Advice on going abroad during "emergency operations"

For the time being, all face-to-face advisory services of the International Office are cancelled. You can reach us during regular office hours on Tuesdays (10–12.30 am and 2.30–4.30 pm) and Thursdays (10–12.30 am) by phone (telephone numbers listed below). Also, you are welcome to meet us online in our virtual meeting rooms:

In addition, you are welcome to contact us by e-mail at goingabnkvaroad@nssuuol.defd. If you would like to arrange a phone call, please send us a German telephone number and we will call you back.


Study abroad advisor

Karolina Dymek

+49 (0)441 798-4669

Erasmus+ student mobility

Andreas Männle

+49 (0)441 798-2484

Study abroad advisor for Africa, Asia, Australia, Middle East, and the Russian Federation

Roman Behrens


Study abroad advisor (North, Central, and South)

Ann-Kristin Schuling

+49 (0)441 798-4668

Coronavirus and stays abroad in 2020

The International Office is in close contact with partner universities worldwide. Since information related to the Corona crisis is updated on a daily basis, students planning a stay abroad in 2020 should regularly check their university e-mail account.

If you are going abroad under the Erasmus+ programme, please talk to your Erasmus or partnership coordinator before your departure to find out what courses you can attend in your destination country. You will also need to speak to the recognition matters specialist of your subject to find out whether these courses can be credited or not. If you are going to study outside Europe, please contact your recognition matters specialist of your subject before your stay abroad to clarify which courses you can get recognised for your studies in Oldenburg.

Recognition of study periods and examinations

Conversion of foreign grades into the German grading system

Leave of absence during your stay abroad

You can apply for a leave of absence for the period of your study-related stay abroad. The semester fees are reduced for a "leave of absence" semester. Whether you apply for a leave of absence is your personal decision.

Semester contribution for students on leave of absence

In addition, with the approval of the examination board, credits earned abroad can be credited to your studies. Please note that you may not attend courses or sit examinations in Oldenburg during your leave of absence.

Students' status and leave of absence

If you do not want to take a leave of absence, but only want to have the semester ticket fee refunded, you can apply for this at the AStA:

Refund of semester ticket fee (information in German)

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