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The GWC-Team is happy to announce its programme for summer semester 2019! We look forward to meet you again at our events and excursions!

GWC programme summer semester 2019

Sat., 18.05.2019: Frankfurt City Tour

GWC invites you to a guided city tour around the historical downtown of Frankfurt for international researchers
and their families. The tour will start with a climb on to one of Frankfurt’s highest towers, the MAIN
TOWER. Following we will visit the newly reconstructed historical down town. After exploring downtown
Frankfurt, we will have lunch together in one of Frankfurt’s most beautiful traditional taverns.

Service fee: 7.50€, lunch not included

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Sat., 25.05.2019: Excursion to Fulda

We will spend a full day in the more than 1250 years old city of Fulda, Germany‘s center of baroque architecture. Together we will visit the opulent city palace, the impressing cathedral‘s treasury and the medival town.

Family members are most welcome on all of our activities.
The number of participants will be limited to 20. Thus early registration is recommended to the following address latest by 17.05.2019.
Service and entrance fee: 15,00 €/ 7,50 € for children (lunch not included)

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Welcome to Goethe University!

We are very pleased that you have decided to stay at Goethe University and we hope that you will have a fruitful and enriching time in the vibrant commercial and financial metropolis of Frankfurt.





The Goethe Welcome Centre (GWC) is the central point of advice and services for international researchers at Goethe University:

  • international professors
  • international post-docs
  • international degree seeking doctoral students
  • international doctoral students with a GU employment contract 

In order to make your relocation preparations, your arrival and stay in Frankfurt as comfortable as possible, the GWC team is ready to support you with information, advice and targeted help regarding all important matters related to your stay in Frankfurt. The GWC cooperates closely with other service facilities at GU as well as the City of Frankfurt. Additionally the GWC regularily offers social and cultural events or excursions for you and your family.

In order to support you the best way possible, we would like to ask you first of all to fill out our online . As soon as you have returned this completed form to the GWC we will email  you some initial information and we will send a small welcome package to the department hosting you.

In the following pages you will find a large amount of information about your stay in Frankfurt. Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to meeting you,



Are you a hosting institute for a scientist from abroad? You are welcome to contact us with any questions; we will be pleased to provide you with assistance!

International non-degree seeking doctoral students should contact their supervisor, the inviting institute or the International Office.

All international incoming students should contact the .

We would like to thank for their generous support of the Goethe Welcome Centre. We would also like to thank the EURAXESS platform for its compilation of information as well as the Welcome Centres at the universities of Constance, Bochum, Heilbronn, Bonn, Erlangen, Marburg und Bayreuth.