First Contact and Counselling for Refugees

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

People who are affected by the armed conflicts in Ukraine can click here for further information and support Information and support for Ukraine.

Services and Programmes for Refugees

Welcome to the University of Oldenburg!

Are you a refugee and interested in studying at the University of Oldenburg? Our university is a place that is open to the world. Diversity of opinion and international exchange form the basis of our scientific activities.

Studying in Oldenburg

Those who have already studied in their home country or hold a qualification that entitles them to study at university level can apply for a place at the University of Oldenburg.


At-risk and refugee scientists

Here you can find further information for refugee and at-risk scientists.


'Work it out!' programme

The programme 'Work it out!' supports international students and refugee students when they start their careers in Germany.


Project "Changing Direction"

In the project "Changing Direction", refugees and migrants are accompanied after dropping out of education. The goal is a self-determined and sustainable career start in Germany.


Page also available in arabic.


Support and leisure activities

Psychological Counselling Service

Building A15, 1. floor
Phone: 0441/798-4400

Refugees in "guest student" courses

Contact: Can Eroglu / Maike Ihnen
Phone: 0441/798-2275 or -2276
V02-0-016 or 0-015

ReWis - Refugees welcome in sports

Facebook group: Refugees Welcome in Sports

Church-based university groups

The church-based university groups – the Katholische Hochschulgemeinde and the Evangelische Studierendengemeinde – offer refugees support and counselling at their information centres, take care of their individual needs and organise events for them.

Contact persons and addresses:

Katholische Hochschulgemeinde (
University Chaplain Matthias Klöppinger

Evangelische Studierendengemeinde Oldenburg (
ESG Pastor Christian Lühder

Evangelische StudentInnengemeinde (

(Changed: 2022-05-25)