How is a timetable structured

When do I "get" my schedule?

You have to create your timetable yourself online in the electronic annotated course catalog (eKVV). For some subjects, an exemplary timetable is distributed in the introductory event that you can use. However, it is advisable to create the timetable in the eKVV earlier so that you and the university can prepare better for the semester. Sometimes it is necessary to register separately with the lecturer for events. As soon as you have saved your schedule in the eKVV, you can count on the first notifications about the selected events.

Therefore, it is best to create your timetable as soon as you know that you will start your studies at Bielefeld University and that the courses for the semester in which you start your studies will be displayed in the eKVV of Bielefeld University (this will happen gradually from June / July or . January February).

You can find out how to create your timetable on this page.

How do I create my timetable?

1st step: Selection of the course of study

First, find the Navigation at the top right of the study information page.

The website takes you to the

  • Course offer.
  • Here you choose yours Course of study and get to the study information page that corresponds to your degree with just a few clicks.
    • For a combined bachelor's degree, you need the study information page for each subject in your combination (in the relevant study program variant).
  • When you get here you will find this navigation (top right on the study information page) with the examination regulations and other important information.
Step 2: The examination regulations

For those in a hurry: For most courses you can skip this step for now, but you should do it soon.

Degree programs are going through Examination regulations regulated.

There is a uniform standard for most subjects in the Bachelor’s degree Examination and study regulations.

Subject-specific provisions, which are available for most subjects, regulate the details of the subjects.

Tip: These documents are often difficult to read for first-year students. Nevertheless, it is important to familiarize yourself with you early on in order to be able to plan your studies

3rd step: your module list

Module lists / manuals / descriptions provide you with very precise information for creating the timetable, including

  • Which courses are recommended for the first semester?
  • What types of events are planned?
  • What is compulsory and what is compulsory voting?
  • How many credit points can be earned?

The module lists are linked directly to the study information pages in the navigation on the right orwhich is only rarely the case, you will find relevant information in the examination or examination and study regulations applicable to your degree program (see step 2).

4th step: The courses offered in the eKVV

If you have called up the module list or the module description via the study information page, the link "Courses offered in the eKVV"directly to the appropriate page of the electronic annotated course catalog (eKVV).

Conversely, it is very easy to select the modules directly from the eKVV.

The eKVV states which courses are offered by whom in the respective semester. It also contains place and time information as well as references for individual courses, provides information about their assignment to modules, about the type of event (seminar, exercise, lecture), the acquisition of credit points, etc.

You can get a detailed view with this information about an individual event by clicking on the symbol with the orange arrow in the middle of the line.

5th step: Registration in the eKVV

At least now it is necessary that you yourself Register in the eKVV. If you are already in the detailed view of an event, please go one step back to Courses offered in the eKVV. Here you will find the keyword "Login" in the header.

If you still do not have the access data for registration - matriculation number and password from the Bielefeld IT Service Center (BITS) - you can first register as a guest and later convert your guest account into a regular account. Your matriculation number and password will be sent to you with the semester certificates after enrollment. You log into the Prisma with your matriculation number and the BITS password.

6. Step: "Feed" the timetable and save it

If you have registered in the eKVV as a guest or regularly, click on the event that you would like to include in your schedule Disk symbol on the right in the "my ekvv" column.

Repeat this process for each event you want to attend in order to register for the selected events and to create your personal weekly semester schedule (Timetable) to save permanently.

Should be several Compulsory courses take place at the same time, please seek advice from the student advisory service for the subject (s). You can find them under “Contact persons” both in the ekVV and on the study information pages.

There is no binding requirement for how many events you have to attend at least. If you want to complete your studies quickly, you should acquire a total of approx. 30 credit points per semester in order to achieve a constant workload throughout your entire degree. You can read about how many credit points are awarded for in the module descriptions or under “Subject assignments” in the detailed view of the respective event.


You can find your timetable under "my eKVV" in the header of the eKVV. Whenever you want to edit your timetable, you have to log in. You can also record events without being logged in, but these data will disappear again when you close the eKVV page. The courses are then not saved in your timetable. Saving is important not only for your current semester planning, but also for the documentation of your course of studies by the examination administration.

Questions and answers (contact persons)

If you have put together your timetable and have any questions about it, you can discuss it with the (student) student advisory service for the respective subject.

You will find the contact details on the study information page for the respective subject on the right under "Contact persons".

You can also use the introductory events for inquiries. You can find more information about the eKVV here.

"get in properly"

"Correct entry." offers advice, guidance and support for prospective and first-year students. You can find further information on the website provided. Under "Advice and guidance" you will find the "correct entry." advice in the faculties It will strengthen student counseling in many faculties over the next few years.

AStA and student councils

Student councils usually include the students of a faculty. Your work consists primarily of representing subject-specific student interests. Students who are active in the student councils often organize the introductory events and are also happy to help at the start of their studies. At the central level, the student body, which is formed by the students of Bielefeld University as a whole, has the plenary assembly and the student parliament as the most important organs. The AStA is the "managing body" of the student parliament.

UniCard (student ID) / semester ticket

You will receive the UniCard, which is also the OWL ticket, after enrollment (approx. 2 - 3 weeks after paying the social security contribution). For your UniCard you need a digital photo in passport format. You can find more information about receiving and functioning of the UniCard on the portal. The OWL ticket is valid from September 1st. or from 01.03. The NRW ticket is provided electronically. You can print it out or save it on your smartphone. It is only valid together with the UniCard. The transport group will answer your questions about the semester ticket.

Student Secretariat

If your semester certificates have not arrived (you have to expect 3 weeks from the payment of the social security contribution), if you want to change a subject after enrolling or if you have similar questions about student status, you can contact the information point in the Unihalle or the clerks of the student secretariat.

ZSB - Central Student Advisory Service

You can contact us with any questions you may have about studying. You will also find links on living and other important topics on the ZSB website.