Advisor for international doctoral candidates and researchers

Inger Zychla

+49 (0)441 798-2740

Linda Book

+49 (0)441 798-2156

Service for international researchers

Christiane Rochner

+49 (0)441 798-4594

Face-to-face office hours:

On demand

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

International researchers and postdocs

Are you interested in a teaching or research stay at the University of Oldenburg? We are here to support you!


If you are interested in a teaching or research stay, please contact a working group in your field of interest or possible cooperation partners in the faculties at an early stage to enquire about concrete possibilities:
Overview of schools and institutes at the University of Oldenburg

You may find a suitable position under job offers at the University of Oldenburg.

Is your academic stay at our university already arranged? We recommend that you register as soon as possible in our web portal for international researchers. Then you can benefit straight away from our services. We can provide you with helpful advice on the following:

  • Getting to know the university and the city of Oldenburg
  • Visa and residence permit issues
  • Finding accommodation
  • Cultural events

Financing of teaching and research periods

There are many ways of financing your stay.

Apart from the option of a job at the university (job offers at the University of Oldenburg), you may be eligible for a scholarship or other support programme for teaching and research periods.

You can find a detailed overview of funding opportunities for your research stay in Oldenburg on the Research and Transfer Unit pages (including information about support programmes and scholarships from the DAAD and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation):
Information on research funding (Department for Research and Technology Transfer)

If you are planning a guest lectureship, you may qualify for funds from the Carl von Ossietzky guest lectureship programme. PLEASE NOTE: An application for this funding can only be submitted by a member of the University of Oldenburg; you cannot apply for it directly.
Carl von Ossietzky Guest Lectureship

The Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation also offers funding for researchers at risk of persecution. PLEASE NOTE: The University itself applies for this support, not the researcher. If you are interested in this option, please contact a possible cooperation partner in the relevant School to find out about concrete cooperation opportunities.
Overview of schools and institutes at the University of Oldenburg

More about the Philipp Schwartz Initiative

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