Welcome Center for international Guest Scientists and Doctoral Candidates

At the Welcome Center / Global-Café international doctoral candidates and visiting scholars will find information on various issues such as working permits, immigration law and language courses. Support is provided for filling in forms and looking for accommodation.


Coronavirus: Information for international PhD students and scientists

Due to the current situation regarding the coronavirus disease COVID-19 and the virus SARS-CoV-2, we ask you to get in touch with us by e-mail only until further notice. The buildings are closed to a large extent and the employees work in their home offices as far as possible. On April 14, 2020 the University will resume regular operations. Lectures will start on April 20, 2020.

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 this way. Thank you very much for your cooperation!

Coronavirus - information possibilities

Coronavirus outbreak

"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.

The German Federal Foreign Office

Coronavirus and entry restrictions: 4 things travelers to Germany need to know, provided by the German Federal Foreign Office

The German Federal Ministry of the Interior

Answers to frequently asked questions prepared by the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

The Federal Ministry of Health

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

The European Commission

Common European response to the outbreak of COVID-19. The European Commission

The Rathaus Rostock (city administration)

up-to-date information of the city administration: Rathaus Rostock

The University of Rostock

regular updates on restrictions in university operations: www.uni-rostock.de

The Rostock International House

latest information for international students and scientists provided by the Rostock Interational House

Coronavirus - important information

On 22 March, the Federal Chancellor and the Minister-Presidents of the Länder have adopted the following decision to reduce the spread of Coronavirus in Germany:

  1. Members of the public are required to reduce their contact with people other than the members of their own household to an absolute minimum.
  2. In public, as far as possible, they must keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres, preferably two metres, from all those other than those mentioned in point number one.
  3. Visiting public places is only permitted alone, with one other person who does not live in your household, or when accompanied by the members of your own household.
  4. Travel to work or to provide emergency care, shopping for essentials, doctors’ appointments, attendance of meetings, necessary appointments and examinations, assistance for others or sport and exercise individually out of doors, as well as other necessary activities will, of course, still be possible.
  5. Groups meeting for parties in public areas, homes and private institutions are unacceptable in view of the serious situation in our country. Compliance with social distancing is to be monitored by the authorities responsible for public order and the police, and violations will be penalised.
  6. Restaurants and cafés are to be closed. This does not include the delivery and collection of food that can be taken away and consumed at home.
  7. Service providers in the personal care sector such as hairdressers, cosmetics studios, massage salons, tattoo parlours and similar establishments are to be closed, because physical proximity is unavoidable in these professions, and this is not in line with the guidelines we have put in place for ourselves. Necessary medical treatments will still be permitted.
  8. It is important that all enterprises, particularly those open to the public, adhere to the hygiene regulations and implement effective protective measures for staff and visitors.
  9. These measures will apply for at least two weeks.

These guidelines enable everyone, wherever they live, to know what is expected of them. Everyone needs to organise their movements and their lives in accordance with these clear stipulations for the coming weeks.

Source: www.bundesregierung.de/resource/blob/973812/1733914/fa51a075a455ada58bb478c0561b43f7/2020-03-23-beschluss-laender-statement-kanzlerin-eng-data.pdf


Steffi Muschalik
Tel.: +49 (0) 381 498 1191

Office Hours
Tuesday   14:00 - 17:00
Thursday  14:00 - 17:00

Parkstraße 6, Room 219
18057 Rostock

Post address
Universität Rostock
Rostock International House
Welcome Center
18051 Rostock