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 goirnengabbolroad@uol.c0axde. 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+) mobility for students with special needs

Christa Weers

+49(0)441 798-2438


Are you spending a semester or a year abroad and also active in social media? Please feel free to tag your posts and snapshots with Hashtag #uolworldwide. Photos of yourselves on your current university campus, taken against a spectacular background, or in your temporary working environment would be perfect.
If you would like us to publish your picture on the facebook page of the University of Oldenburg, please contact

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.

Student Experiences

As a service to our students, we publish student experience reports. Most student experience reports are written in German, so you find them in the German language version of the website. However, some reports are written in English. For the National Technical University of Athens, all reports are available in English. 

How to write a Student Experience Report

All students participating in an exchange programme at a partner university of the University of Oldenburg have to hand-in an experience report.

Writing your experience report, please pay attention to the following aspects:

  • Preparation (planning, organisation, and application at the host institution)
  • Travel and arrival
  • Accommodation
  • Studying at the host university (courses, academic performance/credits, support, credit transfer)
  • Everyday life and leisure time
  • General experience, credit transfer, conclusion (tips for other students, DOs and DONTs)

Studying abroad with a disability or chronic illness

Experience reports of students with a disability or chronic illness:

Student Testimonials

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