International Greifswald

International Greifswald

Welcome to the University of Greifswald!

Coming to Greifswald

Coming to Greifswald

International students and academics are welcome at the University of Greifswald!

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Going Abroad

Going Abroad

Are you looking for opportunities to learn or gain experience abroad?

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Partnerships and Cooperation

Partnerships and Cooperation

The University has more than 20 partnerships worldwide.

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International Greifswald

International Greifswald

International engagement, get to know foreign cultures and train your view of the world - that's all possible in Greifswald. Find out about our offers in Greifswald and become part of Greifswald International.

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Internationality is a Big Thing in Greifswald!

Ever since the University was founded in 1456, the University has been a magnet for scholars and students from the whole Baltic Sea Region. Today, the University’s international network has spread to all four corners of the world. Several international research projects, more than 20 university partnerships and a number of cooperation agreements at faculty and institute level have contributed to the excellent international reputation for decades.

The University of Greifswald added internationalisation to its mission statement in 2012 and embedded the Internationalisation Strategy [de] as a central task of the University in 2013. In 2015, the University of Greifswald faced the audit “Internationalisation of Universities”, provided by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) [de]

Experience Internationality!

More than 740 international students from 92 countries were enrolled for the winter semester 2018/2019 at the University of Greifswald and several visiting academics are employed in the institutes and laboratories.

The IO also acts as an advisory capacity for German students, graduates and academics when planning and organising international projects or periods of stay abroad.


The International Office

The International Office

The International Office (IO) is the central point of contact at the University for all international issues. It coordinates international partnerships and the University’s cooperation projects and develops projects and programmes with international partners and realises these.

Welcome Centre

Welcome Centre

Foreign academics, who come to the University of Greifswald to carry out their research are advised and cared for by the Welcome Centre in the International Office.

Current Offers

Current information on programmes, scholarships and other types of funding opportunities with international relevance.

Current Information

Find current information and events here.


Your next Summer? Greifswald Summer!

Your next Summer? Greifswald Summer!

Greifswald Summer enables foreign participants to learn the German language or expand their existing German language skills. A comprehensive accompanying cultural programme is also on offer to help you get to know Greifswald and the surrounding region and spend an unforgettable summer next to the Baltic Sea!

Support for Refugees

Support for Refugees

Refugees now have the opportunity to attend classes at the University of Greifswald as Guest Students, free of charge. Additionally, there is a free German language course and individual course advice for refugees who are qualified to study.

National Code of Conduct for German Universities Regarding International Students

National Code of Conduct for German Universities Regarding International Students

The University of Greifswald has joined the “National Code of Conduct for German Universities Regarding International Students” in order to secure and improve the quality of support for foreign students.

Intercultural Competence

Intercultural Competence

Improving intercultural competence and the handling of other people play an important role in the University’s internationalisation strategy. In 2019 a broad programme of courses will be on offer for all University members.

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