Advisor for international doctoral candidates and researchers

Inger Zychla

+49 (0)441 798-2156

Service for international researchers

Christiane Rochner

+49 (0)441 798-4594

If you would like to call us, please send a German telephone number to welcejomblwoe@uol.ts1lde8m2eo and we will call you back.

At the moment, the SSC – Student Service Centre (A12) is closed to the public. Please send original documents by post or use the post box in building V01 (Poststelle), Ammerländer Heerstraße 118.

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 phd.tutor@uol.dednlmd  (


Corona crisis: entry regulations for international doctoral candidates and researchers

International doctoral candidates and researchers please register at the University's guest portal to receive current information and support. Current information on entry regulations can be found at

Entry regulations (corona crisis)

Corona crisis: Financial and social emergencies (international doctoral candidates)

Welcome! Congratulations on your decision to join our university as a doctoral candidate! We are looking forward to meeting you.

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
  • Financial issues
  • Cultural events and trips

Make sure to register with our database for international researchers to benefit from our services and stay up to date with our calendar of events.

Register in our database

Services for international doctoral candidates

During the first time of their stay, international doctoral candidates can get support from the PhD Tutors, who also organise diverse events aimed at networking, exchange of information, getting to know different cultures, and at entertainment, e.g. the International "Stammtisch". The program of the PhD Tutors is a joint program of the Graduate Academy, the Graduate Schools Oltech and 3GO, and the International Office, which is funded by the DAAD support for doctoral candidates.

Graduate Academy and Graduate Schools

The Graduate Academy of our university offers support for PhD students: 

In addition, the Graduate School OLTECH offers a Welcome Workshop for doctoral students of Schools V and VI.

The Graduate School 3GO for the Social Sciences and the Humanities offers workshops for doctoral candidates of schools I, II, III and IV.

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