Information for 1st semester students


We are happy to welcome you as a new student in our Master's programme Artificial Intelligence.
Here you will find information that will help you to start your studies as smoothly as possible.


Welcome Event for 1st semester students

The welcome event for 1st semester students will take place on 14 March 2024 at SHL Campus.
Room: H.1.2


13:00 - 13:10:
Welcoming by the dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems

13:10 - 14:30:
Important information concerning the study programme and the modules (MAI Programme Leader)

14:30 - 15:00:
Information on German courses (Campus for Language Proficiency)

15:00 - open end:
SHL + CAIRO Campus Tour (MAI Tutors)
You will receive your student ID cards at the beginning of the Campus tour!

Zoom Access Data for Online Participation

Join zoom meeting:

Meeting-ID: 626 7335 9271
Kenncode: 083211

The Campus Rally can only be attended by students who are on site (no online broadcast!).

Important information on starting your studies

Important notice:

Please only enrol for the Master's degree programme in Artificial Intelligence if you can guarantee that you will be in Würzburg (i.e. on site) by 15 March 2024 at the latest.

If you arrive later, you will not be able to start your studies!

Student ID card

You must pick up your student ID by March 15 at the latest.
Option 1: Receive your ID at the Campus Tour (March 14).
Option 2: Pick up your student ID from our Department of Student Affairs (HSST).


Sanderheinrichsleitenweg 20
Raum I.1.45
97074 Würzburg

Tuesday: 08:30 to 12:00 (also during the lecture-free period!) until mid-March
Wednesday: 08:30 to 12:00 (only during lecture period)
Thursday: 13:00 to 16:00 (only during lecture period)

Pre-course Math

The course is now open!

  • Type: Online / Self-teaching

  • Information:
    Link to Moodle-Course

    This course is supposed to be mainly a refresher on the mathematical topics you will need to know.
    It serves the secondary purpose of allowing you to find and resolve gaps in your knowledge via guided self-instruction.
    Because it is more of a refresher, it covers a very broad range of topics.

  • Note:
    To participate in the course, you need your THWS access data (see FAQ)

  • Questions:
    Please write an email to bibin.babu[at]

Pre-course Python

The course is now open!

  • Type: Online / Self-teaching

  • Information:
    Link to Moodle-Course

    This course is a quick overview on problem oriented python programing.
    The course is not a replacement for a full education in programing and expects that you are already familiar with an object oriented programing language.

    In general, the participants of this course will:
    Learn and understand how to setup a scripting environment for developing prototypical ML applications. Recap the basics of programming with Python.
    Work with common ML and AI packages for Python.

  • Note:
    To participate in the course, you need your THWS access data (see FAQ)

  • Questions:
    Please write an email to bibin.babu[at]

General Information

Face-to-face teaching

We would like to point out that this is a face-to-face study programme (not online)!
The lecture period begins as usual on 15 March 2024.

We kindly ask you to enrol for the Master's programme Artificial Intelligence only if you can guarantee to be in Würzburg, Germany (i.e. on site) by 15 March 2024 at the latest.

In case of a later arrival, you will not be able to start the study programme.

Find an accomodation

Student Dorms

Private Accomodation

In Würzburg, there are eleven student residences operated by the Studentenwerk. As a THWS student you can apply for one such room. Keep in mind that there is only a limited number of rooms available, which means that you should meet the deadline and apply as early as possible.

Depending on the residence, you can choose between single apartments and rooms in shared apartments. In general, the residences are within walking distance to campus. You can find information on the furnishing and the location of the places in the overview on the website of the Studentenwerk.

In addition to the Studentenwerk, other organisations such as 522 Apartunities also offer student residences. The Studentenwerk has compiled an overview of other student accommodations.

You can also look for accommodation on your own. However, the housing market in Würzburg is very competitive, so it might be a good idea to start looking for an apartment early, preferably from home. To help you with looking for a new place to stay, we have selected a few helpful websites:

Facebook group: FHWS - Internationale Studierende Würzburg

One more thing to keep in mind when looking for a place: In Germany, rooms are usually rented unfurnished. So, unless the advertisement explicitly states that the room is furnished, you will need to bring all necessary furniture and appliances yourself. Usually, there are a lot of students who go abroad or leave for an internship in a different city and therefore temporarily let their rooms in Würzburg. You can often find such ads on Facebook or on the pages mentioned above.