Welcome to our midst!

In a few weeks you will be starting your studies with us in Kaiserslautern. You have made a conscious decision to study physics - we would like to congratulate you on this! You will be starting your studies at one of the 4 best places to study physics in Germany - according to the latest university ranking by the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE).

Physicists, biophysicists, technophysicists and physics teachers are in great demand on the job market. Your Bachelor's or Master's degree will open up many opportunities for which your training with us will provide you with excellent preparation.

You will most likely have some questions in the near future. To make it as easy as possible for you to get started, we will provide you with some information already today: First Semester Guide

Information and Advice

You can find information about your degree programme on our website and in the corresponding leaflets.
In addition, every student should become familiar with the module manual  and the examination regulations  for their own degree programme.

Dates and courses are listed in the information system (KIS)  of the university. There you will also find the times and rooms of your lectures and tutorials.

We are also there for you personally at any time for all matters relating to your studies, Please contact us!

Preparation courses

Our advice: Take advantage of our offer and refresh your math skills in advance!

Online-Mathematik Brückenkurs @ RPTU: The free online mathematics bridge course, which was developed in cooperation with the Department of Mathematics at RPTU, is ideal for independent preparation for your studies. You can find further information on the website of the Department of Mathematics of the RPTU.

Mathematics pre-courses take place at the start of the semester, but before the actual start of lectures. You will always find up-to-date information here.

Welcome by the student representatives - The Physics Student Council

The Physics Student Council organizes a variety of introductory weeks every semester in parallel to the preliminary mathematics course. In addition to many helpful information events, these serve in particular to get to know your future fellow students and the campus better. Further information can be found here!


Welcome by the department (summer semester)

The department's official welcome and introductory events also take place at the start of the courses. Attendance is highly recommended - here you will get to know all the important contact persons and receive important information about starting your studies.

Event Titel


Time / Place

Target Group

First semester welcome from the university managementUniversity management08/04/2024, 9:00 am - 10:00 am, HS 42-210All first semester students at the RPTU

Introductory event for student teachers in the 1st semester

  • Important introductory and information event of the Center for Teacher Education (ZfL) and the Student Advisory Service
Employees of the ZfL,
Dr. Sebastian Gröber

17/04/2024, 16:45 pm (Information on the physics teacher training course, Mr. Gröber)

Further information can be obtained from the Center for Teacher Education (ZfL)!

Student teachers

First semester welcome of the faculty

  • Getting to know lecturers
  • Getting to know contact points in the Department of Examination Affairs and the Dean's Office
  • Eating pizza together
Lecturers of the first semester of physics, staff of the Department of Examination Affairs, examination board chairpersons, dean's office team a.m., Building 76 (LASE) Foyer, meeting point: between Buildings 46 and 76 at the entrance to the LASEALL first semester students in physics

Official introductory event of the Department of Physics

  • Important information and introduction to the curriculum


Dr. Kerstin Krauß

 HS 46-215 (as part of the lecture "Mechanik und Wärme")ALL first semester students in physics
Math pre-courseDr. Imke Schneider

On 08/04/2024- 19/04/2024, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in 46-270 Lecture.

Exercises in  46-576 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each afternoon.

Voluntary but recommended for all

We wish you every success and a good start to your studies!

On behalf of the department
Study Management: Dr. Christina Löber, Dr. Sabrina Cappello and Administrative Director: Dr. Kerstin Krauß