Orientation Year and Application Adviser

Katja Kaboth
Phone: +49 (0)441 798 4783
Room: A12 2-208
Office Hours:
Tue 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
and 14:30 p.m. - 16:30 p.m
Thu 10:00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m

You can reach us by telephone outside of our regular office hours.



Refugees Orientation Year Coordinator

Katrin Freese
Phone: +49 (0)441 798 2190
Email: orientierungsjahr(at)
Room: M1-180
Office Hours: by appointment


The application procedure for the winter term 18/19 is completed.

Applications for the summer term 2019 can be submitted effective immediately. The deadline for applications is November 15.



Orientation Year for Refugees

Orientation Year is a unique educational programme offered by the University of Oldenburg for people with current refugee status.

Orientation Year is intended for refugees who, before starting or continuing their studies in Germany, want acquire the necessary German language skills and prepare for the demands and challenges of higher education in Germany.

Orientation Year does not provide a university entrance qualification ('Hochschulzugangsberechtigung'), nor can you obtain an academic degree (bachelor's or master’s degree) through this programme.

Participants are admitted to the University as guest students (auditors)and do not have to pay any fees.

Listen to Bayan Anouz’s talk about her Orientation Year experience (Video in German)

Kontakt Orientierungsjahr (Changed: 2018-09-18)