Freshmen, you have come to the right place!

See also this page: for more information and a schedule for your first university week (update comes soon)!

We will update this post when more concrete information about the freshmen week becomes available (which is addressed towards Bachelor AS WELL AS Master students!)
It will take place from the *21th to 25th of October* and there will be a schedule with events and tutorials for you, which will help you start a lot more prepared into the semester and getting to know each other.

For now, we want to refer you to this year's freshmen facebook group which we highly recommend joining (although we understand that not everyone uses Facebook and you will get all the necessary information either way).
Here the link to the group:

Additionally (mostly for Bachelor students) we recommend the Pre-course of the mathematics department, you have to sign up for:
(Even if you feel REALLY confident in your math skills, university math is different from school math AND it is a good opportunity to already get to know some other Cognitive Science freshmen!)
There is also a pre-course for computer science (Informatik). If you are interested in that, see this site for more information:

In case you already know you will only be able to come to Osnabrück later, please contact the Mentoring-Team ( who will help you getting started.

EDIT: Now with correct link to the computer science pre-course!