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GWS's Photo Competition: Seeing Hessen

We are happy to announce our annually GWC's Photo Competition under the motto "Seeing Hessen" for the third time.

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Thurs., 31.10.2019: Orientation Day for International Researchers

An indispensable introduction to Goethe University‘s adminis­trative structure and units will be given by some of the central administrative units most relevant for international researchers

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GWC’s German Language Courses during the Winter Term 2019

You can now register for GWC’s German Language Courses for International Researchers at Goethe University during the Winter Term 2019.

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Welcome to Goethe University!

We are very pleased that you have decided to stay at Goethe University and we hope that you will have a fruitful and enriching time in the vibrant commercial and financial metropolis of Frankfurt.





The Goethe Welcome Centre (GWC) is the central point of advice and services for international researchers at Goethe University:

  • international professors
  • international post-docs
  • international degree seeking doctoral students
  • international doctoral students with a GU employment contract 

In order to make your relocation preparations, your arrival and stay in Frankfurt as comfortable as possible, the GWC team is ready to support you with information, advice and targeted help regarding all important matters related to your stay in Frankfurt. The GWC cooperates closely with other service facilities at GU as well as the City of Frankfurt. Additionally the GWC regularily offers social and cultural events or excursions for you and your family.

In order to support you the best way possible, we would like to ask you first of all to fill out our online . As soon as you have returned this completed form to the GWC we will email  you some initial information and we will send a small welcome package to the department hosting you.

In the following pages you will find a large amount of information about your stay in Frankfurt. Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to us.

We look forward to meeting you,



Are you a hosting institute for a scientist from abroad? You are welcome to us with any questions; we will be pleased to provide you with assistance!

International non-degree seeking doctoral students should their supervisor, the inviting institute or the International Office.

All international incoming students should the .

We would like to thank for their generous support of the Goethe Welcome Centre. We would also like to thank the EURAXESS platform for its compilation of information as well as the Welcome Centres at the universities of Constance, Bochum, Heilbronn, Bonn, Erlangen, Marburg und Bayreuth.