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Sat., 16.11.2019 : Excursion to Marburg

Romantic alleyways and winding steps, beautifully renovated half-timber houses and a venerable university - the charm of Hessen‘s university city of Marburg truely is unique. On this excursion you will come across countless sights and marks left behind by well-known names, such as the Brothers Grimm, Martin Luther or Nobel Prize winner Emil von Behring.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019, GWC’s Photo Competition: Seeing Hessen Awarding Ceremony

the Goethe Welcome Centre cordially invites you to the exhibition opening and awarding ceremony of the photo competition for international researchers at Goethe-University “Seeing Hessen“.

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Fri., 8.11.2019: Frankfurt by Night

This event is an all-time GWC classic for socializing and networking among the international community of researchers at GU. Together we will explore some of the less well-known pubs and places  in Sachsenhausen  and thoroughly enjoy Frankfurt by night.

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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 registration form. 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 contact us.

We look forward to meeting you,



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

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

All international incoming students should contact the International Office.

We would like to thank Santander Universities 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.