International Office

Regional coordination Europe

Christa Weers

+49(0)441 798-2438

Regional coordination Africa, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Russia and Central Asia

Roman Behrens

+49(0)441 798-4266

Regional coordination North and Latin America

Ann-Kristin Schuling

+49 (0)441 798-4668

Department for Research and Transfer

Dr. Anne Clausen

+49 441 798-4333

Mobility in times of COVID-19

Overview of the situation in Germany for affected researchers

Funding of international mobility and cooperation

Along with international cooperation agreements and projects, the exchange and mobility of international and local scientists, researchers, and academic teaching staff is a key element of internationalisation at the University of Oldenburg.

The International Office and the Department for Research and Transfer cooperate closely to provide effective support services for local researchers and teachers, giving information on all aspects of preparing a stay abroad or planning an international project, as well as on funding opportunities.

Please note: If university management approval is required or if an additional review of the proposal by the International Office (IO) or the Department for Research and Technology Transfer (R+T) is desired, applicants are requested to submit the summary or preliminary version of the proposal and the financing plan to the responsible coordinator in the IO or research officer in the R+T Department 10 working days before the submission deadline. The complete application must be submitted no later than 5 working days before the submission deadline, allowing sufficient time for final feedback and for the application to be signed.

Carl von Ossietzky guest lectureship programme (UOL)

Internationalisation of teaching, expansion of the range of courses offered in terms of subject, methodological and foreign language aspects, and intensification of cooperation with our partner universities – these are the goals that the University of Oldenburg pursues with the Carl von Ossietzky Guest Lectureship Programme (financed from study quality funds).

Scientific cooperation with foreign institutions (MWK)

Members of the University of Oldenburg can apply for funding from the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (MWK) to promote European and international cooperation in science and research. Applications must always be submitted through the International Office.

Short-term teaching assignments at European partner universities (Erasmus+ STA)

Eramus+ provides funding for teaching staff mobility at European universities which hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). Through their stay, teaching staff should strengthen the European aspect of the host university, complement existing courses and impart their specialist knowledge to students who do not want to or cannot study abroad. Where possible, the development of joint programmes at partner universities as well as the exchange of course content and teaching approaches should play a role in staff mobility. Staff from foreign companies and organisations can also be invited to German universities for educational purposes.

DAAD funding programmes

The International Office provides information on all academic exchange support programmes offered by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). A database of scholarships available online. Please note that scholarships are granted to academic staff from German institutions of higher education. The database is only available in German.

Funding programmes of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

  • Feodor Lynen Research Fellowships allow long-term research stays worldwide for post-doctoral researchers (6 to 24 months) and for experienced researchers (6 to 18 months) from Germany and of all disciplines. As a post-doctoral researcher, you may submit an application if you completed your doctorate in the last four years. As an experienced researcher, you may submit an application if you completed your doctorate less than twelve years ago.
  • The Feodor Lynen programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation also includes up to 20 fellowships granted annually by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). It provides support for German post-doctoral researchers from all disciplines to do research in Japan (1 - 12 months or 12 - 24 months).
  • The MOST Taiwan Research Fellowships of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (formerly National Science Council) allow research projects at research institutions in Taiwan of 3 to 12 months. Up to 2 fellowships are granted annually.

Preparing your stay abroad

The online portal of EURAXESS provides information and assistance to mobile researchers on all matters concerning mobility and work-related purposes in the respective foreign country such as visa application, work permit, child care, school education, or health care. An online database for scholarships and job opportunities is also available. Moreover, the portal provides a list of national information centres and of national advisory services.

Germany's Foreign Ministry provides useful information on individual countries, including immigration regulation and entry requirements, travel and security advices, and travel warnings and security notices (in German)

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