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Overview and Contact

What are the services and offers of the International Office?

Advice and support for international students

The International Office is tasked with advising and supporting exchange students from our partner universities as well as regularly enrolled international students and with their admission. We also advise visiting lecturers on administrative and organisational matters. Another of our tasks is advice and support for refugees.

Advice and support for our university's students and staff regarding visits abroad

We advise and assist students with everything to do with a semester or placement abroad.  Once they have been in touch with the respective international coordinator in their faculty, who can answer questions related to the specific subject, the International Office advises students on the general organisation of their stay abroad as well as on scholarships and other possible sources of funding. We not only help students but also provide university staff with advice and information on going abroad and how to finance it.

Partnerships with universities abroad

The International Office provides advice and assistance with partnership and cooperation agreements worldwide.




Contact persons

For international applicants

André Tinibel
Room C0-16
Phone: +49 234 3210092
Email: study(at)


For international students

Désirée Schnake
Room C0-16
Phone: +49 234 3210620 (available on Mondays and Thursdays)
Email: welcome(at)

Student assistant: Amir Shaebanzadeh

For guest students, incomings

Andrea Claes
Room C0-16a
Phone: +49 234 3210670 (available Monday - Thursday)
Email: incoming(at)

Student assistant: Lotta Kickel

Head of International Office

Katrin Heymann
Room: C 0-17
Phone: +49 234 3210148
Fax: +49 234 3214408
E-mail: katrin.heymann(at)

Personal consultation hours:

Monday - 09:30 - 12:30
Tuesday - 09:30 - 12:30
Thursday - 09:30 - 12:30
Wednesday and Friday - closed

Telephone consultation hours:

Monday - 14:00 - 15:00
Tuesday - 14:00 - 15:00
Wednesday - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday - 14:00 - 15:00
Friday - no telephone consultation hours