Admission of international students (Admissions office)

Bachelor and Medicine (State Examination)

Michaela Klonczynski

+49 (0)441 – 798 4515

Master and adaptation course (teacher training)

Gernot Lucks

+49 (0)441 – 798 2517


Heinz-Bruno Aper

+49 (0)441 - 798 2514

Advisors for international students (International Office)

Katja Kaboth-Larsen

Information for refugees

Student exchange (Erasmus+)

Christine Trappe

Exchange studies


Student InfoLine

+49 (0)441 798-2728

Mo to Th 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Fr 9.30 am to 1.30 pm

Service hours

Student Service Centre – A12

Mo to Th  9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Fr  9.30 am to 1.30 pm

Netiquette for requests by e-mail [pdf]

For personal enquiries please have your student ID or application number ready on hand.

International students - application

International applicants must follow other procedures than German applicants.

If you have an international university entrance qualification ("HZB") or a first university degree from outside of Germany, most applications are handled by the service organisation "uni-assist e.V.", which cooperates with our admissions office:

Studying for degree seekings - application through uni-assist

Application through uni-assist

All applicants who received their prior education abroad should apply online through uni-assist.

This category includes:

  • International students
  • EU students
  • Students affiliated with a programme (e.g. DAAD scholarship recipients)
  • Germans who received their prior education abroad


  • China, Vietnam and (from summer semester 2023) India: True copies by the German embassy have to be submitted by mail. Original APS Certificate has to be submitted as well.

Application directly to the University of Oldenburg

The following groups, who may apply directly to the university:

  • Students who received their prior education in Germany (with German educational credentials enabling direct entry to higher education or a German university degree)
  • Applicants for the programme European Master in Renewable Energy as well as ERASMUS-Mundus programmes (EMMIR, EWEM).

Preparatory German courses / INSTEP study preparation for international students

INSTEP study preparation for international students

Those who do not yet have sufficient German language skills for the subject studies, but have completed at least the A2 level, have the option of joining the INSTEP study preparation programme.

Language requirements for German

INSTEP study preparation programme

In addition to intensive preparatory German language courses, the study preparation programme includes other courses on academic work and preparation for university studies. The study preparation programme ends with the German language examination for university entrance (DSH).

How do I take part in the INSTEP study preparation programme? How do I apply for it?

Apply via uni-assist for the Bachelor's/Master's degree programme you are aiming for later. (No study preparation is offered for the State Examination degree programme.)

You can apply for the winter and summer semesters. (Apply in the summer semester for the 2nd semester if no 1st semester is offered.)

Please note the earlier application deadlines for INSTEP regardless of the degree programme

  • 15 January for the summer semester
  • 15 July for the winter semester

If your application is successful, you will receive an invitation to our German proficiency test. If you pass this and there are enough places, you can be enrolled.

German proficiency test

Am I a regular student during the INSTEP study preparation?

During the INSTEP study preparation, you will be enrolled as a regular student (and pay the regular semester contribution). However, you are not entitled to the affordable (statutory) health insurance for students and must arrange other insurance during this time (e.g. private or voluntary statutory health insurance).

For detailed step-by-step information on the application process, please first select the degree you are applying for:

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