Starting University in 2021 – What Parents Want to Know

 

Virtual Talk

Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 5 to 6:30pm

Contact

Name

Katinka Mayr

Academic Advisor

Phone

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+49 241 80 99399

Email

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Parents wanting to support their children in choosing a degree program tend to grapple with many questions all at once. They are talking about matters as a family, but advertising, the rumor mill, and new regulations for how study places are allocated also catch their attention. Many things are just as new for the parents as they are for prospective students. Most parents are only partially familiar with the Bachelor and Master system, the growing variety of courses of study, and the rules for how study places are allocated. Schoolyard rumors and “hearsay” often drown out the correct information and thus prevent young high-school graduates from being able to assess and use their opportunities well.

Our talk – held entirely in German – is based on questions we frequently hear from students in our academic advising sessions. We will provide you with all the essential information you need to know when your children are planning to start a degree program, cutting through the rumor mill or the hype. All the members of our academic advising team would, of course, also be happy to assist any prospective students directly and can answer their questions – in German – by telephone or via zoom. We ask for your understanding that we are happy to provide parents with information – again, only in German – but do not offer parent counseling per se.

Our topics:

  • Between advertising and truth - Searching for the “ideal” course of study
  • Open or restricted? Opportunities and constrictions in the Bachelor and Master system
  • Money is an issue! Financing studies and financial aid
  • Start now or later? Waiting periods, voluntary service, and internships
  • How to get a study placement: application and enrollment
     
    Overview of Important Information
    Target audience Parents of prospective students who are on track to complete their Abitur in Germany
    Venue Online as a video conference
    Speaker
    Academic Advisor
    Language German
    Registration

    Click here to register for the talk on February 2, 2021

    If you encounter any technical problems when registering, please contact us by .

    The talk will be offered via the conference tool Zoom. For data protection reasons, this online offer may only be used by individuals 16 or older. After their registration is confirmed, participants will receive an additional email with netiquette rules for the Zoom conference. The number of participants is limited to 25.

     

    The Coronavirus Crisis

    We don’t want to miss any deadlines. By when must our child have started the admissions process?

    Please refer to the German version of this page for information.

    So many different courses of study are offered in Germany. Is there a list somewhere that shows what can be studied where?

    Please refer to the German version of this page for this information.

    How can our child get a good idea what is entailed in a specific degree program at RWTH?

    RWTH lists all of its courses of study here. For further information, particularly pertaining to courses of study held in German, please refer to the German version of this page.

    What can our child do to help her or him decide on a course of study for good?

    Please refer to the German version of this page for this information.

    Our child’s Abitur did not go as well as expected. We are afraid that this will not allow them to get into the degree program of their choice. What can we do?

    Please refer to the German version of this page for this information.

    Our child is supposed to complete a pre-program internship, but he or she cannot find a place in the current situation. What can we do?

    Please refer to the German version of this page for this information.

    Who can assist us with any questions we have?

    Please refer to the German version of this page for information. Advising is only offered in German.