Start of programme winter semester 2021/22

Dear future Bachelor and Master students of the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences,

we are looking forward to welcome you as students at Fulda University of Applied Sciences in the winter semester 2021/22.

It is important to us to make it easier for you to start your studies. Therefore, we provide you with - continuously updated - information on introductory events and the start of your studies on this page.

And we have good news: we are planning in presence! In the teaching planning that has already taken place, we are orienting ourselves towards 100 % face-to-face teaching, excluding those teaching components that have to be offered online due to e.g. group sizes due to the pandemic, in order to act responsibly. These plans are flanked by the acquisition of streaming technology, which has already been applied for in the teaching rooms. For the international students who cannot yet enter Germany due to the Corona pandemic, the university will endeavour to provide online offers for the transitional period. We will look at the situation and applicable regulations at defined deadlines and make any further decisions that may be necessary in time for the winter semester 21-22 and will of course inform you immediately.

We look forward to welcoming you on site in Fulda!


For our first-semester students, studies will start in the week of 18 October 2021 with information and introductory events. The courses start the following week.

The dates for the introductory events for the individual degree programmes will be announced soon.

The first semester welcome of our Department will take place in Geisa (Point Alpha) for the winter semester 2021/22.

We are looking forward to taking a trip together with interested first semester students of WiSe 2021/2022 on 22 October 2021 to a special historical place of the German division. At the end of the introductory week, we will be guests in Geisa (Thuringia) with 120 students (attention: limited places, so register quickly) and visit the Point Alpha memorial - the "hottest point of the Cold War".

More information

Due to the pandemic, there is only a limited number of places available: a total of 120 places are available for first-semester students for the excursion. You can register now until 10 October 2021.

Register now (in German)!

Social Sciences with a specialisation in Intercultural Relations (BA)

Social Law (LLB)

Intercultural Communication and European Studies (MA)

Human Rights Studies in Politics, Law and Society (MA)

Timetable publication (via horstl):
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Dial-in to the timetable (via horstl):
Monday, 18 October (09:00 h) until Wednesday, 20 October 2021 (12:00 h)
Introductory week in winter semester 2021/22*:
Monday, 18 October until Friday, 22 October 2021
Access to the personal timetable:
from Friday, 20 October 2021 (approx. 15 h)
Start of courses:
Monday, 25 October 2021
(*) During the introductory events, you will receive the necessary instructions for system registration and dialing into the modules of the first semester! The exact schedule will be added to this page by September

Orientation week for Internationals

The International Office offers an orientation week for new international students at Fulda University of Applied Sciences each semester to inform about enrolment, lectures, campus, health insurance and many other topics.

The Orientation Week takes place  from 11 October until 17 October, 2021.

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Last Update: 15.10.2021