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Course Catalog / Course Registration

The English Department’s online course catalog for the 2019 Summer Semester can be viewed on the campus management system HISinOne as of January 21, 2019, or downloaded here. Course registration for the 2019 Winter Semester begins on July 29, 2019.


Course Registration Dates for the 2019 Winter Semester

  From 12:00 midnight
To 11:59 p.m.
Lectures, colloquia and accompanying tutorials

Open registration period

February 17, 2020 

April 19, 2020

Seminars and tutorials; courses with Parallelgruppen
1st course selection period February 17, 2020 February 23, 2020

1st allocation of places

February 24, 2020

March 1, 2020

2nd course selection period March 2, 2020 March 31, 2020
2nd allocation of places March 16, 2020 March 18, 2020

3rd allocation of places

April 1, 2020

April 3, 2020

Courses with open spots
Open registration period April 18, 2020April 19, 2020


Instructions for course registration via HISinOne can be found here (German only) or here.

Please note that you must log in to HISinOne with your university user ID in order to select courses.

Allocation of Places

Spots in seminars and tutorials are assigned during the allocation phases (see above). We ask you to refrain from inquiring about your course selections until the allocation period is over. Please check the status of your course selections online in your HISinOne timetable (you will not receive a separate confirmation of registration).

The electronic allocation process is not first come, first served – selecting a course earlier does not raise the probability of getting a spot in a course. If more students have signed up for a course than there are spots, an automated lottery system will determine who gets in, taking into account the priority each student has assigned that course. If you decide you don’t want to take a seminar or tutorial which you have successfully registered for, it is your responsibility to deregister from the course.

Please use the 2nd course selection and open registration periods to sign up for courses with open spots.

If you failed to get a spot in a course which you need in order to graduate on time, you can file a hardship claim (Härtefallantrag) starting on March 14, 2019. This also applies for transfer students.


I. Information for first years

During the orientation week at the beginning of your first semester, you’ll receive detailed information on selecting and registering for courses. Don’t worry, there are enough places reserved for you in the courses you require! Most of these classes take place on Mondays.


II. Information for Erasmus+ students

Before the start of every semester, there is a mandatory information and course registration session for Erasmus+ students. Find more info here.


III. Information for BOK/interdisciplinary courses

Bachelor students taking BOK or interdisciplinary courses can select courses with open spots during the second course selection period.


IV. Information for auditing courses / guest students

It is generally possible to audit any course that still has open spots. Please contact the professor by email on or after April 4, 2019, to ask permission to attend their class. Once you get their permission, please forward their response, along with your student number, to


V. Additional information on allocation of places in literature seminars

In order to ensure an ideal group size in literature seminars, the number of participants is initially limited at 15. In the unlikely case that demand is higher, the maximum number of participants will be adjusted accordingly.

General Information for Online Course Registration

Why the complex course selection process?

In order to achieve the ideal student–teacher ratio in seminars and tutorials, and maintain their character, we aim to balance the size of courses in the English Department. According to a decision by the Philology Faculty Council, the ideal class size for seminars and tutorials is 25 students. The online course selection process enables us to control the amount of participants.


What happens once 25 spots are filled?

If 25 spots per tutorial or seminar are not enough, it is possible to raise the maximum number of participants by five at a time, up to 40. Additionally, five spots always remain open for transfer students, exchange students and students entering their first semester.


Can I attend classes without registering for them?

It is not generally possible to attend classes which you have not registered for online – regardless of whether you want a credit or not.

The electronic registration process applies for all courses: lectures, introductory seminars, upper-year seminars, master seminars, tutorials and colloquia. Registering through the professor is not possible.

If students circumvent the registration process, we cannot ensure that the room’s capacity meets the demand for the class.


What do I need in order to select my courses?

In order to register for courses, you need your university user ID and your password. You should have received your ID from IT services at the beginning of your studies. Students who have still not been assigned a student number or user ID from IT services by the beginning of the course registration period cannot participate in the online registration process. These students should contact as soon as possible. You may need to attend your program’s info session in the week prior to the beginning of the semester, or file a hardship claim.


If you encounter any problems with the online registration process, please contact:

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