Corona crisis: information for international students


Exchange coordination, Summer Course

Christine Trappe


Advisor for international exchange students (during their stay in Oldenburg)

Christine Trappe


Office hours

Availability by phone
Mondays: 9 -12 a.m. and 14-15.30 p.m. 
Thursdays: 14 p.m.-15.30 p.m.

Online office hours
Tuesdays: 9.30 a.m.–10.30 a.m. in our virtual meeting room (BigBlueButton)

Office hours in presence
Tuesdays: 14.45 p.m.-16.15 p.m. (SSC)
Thursdays: 9.45 p.m.-11.15 p.m. (SSC)

Our team of tutors offers help and support with all general questions and about life in Oldenburg. The tutor team can be reached at

our facebook group International Students in Oldenburg

Checklist exchange in Oldenburg: What to do and when to do it

Checklist for the winter semester



  • Plan your trip to Oldenburg: contact your Buddy, check out your accommodation, organise for room keys, …
  • Contact your departmental coordinator at the University of Oldenburg for course information and your Learning Agreement (if necessary), contacts see admission letter
  • Join the International Orientation week (mandatory)
  • Enrol at the University of Oldenburg (assisted)
  • Register with the City of Oldenburg (assisted)
  • Non-EU citizens: Apply for visa/residence permit (if you haven’t done so far)


  • Set up your timetable (Stud.IP)
  • Attend the first session of your chosen courses to talk to the lecturer about how to obtain your credit points (written or oral exam, essay, paper, …)
  • Check our calendar of events or facebook group for daytrips and social events on a regular basis.
  • Enjoy your studies! (and Oldenburg, of course)


  • Join the examination-meeting (how to apply for exams, how to avoid plagiarism, how to obtain your Transcript of Records) for all international exchange students (mandatory)
  • Enjoy the traditional Christmas markets in Oldenburg and the region
  • Plan your trip back home


  • Join our farewell meeting for all international exchange students (mandatory)
  • De-register with the City of Oldenburg and the University of Oldenburg or (if you plan to extend for a second semester): transfer the semester fee to the university’s bank account (please contact us before you do so)
  • Contact your health insurance company in Oldenburg to de-register (if applicable)
  • Contact the housing office (Studentenwerk Oldenburg) or your landlord to arrange for handing over your apartment
  • If applicable: cancel your German bank account
  • Before you leave: come to our office to get your Confirmation of Stay signed
(Changed: 26 Apr 2022)