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Information for first semester students

Welcome to OTH Amberg-Weiden!

Here you will find all the important information for successfully starting your studies.
Please note: Important dates will be added on a regular basis.

Information about Corona

You still have some questions?
The Study and Career Service is happy to help you!
At the moment, we cannot be there for you in person unfortunately, but please feel free to call or send us an email.
And we are also available for you in our chat!

Information for first semester students

Beginning is not that hard... And with our help and support, you will quickly find your way around the university.
And, of course, there are also online events, workshops and preparation courses designed to make starting easier.

Here you can find more information

The information sheets and brochures are written in German. At the moment, we are working on English versions, but they are not yet available. We hope for your understanding. If you need more assistance, please get in touch with the contact persons mentioned in this information sheets.


Preparation workshops for first semester students

How do I organize myself in my studies? How do I quote correctly? Here you will learn tips and tricks for these challenges in your studies, so that you can get off to a good start!
Our offer for this is our „Fit-for-studying” programme - with online seminars to get you off to a good start in your studies.

  • Who can participate: First-semester students or students who want to acquire these study skills at a later stage.
  • When: Wednesday, Monday, September 27th to Thursday, September 30th 2021.
  • Note: The number of participants per course is limited to 35. If necessary, a waiting list will be maintained.
  • The courses are held in English.
  • Fit for studying will again take place completely online.


Students learn how to avoid stress through planning and time management and how to optimize their personal work style.

Monday, September 27th 2021
2.00 – 3.30 p.m.

Dr. Annabelle Wolff & Susanne Prechtl, International Office

In this course, students learn how to organize their semester and how to keep a cool head even shortly before the exam.

Tuesday, September 28th 2021
2.00 – 3.30 p.m.

Carolin Birner, International Office

Get an introduction and tips on handling and using the learning management system „Moodle”, the universities internal online portal „PRIMUSS” and the video conferencing tool "BigBlueButton” (BBB)

Wednesday, September 29th 2021
10.00 – 11.30 a.m.

Simone Fruth, International Office

Introduction on what the library has to offer and how to search for and find all your needed literature.

Wednesday, September 29th 2021
2.00 – 3.30 p.m.

Lena Fischer, Library Weiden

Label your figures and tables, insert page numbers and citations and generate your outline, reference list and list of figures automatically.

Thursday, September 30th 2021
2.00 – 3.30 p.m.

Felicitas Langowski, International Office

Participation is free of charge. Please mark all workshops you wish to attend in an online registration process.


Buddy Programme: In the university's Buddy Programme, students in higher semesters "take the first-year students by the hand", pass on their knowledge about studying and exchange information with each other. This is how to get your studies off to a successful start! You can register for the Buddy Programme by enrolling in the corresponding course on the online learning platform moodle.

Just go to the Buddy Programme of your own faculty under "Home" / "Course areas" / "Student representation" and register. Participants will then receive all further information directly from their Buddies.

First steps: This is for all the female students...! There is a special mentoring called "first steps", an offer of the Centre for Gender and Diversity at OTH Amberg-Weiden, and it is available for female students of all courses. Here, first-year female students are networked with female students of higher semesters over a period of 9 months and they receive an exclusive programme of additional courses focusing on career and leadership skills.


Study and Career Service

For general questions about starting a degree programme, changing university or course of study.

Students' Office

For specific questions regarding your application or admission.


For questions on dual studies, part-time studies or the preparatory course for professionally qualified students (BeVorStudium)


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