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

Information and support for Ukraine

Many initiatives support those in need in the context of the war in Ukraine. Here, information is gathered on where to get help and how to help.

Information for students, academics and employees

Information on studying in Germany

Contact points at the University of Oldenburg

First contact and counselling for refugee students

Funding programmes and information for at-risk and refugee researchers

Financial support:

The AStA counselling service is a central point of contact for basically all questions and problems that arise from studying and everyday life. Within the counselling we can talk to you about financial bridges, e.g. a loan from the AStA, but also about other possibilities. We can also clarify with you whether you are entitled to BAföG, housing benefit or social benefits. You can find our counselling times and further information at: (in German)

BAföG for Ukrainian refugee students

Under certain conditions, you can apply for a semester ticket refund. To do so, please send us the application form, a copy of your identity papers, a certificate of enrolment and your bank statements from 01.01.2022 onwards. You can find further information at: (in German)

Scholarship opportunities

DAAD scholarship database

KAAD Special Support Programme for Ukraine

Counselling for students affected by the war in Ukraine

You are worried about your homeland, your family and friends? Do you feel discriminated against by the war and the Russian government?

The AStA now offers a talk on Friday mornings. Here you can talk about your worries, fears and needs in a confidential setting. Merle Witt will take time for you and work out strategies together with you that can help you in your specific situation.

Merle Witt worked in social counselling for over four years and therefore knows the situation of students. She is a trained mediator, which means she has mastered various discussion techniques. She now works in victim-offender mediation. In this context, she often holds talks with people in crisis situations.

If you are interested, please contact her by e-mail: .

Please send your phone number so that we can arrange a personal appointment.

Psychological counselling service (PCS)

Information on living in Germany for Ukrainian citizens

First digital point of contact with information on assistance, accommodation and medical care

Help with questions about school, training, studies, work and recognition of foreign vocational qualifications in Germany

Information for people seeking protection from Ukraine in Lower Saxony

Practical help for refugees

With a Ukrainian passport/ID or proof of residence it is possible to travel from the border to Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, Munich, you do not need another ticket. If you are travelling onwards as part of your escape, DB will issue a free helpukraine ticket for a one-way journey, valid in 2nd class to your chosen destination.

Free phone calls to Ukraine

Calls and SMS to Ukraine are now free with Deutsche Telekom, CongStar and Vodafone. Roaming charges in Ukraine will also be waived.

Digital Campus

The Digital Campus supports Ukrainians with a variety of offers on their path to studying in Germany.

You want to help? Initiatives in Lower Saxony

Organisation of donations, donations in kind and medical aid

Information about the stay of refugees from Ukraine as well as about donations and specific projects

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