We, the students council of mathematics and computer science (Fachschaft Mathematik/Informatik) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology would like to invite you to our Master’s orientation days (Master O-Phase) in the summer term 2022!

If our invitation has not reached you per e-mail, you can find it here: Publications.

On this website you can find all the important dates and information. The O-Phase will take place at the week before the start of the lectures:

Master O-Phase Mathematics and Computer Science
Monday April 11th until Wednesday April 13th, 2022

General Information

The O-Phase is for all students that start a Master’s degree at the faculty of mathematics or the faculty of computer science in the summer term of 2022. Our program during the three days includes a variety of different events, where some are for conveying all relevant information about the studies at the KIT and others are for getting to know your fellow students and the campus in general.

Additionally, we invite the students of 2021 to join us during the social events, since their orientation fell short due to Covid.


For participation, we ask you to register here. As soon as your registration is complete, you will, in addition, receive important information about the O-Phase per e-mail. Note that unfortunately, most e-mails will probably be german only.


The following schedule gives you an idea what to expect during the three days. The most important events will be the opening and the “Fachbereichsinformation (FBI)”, which answers all your questions regarding your course of studies.

Last updated: March 17th – Schedule might change!

Monday, April 11th 2022 Tuesday, April 12th 2022 Wednesday, April 13th 2022
10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Infobau Room -120)
12 p.m. Opening with Pizza & Drinks (HS am Fasanengarten) Campus tour (Infobau) Brunch (Infobau Room -120)
1 p.m. Lunch at Mensa
2 p.m. Games in the Schlossgarten Group trip to Turmberg or ZKM (Meeting point tbd)
3 p.m. Presentation of institutes
Informatik: Infobau Basement, Mathematics: Mathebau Room 0.001
4 p.m. Fachbereichsinformation
Mathematics: Infobau HS -102, Computer science: Infobau HS -101
6 p.m. BBQ at the Infobau Dinner (tbd)
Then Evening at Z10 Nightlife of Karlsruhe 8 p.m. (Board-)Games night (Infobau Room -120)

Most of the events will take place in the computer science main building (50.34, Am Fasanengarten 5) in Rooms in the Basement. Other locations are linked in the schedule.

Further Questions

In the O-Phase, we will explain everything study-related during the Fachbereichsinformation (FBI). Additionally, you can asks us questions per e-mail, e.g. if you need to know something in advance.

For any questions related to the O-Phase itself, please write to contact@o-phase.com. Also, you might find some answers in our FAQ.


For questions about your application to the Master’s degree, please refer to the central students service or the international students office, if you are an international student.

Note that we have no insight into the status of your application!


General information about the pandemic with regards to the KIT is available here: KIT FAQ Coronavirus.

If you move to Germany, please also make yourself familiar with the rules that are currently in place, specifically those of the State of Baden-Württemberg. You can find them here: https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.de/en/service/aktuelle-infos-zu-corona/corona-information-in-other-languages/.

Note that the rules have been relaxed starting April 3rd! It may take a while until the websites are updated!

In any case, we still ask you to wear your mask at the info events so everyone can attend as safely as possible. Due to the nature of our social events (especially in the evening), this will not always be possible, so please expect that if you want to attend. Of course, all documents with important information will be uploaded to the website.