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Dear firstsemesters!


Welcome to the study program Neuroscience at the University of Cologne! Exciting and eventful years await you. In the beginning everything appears a bit complicated and confusing, but the student council will advise and support you! In order to enable you a smooth and easy start of the studies, here are the most important information and tips for you. 

You can reach us by the following mail-address: fs-neurowissenschaften(at) 


The student council formed a WhatsApp-group for the firstsemester students. Here you can network with your fellow students and ask us questions. Moreover, in this group we communicate information that are especially relevant for your semester. If you want to be added to the WhatsApp-group, send us a mail with your mobile number and tell us if you are in the Bachelor's or Master's program. 


In addition, we have a mailing-list, which is used to send you important information and news. If you want to be added to the mailing-list, just send us a mail. Note, that we only add your student mail adress to the mailing list (ends with ""

Besides the mailing-list of the student council, there is also an official mailing-list of the coordination of the Neuroscience programs, which is used to communicate binding and important information! In order to be added to this list, you have to write a mail to Ms. Jasmin Zoll (jasmin.zoll(at) Please consider, that only the smail-addresses are added to this mailing-list!



Firstsemester-Events winter term 2022/23

The coordinators of the study program offer an introductory event for all first-year students at the start of the first semester, where important information about the organization of the study program and about studying in general is given. There is also room for questions if things are still unclear!

- The introductory event M.Sc. will take place on Tuesday, 04.10. from 11am at the Institute of Anatomy (Building 35, Joseph-Stelzmann-Straße).

- The introductory event B.Sc. will take place on Tuesday, 04.10. from 2pm in the Institute of Anatomy (Building 35, Joseph-Stelzmann-Straße).

In addition, the student council organizes further events for the first-year students to get to know each other!

- Campus tour on Wednesday, October 5, starting at 1pm (meeting point: Mensa Zülpicher Straße 70, 50937 Cologne): We will start with lunch together in the Mensa, where we will also show you how to get the Mensa cards. From 14:30 we will show you the most important buildings on campus; if you arrive later, you are welcome to join us later!

- Our traditional City Rally starts at Friday, October 07. from 11am (meeting point: Uniwiese, about Zülpicher Straße 51) and we will show you the city in form of a scavenger hunt, where you can get to know each other better. Make sure you are dressed weatherproof and take some water with you. Other drinks will be provided by the student council ;-)

You will receive all information via our WhatsApp group and the mailing list! If you are not yet added here, please contact us.

Firstsemester Tour winter term 2022/23

For the first time this year we would like to organize a Firstsemester Tour with you! Here you get the opportunity to get to know each other even better over a whole weekend and spend a joyful time!

Date: 22. & 23.10.2022 (Saturday and Sunday)

Location: Recreational facility and educational center Brohltal (Link)

In addition to the students from the first semester, members of the student council, as well as some students from higher semesters will accompany the Firstsemester Tour.