The Goethe Welcome Centre will serve as your central point of contact and can give or arrange professional, expert advice on all non-academic affairs. The Goethe Welcome Centre is a single source of support for you and your family across a wide and comprehensive range of matters. In its capacity as the central facility for networking and interlinking the existing services and programmes and for pooling expertise and skills at the university, the Goethe Welcome Centre maintains contacts with all the existing service points at the university. The Goethe Welcome Centre additionally offers its own services, fine-tuning these to specifically meet your requirements.

In addition to assistance with all non-academic, extra-curricular fields, the Goethe Welcome Centre also supports the socio-cultural and linguistic integration of international researchers. The Goethe Welcome Centre, in cooperation with the Internationales Studien- und Sprachenzentrum (ISZ), also offers courses for German as a foreign language at different levels.

We would be pleased to draw up a personal support plan for you. If you have any special needs or wishes, please feel free to contact us.

We currently offer the following services:

Services before you arrive

Services when you arrive

Services during your stay

Services at the end of your stay

  • Organising and coordinating formalities before you leave, such as terminating your rental agreement, deregistering with the Frankfurt Municipality, terminating insurance contracts, etc.

Upcoming Events

Program Winter Term 2023/2024

08.03.2024: Concert by the hr-Symphony Orchester - Frankfurt Radio Symphony

23.03.2024: Guided Tour through Palmengarten

Orientation Video


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) 

For doctoral candidates: