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GU's updates on coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

Current information of Goethe University on coronavirus in English can be found here.

EURAXES Info concerning COVID-19

Find up-to-date information by the Federal Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Interior and the European Commission here.

No office hours until further notice, we remain at your service via email or telephone.

GWC-Photocompetition 2020

The Goethe Welcome Centre is again looking for your favourite photography of Frankfurt or Hesse under the motto “The World at Home in Frankfurt”! More Information on the competition can be found here

German Language Courses during winter semester 2020/21

Due to Covid-19, the upcoming semester will be different from how we usually design our work. We would like to cordially invite you to join the following classes that will take place online via Zoom. Information on the classes can be found here.

Advanced German speakers can also attend the GRADE online courses A2-1, A2-2 or B2-2.

Covid-19: Information on quarantine regulations in Germany

Before traveling to Germany please regard the following information: 

Information on Quarantine Regulations for incomings (last Update 09/2020) 

GWC would like to offer you some tips on managing this stressful time:

How to get through Home Isolation and Quarantine - Psychologial Help in Challenging Times

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.