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6.1 Starting studies at Humboldt, courses, examinations, etc.

University studies in Germany are governed by study and examination regulations (Studienordnung SO, Prüfungsordnung PO) for each course. Students are expected to be highly independent in their studies.

Generally, students draw up their own personal timetables for each semester. Before the semester starts, it is helpful to gather information about courses online. Often, students must register for seminars and other courses before the begin of the lecture period.

The brochure "Willkommen an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin" contains useful information. It is obtainable from the SSC.