How Does Studying Work?



  • 11:30 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m.
We will email you the Zoom invitation link on the day of the event.

Starting your studies is an exciting time! Whether you are from abroad or from Germany, whether you are coming to the university directly after finishing school or after having gained some job experience, it is totally normal if you are not sure what to expect.

At the beginning of their first semester, most students don’t really know how a university works and are unsure of how to proceed.

You might ask yourself the following questions: What is expected of me in the first semester? Seminars, lectures, and tutorials – what are the differences here and what do I need to be aware of? How should I prepare for my first examinations? What types of examinations will I actually be taking at university? Who can I ask and who can help me if I need assistance?

To help you get your bearings, we will provide you with a general introduction to how studying works.

Please note: This information session will only include general information applicable to all disciplines. You will receive a subject-specific introduction to scheduling and registering for your courses for the first time at your orientation module, which will take place one week after the Welcome Week (

This event will take place via Zoom. Shortly before the event begins, we will send a Zoom link to the email address you provided in your UHH Join account. Check your profile if you are unsure which email address you entered in UHH Join. UHH Zoom (download Zoom software) and UHH Join

Information about the Welcome Week and contact details for the PIASTA Welcome Team can be found on our website.

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PIASTA Welcome-Team
Target group
Students, Doctoral Students
Max number of participants
Booking period
You can book this event until 09:30 a.m. on 21 March 2024.

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