Admission of international students (Admissions office)

Advisors for international students (International Office)

Katja Kaboth-Larsen

+49 (0)441 798-4783

Christine Trappe


Boris Pohl

+49 (0)441 798-4846

Availability by phone
Monday – Friday 10–13

Online office hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10–11 in our virtual meeting room (BigBlueButton)

For enrolled students we offer a community forum in Stud.IP (IO.003 International Students)

Corona crisis: information for international students

Finances: Tuition, costs and scholarships

Tuition fees

The University of Oldenburg is a state financed institution, and most courses of study do not require tuition fees. However, all students do have to pay a semester contribution (semester fee), among other things for the semester ticket.
Information on tuition and semester contribution

Studies in Oldenburg – How much is it?

You should expect to spend about EUR 860 per month for accommodation, health insurance, and food.

Estimated monthly expenses:

  • Accommodation: EUR 180 to 380
  • Health insurance: approx. EUR 110
  • Food: EUR 150 to 200
  • "Rundfunkbeitrag": monthly amount of EUR 17.50 per flat (can be splitted between flatmates)
  • Miscellaneous expenses (e.g. leisure, books, materials, etc.)

Other expenses:

  • Application fee uni-assist e.V.: EUR 75
  • DSH language exam: EUR 80
  • Semester contribution/ semester fees (including semester ticket): EUR 415.41
  • Residence permit for students from non-EU countries: EUR 110
  • Trips for international students: EUR 60 to 80 per weekend-trip


As an international student at a German university, you have the opportunity to receive financial support from the university, or to apply to external foundations and organisations for scholarships.

Further funding options

Our Servicepoint Scholarships provides information on funding opportunities for Oldenburg students. Further funding programmes offered by the University of Oldenburg that are suitable for international students:

Financial emergencies (loans, one-off payments, bridging aid)

The Student Council (AStA) can grant an interest-free loan of up to EUR 1,000 to bridge financial bottlenecks. Please contact AStA by e-mail at and state your request and a telephone number.

If the loan from the AStA is not sufficient to cover your living expenses, the International Office can grant a one-off allowance in urgent financial emergencies. Please contact with your request and a telephone number.

The Protestant Student Congregation (ESG) ant the Catholic University Congregation (KHG) can also make one-off payments in justified cases. Please use the consultation offer of the respective institution.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is helping students who are demonstrably in a financial or economic emergency situation owing to the corona pandemic with allowances totalling 100 million euros. For the University of Oldenburg, the allowances are paid out via the student service organisation "Studentenwerk Oldenburg":

Studentenwerk Oldenburg bridging aid ("Überbrückungshilfe")

(Changed: 2021-06-23)