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The Goethe Welcome Centre invites all newly arrived international researchers and scholars at Goethe University to a digital Welcome and Orientation Event on October 28, 2021.

In addition, a Guided Historical Tour across Campus Westend takes place on October 29..

Please register for both events at events_gwc[at]uni-frankfurt.de

​GWC's Photo Competition

This year's GWC photo competition with the motto "Germany the way I see it: Hidden Beauty" has started. Until 31.10.2021, you can send your photos to kalustian[at]em.uni-frankfurt.de.

More information can be found here.

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 Global Office.

All international incoming students should contact the Global Office.

Upcoming Events


Global Office
Goethe Welcome Centre

Campus Westend
60629 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. +49-69-798-17192
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Campus Riedberg
Biozentrum, Gebäude N100, Magistrale, EG, Raum 010
Max-von-Laue-Straße 9
60438 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. +49-69-798-29863
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Email: welcome(at)uni-frankfurt.de

For doctoral students: