Welcome Center for international Guest Scientists and Doctoral Candidates
The Welcome Center supports and advises international guest scientists and doctoral candidates. Here they can obtain information on topics such as work permits, immigration law and language courses. The services offered by the Welcome Center also include help with filling out forms and support in finding accommodation.
Coronavirus: Information for international PhD students and scientists
Due to the current situation regarding the virus SARS-CoV-2 and the coronavirus disease COVID-19, we ask you to get in touch with us by e-mail only until further notice. The university buildings are still closed for visitors and the employees still work partially from home.
In case you are unsure whether you should proceed with your travel plans as intended, please get in touch with your host or supervisor on a departmental level. We will try our best to perform our consulting services as smoothly as possible. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Current information on the Corona situation at the University of Rostock can be found via the following links:
Coronavirus - information possibilities
"In order to slow down the spread of COVID-19, German authorities have introduced enter restrictions and border controls. Travelers to Germany can find up-to-date information on the website of the German Federal Foreign Office.
Within Germany, restrictions on everyday life have been imposed. The joint crisis task force of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Ministry of Health has prepared comprehensive FAQ sections on how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic while being in Germany.
Detailed information on the latest developments and actions taken on the European level is provided by the European Commission." (source: EURAXESS Germany)
The city administration (Rathaus), the University of Rostock and the Rostock International House inform regularly on updates of the situation on local level and regarding the university.
Coronavirus and entry restrictions: 4 things travelers to Germany need to know, provided by the German Federal Foreign Office
Answers to frequently asked questions prepared by the Federal Ministry of the Interior.
Daily updates on the coronavirus and answers to frequently asked questions on how to deal with COVID-19 prepared by the Federal Ministry of Health
Common European response to the outbreak of COVID-19. The European Commission
up-to-date information of the city administration: Rathaus Rostock
regular updates on restrictions in university operations: www.uni-rostock.de
Worship services in English
The evangelical congregation Innenstadtgemeinde is starting a new monthly series of Worship services in English in the rooms of St Peter's Church in September:
We cordially invite you to a new series of ecumenical services in St Peter‘s Church, Rostock starting on Sunday, October 12th at 5 pm. Texts, songs and prayers will be in English language. After the service we will have a get-together with coffee/tea and snacks. If you are interested in singing, join us at 4:30 pm for a short rehearsal of the songs for the service.
- Place: Church of St Peter, Rostock
- Date: Sunday, September 12 and October 17
4.30 p.m. - singing warm up
5.00 p.m. - ecumenical service in English
Afterwards: get-together with snacks and coffee/tea (please bring Covid19 test or vaccinate certificate)
A walk with the night watchman
Dear international PhD students, Postdocs and Visiting Scientists,
We would like to invite you to a somewhat different city tour with the night watchman who leads you with uniform through the Eastern old town, the oldest part of the city.
To participate please send us a short email until September 14, 2021 with a firm commitment as places are limited.
We look forward to seeing you!
- Date: September 22, 2021
- Time: 8 p.m.
- Duration: max. 1.5 hours
- Language: English
- Family friendly: yes
- Meeting point: in front of St Peter's Church (Petrikirche)
- Fee: free of charge; the Welcome Center invites you
- Sign up: welcome-centeruni-rostockde until September 14, 2021
Corona grant for international students and doctoral candidates
The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (MBWK) provides funds for (doctoral) students who are in financial need due to the Corona pandemic. Students can apply for a limited emergency grant at the Rostock International House. The grant does not cover the entire living expenses and can be granted for three months.
a long winter and spring with many restrictions have passed by. Now everything gets normal again. People are allowed to meet in bigger groups, restaurants and cultural institutions open again and more and more people get vaccinated.
Thus, we would like to invite you to our regulars’ table. When the weather plays along, we will meet at “Ulmencampus” and have a picnic. Thus, bring a blanket and something to eat and drink. If the weather is bad, we will postpone the regulars’ table. But don’t worry, we will definitely meet in July.
- Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021, starting 6.30 p.m.
- Place: Lawn on the Ulmencampus (Ulmenstraße 69, Rostock)
- Language: English, German, as you like
- Participation fee: none
- Registration: not necessary
Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you have any questions.
We wish you all the best for June and look forward to meet you on July 1.
We are pleased to invite you to attend our next Intercultural Training for international PhDs, Postdocs and Researchers.
- Date: Friday, May 21, 2021 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Place: Online (via Zoom)
- Language: English
- Participation fee: none
- Registration: Sign up until May 10 via welcome-centeruni-rostockde (subject: Intercultural Training)
Interim financial aid funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for (doctoral) students
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is helping students who are demonstrably in acute need due to the corona pandemic with financial grants from November 2020 to March 2021.
Since November 20, applications for the bridging grant can only be submitted online. Further information can be found on the website of the Studierendenwerkes Rostock-Wismar: https://www.stw-rw.de/en/study-financing/alternative-financing-of-studies/interim-financial-aid-for-students-in-pandemic-related-emergency-situations.html
Acting Head of the Welcome Center
Dr. Uta Buttkewitz
Tel.: +49 (0) 381 498 1191
Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00
Thursday 14:00 - 17:00
(currently only by phone)
Parkstraße 6, Room 219
Rostock International House