Studentische Interessenvertretung

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The Orientation Phase

Dear future freshmen,

you have successfully applied at KIT for one of the study programs

    Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor)
    Mechatronics and Information Systems (Bachelor)
    Materials Science and Engineering (Bachelor)
    Chemical Engineering and Process Engineering (Bachelor)
    Bioengineering (Bachelor)
    Engineering education with a focus on metal technology (Bachelor)
    Science and Technology (Bachelor)

and enrolled?
You have (not) received the information mail from us and are looking for general information about the orientation phase (O-Phase)?

Then here is a summary of the most important information for you:

The "O-Phase" 2021

The O-Phase is a two-week series of events in which we introduce you to Karlsruhe, KIT and your study programs, and help you to find new friends and colleagues.

It starts on 04.10.2021 (Monday) in the morning in Karlsruhe at KIT. The last day of the O-Phase is 18.10.2021 (Tuesdays).
Most of the events are scheduled in presence and with 3G hygiene rules.

For participation you tend to always need an ID card and your KIT card, or alternatively your ID card and an enrollment certificate.

Registration for the O-Phase itself is not necessary. Individual events require registration. Registration for the first day (04.10.2021) can be done here:

The math pre-course

A math pre-course is offered by the KIT Faculty of Mathematics during the O-Phase.
This serves to bring all first-year students up to speed and to give you an insight into the form of lectures.

You can find all information here:

E-mail distribution list and start of lectures

We as the student council offer an e-mail distribution list for each class. Only information about your studies, deadlines, excursions and general information about the student council will be sent via the distribution list. If you don't want to miss anything during your studies, you should register here.

Register at:

You can also unsubscribe from this mailing list if you are no longer interested in the information.

Your lectures will officially start on 20.10.2021 (Wednesday). This is different from most other courses at KIT. However, you will not miss any information before that, everything relevant to the courses will be explained to you in more detail by your lecturers from Wednesday onwards in the first lectures.

How do you get all the important information?

We will send you further information about the study program by e-mail (so sign up for the mailing list) and we will always tell you at the beginning of the math pre-course and put it on our website. Alternatively, you will receive the basic information via the email address you used to enroll.

If you still have questions, you can always reach us via our contact form.

Have fun in the O-Phase!


General Information

The orientation phase is an event organized by the student council for the first semester students of the faculties of mechanical engineering and chemical engineering. It takes place in the two weeks before lectures start at the university. During this time you will get to know your fellow students and the university and get an overview of how things work at the university. Even though this O-Phase will be very different from all O-Phases before, we want to give you a good start and prepare you as good as possible for your studies even in this unusual situation.

In addition to many information events about studying, we have also put together a comprehensive fun program in which we explore the nightlife of Karlsruhe together (as far as Corona allows). The fun will definitely not be neglected in the O-Phase! You will find the dates for the individual activities in the O-Phase calendar soon.

Looking for Information on the Master Orientatation Week during the winter semester 2021/2022? You can find them here soon.

Looking for Information on the Bachelor Orientatation Week during the winter semester 2021/2022? You can find them here soon.