International Students

You are interested in spending time at the University of Vechta, whether studying, researching, or through a summer school program? Then you have come to the right place. On the following pages you will find important information about the study and research university Vechta and the multitude of possibilities to make your stay successful. 

Watch the video "Experience Germany" to find the advantages of studying in Germany.

Exchange Studies

As a student from a non-German university you can study as an exchange student for one or two semesters at our university. Actively learn the German language, get to know the German culture and profit lifelong from gathered experiences.

Bachelor and Master Studies

If you want to enroll for Bachelor or Master studies at the University of Vechta to obtain a degree, you can choose from a wide variety of courses.

PhD Studies

International Phd students are welcomed, too. You can either complete your entire Phd studies at the University of Vechta or, as a Phd student of a non-German university, spend a semester or a residence for research in Vechta.

Adaptation Course for International Teachers

Teachers with an academic degree from abroad can attend the adaptation course in order to be able to work as a teacher in Germany.

Summer School

The University of Vechta regularly offers an international summerschool.

Benefit from the advantages of a small town, where it is easy to meet friendly people and are able to immediately use your German.


The Alumni distribution list of the International Office provides the opportunity to stay in contact with the university even after your studies. Within the International Ambassador Program you can even be a ambassador for the University of Vechta.

Dr. Katrin Schumacher

Contact Person for International Students with Refugee Background

E-MailOpens window for sending emailkatrin.schumacher[at]uni-vechta[dot]de

Room R 038
Fon +49. (0) 4441.15 610
Fax +49. (0) 4441.15 67613 

Office Hours:

Monday        14 - 15 Uhr
Tuesday       10 - 11 Uhr
Thursday      10 - 11 Uhr

and by arrangement

Contact Persons

Laura Heinz & Dr. Frauke Schumacher

Contact Persons for International Students


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Opens window for sending emailfrauke.schumacher[at]uni-vechta[dot]de

Room G 06

Fon: +49. (0) 4441.15-

- 437 (F. Schumacher)
- 462 (L. Heinz)

Fax +49. (0) 4441.15 67613 

Office Hours:

Tuesday       10:00 - 11:00 Uhr
Wednesday  14:00 - 15:00 Uhr
Thursday      10:00 - 11:00 Uhr

and by arrangement.