Dr. Ferdinand Esser
Coordination / Managing Director

Christine Steinseifer-Jeske
Coordination / Managing Director

Oili Tsakmakis

Room W3 1-138

Phone.: +49 (0)441 – 798 3648/49

Contact options:
via e-mail and via phone from Mon-Thur 09:00-12:00

New: Online office hour on thursdays from 10:00-11:00 (by appointment) and individual appointments on request


Due to the current situation, we would like to ask you to proceed as follows:

  • For questions and other OLTECH related issues, please contact us via e-mail!
  • If you have any documents for us, please throw them in our OLTECH letterbox or the university house mail!
  • During our office hours we are available for you via e-mail!

Thank you for your understanding!

International doctoral candidates/PhDs

Information for international PhDs

International student office

The university provides a special service to help students getting habituated in Oldenburg. Please contact the International Student Office (ISO). There is also a programme to support international students by finding personal contact partners among the German students.

For more information about formalities like visa, health insurance, student housing or private lodging, life in Oldenburg etc. please visit the page of the International Student Office (ISO) of the University of Oldenburg.

PhD Tutors

The PhD tutors offer assistance for international PhDs during the first months in Oldenburg.

If you have questions concerning:

  • registration at the Citizen´s Office
  • permit of residence, matriculation
  • finding a flat
  • daily life

you can contact them via (phd.tutor[at]

You can also find more information on the PhD tutors here...

Financial Support

The PhD study programme is generally tuition free. In Germany the universities are financed by the government. Students even from other countries just have to pay a fee of about 328 Euros (Winter term 2015/16) per semester.

German health insurance is obligatory for all students. Special low-price health insurance is offered to all students under 30 years. This insurance covers the costs of normal medical treatment in Germany.

Unfortunately individual stipends are currently not available. We recomment to contact the supervisor of your individual research project for scholarships funds to apply for.

Scholarships for International Students

1. STIBET-Stipendien für den Studienabschluss/ scholarships for final thesis:

2. Oscar-Romero-Stipendien für soziale/ finanzielle Notlagen

(Changed: 07 Sep 2022)