Orientation phase: Starting your studies efficiently

It is important for their whole course of studies that new students enter their studies as smoothly as possible. They can improve their results and minimize dropout risks.

Engineering students need sound basic knowledge in mathematics to start their studies. In addition, it helps to start your studies more efficiently by getting to know learning groups and fellow students as well as being familiar with different services offering information and guidance.

Preparatory courses: Brückenkurse

These literally bridge the gap if you feel not confident with your school-level knowledge in mathematics, physics, programming, and introduce you to learning techniques. (In German language only)

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Additional mathematics courses

There are several opportunities to check the level of your mathematics knowledge and brush up on your knowledge in courses or by self-learning tutorials.

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By TeamUp-Mentoring, new students are helped to organize their studies and network by older students and their experience.

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Self-organization: Studienorganisation

New students who want to organize their studies more efficiently can do so by using apps, forming learning groups, or attending courses on learning techniques.

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What to study: Orientierungssemester

OSKAR - studying a pre-semester for orientation at HsKA gives an overview of different study programs to help you choose the best program.

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Successful Start: Erfolgreich Starten international

At the Electrical Engineering and Information Technology bachelor's program, "Erfolgreich starten international" allows multilanguage entry for international students by spreading the workload of the first degree semester over two semesters with modules in English, which gives students the time to bring their German language proficiency up to the required C1-level.


Learning Centers: Lernzentren

In case of subject-related questions, students can turn to the Learning Centers at faculty-level for mathematics and the cross-university Learning Center for electrical engineering.

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Student Union: Studierendenvertretung

The AStA and the Fachschaften (Faculty-level Students' Councils) represent the interests of the HsKA students.


Additional German: Deutsch-Selbststudium

Courses and self-learning offers to help you to hone German language, grammar, and academic writing.

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