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: 2.00-4.30 p.m. im SSC
Thursdays: 10.00 Uhr-12.30 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.


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.



Support and leisure activities

International Office

Phone: 0441 798 4783

Psychological Counselling Service

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

Refugees in "guest student" courses

Contact: Can Eroglu / Wei Qing Hellwig
Phone: 0441/798-2275 or -2276

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

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