Welcome at Goethe Welcome Centre!

GWC Events and Activities during winter term 2023/24

Please find GWC's full program for the upcoming winter term here.

GWC's Orientation Event

Orientation event by GWC for newly arrived international researchers and doctoral candidates. Learn more about our facilities and services. The event will take place from 3 to 5 pm.

Guided Historical Tour across Westend Campus.

Not just a simple walk, but a captivating journey through the history of our campus. Join us on this exploration from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

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

19.10.2023 GWC's orientation event

20.10.2023 Guide historical tour across westend campus

04.11.2023 Visit to Deutsches Filmmuseum

19.11.2023 Guided city tour Frankfurt

02.11.2023 Visit to Christmas market


Global Office
Goethe Welcome Centre

Westend Campus
60629 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. +49-69-798-17193
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Riedberg Campus
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 candidates: