Which way to start your studies?

Starting university can be exciting and a bit overwhelming. It's not always easy to keep track of what needs to be done and when. We have put together the most important steps for you.


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You have successfully enrolled and received all information for your university access (CIT account and HIS portal) from the study office. In order to start your studies, you must now do the following: 

  • 1. CIT-Account | Campus-IT Account - on the day of enrollment you will receive an email from the application portal FranCa that your status has changed. You will also receive an e-mail from immatrikulation@stuport.fra-uas.de that you have been enrolled. On this day your access data (initial password and matriculation number) will be uploaded as a PDF in the mailbox of the application portal FranCa. You will also receive an email from our campus IT within the next 24 hours with your CIT username and a detailed description of the next steps.
  • 2. University emails can be accessed via webmail at the following link. This is where you log in with your CIT account. All important information at the university will be communicated via your student email address. You should check it regularly daily to several times a week. You can also set up a forwarding.
  • 3. FranCa is the student portal. Here you can register for exams, view your exam data and print out certificates. You can also log in here with your CIT account. The freshman orientation will explain in detail how the system works and what you need it for. If something doesn't work for you, take a look at the FranCa help page here.
  • 4. campUAS | CampUAS is the learning platform in your studies and your most important source of information. Here you will find your timetable as well as information about your lectures, scripts and assignments. You will need your CIT account to log in.
  • 5. Freshmen introduction for Bachelor students lasts 3 days and usually takes place one week before the start of lectures. In the winter semester this is in October and if you start in the summer semester (only a few programs) in April. The orientation for Master's students usually lasts one day and is also before the start of lectures. Detailed information will be announced on the central first semester page in due time. The first semester introduction for the online degree programs (Industrial Engineering Online and Mechanical Engineering Online) takes place separately, online (zoom) (link will be provided to you in due time). If you have any questions, please contact the secretariat of the Mechanical Engineering teaching unit).
  • 6. Study preparation programs There will be a variety of study preparation workshops in September and March. There will also be preparatory courses for Bachelor students in math and physics courses (in German). All Bachelor students should attend here. More information can be found on our preparation course info page. (For Bachelor only).
  • 7. Memorize your seven-digit matriculation number and check this and the central "Ersti" page (Freshman page) regularly to stay informed before the start of your studies.

Haven't received your paperwork (yet)? But sent it a long time ago? Then please contact the student support center.


Freshmen introduction for the summer semester 2024:

  • March/April 2023 (exact dates will follow), our math and physics preparation courses will be held (in German, for Bachelor students only). We strongly recommend that you attend. More information about the pre-courses can be found here.
  • On April 10, 11 and 12, 2024 (Wednesday - Friday), we will hold the Freshmen introduction for undergraduate students (Bachelor). Room and time information will be provided here at this link. 
  • Our online Bachelor study programs start their introduction session online probably on Friday 12, 2024 at 1.30pm. If you have questions regarding the introduction for online studies, please contact the secretariat of the Mechanical Engineering teaching unit.
  • (probably, exact date will follow) On April 10, 2024 (Wednesday), the freshmen introduction for Master's students will be held. Room details and all dates will be provided at the following link - click here.

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  • April 15, 2024 (Monday): First day of lectures for all students 

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  • July 20, 2024 to August, 3, 2024: Examination period

You can find your schedule in your teaching unit's CampUAS course:

In these courses you will find links to every offer in your timetable. You can then enroll in the courses of your lectures and seminars yourself.
You don't know to which teaching unit your course belongs?  Find out here (German only).

Note: Group allocations are mandatory and binding in some degree programs. For information on how to choose, see the courses above. 


The timing of the schedule is as follows:

Time block




08:15 am

09:45 am


10:00 am

11:30 am


11:45 am

13:15 pm


13:15 pm

14:15 pm


14:15 pm

15:45 pm


16:00 pm

17:30 pm


17:45 pm

19:15 pm


19:30 pm

21:00 pm

Start of semester: Summer semester: 01 April; Winter semester: 01 October

End of semester: Summer semester: 30 September; Winter semester: 31 March

Approximately one week before the start of lectures, the first semester orientation ("ESE", 3 days for Bachelor students, 1 day for Master students) takes place. Subsequently, the lectures begin.

Beginning and end of lectures, orientation dates, public holidays and until when you have to re-register can be found in our academic calendar here.


  • CampUAS: CampUAS is a course management system and learning platform that will accompany you in your studies. Via the teaching unit courses on CampUAS you can get your timetable, exam schedules, and much more. CampUAS is also available as an app. https://campuas.frankfurt-university.de/ 
  • FranCais the student portal. Here you can register for exams, view your exam data and print out certificates. You can also log in here with your CIT account. If something doesn't work for you, take a look at the FranCa help page here.
  • University email: Here you will receive information about lectures, labs such as registration deadlines sent by lecturers, the examination office, secretariat, ... ... will be sent. Of course, you can also use your email to contact fellow students, teachers or university employees. Important: Check your e-mails regularly, especially at the beginning and end of the semester! https://webmail.frankfurt-university.de/ 

Do you have questions about starting your studies? Then take a look at our FAQs. If your question is not yet listed there or you would like to contact experienced students - our mentors are there for you! Our overview page shows you who is responsible for your study program.

At any time you can contact our Freshmen hotline ☎ 069 1533 2006 and you can send us an email to willkommen(at)fb2.fra-uas.de as well as to your secretariat. You can find the contact details here at the bottom of this page. You do not know which teaching unit (cluster) you belong to - find out here.


Kamal BoudouhSecretary's office: Mechanical Engineering
Building BCN, Room 624
Yasemin KilbSecretary for electrical engineering study programs
Building 8, Room 109
Michael WeilSecretary's office: computer sciences
Building 1, Room 215
Fax : +49 69 1533-2727
Dipl.-Jur., M.A.
Atılım Bayar-Schäfer
Referentin für Unternehmenskooperationen & duale Studiengänge
Building 7, Room 210
Sabine Heimann-TrosienLehreinheitsreferentin der Maschinenbau-Studiengänge
Building BCN, Room 624
Anja Ruhland
Study Advisor Faculty 2
Building 7, Room 201
Rieke Jürgensen
Fb2: Informatik und Ingenieurwissenschaften
Building BCN, Room 810
Anja RuhlandID: 11068
last updated on: 11.29.2023