Are you about to start your Master's degree at the University of Paderborn? We are looking forward to meeting you! Even if it is not your first semester at a university and possibly not at the University of Paderborn, we would like to provide you with some information on starting your studies.

In an online course, we explain how studying with us works. In the learning videos used, you will learn how semester planning works here within the faculty, where you can find information regarding your study plan and modules, and also information on study program/examination rules you should understand and be aware of. Our students have also prepared a video depicting the various formats in which are modules can take place. 


The options available to you regarding your module selection are depicted in your respective study plan. The module catalogue provides information on the modules available for selection in the specific semester. This information can be filtered to suit your respective study program.  Modules must be registered for online in the PAUL system. A registration is only possible during specified registration periods. Please inform yourself regarding the two registration phases within our faculty (1. Registration Phase & 2. Registration Phase (Revision phase) and their respective deadlines


You will receive initial information regarding your study program in combination with your enrollment documentation via Mail. During the first few weeks, the faculty will also provide you with a general welcome as well as useful information during the lecture times. In addition to this, the study program coordinators and student representatives will organize a welcome program for you. For more information on the program planned for the upcoming semester please click here.  


All study programs offered within the Faculty of Business and Economics allow for the integration of foreign study achievements and an international profile. Moreover, the faculty offers three study programs that explicitly focus on internationalization and allow for integration into your degree program. 

During your studies, you also have the opportunity to apply your knowledge practically while getting to know some companies. The additional qualifications offered by the university, such as Do:IT and the Career Service, provide additional practical experience. An overview of all opportunities available, which enable you to make your studies as practical as possible, can be found here.  


If you have received documentation confirming that additional ECTS are required before you can enter the master program of your choice, you have the opportunity to be enrolled as a bachelor student here within the faculty. These ECTS can be gathered in one semester. The Office for Academic Affairs (Studienbüro) can provide information on the modules which can be taken in order to successfully gather these missing ECTS. More information on the so-called Transition Semester can be found here.  


The Office for Academic Affairs (Studienbüro) is available for you as a contact person in the areas of both study & teaching. If you need advice regarding your study program and/or the start of your studies, study structure, module planning and/or semester planning, you are welcome to make use of the office hours - an appointment does not need to be made. You can reach us via our homepageFacebook or Instagram. You will also receive up-to-date news regarding our faculty and your studies. You can also get in touch with us with questions or queries via these canals.