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Organising your studies

At the beginning of each semester, you may need to put together a timetable. Most engineering, natural sciences and medical programmes provide students with a set course schedule. Some programmes however, for example humanities and social sciences, expect students to arrange a timetable themselves. If required, the best way to organise your personal course timetable is to take a look at the course requirements provided by your specific degree programme. This will give you a good overview of how your timetable should be structured and in which courses are compulsory.

Course overviews and requirement can be found on your degree programme’s homepage or via your programme advisor. All faculties also offer introductory courses and events held at the beginning of the semester, which will provide you with further usefully information. RUB’s various departmental student committees offer new students additional support and can also help create individual timetables.

Introductory events

In the first week of the new semester, all faculties hold introductory events. Here, incoming students are welcomed by the heads of the various faculties and institutes and receive a basic introduction.

Course catalogue

The course catalogue provides information about all courses offered at RUB and is organised according to faculties and degree programmes. In the course catalogue you will find information about the type and content of the relevant course, as well as requirements for the course registration and information regarding exams, reading lists, lecturer, and time and location of each course.

The international course catalogue contains information about lectures and seminars taught in English and other foreign languages at RUB.