Press Release 108/2011

Late-night Information for Pupils Interested in Studies

“Long Night of Counseling“ by the Students Counseling Center
Studium am KIT – über Inhalte und Organisatorisches informiert die „Lange Nacht  der Beratung“ am 29. Juni (Foto: KIT)
Studies at KIT – the “Long Night of Counseling“ will inform about contents and organizational matters on June 29. (Photo: Harry Marx)

After having been granted their university entrance certificate, many pupils are sure that they will start studies. The decision on the subject of the studies is far more difficult. In addition, information is needed about organizational matters, such as the application procedure and the funding of the studies. Help will be provided during the “Lange Nacht der Beratung” (Long Night of Counseling) by the Students Counseling Center of KIT on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 18 – 23 hrs, Zähringerstraße 65.

“The need for information prior to the start of university studies is very high, especially that of last-minute students and waverers,” says Michael Kurth, deputy head of the KIT Studying and Teaching Service Unit. According to Kurth, many of them do not have any idea of which course of studies fits their personal prerequisites. “We would like to provide support for the young people to start with realistic conceptions.” For this reason, information on the application procedure and funding will be provided in addition to information about the contents of the courses of studies. The “Long Night of Counseling” will be divided into six units of thirty minutes each covering engineering sciences; informatics, mathematics, and information technology; biology, chemistry, and food chemistry; physics; geosciences; civil engineering and architecture; business administration; humanities and social sciences; design; and studies of pedagogics. Some of these units will be repeated, such that the participants always have free time for conversation with the counselors.

More information and the detailed program can be found at

Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,600 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 23,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

le, 27.06.2011


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