The Certificate of Intercultural Competence (Zertifikat "Interkulturelle Kompetenz" - ZIK) is an extracurricular offer for students of the University of Vechta who have gained expertise in the fields of internationality and interculturality. It recognises intercultural competences, international mobility, language skills and commitment regarding the support of international students as well as the organisation of events and projects that promote intercultural exchange.

What are your benefits?

Interacting in a diverse environment will be a crucial part of your future work routine. The Certificate of Intercultural Competence offers the opportunity to enhance your skills and it creates a solid basis for handling intercultural situations in work life. The certificate is also a useful testimony of your skills for future applications. Furthermore, you will gain new experiences, you will have the opportunity to engage in planning and organising events and you will get to know new people and countries. 

How to receive the certificate

In order to receive the certificate, you must complete at least 4 of the following modules. 

Modul descriptions

A detailed description of the modules can be found in the ZIK brochure: 

Initiates file downloadBrochure 

Registration & Formalities

In order to register for the programme, please fill out the following registration form:

Registration form

Please hand in the completed registration form to the International Office - Room G 04 - or drop it in P.O. Box 18 (International Office) in front of the B1 lecture hall.

Mailing list

Once you have registered for the certificate, we will add you to our mailing list, which we will use to inform you about offers within the programme (e.g. events in which you can participate).

Proof of your performance

After registering for the programme you will receive a form (control sheet) which you can use to record your activities within the programme. You can also download the respective form here:

Initiates file downloadControl Sheet

If you have completed at least four modules of the certificate, please come to the International Office to submit your completed control sheet or drop the documents in PO Box 18 (in front of the B1 lecture hall). The International Office checks whether you have fulfilled the requirements and issues the certificate.

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Contact person

Laura Heinz & Dr. Frauke Schumacher

Contact Persons for International Students


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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.