once per residence. So if you live in a flat share or in a flat in halls of residence with other students, you can share the fee with them. Only one person has to register and pay the fee.

If you receive BAföG,  you may be exempted from the licence fee upon application.

If you don’t pay the license fee, you’ll get a written warning. If you don’t pay the fee after this, it’s possible that your bank account will be frozen.

Click here for further information.

Is there a buddy program for international und german students at university of Wismar?

Yes, the buddy program is organized by AStA (students’ union executive committee). Visit “AStA Hochschule Wismar” on Facebook and tell them you want to be a buddy or write an e-mail to integration.asta@hs-wismar.de.

I want to practice German or another language. Where can I do that?

In “Sprachcafé” every student can practice foreign languages. You can talk to German students and help them to speak your mother tongue better.

Join “Sprachcafe (HS Wismar)” on Facebook and get to know when the next event starts.

Where do I find news and events of the university?

On the website you find news and events in German. All information which is important for English students will be provided on Internationales.

Where do I find the menu of the canteen?

You find the menu here. Unfortunately it’s only available in German.

Contact

International Office
Hochschule Wismar
PF 1210
D – 23952 Wismar
Fax: +49 3841 753-74 44

Service point

Opening hours

Monday and Thursday
10:00 to 15:00

Tuesday and Wednesday
10:30 to 13:00

Friday: closed

House 21 / Room 102
Tel.: +49 (0)3841/ 753-7503

E-Mail: servicepoint@remove.hs-wismar.de