A welcome to all first semester students

Comming from other German universtites or from abroad (assisted by the International Center at Kiel university (IC)), we hope you had a good arrival and found yourself already accommodated to Kiel and the Christian-Albrechts-University (CAU).


Please read the following information carefully.

  • Almost all of the curriculums lectures and practicals will be given in the GEOMAR main building West shore (Düsternbrooker Weg 20).
  • For a good start please use all available information.


Your first day in M.Sc. Biological Oceanography at GEOMAR

Entering GEOMARs west shore main building (Düsternbrooker Weg 20, map below), you find yourself in the lobby of the ground floor. To the left there is the library as well as the computing center. Below the ground floor is the first basement level, were most of the lecture and practical rooms are located.

Start of the curriculum winter semester 2018/2019:

October, 22 (9-11 am, large practical room (DW20 - R.B52), first basement level). Prof. Wahl (head of curriculum) and other scientists will give an introductory lecture.

Have your matriculation number at hand to complete our - up to then preliminary - participants list. As you will have practicals at sea very soon, we need additional data (e.g. your passport number) on October 22.

Courses with compulsory attendance (FPO § 10).

Timetable first semester (WS 2018/2019).

Student body (Fachschaft)

General regulations concerning exams can be found here.

UnivIS: CAU general information system (open to public (lectures, timetables, persons, rooms etc.)).

OpenOLAT: CAU e-learning platform. All course information and material (registered OpenOLAT users only).

GEOMAR - west shore campus (Düsternbrooker Weg 20)
GEOMAR - west shore campus - entrance
GEOMAR - west shore campus - entrance - close up
Introductory lecture: way to and location of the large practical room

...... Kiel - summer impressions just outside GEOMAR west shore building......

Relaxing .......
Swimming and sailing ......
Kanupolo ......