International students - advising, activities & services

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Kiel University has joined the National Code of Conduct for German Universities Regarding International Students.
If students need to complain about non-compliance with the Code and want to seek redress, they can contact the University's anti-discrimination advisory service.
More information can be found here...

New: Welcome App for Doctoral Candidates!

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The Welcome App provides information and guidance for international doctoral researchers from departure in their country of origin to their arrival at Kiel University...

The Welcome App is an information hub for all questions and problems that might arise before, during, or after arrival in Kiel. Users of the app will find an overview of a wide variety of topics: From preparations in their country of origin, to travel and stay in Germany, and as well as specific questions and problems regarding their doctoral research. The information is available in English and German and tries to provide comprehensive advice. In addition, the contact details of other contact persons can be found in each topic area, should there be a need for further advice. 

The Welcome App is a cooperative project between the International Center and the Graduate Center

No installation or registration is required to use the app. It can easily be accessed on all browser-enabled devices via a link and only requires the entry of the assigned password. 

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Password request by email to:

Jan Bensien (International Center)
Rebekka Spengel (International Center)
Nancy Smith (Welcome Center for international Researchers and Scholars)
Sabine Milde (Graduate Center)