Five Reasons Why You Should Come to Greifswald

Studies in Greifswald – photo: Magnus Schult

1. Excellent Study Conditions

The University of Greifswald provides an excellent student-staff ratio, committed teachers who care about their students, small practical and seminar groups, innovative forms of teaching and learning.

Florian Siegerist – Photo: Till Junker

2. Innovative Research for the World of Tomorrow

Innovative and first-class research addresses pressing topics of today and tomorrow: Environment, climate, ecology, energy, raw materials, health, international relations and globalisation. Students are introduced to research from an early stage and benefit from the highly modern infrastructure.

Welcome Centre – Photo: Kilian Dorner

3. Excellent Supervision

The University of Greifswald provides its international guests with excellent supervision. The International Office is happy to provide advice and support regarding study-related, legal and social questions.

Greifswald Summer 2017 – International Office

4. International Community

The University promotes international exchange in both research and teaching and provides numerous opportunities for international exchange. At the same time, life is influenced by an intercultural community that has various offers for you to get involved.

Beach volleyball – Photo: Magnus Schult

5. Quality of Life

Greifswald’s position right next to the Baltic Sea and between the islands of Rügen and Usedom draws visitors to its beaches, harbours and water sports activities. And Berlin is not that far away if you fancy a city-break.

Greifswald International

The international society, Greifswald International, combines student and municipal offers for international students, but also invites German students to get involved.
Whether country-themed evenings, excursions, interesting readings or Stammtisch: if you want to feel at home or experience internationality in Greifswald, this is exactly what you are looking for. The key figures are the International Office, the Local Erasmus Initiative (LEI) and the Students' Union’s (AStA) international unit, but also various other student initiatives.

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Supervision & Integration

The University of Greifswald provides extensive service for its international guests, helping them to enjoy and master their stay in Greifswald.

Testimonial Adina Arth

“I’m involved in the international community in Greifswald, because I love to meet students from all over the world, learn more about different cultures and make new friends. I also like the friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the LEI and that our members are all so open-minded and eager to learn about foreign cultures. It is always great to experience the students’ gratitude for the diverse programme we organise throughout each semester.” (Adina - Germany)