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Course Registration in the English Department

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Lecture periods:
2023/24 Winter semester
Monday, 16 October 2023 – Friday, 9 February 2024

You can find a detailed overview of the academic calendar including semester dates and holidays here.

Registration Period | 2023/24 Winter Semester

Course offerings for the 2023 winter semester will be published on Monday, 3 July 2023 and can be accessed via the Campus Management System HISinOne or the department's course catalog.

First-Year-Students (B.A., 2-HF-B, M.A., M.Ed.)

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Lectures & Colloquia

First come, first served

July 24 – Oct. 15, 2023

– in progress

Seminars, Practicals, and Tutorials

  • First registration period
July 24 – July 30, 2023 – completed
    • First allocation process
July 31 – Aug. 6, 2023

– completed

  • Second registration period
Aug. 7 – Oct. 3, 2023 – completed
    • Second allocation process
Aug. 16 – 17, 2023 – completed
    • Third allocation process
Oct. 4 – 5, 2023

– completed

  • Waitlist processing (see below)
Oct. 9 – 22, 2023 – upcoming

Remaining Open Spots

First come, first served Oct. 14 – 15, 2023 – upcoming

Hardship Claims (Härtefallanträge)

Scheduling conflicts etc. (see below) July. 24 – 30, 2023 – completed
Regular Aug. 18 – Oct. 3, 2023 – completed

You can find detailed instructions for course registration via HISinOne on the Campus Management Wiki. 

General Education (Ergänzungsbereich) and M15 (B.A.) & M5 (MiBNACS)

Courses with open spots will be added after the second allocation period for:

  • general education requirements (Ergänzungsbereich),
  • M15 – Wissensvertiefung (Courses from Cultural Studies),
  • M5 – Kulturwissenschaftliches Ergänzungsmodul

Hardship Claim (Härtefallantrag)

  • If you determine before the beginning of course registration that you can only participate in one course, e.g. due to scheduling conflicts with courses from your other field of study or because other circumstances limit your flexibility, you are obliged to file a hardship claim promptly on or after July 24, 2023.
  • If after the second course allocation process you have not been admitted to a course which you need in order to graduate on time, you can file a hardship claim on or after Aug. 18.
  • Students who aren't able to access course registration by the beginning of the official registration period should also file a hardship claim.

M.Ed. (only for the winter semester)

If, due to restrictions resulting from your other major, you are only able to attend one of the offered time slots in the Teilmodul Ausgewählte Themenbereiche der Englisch-Didaktik, please file a hardship claim before the second allocation period.

In General

Waitlist Process

After remaining open spots have been allocated, you may ask to be placed on a course's waitlist. To do so, please email the your Matrikelnummer and desired course name. Possible admissions will take place in the first week of classes (so that you'll only miss one course session).

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.

In order to achieve the ideal student–teacher ratio in seminars and tutorials, we initially limit the size at 15 students during the first allocation of places. If this is not enough to meet demand, it is possible to raise the maximum number of participants by five at a time, up to 40. Students can register for these additional spots starting in the second course selection period. Five spots are always reserved for transfer students, exchange students and students entering their first semester.

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

Dropping Courses

You can only drop courses during their respective registration period. Once the registration period for a given course type has expired, you can no longer manually drop the class via HISinOne. If you wish to cancel your registration after the end of the registration period, please send an e-mail to , stating the title of the course and your Matrikelnummer. Your registration will then be cancelled accordingly.

General Information about the Course Registration

What do I need in order to select my courses?

In order to register for courses, you need a University of Freiburg UniAccount. The relevant login information is sent by University IT Services (the Rechenzentrum) upon enrollment at the university.

Can I attend classes without registering for them?

Students may not attend classes for which they are not registered – regardless of whether they wish to receive course credit.


If you encounter any problems with course registration or have questions concerning the process, please contact:

Sissy Braeuer, M.A.

☎ +49 761 203-3332
R 4005 | KG IV