Head of Department

Prof. Dr. Anton Kirchhofer

Administrative Staff

Rita Bartels
Heike Hillmer
Stefanie Lefherz (Currently out of office)
Alexandra von Gösseln

Keti Antadze-Tamminga (EMMIR)
Martina Henschel-Roth (EMMIR)

Please contact the individual administrative staff.

+49 (0)441 798 3771

office hours: Mon & Wed, 10:00 – 12:00 & 2:00 - 3:00


Building A6 2nd floor 216-217

Student Council:

Building A6 Ground floor 017

+49 441 798-4453

Erasmus and Exchange Students

If you are interested in spending a semester or longer in Oldenburg as an exchange or visiting international student, please contact the International Office and check out the additional information available here.

For Prospective Students

Fachvorstellung BA-Anglistik/Amerikanistik 2022/2023

Dear future students,

welcome to our website (and more importantly welcome to our department!). On this page, you can find and access the materials for our departmental introduction ("Fachvorstellung"). As you hopefully know already, this introduction will consist of two parts this semester: An online asychronous part (where we provide you with a video with basic information about studying English and some organisational matters) and a live Q&A during which the lecturers of the department will briefly introduce themselves and you get the chance to ask all your questions. This live Q&A will take place on October 13th, 4:15 - 6pm in lecture theatre G in A07.

You can already download the presentation slides as a pdf-version HERE. From the beginning of October, you will also be able to find the video introduction here.

All the best, have a good start and hopefully see all of you at the live Q&A in October!

Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in the programmes of the English and American Studies Department!


  • General enquiries about completing a degree in Oldenburg should be directed to the Immatrikulationsamt.
  • An overview of the English BA degree programme can be found here. Other degree programmes are linked in the sidebar.
  • If you did not attend school in Germany and have questions about studying for a full degree in Oldenburg, please contact the International Office. Official application enquiries should be directed here.
  • Information about the structure of the department's various degree programmes (eg. module progression etc) can be downloaded here.


The vast majority of the department's classes are held in English. We therefore expect you to have already acquired advanced competence in English before you begin your studies. As proof of your language ability we accept either an average of 11+ points in your Abitur (advanced level course) or the successful completion of one of the language tests mentioned in our entry requirements (Zugangsvoraussetzungen).

The only English language test meeting the department's entry requirements to be offered regularly at Oldenburg University is the TOEFL itp. Please check with the Sprachenzentrum for dates and fees.

(IELTS is also offered on an occasional basis.)

Unfortunately, we cannot assist applicants with information on times, places or fees for any of the tests. Please check the relevant online sources for the test that is most convenient for you.

The test results need to be sent to the Immatrikulationsamt before classes start, i.e. you can hand them in later than your application but you need the certificate before your enrollment is complete and you can start your studies. Please check with the Immatrikulationsamt for the exact deadlines - they can change slightly from year to year.

(Do give yourself plenty of time to complete a test, as the timeslots can fill quite quickly and in a worst-case scenario you may need to take a test more than once!)

Note that you must meet the language requirements in their entirety, as we do not round up.

For specific questions relating to the entry requirements, especially for native speakers of English, please contact the .

If you need further advice or have questions about studying English not answered elsewhere on this website, please contact the Student Advisory Service or send an .

(Changed: 11 Jan 2023)