You do not have to formally register for classes BEFORE your arrival at Paderborn University. At the beginning of each semester, there will be a mandatory study introduction that explains the registration process using PAUL – our online campus management system. During the study introduction to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities I will also tell you about the course registration period. You will receive all information needed for registering your courses online!
Please note that the course registration in PAUL is different in every faculty. If you want or need to take additional courses from other faculties, the information given during our information event will not apply to those. We recommend that you also attend the information event of the respective faculty.
You have to register for all of your exams online using PAUL. The exam registration is crucial, because you have to register for either 3 or 6 ECTS for every course you are taking during your time at UPB. If you do not register for exams (ECTS) you will not be able to receive any credits at the end of the semester. There is a specific exam registration period which takes place after the course registration (the date can be found on the incomings cover page). In order to make it as easy as possible for you to register for all your exams (ECTS), I have created a short video that explains how to register in 9 easy steps.
All important dates are found on the incomings cover page!
If you have any questions about either course or exam registrations, please feel free to contact me at any time!