Schedule

Schedule for all participants (core components)

After the application deadline, we will try to find a complementary buddy for you in a matching and will establish the contact. As a local student, you additionally attend an initial training to prepare for your task as a peer-tutor. If you intend to have the programme recognised within your degree programme, you additionally participate in an intercultural training (optional in certificate-variant).

At the beginning of the semester, all participants get together in a kick-off meeting. Here, at the latest, you will meet your buddy. Additionally, we recommend you to attend the Orientation Days in advance, organised by the International Office.

Throughout the semester, you arrange regular meetings with your buddy for individual peer-tutoring sessions which you plan independently (8 to 12 hrs overall, depending on degree programme). For example, you can prepare or wrap-up course contents, discuss tasks or texts, or prepare for exams. At least half of the overall time of your meetings, you should work on study-related or subject-specific topics; the remaining time may also be used for cultural or other activities. You keep record of these meetings with the session list.

About halfway through the programme, you will again meet the other participants in a joint reflection meeting in which you exchange views, reflect upon your experience, and discuss your progress and challenges.

In a final meeting at the end of the semester, you will have the opportunity to share your ideas and review the programme. For all peer-tutors, an ensuing feedback panel will take place.

At the end of the programme, you write a concluding report which you need to submit, along with your “Buddy-Pass” and the session list, to the project coordination until the indicated deadline.

The exact schedule of the programme is different for local and international students and also depends on whether you pursue a participation certificate or recognition within your degree programme. For details, please see the following paragraphs.

Certificate-Variant

If you complete the core components of the programme described above, you will receive a participation certificate.

As an international student, you additionally take part in a language practice session, either in one session of the Language Practice Meet-up (“Sprachcafé”) (by RUBiss, AKAFÖ, ZFA) or in one consultation session / one mini-workshop of the Writing Centre (“Schreibzentrum“) on writing in a foreign language.

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The detailed schedule is outlined in the corresponding Buddy-Pass (⇒Downloads).

Recognition for BSc Biology (4 CP)

As an international student, you first need to consult with the student advisory service of your faculty (“Studienfachberatung“) for an individual counselling session.

In addition to the core components of the programme, you take part in a language practice session, either in one session of the Language Practice Meet-up (“Sprachcafé”) (by RUBiss, AKAFÖ, ZFA) or in one consultation session / one mini-workshop of the Writing Centre (“Schreibzentrum“) on writing in a foreign language.

Moreover, you attend an international lecture: You can choose between a single session of a lecture series in English or a lecture given by an international guest lecturer.

As an international student, you additionally participate in a transferable skills workshop. You can choose between mini-workshops on academic writing, an application training or an intercultural training.

All options for the supplementary components are compiled in the Programme-Guide for the current semester.

The detailed schedule is outlined in the corresponding Buddy-Pass (⇒Downloads).

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Recognition for MSc Biology (4 CP)

In addition to the core components of the programme, you take part in a study skills coaching by doctoral candidates of the Faculty (“Master-Coaches”) (6 sessions for international students, 3 sessions for local students) in which you will further develop your academic competences and practise to present scientific papers.

Moreover, you attend two international lectures: You can choose between two single sessions of a lecture series in English or two lectures given by an international guest lecturer.

All options for the supplementary components are compiled in the Programme-Guide for the current semester.

The detailed schedule is outlined in the corresponding Buddy-Pass (⇒Downloads).

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Recognition for MSc Chemistry

In addition to the core components of the programme, you take part in a language practice session, either in one session of the Language Practice Meet-up (“Sprachcafé”) (by RUBiss, AKAFÖ, ZFA) or in one consultation session / one mini-workshop of the Writing Centre (“Schreibzentrum“) on writing in a foreign language.

As an international student, you additionally participate in a transferable skills workshop. You can choose between mini-workshops on academic writing, an application training or an intercultural training.

All options for the supplementary components are compiled in the Programme-Guide for the current semester.

The detailed schedule is outlined in the corresponding Buddy-Pass (⇒Downloads).

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All documents can be found in the section ⇒Downloads.