Information about the coronavirus

You can find updated information about the current situation concerning the coronavirus outbreak and the measures adopted by the University of Vechta Opens external link in new windowhere.

Moreover, here you can find links to information in English by the Opens external link in new windowGerman Federal Foreign Office (on travel restrictions, etc.), by the Opens external link in new windowGerman Federal Ministry of the Interior (on quarantine measures, Corona virus task force, etc.), and by the Opens external link in new windowGerman Federal Ministry of Health (hygienic measures, etc.).

Welcome Centre for international visiting scholars

Welcome to the University of Vechta!

The Welcome Centre of the University of Vechta provides support to all visiting scholars, for a smooth arrival and a productive stay in Vechta.

To register as an international scholar, please fill in Opens internal link in new windowthis form. Upon receiving your registration, we will get in touch with you per email. 

We very much look forward to your stay in Vechta!




Call for Applications: visiting researchers for the programme "Global Talents for Local Transformations"

The visiting programme "Global Talents for Local Transformations"was devised in the framework of the Ideas Competition "International Research Marketing." It is part of the initiative "Research in Germany" and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The project's primary purpose is to invite excellent international early-career researchers (postdoc level) for a six-month, structured visiting programme at the University of Vechta. The visiting programme will take place from October 31st, 2021, to April 30th, 2022. The visiting scholars receive a monthly scholarship of 1,041.00 € as well as a travel allowance and participate in a cross-disciplinary supporting programme.

You can find more information about the programme's structure, as well as about the application requirements and procedure on the Initiates file downloadCall for Applications.

Please submit your application by May 31st, 2021, as a PDF document to welcomecentre[at]uni-vechta[dot]de. You can direct any questions to Dr. Caterina Bonora, at the same email address.



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Before your stay

Here you can find all relevant information on visa, travelling with your family, and other formalities that you need to complete before your arrival. You can also find helpful tips and links to plan your travel to Vechta and start your search for an accommodation

Formalities upon arrival

Once you have arrived and found a suitable accommodation in Vechta, there are still some important formalities in front of you that can only be completed after your arrival. Here you will find a guide and relevant information.

During your stay

Once you have completed the first formalities after arrival, you can finally enjoy your stay in Vechta, as well as of course embark on your research project. On this page you can find information on the abovementioned formalities, as well as interesting suggestions on life on campus and in the city Vechta.  

Before leaving Vechta

Before you leave Vechta there are some formalities concerning apartment and registration that need to be completed. Here you can find information on the termination of your rental contract, your de-registration and relocation from Vechta.

Doctorate and research in Vechta and in Germany

Are you interested in coming to Vechta for your PhD, as a visiting researcher or guest lecturer? On this page you can find useful information for planning the research-related aspect of your stay like information about the admission criteria, the research foci of the University of Vechta and some funding opportunities.


EURAXESS is a pan-European initiative supported by the EU Commission that promotes the international mobility of researchers. Also the University of Vechta, through its Welcome Centre, is a member of the EURAXESS network.

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Contact person:

Dr. Caterina Bonora

Welcome Centre of the University of Vechta 

E-Mail: Opens window for sending emailwelcomecentre[at]uni-vechta[dot]de 

Room G 08

Tel. +49. (0) 4441.15 747
Fax +49. (0) 4441.15 67 613

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