The AW or General Studies Programme provides courses and certificates to complement your studies and later professional life with core competencies in the following areas:
- Foreign languages > more
- The international programme for full-time international and exchange students > more
- Orientation modules (e.g. in business, culture, natural sciences)
- Social and method skills
- Technology and engineering
- Certificate programmes composed of multiple AW Modules > more
Course registration and information on times, rooms and instructors is on WebUntis. The AW module descriptions provide more information about the AW course contents. (This information is mostly in German, unless the course is held in English.)
Each degree programme has individual requirements for the completion of AW Modules. These requirements can be found in the respective SPOs (study and examination regulations). Additionally, AW Modules can be attended as elective courses or to complete a certificate programme.
The course registration is open at the beginning of each semester (March or September/October), or for intensive courses from the end of the preceding semester (January/February or July).
You can register online for up to three AW Modules each semester. After the registration period closes, you will be notified via e-mail about the status of your participation.
The modules in the AW programme are divided into course categories. Please be aware that many courses are only available in the German language.
When you register for courses via WebUntis you can filter by course category. The abbreviation in the short title of the course also provides information about the course category.
|Course category||Course category in WebUntis||Abbreviation|
|Occupational Safety Specialist||AW_Sicherheitsfach.|
|The Engineer as an Entrepreneur||AW_Ingen.Unternehmer||ING|
|German as a Foreign Language||AW_DaF||DaF|
|Immissions Control Manager||AW_Immissionsschutz||IMMI|
|Natural Science and Technology||AW_Naturwissenschaft||NAT|
|Soft Skills (Block I): Personality Development||AW_Soz-Methoden-Kom||SOZMETH_1|
|Soft Skills (Block II): Social Competence||AW_Soz-Methoden-Kom||SOZMETH_2|
|Soft Skills (Block III): Intercultural Competence||AW_Soz-Methoden-Kom||SOZMETH_3|
|Soft Skills (Block IV): Communication||AW_Soz-Methoden-Kom||SOZMETH_4|
|Soft Skills (Block V): Methodology Competence||AW_Soz-Methoden-Kom||SOZMETH_5|
Foreign and exchange students can also register for AW Modules on WebUntis (language courses, the International Programme, Grow4Digital) or the AW System for other courses. The “International Programme” has English-language courses that focus on general information about Germany (e.g. economy, technology, culture).
Courses in German as a Foreign Language are also offered as intensive courses before the beginning of the semester and during the semester. The International Office will inform you when the intensive courses will begin. Registration for all German as a Foreign Language courses is not necessary in advance. For more information please consult the International Office.
Regensburg, together with all other Bavarian Universities of Applied Sciences, is a supporting university of the Bavarian Virtual University (vhb). All courses at the vhb are free of charge for OTH students. The examination committee of each degree programme can provide information about the recognition of courses and credit points.
Information for students at OTH Regensburg:
Students at OTH Regensburg can attend foreign language courses at the University of Regensburg. Also, the certificate programme “Oral Communication” may be attended, if there are any vacant places. Further information about the courses and about the registration can be found on the university’s website. The courses and seminars at the Writing Centre (Schreibzentrum) are also available to students at OTH Regensburg.
After successful completion of the course, you can request a certificate from the University of Regensburg. With this certificate, you can apply to your faculty for recognition of the course and its credits.
Please note that language courses at levels A1 and A2 at OTH Regensburg are generally 4 contact hours (SWS) while those at the University of Regensburg may be only 2 SWS. In order to reach the next course level, the modules constituting all 4 SWS must be completed.
Information for students at the University of Regensburg:
Students at the University of Regensburg are welcome to attend AW Modules and certificate programmes at OTH Regensburg.
Please note that the semesters at OTH Regensburg start on October 1st and March 15th. The AW Modules typically begin in the second week of the semester. Some modules, such as language courses, have mandatory attendance as a requirement for taking the final exam.
Please note: registration for AW Modules will proceed via the AW System and WebUntis. Unfortunately, it is not possible for students of the University of Regensburg to register via the latter plattform, although timetables can be looked at without loggin in. Please use the following form to register.