INSTEP - Internationale Studieneingangsphase

First Contact and Counselling for Refugees

Advisor for international students

Katja Kaboth-Larsen

+49 (0)441 798-4783

Christine Trappe


Office hours

Availability by phone
Mondays: 9 -12 a.m. and 2-3.30 p.m. 
Thursdays: 2 p.m.-3.30 p.m.

Online office hours
Tuesdays: 9.30 a.m. -10.30 a.m. im virtuellen Meetingraum (BigBlueButton)

Face-to-face office hours
Tuesdays: 2.45-4.15 p.m. im SSC
Thursdays: 9.45 Uhr-11.15 a.m. im SSC

Advisor for international doctoral candidates and researchers

Linda Book

+49 (0)441 798-2156

Face-to-face office hours

On demand

Frequently asked questions

How do I apply for INSTEP?

You do not apply for INSTEP, but directly for the degree programme of your choice. International applicants automatically have access to INSTEP offerings.

I am new and about to start my studies. Which events should I attend?

You can choose freely from the offers in INSTEP.
You are free to choose from all the courses and select the offerings that suit your requirements best. 

International students

Scientific methods

The Learning Workshop of the Study and Career Counselling Service supports students of all disciplines with questions relating to scientific work and writing.


Further workshops

In addition to scientific methods, we offer a number of other workshops and events to support international students in their studies.


Subject-specific preparation and contact information

For subject-specific questions international students can contact the subject study advisors of their degree programme.


English courses

The Language Center offers a choice of English courses across the competence levels from A2 to C1 (CEF).


German courses during the semester

The Language Centre offers German courses at levels A1.1–B2.2.


Intensive German courses

In March and September, the Language Center offers intensive courses at various levels.


Orientierung PLUS

A tutor accompanies and supports international students in any way possible during their first semesters.


Personal advice

Do you have questions? Here you can find the contact information for (almost) any problem.


(Changed: 25 May 2022)