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Courses for incoming students

Find out what courses are offered to incoming students and how to apply.

General course catalogue (ZEuS)

As an incoming student, you are generally free to choose courses from all departments at the University of Konstanz. Please follow the links below to find out more about the wide range of courses on offer:

Course catalogue University of Konstanz

Courses taught in English this semester

The courses offered by the International Office for international students can be found in the general course catalogue under the menu item "Interdisciplinary Programmes" - "International Office".

Courses at the Department of Psychology

As an international student at the Department of Psychology you can choose courses from our master's as well as our bachelor's programme - regardless of your study programme at your home university. 

You can find the courses of the bachelor's programme in Psychology in the general course catalogue under the menu item "Bachelor Programmes - Major Subject of Study" and then subitem "Psychology".

The course offers for the master's programme in Psychology are located under the menu item "Master Programmes" under then subitem "Psychology".

What to consider when selecting your Psychology courses

Master's courses for advanced level students only

To be able to follow the pace of a master's course requires a certain level of basic knowledge. Participation in these courses it therefore only reasonable for students who have completed the second year of their bachelor's degree.

The course catalogue changes every semester

Lectures in the undergraduate studies that are taught in German are offered at regular intervals (every two semesters).

Seminars change every semester, but often similar emphases are set and previous semesters can provide a good idea of what the next semesters might look like.

The course catalogue for the upcoming semesters will be available online

  • mid-February for the upcoming summer semester
  • mid-September for the upcoming winter semester

Language skills for courses taught in German

German proficiency level B2 required for courses taught  in German

To participate in courses taught in German, you need to have sufficient command of the German language (minimum Level  B2). Please reflect honestly on your skills and ask yourself whether you are able to follow a class held in German. Please also consider the following:

  • You can take German  language courses in addition to your studies or prior to your semester.
  • Some of the courses taught in German also use English material and you can generally write English answers to German questions in tests and exams. But beware, the questions are in German!
  • It is often possible to give presentations in English or to write assignments in English. However, we only recommend that students attend courses in German if they have a sufficient level of German to be able to follow the course content.

Courses taught in English

In addition to the German-taught courses, we offer a wide range of seminars taught in English every semester. 

You can find these "Courses taught in English" in our course catalogue ZEuS

Please note that the past semesters may give you an overview of the upcoming courses, but the actual course catalogue can change.

Most English-taught courses are offered in these areas.

You need to complete a Learning Agreement for Erasmus+ but the course catalogue for your semester in Konstanz isn't online yet? Find out below how to do it.

1 . Completing a Learning Agreement based on the courses offered in the previous semester
We are aware that for your Erasmus+ scholarship you need to complete a Learning Agreement and that at the time of submitting this document you often do not have any information on the Psychology courses offered in Konstanz for the semester in question. This is quite normal - please simply refer to previous semesters to create your Learning Agreement and enter courses that were offered in the previous semesters.

2. Your actual course selection online via email with the help of the International Exchange Team
All international students at the Department of Psychology will receive a detailed welcome email prior to their stay (summer incomings end of February/beginning of March, winter incomings end of July/ beginning of August) . This email will provide valuable information on how to plan your course selection with the by then updated and valid course catalogue. Our International Exchange Team will guide you through the process and assist and provide help whenever you need it.  Important: This course selection will then be your actual course selection! 

3. Changes to the Agreement once you are in Konstanz
Once you have made your course choices with the help of our International Exchange Team and have arrived in Konstanz, the form "Changes to the Learning Agreement" allows you to adjust your selection, which will then contain your actual courses. This practice is very common and your Erasmus+ coordinator at your home university should also be familiar with it.