At the start of your studies, you are often faced with many questions: where do I need to go, who is responsible for what and what do I need to know?We hope the following information will help to make starting your course as easy as possible.
The staff at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences Center for Information Infrastructure and Media (IMZ) are happy to help you with all technical questions regarding your university account, your e-mail address, Wi-Fi access or your THU-Card.
THU-Card/Student ID Card
Your Student ID card will accompany you from your very first day to your very last day at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences.
As a multi-functional THU-Card, it gives you numerous options for making everyday student life easier: it's a student ID card, bus ticket, library card and students' union prepaid cash card in one.Once the preparatory courses have started, you can get your student ID card from Student Services
You can use your student ID card for cashless payments in the canteen (Mensa), the cafeteria, and for all the dispensing machines.To do this, you must top up your card with cash or your
EC card using the machines provided in the canteen and cafeteria.
For printing, copying and scanning: once you have registered, hold your ID card against a multi-function printer. On selecting the function "Follow-print", initially your printing tasks will wait in a queue. Only when you have logged on to one of the devices will you be able to select and print your documents.You can top up your printer account at the terminals in Rooms F34 (Prittwitzstrasse) and S202 and W2105 (Albert-Einstein-Allee).
As a student, you have the option of parking free of charge at both locations of the Ulm University of Applied Sciences. Just hold your student ID card in front of the car park entrance terminal to open the barrier.
You can also use your student ID card to travel for free on the DING network, on weekdays from 6 pm and all day at the weekend or on public holidays.
Your THU-Card serves as an election registration card for student elections.
Using the Library
All the Ulm University of Applied Sciences sites have a library. Your THU-Card permits you to borrow textbooks in the fields of computing and engineering, as well as journals, newspapers and data carriers.
University Account (Hochschulaccount)
The services of the Center for Information Infrastructure and Media (IMZ) can be used by all members and affiliates of Ulm University of Applied Sciences. Every Ulm University of Applied Sciences student receives their own access authorization (Hochschulaccount) and a university mailbox. The account is used for authentication to use IT services on campus or from outside.
From the 2019/20 Winter Semester, authorized applicants (Bachelor's and Master's) can enable their account themselves, before their course starts, in our Self-Service portal. After completing the enrollment process, from the start of September, authorized applicants will receive a letter by post containing their personal PIN for activating their University Account.
Please note: for organizational reasons, new students on the following courses are, for now, not included in the new procedure: CTS, students switching from other universities into a higher semester, newly enrolled students on the degree programs WI, WL, CSE and CEM, SENCE Master's students. Students starting these programs can get their account access details in person – from the SSC during the preparatory courses and the first week of lectures and, from the second week of lectures, from Ms. Dobisch at the IMZ, Room F41. Program students receive their account details from the IMZ, as previously.
Every Ulm University of Applied Sciences student gets their own university mailbox.You should check your mailbox regularly so you don't miss any important information.Automatic forwarding to a private address is not permitted. However, you can set up a notification for your private e-mail addresses.You can call up your mailbox using Outlook Web Access with your username and password.
WiFi - eduroam CAT
Ulm University of Applied Sciences is a participant in the eduroam project.
To use the eduroam WiFi you only need your Ulm University of Applied Sciences network login data.eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool
- if you have one, make sure you delete your old eduroam profile
- Username: email@example.com (this is not your e-mail address)
- Android: FIRST download and install the App eduroam CAT (DO NOT open it); THEN download and install the configuration file
You will find more detailed information about setting up a Wi-Fi connection in our instructions.
Remote apps - is currently not available
The Windows applications we offer run on the University of Applied Sciences servers. The Windows interface is sent to the computer calling up the software. The same environment (drives, printers, storage ...) as for the Pool PCs and workstations is available to the application.
•Can also be used outside the campus•Installation of the application on a local device is unnecessary•Direct access to the data stored at the THU without a VPN•Microsoft RD Client App is also available for Android, iOS and MacOS
If you want to connect to the Ulm University of Applied Sciences network from outside the campus, you will need a VPN connection.The "virtual private network" (VPN) enables participants in a private network to connect to a different private network.You can download the VPN client here. If you need help installing the VPN client, you will find detailed instructions here.
Employees and professors may require a user certificate for their work. More information is availabe from the Intranet.
For security reasons, the VPN connection is currently only accessible from within Germany and Austria.
Software for Students
Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Program (formerly DreamSpark, Microsoft Imagine)
As a THU student, you have the chance to use a variety of Microsoft software products for free. Please inquire with your department whether such a contract has been concluded.
The use of Office 365 incl. Teams and 1 TB storage on Onedrive is free for THU students. You can also download Office and Windows for free. Information about Office 365 A3. To do this, you must agree to the Microsoft Azure terms and conditions of use at: www.thu.de/einwilligungserklaerung . After filling out your declaration of consent, it can take up to 30 minutes for your University Account to synchronize with Microsoft Azure. Then you can log on at office.com and start using the services.
MATLAB TAH campus license
Ulm University of Applied Sciences has agreed a "TAH Campus" license contract with Mathworks®. In addition to Matlab and Simulink, the Total Academic Headcount license contains numerous additional toolboxes. You can download a personal standalone copy of the software to each computer of which you are the sole user. The Matlab portal also offers free online courses. Find out about licensing conditions and other details at
LabVIEW Student Install Option
This enables you to use the same software on your own computer as at the THU. To activate it, each student needs to set up a National Instruments user profile. Ask the system administrator in your Institute for the student option serial number.
VMware Academic Subscription
VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation, VMware vSphere and VMware vRealize software and learning materials are free for students. Licensing is still possible until June 15, 2022. The software can be used for a maximum of one year. The license key is issued once a week. Please send requests via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your first name, last name and your THU e-mail address.
Teaching, studying, research – LSF (Lehre, Studium, Forschung)
The LSF is an online portal for students, would-be students, teachers and staff; displaying classes and associated information such as rooms, times and people.As a student at Ulm University of Applied Sciences you can use it, for example, to register/deregister for examinations or to sign up for elective modules.You can access the portal here. External VPN connection required.
You can update your personal details (such as your address and telephone number) online, using the self-service function. You can download registration status certificates (enrollment certificates) – for example for your BAföG application.Here a word of advice: save all your registration status certificates, as various government agencies may ask for them, even many years later.
e-Learning should provide you with all the opportunities of modern communication media, to make teaching and learning at the University of Applied Sciences as effective and efficient as possible.In e-Learning you will find all the courses for your degree program, as well as other features such as evaluations or similar.You can get all the information for this from the Institute for Academic Instruction (IHD).
Information about the THU-Card
What you should know